I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all! These buckwheat bagels are one of the best gluten-free bread-like baked goods I’ve ever made! They are made of healthy, nutrient-rich ingredients like buckwheat, flaxseed and psyllium husk. They taste amazing fresh, but also freeze then toast up beautifully.
For a bagel, they are pretty high in protein and fiber, which makes these the perfect breakfast option when you’re craving something warm and bready. My kids love these bagels and I always make a double batch to toast up and spread with almond butter for weekday breakfasts or snacks. I think you’ll love these too!
Most bagels require boiling in a baking soda bath, but these bagels turn out really delicious without that step. They are surprisingly easy to make!
Here is a visual for the steps:
1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a stand mixer.
2. Mix together the yeast, maple syrup, and water.
3. Add the ground flaxseed and psyllium to the yeast mixture and whisk to combine.
4. With the mixer running on low, pour the wet into the dry.
5. Mix on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. The dough should look like thick cookie dough.
6. Shape into bagels and let rise 35-40 minutes.
7. Bake, cool, then enjoy!
Make sure you are using raw buckwheat groats and not the toasted kind called kasha. These bagels freeze great! To eat from the freezer, I usually microwave the bagel for 30 seconds then slice and toast it. They taste delicious spread with butter and sprinkled with coconut sugar or spread with almond butter!
- 2 cups buckwheat groats
- 3/4 cup arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fine salt
- 2 cups warm water, about 110F
- 1 tablespoon highly active instant yeast
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (plus more for brushing)
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup psyllium husk
- 1/2-3/4 cup raisins
- Place the buckwheat in the jar of a dry, high-speed blender. Blend into a very fine flour.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the buckwheat flour, arrowroot powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix to evenly combine.
- In a large glass measuring cup, combine the water, yeast, and maple syrup. Whisk to combine. Add the coconut oil, flaxseed, and psyllium. Whisk to combine and let sit for at least 90 seconds and no more than 3 minutes, until it gets slightly gelatinous.
- With the mixture running on low, slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Once they are all added, increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 5 minutes. Add the raisins and mix to combine.The dough will resemble thick cookie dough.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment/a silicone mat. Using wet hands, roll about 1/2 cup of dough into a ball then work your fingers into the middle to create a whole. Make the hole slightly larger than a finished bagel as it will close slightly during rising and baking. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Wet your hands thoroughly in-between shaping each bagel. This should make 8 bagels.
- Let the bagels rise for 35-40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400F. When the bagels are done rising, brush each one with some coconut oil. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a rack and cool for another 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!