Mini bagels that are flavoured with orange and cinnamon, infusing your kitchen with a delicious aroma. Cinnamon and orange pair very well and if you stuck a bow on them you could call them festive!
I had been playing around with this low carb and gluten free bagel recipe and wanted to bake cinnamon bagels. Orange is not something I normally cook with (carbs) but thought it make a nice change with the cinnamon. The smug look on my face as I was munching them confirmed I made the right choice!
Although I have made mini bagels here, you could simply roll out larger ones and make 4 normal sized ones. Or even a giant one! Keeping them small kept the net carbs down. It defeats the purpose though when you scoff most of them, then growl at the husband for approaching the plate.
This mini bagel recipe was made without a donut tin, in which I have previously baked bagels in. Psyllium husk powder helps to give the bagels their more dough like texture and can be rolled out just like a "normal" bagel. As well as being great for gluten free baking, psyllium husk powder has many other health properties. It can help to regulate high cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels, aid weight management and relieve diarrhea and constipation. All this and it helps to bake a mean bagel as well as a bread roll!
As you can see from the photos I had sprinkled some of them with chia seed. I didn't include this in the recipe as it's not essential as was just me having a playful moment. Reading that makes me realise I need to get out a little bit more if I consider playing with chia seeds a source of fun. Time for a new hobby!
- 1/2 cup (56g) coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons (28g) butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons erythritol (25g) (or sugar substitute)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon (9g) psyllium husk powder
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Rind of 1 orange
- Juice of 1/2 orange
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
- Using a hand whisk, mix the coconut flour, psyllium powder, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in a bowl and combine well.
- Add the butter, eggs, orange juice and rind and mix thoroughly until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
- Boil the water and add to the mixture a bit at a time, stirring thoroughly until you have a dough. Wait for the dough to cool slightly before using your hands to shape it.
- Cut the dough into eight pieces. Take one of the pieces and roll into about an 6 inch log.
- Join the two edges to make into a bagel shape, pressing together firming.
- Place on a parchment covered baking tray and place in the oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the bagels over and bake for a further 15 minutes.
- Eat and enjoy!
- Makes 8 Mini Bagels
- Nutritional Info - Per Bagel : 83 Calories, 5g Fat, 2g Protein, 8g Carbs, 5g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs