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Paleo Bagels (gluten, grain, and nut free) | savorylotus

Paleo Bagels (grain and gluten free)

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Yield: 6 bagels 1x


  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (preferably soaked and dehydrated)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (preferably soaked and dehydrated)
  • 2 TBS coconut flour (like this)
  • 1 TBS arrowroot powder (I use this one)
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds (like these)
  • 1 TBS hemp seeds (like these) (or sesame seeds (like these)
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt (I use this one)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (like this)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 TBS ghee (like this) or coconut oil (like this), melted (I highly recommend using ghee for these)


  1. Preheat oven to 350’F and LIBERALLY grease your donut pan with ghee or coconut oil.
  2. Process pumpkin and sunflower seeds in food processor for 10 seconds to break them up into coarse pieces.
  3. Add the coconut flour, arrowroot, poppy seeds, hemp seeds, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Pulse a couple of time to combine.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the 4 eggs until well combined. Whisk in melted ghee (or coconut oil).
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well incorporated. Allow to sit for a couple of minutes to let the coconut flour absorb.
  6. Fill each cavity in donut pan 3/4 full. Give the pan a little shake or two to let the batter settle.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and edges are just beginning to brown.
  8. Remove from oven. Allow to cool completely before removing from donut pan.
  9. Slice in half and pan toast in a titch of ghee. Or use a toaster oven. Enjoy with honey, paleo humus, or whatever else makes you happy!


I use soaked and dehydrated seeds whenever I can to make them more digestible. I usually do several pounds at a time and keep them in the fridge for baking and eating.

I use a combination of baking soda and cream of tartar to replace baking powder. Baking powder often has GMO cornstarch in it, which I like to avoid. If you do not have cream of tartar, you can just use 1 tsp of baking powder in this recipe in place of the baking soda and cream of tartar.