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Quinoa Flatbread Bagels

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6-9 bagels 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy, these amazingly delicious Quinoa Flatbread Bagels are healthy and delicious.  Perfectly oven baked consisting of a few simple ingredients, turns these tasty flatbreads into yummy breakfast bagels or snack.  The options are endless, making this recipe an ultimate Whole Food Plant Based breakfast treat, no oil, no sugar, no highly processed ingredients and gluten free.


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Ingredients

Basic Quinoa Flatbread Bagel Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • ½ cup unsweetened plain plant milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt

Topping Flatbread Bagel Toppings (options)

  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds (sprinkle onto unbaked bagel)
  • Sprinkle of Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sprinkle (sprinkle onto unbaked bagel)
  • Sprinkle of poppy seeds (sprinkle onto unbaked bagel)
  • Sprinkle of hemp seeds (sprinkle onto unbaked bagel)
  • Sprinkle of brown flax seeds (sprinkle onto unbaked bagel)
  • Sprinkle of sunflower seeds (sprinkle onto unbaked bagel)
  • Sprinkle of pepitas (pumpkin seeds – sprinkle onto unbaked bagel)

Vegan “Cream Cheese” Toppers (options)

Store-bought vegan cream cheese or our homemade Vegan Cream Cheese

  • Chive cream cheese – see recipe below
  • Southwestern – see recipe below
  • Olive and pimento – see recipe below
  • Strawberry – see recipe below
  • Blueberry Lemon – see recipe below
  • Cinnamon Walnut Banana – see recipe below

Instructions

Quinoa Flatbread Bagel Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 – 14 x 20 baking sheets with parchment paper. Invert the parchment paper and trace a total of 9 – 4-inch diameter circles on the parchment paper to use as a pouring guide.  Trace 5 on one paper and 4 on the other.  Or if you are making the bagels slightly thicker, trace 6 – 4-inch diameter circles for one 14 x 20 baking sheet.  Note: We preferred the thinner version and used 2 baking sheets for a total of 9 quinoa flatbread bagels.  If you plan to make them into “bagels” (with a hole in the center), then trace a small 1-inch circle in the center of each 4-inch circles.
  3. Flip the parchment over and place onto the baking sheet. You should be able to see the circles from the other side.  These are your pouring guides.  Set aside until ready to pour.
  4. Place the dry quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse the quinoa really well with running water for two minutes. This removes the bitterness from the quinoa. Shake to drain excess moisture.
  5. Add the rinsed quinoa, plant milk, sea salt and baking powder into a high-speed blender and blend on high for one minute. When using our Vitamix, we use the tamper tool to help move the batter along until it was able to blend on its own. If you don’t help it along, then the batter doesn’t completely mix well and become smooth.  The batter should be smooth without any visible quinoa remaining.
  6. The batter consistency is key here. Since the quinoa can have slight variations of “dryness” depending on how old it is, you need to pay attention to the thickness of the batter.  The batter should be slightly thicker than a fudgy brownie batter.  It can pour, but you will need to help it along with a rubber spatula.
  7. Next take a gallon sized storage or freezer bag and place it in a large glass with one of the corners pointing downward and roll the edges over the top of the glass. Then pour the batter into the storage/freezer bag. This is so you can pipe it onto the baking sheet circles that you traced as your pouring guide.
  8. Once you have all the batter into the storage bag, seal it, then press all the air out and push all the batter to the corner of the bag. Then with a pair of scissors snip the end off the corner of the bag (discard the clipping). Then carefully pipe a strip of batter into the circle guides.  Do not pipe a lot as you will then use a teaspoon to spread the batter out.  Think of it like this, you are piping a ring of batter inside a larger drawn circle.
  9. Once you have piped all the rings, then take a teaspoon and carefully spread the batter out, using the drawn circles as your guide. Take your time, there is no rush to getting this done.
  10. Place one baking sheet at a time into the oven and bake for 9 minutes.
  11. After 9 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven, (be careful they are HOT) using a thin edged spatula, gently loosen the bagels from the parchment paper and using tongs flip them over, and then return them to the oven for another minute, 3 1/2 minutes if you want them extra crispy.
  12. Eat either plain or with the Vegan “Cream Cheese” Topper options:

Chive Cream Cheese Topper

  • 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chives
    • Mix together in a small bowl, then top bagel.
    • Sprinkle with extra chives or chopped scallions

Southwestern Cream Cheese Topper

  • 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon salsa
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapenos
    • Mix together in a small bowl, then top bagel.
    • Sprinkle with extra jalapenos, chopped tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro

Olive and Pimento Cream Cheese Topper

  • 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped green olives with pimentos
    • Mix together in a small bowl, then top bagel.
    • Add sliced radishes, cucumbers and additional finely chopped olives and pimentos and dried dill

Strawberry Cream Cheese Topper

  • 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 1 drop vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup
  • Strawberries, finely chopped (fresh or frozen)
    • Mix together in a small bowl, then top bagel.
    • Add additional sliced strawberries and chocolate shavings

Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Topper

  • 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 1 drop vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup
  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
    • Mix together in a small bowl, then top bagel.
    • Add additional blueberries and lemon zest

Cinnamon Walnut Banana Cream Cheese Topper

  • 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 1 drop vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup
  • Sprinkle cinnamon
    • Mix together in a small bowl, then top bagel.

Add some sliced bananas, chopped walnuts, unsweetened coconut flakes, and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.



Notes

*High Speed Blender: We use a Ninja High Speed Blender with great results.  The key is that the quinoa must be broken down into a batter consistency.  We used the “Auto IQ Ultra Blend” setting on our Ninja. Our regular food processor did not have the power to break down the quinoa.

*Serving: Makes 9 thin quinoa flatbread bagels or 6 slightly thicker ones.