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Gluten Free Bagels!!!!

on January 18, 2012

My family has found some store-bought bagels that we love, Udi’s (  However time and budget dictate that there has to be a home cooked alternative.  Anyone who has embarked on a gluten-free adventure knows that baked goods are challenging to say the least.  That is why I was so excited today when came up a recipe that resulted in a bagel that tasted good!

I truly believe the secret to these bagels lies in the flour.  Manini’s Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour.  If you haven’t discovered Manini’s for yourself, you must check them out-  They make an entire line of flour mixes and pastas.  Everything is incredible and tastes “normal”.  In fact, better than “normal”.  But back to the bagels… Here is the recipe.  If you try them I’d love to hear what you think.


2 1/3 cups Manini’s Multi-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix

3 tablespoons dry milk powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) instant rise yeast

2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

1 egg, at room temperature

2 egg whites, at room temperature, plus 1 egg white

1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees), plus 1 teaspoon water

Approx 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds (optional)

You’ll also need:

Nonstick cooking spray

Parchment Paper


Waxed Paper

**To mix I used my bread machine on the dough cycle (not the full cycle-just as a mixer), but you could use and electric mixer or stand mixer.

**Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Turn the oven off once it reaches temperature.

1. Place Flour, Milk Powder, Salt, Sugar and Yeast in mixing bowl.  Mix to combine ingredients.

2. While continuing to mix add Butter, Egg, 2 Egg Whites and  1/2 c Water.  Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to incorporate all the dry ingredients.

3. Divide dough ball into 8 pieces.

4. Prepare baking sheet.  Cover with parchment and sprinkle with cornmeal.

5. Roll each dough ball into a seven inch rope and then securely pinch the ends together to form the bagel shape.  Place formed bagel on baking sheet.

6. Once all bagel are formed, lightly spray waxed paper with cooking spray and place over the top of the bagels.  Place the bagels in preheated oven that has been TURNED OFF!  Allow them to rise for 40 minutes.

7.  Just before the bagels are done rising, fill a large sauce pan with 4″ of water and add the 2 tsp. of sugar.  Bring the water to a boil.

8.  Pull the bagels out of the oven and turn the oven back on, Preheat to 400 degrees.

9. Place four of the bagels into the boiling water.  After 30 seconds, flip the bagel and boil on the other side for 30 seconds.  Remove bagels from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and place back on the parchment covered baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining four bagels.

10. Whip remaining egg white and 1tsp water until frothy.  Brush onto bagels.  Sprinkle Sesame Seeds on bagels.

11. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Allow to cool and enjoy!


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