This Blueberry Bagel Recipe is a delicious and satisfying breakfast option that can be made right at home with just a few simple ingredients. These gluten free blueberry bagels are much better than anything you’d find at your local grocery store.
Blueberry bagels are a type of bagel that is flavored with blueberries. They are made with a traditional bagel dough that is mixed with fresh or frozen blueberries, which adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the bagel.
The bagel dough is typically made with flour, warm water, instant yeast, salt, and a sweetener, such as honey or sugar. Once the dough is mixed, blueberries are folded into the dough and the bagels are shaped into the classic ring shape by forming a ball and poking a hole in the center.
The reason these bagels are superior is because they don’t require a kitchen scale, a dough hook attachment, or hours of your time. This is a simple recipe that will change your outlook on making bagels from scratch.
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WHY HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY BAGELS?
Blueberry bagels are a popular breakfast food because they offer a delicious combination of flavors and textures. Here are a few reasons why blueberry bagels are so good:
- Sweet and tangy flavor: The sweet and tangy taste of blueberries adds a burst of flavor to the plain bagel dough. The natural sweetness of the blueberries is balanced by the slightly tart flavor of the fruit.
- Moist and chewy texture: Blueberries contain a lot of moisture, which makes the bagels moist and chewy. This texture is an excellent contrast to the crispy exterior of the bagel.
- Nutritional benefits: Blueberries are a superfood that is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. They are also low in calories and can help improve heart health, cognitive function, and immune system function.
- Versatility: Blueberry bagels can be enjoyed on their own or with a variety of toppings, such as cream cheese, butter, jam, or honey. They can also be used to make sandwiches or as a side to a hearty breakfast meal.
- Simplicity: These fresh bagels don’t require any active dry yeast, boiling water or bread flour. You don’t have to let the dough rise or leave it in a warm place, they are super simple bagels that take little to no time at all to whip up.
Overall, blueberry bagels are a tasty and nutritious breakfast option that can satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE BLUEBERRY BAGEL RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the gluten free bagels (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post):
- Gluten-free all purpose flour – you can also use whole wheat flour, regular all-purpose flour, or self-rising flour if you omit the baking powder. Do not use coconut flour in this recipe it will not work as a replacement.
- Baking powder
- Gourmet Vanilla protein powder from PEScience – use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$ on all their products.
- Sea salt
- Plain greek yogurt
- Blueberries – can use frozen blueberries, fresh blueberries, or dried blueberries.
- White sugar – can use granulated monk fruit.
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE
In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, vanilla protein powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
Add blueberries to the bagel dough and mix them in. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and shape each piece into a smooth dough ball on a lightly floured surface.
Roll each ball of dough until it becomes a rope, making it as smooth and even as possible. Pinch the ends together to form a circular shape, creating a bagel shape.
Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Then spray the greek yogurt bagels with cooking spray or olive oil.
Press in a few extra raisins to the top of the bagels and sprinkle with granulated monk fruit sweetener. Air fry for 8 minutes.
Flip them over and air fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with toppings of your choice.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS FOR THE AIR FRYER BLUEBERRY BAGELS
There are many different flavors of homemade bagels that you can try making at home! Here are some ideas:
- Plain Typical Bagel – the classic flavor! Brushed with egg wash or egg whites so the bagels get golden brown.
- Everything Traditional Bagel – topped with a mixture of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt. This makes a bagel seasoning.
- Asiago Cheese Bagels – with chunks of Asiago cheese baked into the dough.
- Jalapeño Cheddar Bagels – with diced jalapeños and shredded cheddar cheese mixed into the dough.
- Garlic Bagels – with fresh minced garlic mixed into the dough.
- Chocolate Chip Bagels – with mini chocolate chips mixed into the dough. Could also add peanut butter to mix throughout to make peanut butter chocolate chip bagels.
- Onion Bagels – with minced onions mixed into the dough. Could even throw some bacon bits in there.
- Sundried Tomato and Cheddar Bagel – with chopped sundried tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese.
The possibilities are endless! Experiment with different flavors and toppings to create your own unique bagel creations.
CAN I BAKE THESE IN THE OVEN?
Yes, if you don’t have an air fryer you can make this blueberry bagel recipe in the oven. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet or baking tray with parchment paper.
The cooking process is very similar, you will still follow all the same directions on a well floured surface. The only difference will be the cooking time in the oven.
Bake the bagels for 20-25 minutes or until bagels are cooked all the way through. You can crisp the outside of your bagel at the end by toasting them, or turning your oven up to 500F and baking them for 1-2 minutes.
HOW TO STORE THE BLUEBERRY BAGEL RECIPE
To store homemade Greek yogurt bagels, you can follow these steps:
- Allow the bagels to cool completely before storing them. If you store them while they are still warm, they may become too moist and sticky.
- Wrap the bagels individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This will help to keep them fresh and prevent them from drying out.
- Place the wrapped bagels in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container. This will provide an extra layer of protection against moisture and air.
- Label the container with the date that the bagels were made. This will help you keep track of how long they have been stored and when they need to be consumed.
- Store the bagels in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the bagels for up to 3 months. To freeze, wrap the bagels tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a resealable freezer bag.
When you’re ready to eat the bagels, simply remove them from the refrigerator or freezer and allow them to come to room temperature. You can also toast them to make them crispy and warm.
Want More Easy Bagel Recipes?
- Easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bagels
- Easy 3 Ingredient Mini Gluten Free Bagel Bites
- High Protein Sundried Tomato & Cheddar Bagels
- Original Easy High Protein Everything Bagel Recipe
- Air Fryer Jalapeno Cheddar Bagel Recipe
- 2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour, I used Bob's Red Mill
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 scoop PEScience Gourmet Vanilla protein powder, 30g
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup plain unsweetened greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp granulated monk fruit, for topping
1. In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, vanilla protein powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
2. Add blueberries to the bagel dough and mix them in. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and shape each piece into a smooth dough ball on a lightly floured surface.
3. Roll each ball of dough until it becomes a rope, making it as smooth and even as possible. Pinch the ends together to form a circular shape, creating a bagel shape.
4. Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Then spray the greek yogurt bagels with cooking spray or olive oil.
5. Press in a few extra raisins to the top of the bagels and sprinkle with granulated monk fruit sweetener. Air fry for 8 minutes.
6. Flip them over and air fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with toppings of your choice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 24g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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