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Paleo Bagels

These paleo bagels are so good! Firm on the outside yet light and fluffy on the inside they make a great breakfast or snack. They are also dairy free and gluten free!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword grain free baking, paleo baking, paleo breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 556 kcal


Home Made Baking Powder

  • 1 cup cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large pot over high heat, bring about 4 inches (10 cm) of water to a boil. Add a pinch of sea salt.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, starch, salt, and baking powder. Add the water, vinegar, and honey, and mix well.

  4. Divide the dough into 6 to 8 equal portions. Dust your hands with additional tapioca starch and roll each section of dough into a ball. Flatten the ball and use your finger to push through the center to make a bagel shape. Place each bagel onto the baking sheet.

  5. Working in batches of 3 or 4 bagels, carefully place each bagel into the boiling water for 1 minute (or until they float). Using a slotted spoon, remove them from the water and place them back onto the baking sheet.

  6. Bake the boiled bagels for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, brush with the beaten egg yolk, and top as desired. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

  7. After baking for a total of 20 minutes, increase the temperature of the oven to 425°F (220°C, or gas mark 7) and bake for 5 additional minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy.

  8. Transfer the bagels to a rack and allow to cool. 

Home Made Baking Powder

  1. Mix the cream of tartar, baking soda and arrowroot starch together and store in an airtight container. 

Recipe Notes

  1. These bagels freeze really well
  2. Do not try swapping flours for this recipe, it won’t turn out
  3. Store bought baking powder is not considered paleo which is why I’ve included a home made baking powder recipe here
  4. Leave these bagels plain or top them with any of the optional topping ideas



Nutrition Facts
Paleo Bagels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 3676mg160%
Potassium 6522mg186%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.