These grain and nut free bagels make a great alternative from shop bought versions which are often made with refined flour and sugar as well as many preservatives. The pumpkin, flax and chia seeds are all rich in protein, fibre, calcium and omega 3 fatty acids, which helps reduce inflammation, making this a nutrient-dense bread substitute.

MAKES: 6 small bagels

NOTES: The bagels will store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days and freeze well.

EQUIPMENT: Click here to see the bagel pan I use.

40g pumpkin seeds

40g flax seeds

10g chia seeds

Large pinch of salt

1 tsp dried mixed herbs 

¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp garlic powder

50g sundried tomato finely chopped

3 eggs

25g avocado oil

1 tsp honey (optional)

½ tsp apple cider vinegar

Onion granules and flax seeds to sprinkle

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 ºC and grease bagel pan.
  2. Grind pumpkin, flax and chia seeds to a powder in a nutri-bullet or blender. 
  3. Mix well in a bowl with the salt, herbs, garlic, bicarb and tomatoes.
  4. Blend eggs, oil, honey and apple cider vinegar in a nutri-bullet until creamy.
  5. Add to the dry ingredients and combine well.
  6. Pour into the bagel pan to ¾ full and sprinkle with onion granules and flax seeds.
  7. Bake for 15-20 mins until browned and toothpick comes out clean.