Paleo-friendly bagels for busy mornings

Paleo-friendly bagels for busy mornings

by Vanessa Ng 17 Jan 2020

Bagel-lovers rejoice: here are some delicious paleo-friendly bagel recipes to try out – grain-free and intensely delicious! When you’ve got to skip out the front door in a jiffy, a bagel is often the easiest and tastiest way to get a decent breakfast in. Who says baked goods can’t be diet-friendly?


Low Carb Paleo Bagels



Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp ground golden flaxseed
  • ½ tbsp arrowroot powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sea salt, dried onion flakes (toppings)


Wet ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, yacon syrup or maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar



After preheating your oven to 180°C, lightly grease a donut pan and set it aside. In a small bowl, sift the dry ingredients well. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together evenly. Combine both wet and dry ingredients by mixing it with a spatula. After achieving a thick batter, use a ladle to scoop batter out, with each scoop containing about ¼ cup of batter, into the greased circles. Sprinkle your toppings before putting it in the oven for approximately 18 – 20 minutes, baking until golden. Remember to let it cool before serving, or you risk burning your tongue!


Grain-free sweet potato bagels w/ maple cashew cream cheese



For the bagels

  • Neutral oil or cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled and spiralized)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup raisins


For the cream cheese:

  • ½ cup raw cashews (soaked overnight or at least 3 hours)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (or more if needed)
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt



Preheat the oven to 200°C before proceeding to grease a donut pan with your cooking spray. To make the bagels, add olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Toss in the sweet potato spirals for about 10 minutes or until wilted. Transfer the contents into a large bowl and cool it in the fridge for about 5 minutes. Add eggs, cinnamon, and raisins to the spirals; toss well to coat as evenly as possible. Pack the noodles into the donut pan and bake for about 15 minutes.


While the bagels are baking, you can take the time to prepare the maple cashew cream cheese spread. In a food processor, add cashews, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and salt until smooth.


Get the bagels out of the donut pan and let it cool before adding a generous layer of spread. Serve and enjoy!


When you have the time, try making your own bagels instead of buying it from a café or grocery store. Perfect the recipe over time, and this just might become your new signature dish!