Sarah Britton’s Gluten-Free Everything Bagel Loaf is The Easiest Bread Recipe Ever

25 min
Big-Batch Everything Bagel Spice Mix recipe makes 3 cups. Life-Changing Loaf of Bread makes 1 loaf.

In the new Food Network Canada Facebook series The Substitute Baker, celebrated Toronto-born holistic nutritionist Sarah Britton shows us just how easy it can be to adapt your favourite recipes to suit any occasion or special dietary needs.

This time around, she’s taken one of the all-time greatest bagel flavours (everything!) and transformed it into a nutritious, highly satisfying gluten-free loaf studded with seeds – making it high in protein! – that you’ll want to introduce into regular rotation. Did we mention this life-changing bread recipe is also plant-based and incredibly easy to whip together? Your morning breakfast routine (okay, and lunch routine) just got way more delicious.

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Big-Batch Everything Bagel Spice Mix

cup garlic flakes
cup onion flakes
cup sesame seeds (I like a mix of brown and black)
cup poppy seeds
cup flaky sea salt (I used Maldon)

Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

cup sunflower seeds
cup flax seeds
cup pumpkin seeds
1 ½
cups gluten-free rolled oats
Tbsp chia seeds
Tbsp psyllium husk powder
tsp fine sea salt
Tbsp nutritional yeast
Tbsp everything bagel spice blend, plus 1 Tbsp. for garnish
Tbsp maple syrup
Tbsp melted, expeller-pressed coconut oil
1 ¾
cups water



Bread dough must sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours.

ingredients for everything bagel loaf
Step 1

For the Big-Batch Everything Bagel Spice Mix, in a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds until fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool. Place poppy seeds in the same skillet, and toast over medium heat until fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 2

In a large jar, combine the cooled sesame and poppy seeds, garlic flakes, onion flakes and salt. Shake or stir to combine, and secure with an airtight lid. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Keeps for 3-4 months.

Step 3

For the Life-Changing Loaf of Bread, in a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Whisk maple syrup, oil and water together in a measuring cup. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix very well until everything is completely soaked and dough becomes very wet (if the dough is too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until the dough is manageable). Transfer the dough into a flexible, silicon loaf pan, and smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of bagel spice for garnish. Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or all day or overnight. To ensure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 5

Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down on a clean baking sheet and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing (difficult, but important).

Step 6

Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well too – slice before freezing for quick and easy toast. Reheat by toasting in the toaster for 5-7 minutes.

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