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These 3-ingredient gluten-free bagels are truly magic! No yeast, kneading, rising, or boiling in water required. Just three simple ingredients, and these bagels are ready to eat in 30 minutes!

gluten-free bagels on a baking sheet with cream cheese on the side.

I like to think I know a thing or two about bagels. Not only were they my favorite food growing up, but I currently live in Brooklyn – home of the BEST BAGELS in the WORLD! So ya, I’ve had some really good bagels. A bagel should be toasty on the outside, fluffy on the inside, easy to slice through, and ready for toasting – and these gluten-free bagels are just that.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering – Sam, why bother making your own bagels if you can just buy literally the world’s best bagels from that place down the street. Well, I’ll tell you exactly why – because I can’t find a single good gluten-free bagel! They’re near impossible to track down. And the ones I do find are either too dense or extremely overpriced (or both). So I quickly realized if I wanted a gluten-free bagel, I’d just have to make it myself. And that, friends, is how the magic 3-ingredient gluten-free bagel was born!

3 gluten-free bagels stacked on top of each other.

What You’ll Need to Make 3-Ingredient Gluten-Free Bagels

Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour – Your gluten-free flour must contain xanthan gum! If it doesn’t, add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum to this recipe. Gluten-free all purpose flours I use and recommend are Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking Flour and King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour, both of which contain xanthan gum. I used the King Arthur flour in these bagels and they turned out perfect!

Baking Powder – We replace the yeast found in traditional bagel recipes with baking powder. Baking powder makes it so we don’t have to wait for our bagel dough to rise before baking. Instead, we can simply shape, then bake these bagels right away – super easy!

Greek Yogurt – Any plain and unsweetened Greek yogurt will work in this gluten-free bagels recipe! I even used Kite Hill’s non-dairy Greek yogurt to make my bagels dairy-free.

gluten-free bagels on a plate with cream cheese on the side.

Adjust This Recipe to Your Dietary Needs

Make it Vegan: To make vegan and gluten-free bagels, use a vegan greek yogurt and leave off the egg wash.

Magic 3-Ingredient Gluten-Free Bagels

4 from 42 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

bagels
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

These 3-ingredient gluten-free bagels are truly magic! No yeast, kneading, rising, or boiling in water required. Just three simple ingredients, and these bagels are ready to eat in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour, see Noted

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 1-2 cups plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, dairy-free if necessary

  • For topping:
  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • pinch of salt

  • everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, etc.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, add in 1 cup of Greek yogurt and stir until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Using your hands, mix and form the dough into a smooth ball. If the dough seems too dry and won’t come together in a ball, add in more Greek yogurt – you may have to use an additional 1 cup of yogurt to reach the desired consistency.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal parts and shape each part into a ball. Use your thumbs to make a hole in the center of each ball, then gently pull to form a ring resembling a bagel.
  • Transfer bagels to the prepared baking sheet. Make the egg wash by whisking together the egg, water, and salt in a small bowl. Brush each bagel with egg wash and top with whatever toppings you’d like (or leave plain).
  • Bake bagels for 20-22 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking, until bagels are uniformly golden brown. Let cool slightly before slicing, topping, and eating.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour: Your gluten-free flour must contain xanthan gum, if it doesn’t add 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum to this recipe.
  • Gluten-free bagels will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Or, you can freeze them for up to 3 months! Because of the yogurt, these do not keep well at room temperature.

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Is there anything that screams Fall more than apple cider donuts?! If you’ve never tried making homemade baked donuts before, these apple cider donuts are a must-make for this Fall season!

close-up image of healthy vegan apple cider donuts stacked on top of each other.

Not only are these apple cider donuts incredibly soft and fluffy, but it contains no dairy or eggs, is baked instead of fried, and is adorned with crunchy and sweet cinnamon sugar topping that is absolutely mouth-watering. Fall isn’t complete without apple picking and a batch of these vegan donuts!

healthy vegan apple cider donuts on parchment paper with a bite taken out.

MAIN INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE VEGAN APPLE CIDER DONUTS

  • Apple Cider – Apple cider, whether store-bought or homemade, is going to create the delicious apple flavor we’re looking for in this recipe.
  • Rolled Oats – I love baking up my gluten-free treats with oats! Not only is it inexpensive, but they’re super easy to acquire. 
  • Flax Eggs – A flax egg is a vegan egg substitute and helps bind all the ingredients together!
  • Baking Soda & Powder – Baking soda and powder give the batter that quick inflation in the oven that creates the cake-like fluffy donuts we’re looking for.
  • Cinnamon – This ingredient will be used for making not only the donut, but of course, the cinnamon sugar!
  • Nutmeg – Known for its spicy, nutty flavor, nutmeg perfectly complements the sweet & warm cinnamon in this recipe.
  • Vegan Butter – I typically use the Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks in my vegan/dairy-free baked goods. Though any vegan butter will work here, just be sure to melt it completely before adding it to this recipe. 
  • Coconut Sugar – I use coconut sugar when making the cinnamon sugar, but you can opt for organic cane sugar if you prefer.
healthy vegan apple cider donuts stacked on top of each other, with a bottle of milk on the side.

ADJUST THIS APPLE CIDER DONUTS RECIPE TO YOUR DIET

  • Add Dairy: Although I use dairy-free butter, you could substitute it for melted coconut oil or regular butter if you’d like! You can also use regular eggs instead of flax.
  • Add Gluten: You can try using 1 cup of all purpose flour instead of oat flour.

TIPS FOR MAKING BAKED VEGAN APPLE CIDER DONUTS

  • Bring the wet ingredients to room temperature before you combine them with the flour and other dry ingredients.
  • Don’t be alarmed if you see bubbles starting to form after mixing the wet and dry ingredients. It’s just the baking soda and powder reacting the way they’re supposed to. 

Baked Vegan Apple Cider Donuts (Gluten-Free)

0 from 0 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertsDifficulty: Medium
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Is there anything that screams Fall more than apple cider donuts?! If you’ve never tried making homemade baked donuts before, these apple cider donuts are a must-make for this Fall season!

Ingredients

  • For the donuts:
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 flax eggs, see Notes

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • 1/2 cup creamy almond or peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, optional but makes for fluffier donuts

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the cinnamon sugar:
  • 1 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • 6 tablespoons dairy-free butter, melted

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit and grease a donut pan.
  • Add the rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a blender. Blend until oats are ground into a flour.
  • Add in the flax eggs, apple cider, almond butter, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Blend until a smooth batter forms.
  • Carefully fill your donut molds with the batter, I used a cookie scoop to keep things neat.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes and pop out of the molds onto a cooling racks, allow to cool completely before proceeding to the next step.
  • Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl – set up an assembly line with the donuts, bowl of melted butter, bowl of cinnamon sugar, and a cooling rack.
  • Gently dip each donut in the butter before transferring and coating in the cinnamon sugar, place on a cooling rack while you finish up the rest. Once all are coated, store in a sealed container on either the counter for two days or the fridge for up to one week .

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Flax Eggs: To make one flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax meal with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit on the counter for five minutes to thicken.
  • Storage: store in a closed container at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the fridge for 1 week, or in the freezer for 1 month.

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OTHER VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE DESSERTS

Forget those box mixes! You can make these wholesome muffins from scratch with just basic grocery store ingredients. These gluten-free blueberry muffins are bursting with fresh blueberries and are deliciously soft on the inside. With only 11 ingredients and two bowls needed, this gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe is simple to follow with dairy-free and grain-free options.

stack of four gluten-free blueberry muffins.

Blueberry muffins are a classic recipe, and while this version is gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free, you won’t be disappointed! Super easy and quick to make, they taste just like they came from your favorite bakery!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Blueberries – Whether fresh or frozen, the ultimate staple to this recipe is, of course, blueberries!

Almond Flour – This gluten and grain-free flour is a staple in my kitchen. Almond flour has a very mild taste and gives these blueberry muffins their irresistibly soft texture!

Non-Dairy Milk – Although I used almond milk for this recipe, feel free to use other dairy-free products like oatmilk.

Honey or Maple Syrup – Naturally sweeten these blueberry muffins with honey or maple syrup to add a subtle but delicious flavor. It’s also much healthier than any refined sugar!

gluten-free blueberry muffins on a sheet of parchment paper

ADJUST THIS GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY MUFFIN RECIPE TO YOUR DIET

  • Vegan: Use 3 flax eggs. They won’t be as big and fluffy, but will still taste delicious!

TIPS FOR MAKING GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

  • If you can’t find fresh blueberries, go ahead and use frozen.  

  • Use cupcake liners to keep the muffins from sticking to the pan.

  • To keep your muffins from getting “soggy bottoms,” allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (Dairy-Free, Grain-Free)

0 from 0 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: Breakfast, Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Forget those box mixes! You can make these wholesome muffins from scratch with just basic grocery store ingredients. These gluten-free blueberry muffins are bursting with fresh blueberries and are deliciously soft on the inside. With only 11 ingredients and two bowls needed, this gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe is simple to follow with dairy-free and grain-free options.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups Almond Flour

  • ½ Cup Tapioca Starch (corn or arrowroot starch might work, I haven’t tested it myself yet)

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

  • 3 Eggs 

  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil, melted

  • ¼ Cup Honey or Maple Syrup

  • ¼ Cup Non-Dairy Milk

  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F & grease or line a muffin pan.
  • Combine your dry ingredients – almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, & salt in a large bowl.
  • Add in your wet ingredients – eggs, coconut oil, honey or maple syrup, almond milk, vinegar, & vanilla extract and mix everything really well.
  • Fold in your fresh blueberries to your muffin batter until they’re incorporated.
  • Scoop out ¼-1/3 cup of batter into each muffin tin & bake for 20-25 minutes. These store best in the fridge – just pop in the toaster oven for a few minutes before enjoying.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Use cupcake liners to keep the muffins from sticking to the pan.
  • Frozen blueberries are a bit more likely to tint the muffins as you mix them in, but the result won’t taste any less delicious!
  • To store, wait until the muffins get to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container in the freezer. 

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OTHER HEALTHY BREAKFAST/DESSERT RECIPES

Soft and fluffy oat flour pancakes, with a hint of sweetness! This quick and easy breakfast recipe is entirely gluten-free and dairy-free. Whip up a stack of delicious oat flour pancakes in the blender, with a handful of simple ingredients!

a stack of oat flour pancakes with maple syrup being poured on top

What You’ll Need To Make Oat Flour Pancakes

Rolled Oats – Rolled oats are key to making this recipe work! They blend and cook up beautifully in our pancake batter. Some recipes out there will recommend blending your oats into a flour before adding in the other ingredients. However, I found that adding the whole oats directly in with everything else made no difference in the finished dish, and cut out an extra step! Feel free to use either old fashioned rolled oats or quick cook rolled oats, both will work here.

Milk – I used non-dairy milk to keep these oat flour pancakes gluten-free and dairy-free, though you can use any milk you’d like. Some non-dairy milks I recommend are almond milk, hazelnut milk, coconut milk, and oat milk. I’ve also been loving the Elmhurst’s line of plant-based milks – super simple and healthy ingredients!

Maple Syrup – This unrefined sweetener tastes incredible not only on our pancakes, but inside them too! For a sugar-free breakfast, you can easily leave the maple out of this recipe, or substitute it with half a tablespoon of monk fruit sweetener.

a stack of oat flour pancakes with fresh blueberries on top.

Optional Toppings

Feel free to top your oat flour pancakes with…

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Blueberries
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Sprinkles
  • Raspberries
  • Pecans
  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • or Whipped Cream!

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Make it Dairy-Free: Use my dairy-free option and sub the regular milk for your favorite non-dairy milk, it’s that easy!

Make it Vegan: Turn these into vegan and gluten-free oat flour pancakes by replacing the egg with a flax egg. To make a flax egg, whisk together 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Let the flax “egg” sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, until it’s thickened, before adding into this recipe.

Oat Flour Pancakes

4 from 2 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Soft and fluffy oat flour pancakes, with a hint of sweetness! This quick and easy breakfast recipe is entirely gluten-free and dairy-free. Whip up a stack of delicious oat flour pancakes in the blender, with a handful of simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk, I used almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 egg

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until a smooth batter forms (about 30 seconds).
  • Heat a tablespoon of butter or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Scoop ¼ cup of batter into skillet and add any toppings you’d like.
  • Cook pancake 2-3 minutes per side, then repeat with remaining pancake batter. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.

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These sugar cookies are SO delicious, no one will ever guess they’re gluten-free! Perfectly soft, sweet, and surprisingly easy to make. Cut these gluten-free sugar cookies into your favorite festive shapes, then decorate them any way you’d like!

cutting out gluten-free sugar cookie dough into heart shapes

What You’ll Need To Make Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Butter – I used non-dairy butter, to keep these sugar cookies both gluten-free and dairy-free. However, you can use regular butter instead if you’d like. Remember to remove your butter from the fridge at least 30 minutes before baking. The key to perfectly soft and light cookies is working with room temperature butter. Also, whip the butter and sugar together in the first step until super light and fluffy.

Sugar – Cane, white, or even coconut sugar will work in this gluten-free dessert recipe. Cane sugar and white sugar will blend best into the dough, resulting in a colorless cookies. Meanwhile, coconut sugar (or brown sugar, which I don’t recommend here) will turn these cookies light brown once baked. They’ll still taste good, though they’ll be a bit more grainy and won’t look the same!

Gluten-Free Flour – I used Nature’s Promise Gluten-Free Flour Blend in my sugar cookies and had amazing results! I also highly recommend the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking Flour for any and all gluten-free recipes. While those are the only two gluten-free flours I can personally vouch for, I’m sure there are plenty out there that will work just as well. Though the one recommendation I have when it comes to any gluten-free flour is to make sure that it contains xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a stabilizer, and super important to keeping your baked goods together. Without it, these sugar cookies would quite literally fall apart. Therefore, if your gluten-free flour blend does not already contain xanthan gum, add 1/2 teaspoon to your dough for this recipe.

stack of gluten-free sugar cookies

Tips and Tricks

  • You don’t have to cut these cookies out if you don’t want to! Instead of rolling, then cutting the dough, simply remove your chilled cookie dough from the fridge and use a cookie scoop to shape them. Drop tablespoon-sized scoops of sugar cookie dough straight onto your baking sheet, then flatten each cookie out slightly with the palm of your hand. Last, but definitely not least, bake off those delicious little circular cookies just as you would a cut-out cookie!
  • Decorate these babies any way you’d like! A simple powdered sugar plus milk icing with a dash of food coloring is always a solid option. Or, melt some chocolate and drizzle that on top of each cooled cookie for a fun and delicious twist.
  • Prep this sugar cookie recipe days, or even months ahead of time if you’d like! Chilled sugar cookies dough will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days and in the freezer for up to 4 months. If frozen, let it defrost at room temperature for a bit before attempting to roll or scoop the dough.

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Make it Vegan: To make these vegan sugar cookies, be sure to use vegan butter and milk as well as your favorite egg substitute in place of the one egg in this recipe. I recommend the Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, it’s both vegan and gluten-free, and works impressively well in most baking recipes.

Use Regular Flour: Feel free to replace the gluten-free flour with regular ole’ all purpose flour if you’d like!

Perfect Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

cookies
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

7

minutes
Chilling Time

1

hour

These sugar cookies are SO delicious, no one will ever guess they’re gluten-free! Perfectly soft, sweet, and surprisingly easy to make. Cut these gluten-free sugar cookies into your favorite festive shapes, then decorate them any way you’d like!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (I used non-dairy butter)

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 egg, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon milk (I used non-dairy)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Add butter and sugar to a bowl, beat together with either a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract, beat to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix until a dough forms. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 375° Fahrenheit and remove dough from fridge. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface to about ¼-inch thick, then use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into shapes.
  • Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before decorating.

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Notes

  • For Icing: Mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in a small bowl for a quick and easy sugar cookie icing!

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