There’s nothing quite like a fresh, hot bagel from your favorite deli. But what if you could recreate that same delicious experience right at home, with better-for-you ingredients?
Good news – you can! When I first tried making bagels, my family thought I was nuts. They must be complicated, tricky, and challenging to make, right? Wrong. With a simple recipe like the one I’ll share with you here, making homemade bagels is easy (and even enjoyable).
Ready to become the Saturday morning breakfast master? Read on to learn how to make gluten-free bagels from scratch!
I know what you’re thinking…why spend all this time making my own bagels when I can just buy them in the supermarket or at my local deli?
There are tons of reasons, but the most important is freshness and taste. Homemade bagels simply taste better than anything you can buy in the store. They’re hot out of the oven and you can top them with whatever ingredients you like. They freeze well, too, so make plenty!
Additionally, when you make your own bagels, you are in full control of the ingredients. You won’t find any preservatives, fillers, or inflammatory ingredients in this recipe! For those of us with gluten sensitivities, this is a huge advantage. Because I am sensitive to gluten and trying to reduce inflammatory foods in my diet, I chose to make these with my favorite ancient grain: Einkorn.
Finally, making your own bagels is a bit of a kitchen triumph! Bagels are one of those foods that seem impossible to make at home, but they’re actually quite simple and fun to make – and give as a gift. Get the kids involved or just put on your favorite podcast and relax while you bake. You’ll not only impress your family, but boost your kitchen confidence at the same time!
Einkorn flour is my favorite go-to flour for baking. I originally started using it because it was less inflammatory than traditional flour and didn’t upset my digestion. It allowed me to eat bread again!
But the more I use it, the more I love it. It has a deeper flavor and chewy texture that’s perfect for bagels and sourdoughs.
This recipe is extremely versatile and can be used to make delicious sweet, savory, or classic plain bagels. Here are a few ideas to make your favorite bagel flavors:
Or, mix in a few extra ingredients to flavor your bagel dough: