Gluten Free Bagels Recipe



  • 1 package Corn & Dairy Free Bread Mix from Anna
  • ½ cup potato starch, plus ¼ cup for rolling dough
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages of active yeast (not rapid rise) or 2 tablespoons if using bulk yeast
  • 3 tablespoon honey, maple or sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or favorite non-dairy shortening
  • 1 ¾  cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
  • ⅛ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup potato starch (for shaping the bagel)
  • One lightly beaten egg (or olive oil) to brush on baking bagel 

*For best results use a counter-top mixer, using flat paddle.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Whisk dry ingredients: Corn & Dairy Free Bread Mix, potato starch, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, salt, yeast.

  3. In a separate bowl add warm water, honey (maple or sugar), apple cider vinegar, until all ingredients are dissolved.

  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour blend. Mix for 5 minutes on medium-high speed. Any flour on the side of the mixing bowl should be blended in with the wet.  

  5. Add one tablespoon of butter or non-dairy shortening and beat for an additional 1 minute.

  6. On a small plate, pour the ¼ cup of potato starch.  Rub a small amount of shortening on hands. Taking a scoop of dough (approximately ½ cup) drop into the potato flour, lightly pick up the ball of dough. Move the dough gently from one hand to another creating a ball.

  7. Gently press your thumb in the center of the ball of dough, making a hole 1 –1 ½ in wide. Place the shaped bagels on the greased or parchment paper line cookie sheet.

  8. Cover with wax paper and let rise for 1- 1 ½ hours, or until 2-3 times larger in size.

  9. In a large frying pan, fill with water (about ½ way up the side of the pan) with 1/8 cup of baking soda. Bring to a boil.

  10. Gently drop bagels (using slotted spoon) into boiling water for 30 seconds on each side, remove with slotted spoon and transfer to the greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

  11. Bake in pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown using center rack.  During the last 10-15 minute brush the bagel with the egg or olive oil.  It is also recommended to place inside of the oven, on the bottom rack, a glass baking dish filled ¾ up the side of the dish with water.

  12. Remove from oven, cool on wire cooling rack.

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