Bagels are a big deal here in the Tri-State. In fact, New York and New Jersey’s rivalry on which makes the best bagels has been going on for ages. So, when the kids had to remove gluten, dairy, egg, soy, tree nuts, peanuts and soy from their diet, the good old bagels seemed to the the one that they missed the most.
Over the years, I’ve seen many recipes to “re-create” an allergy friendly version of our favorite bagels. However, I dare not try to make one. Why? I simply can’t mess around with this super basic gluten based flour, yeast, salt and water dough, which is skillfully hand shaped, boiled and then baked.
Then, I came across Sweet Note Bakery Bagels in one of the expos. This company specializes in creating bagels that are free of gluten, dairy, egg, soy, tree nuts and peanuts. Their products are also 100% nonGMO, vegan and kosher. Not only do they make sure all the ingredients are allergen free, their facility does not produce or store products that may contain any of the top 8 allergens as well. Yay!!
When the kids tried the bagels from Sweet Note Bakery, they can’t believe that it is almost the same as the “real, gluten filled” bagels they remembered having. Texture wise, the inside is soft and chewy. While the outer crust is crunchy (especially if it was toasted for a few minutes).
As for the flavor, I’ve received three varieties to try. The Plain Bagels taste really authentic. How can I describe it more? My favorite Everything Bagels are loaded with seeds and seasonings. Even Child#3 and #4, who both hate seeded breads can’t get enough of it. Last, but not the least are the Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. I have to say, they didn’t skimp on this one. It has a good amount of plump and juicy raisins. Definitely not the dried ones. The cinnamon is enough to give it a touch of sweetness which still works well with savory spreads or fillings.
Since the bagels come frozen, it stays fresh longer than shelf stable brands. With the versatility of a bagel, this brand has become a staple in our freezer.
Have a tried Sweet Note Bakery Bagels yet? If not, simply use the coupon code TFMOM when you make a purchase at their website for a 10% discount. I’m sure you’ll agree that it one of the best gluten free, vegan bagels you’ve had.
For an extra treat, our friends from Sweet Note Bakery has sponsored giveaway. 2 Lucky US based readers will each get 1 Pack of Bagels plus coupons. Simply do the steps below to get free entries.
Hurry this giveaway starts today and ends on July 20, 2016 11:59 pm EST.
(Note: I received free products for this review. Please see my full disclosure here.)
The giveaway has ended!
Appreciate this post. Will try it out.
I’m sure you’ll these bagels too.
I’d like to try the Everything Bagels or the plain ones.
My favorite would be the cinnamon raisin
The Cinnamon Raisin looks so good.
I think I’d go for the cinnamon raisin 🙂
Cinnamon Raisin has always been a favorite flavor of mine. I would go for that one.
I most want to try their cinnamon raisin flavored bagels. They look super yummy!
Cinnamon Raisin would be so good!
The cinnamon raisin bagel’s sound so good love to try them all.
They all sound amazing! I think I would really enjoy the Everything Bagel.
I would love to try the cinnamon raisin!
First I would try their Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. I love cinnamon!
I am torn between the Everything Bagels and Cinnamon Raisin.
I would love to try the cinnamon raisin.
I would love to try the cinnamon raisin bagel the most!
I really want to try the Cinnamon Raisin.
Oh boy, for my dadd(io) I would love to get the Cinnamon Raisin bagels!
I LOOOOVE their bagels! I see a lot of people are looking forward to cinnamon raisin & it’s a personal fav 🙂 I want to try their new naturally colored bagels!
Everything bagel! They are so decadent 🙂
Definitely the cinnamon raisin toasted with an almond nut butter spread would be lovely!
I would say the cinnamon raisin would be my first pick. I love bagels with cinnamon in them.
Everything!! And Cinn. Raisin… 🙂
Thanks for linking up!
Cinnamon Raisin Bagels would be my pick!
Cinnamon Raisin sounds amazing to me!
probably the cinnamon raisin one
I agree with a number of the other commenter’s with wanting to try the cinnamon raisin bagel first, but the other two flavors sound yummy too:)
Pizza Bagel because it sounds so authentic and I’ll have a pizza bagel all day every day.
I would want to try the cinnamon raisin bagel
I would love the cinnamon one:) and put cream cheese!
You’ll definitely love these.
OMG! I’m so excited for this giveaway. I’m allergic to all the things, so these bagels would be perfect for me. I’m most excited about the Cinnamon Raisin :).
This is definitely for you. As you may know two of my children are allergic to top 8 and then some. Good luck
My favorite way to eat bagels is in place of a bun for a hamburger. For that use, the onion or the garlic and herb varieties would be ideal.
I always prefer onion and/or garlic too!
I would love to try the cinnamon raisin!!
Me too !