I believe bagels are one of the HARDEST things to duplicate flavor and texture when trying to do it gluten free and vegan. I mean a lot of baked goods are tough to mimick gluten free in general but adding vegan in the mix makes it extra complicated. There has only been one brand of bagels I've found I really love and truly compares and that is Sami's Bakery. But not everyone (like me!) can afford to buy those things all the time so I'm happy to provide another option! This recipe was adapted from the Fork & Beans bagel recipe, I just swapped out a couple things and viola! These turned out GREAT and all my kids loved them! While they aren't the traditional bagel chewy, fluffy glutinous goodness, they ARE delicious and A BAGEL!
This batch makes 6 small bagels so if you need more just double it.
I added some thoughts below on swaps on flours because I think some of them can be substituted and sometimes we just don't have every kind of GF flour!
NOTES ABOUT FLOUR SUBS:
On the FORK & BEAN website she goes over each kind of flour category & how to make flour blends. Being gluten free for 3+ years has been difficult at times and finding this has guide been a lot of help for me! There are 3 categories for gluten free flours : light, medium and heavy flours. TYPICALLY you can substitute them within that category. I will list those below.
LIGHT (STARCHES): ARROWROOT, POTATO (not flour!), TAPIOCA & CORN
MEDIUM: CHICKPEA, MILLET, OAT, QUINOA, WHITE RICE, SORGHUM
HEAVY: ALMOND, BROWN RICE, BUCKWHEAT, COCONUT and also TEFF & AMARANTH (I never use those)
For this recipe I used what I had on had so I do not know what the end results will be when subbing them out. But I would stay in the LIGHT and MEDIUM categories if doing so.
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Here you will find recipes either created by me or from ones I have found and changed up to my liking. I try to use ingredients that are usually 95% organic (lessen that toxic load!), very little unrefined sugars used and the majority of these are GLUTEN FREE. We eat legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, grass fed organic meats, pasture raised eggs, very small amounts of organic dairy, and lots of fruits and veggies! You can always change up the recipes to fit your lifestyle or taste buds! Thanks for supporting me and my art through food!