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The BEST Vegan Bagel Recipe (Gluten Free, Yeast Free Option)

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Learn how to make the best homemade vegan bagels ever! These easy vegan bagels taste just like a New York style bagel, only better! Gluten free and yeast free option!

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Ingredients

Regular Vegan Bagels Ingredients:

Gluten Free Vegan Yeast Free Bagels:

Instructions

New York Style Vegan Bagel Recipe:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the water, coconut sugar, and 1 tbsp of flour. Add in the yeast, and use a wooden spoon to mix. Cover with a towel and place in a warm area to activate for 10 minutes. It should start to bubble/foam and smell yeast-like.
  2. Once the yeast is activated, add in the remaining of the 4 cups of flour (you can add more at the end if the dough is too sticky/tacky), arrowroot powder, sea salt, and dairy free yogurt. Use either a dough paddle on a stand mixer or knead the dough on a clean surface with extra flour with your hands. Whether or not you use the stand mixer, you’ll finish knead the dough once it’s mixed. You want to get the dough to a point where it isn’t very sticky and can easily peel off of your hands without leaving any dough (about 5 minutes). You can add more flour here if it’s still too sticky, kneading it lightly. 
  3. Grease a clean bowl with olive oil and lightly grease the dough, place the dough ball into the bowl, and cover with a clean dish towel. Place in a very warm place (at least 85F) for 30-40 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Once the dough has doubled in size, lightly punch down the dough and divide it into 8 even sections using a pastry cutter or large knife. Roll each section into a ball and press your thumb into the middle of each ball to create a hole. Lightly work your fingers around the bagel to create a bit more space for the whole, but don’t stretch the dough too much, as you don’t want the bagel to be thin. Place the bagel dough onto a parchment paper and repeat for the remaining bagels. Cover the bagels with a clean dish towel on the parchment paper.
  6. While the dough is rising for a second time, bring a large pot with 4 cups of water to a boil. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  7. Once the water is boiling, use a spatula or large spoon with holes to carefully transfer one bagel into the water. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side, then transfer back to the parchment paper. You can add up to 2 bagels at a time to the pot, cooking for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. 
  8. Once all bagels have been boiled and transferred to the baking sheet, sprinkle with any desired toppings.
  9. Place the bagels into the oven to bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the tops of the bagels are lightly golden. 
  10. Remove from the oven and allow the bagels to cool for 10 minutes. Toast and serve as desired!

Gluten Free Yeast Free Vegan Bagel Recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Before making the dough, start to bring a large pot with 4 cups fo water to a boil. The water will start to boil as you finish making the dough.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, arrowroot powder, baking powder, and sea salt. Add in the water and dairy free yogurt, and mix until the dough is thick and not sticky. If it’s still too sticky, you can add in the additional oat flour.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 even sections and roll each section into a ball. Press your thumb through the middle of each ball to create a hole. Lightly work your fingers around the bagel to create a bit more space for the whole, but don’t stretch the dough too much, as you don’t want the bagel to be thin. Place the bagel dough onto a parchment paper and repeat for the remaining bagels.
  5. Once the water is boiling, use a spatula or large spoon with holes to carefully transfer one bagel into the water. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side, then transfer back to the parchment paper. You can add up to 2 bagels at a time to the pot, cooking for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. 
  6. Once all bagels have been boiled and transferred to the baking sheet, sprinkle with any desired toppings.
  7. Place the bagels into the oven to bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the tops of the bagels are lightly golden. 
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the bagels to cool for 10 minutes. Toast and serve as desired!

Notes

Oat flour: you can make your own homemade oat flour here, but note that it won’t be as fine as store bought flour. Homemade oat flour will make the outside of the bagels slightly more rustic, but they will still be amazing bagels!

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