Product: Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Everything Bagels – $5.00
A week ago, I wrote up a review about the newest product from Canyon Bakehouse. A product that made my native New Yorker heart skip a beat and, maybe, just maybe, made me shed a few tears…of foodie joy. We’re talking bagels. And while last week it was the new Plain Bagels from Canyon Bakehouse, this week we hit on a new high and a new favorite. And, yes, more tears of joy were shed. Not just because these gluten-free bagels are the best I’ve had so far, but because they hit on the essence of a New York bagel.
The Everything Bagel.
If you go to any bagel shop in New York City, you’re going to find the Everything Bagel on the menu. And for good reason. It was invented in New York City. And, even better, it’s the perfect bagel flavor. It has, as the name says, a little of everything.
And it has always been my favorite.
Most gluten-free bagels out on the market have never met my high bagel standards. Come on, I’m from New York…and going gluten free was hard enough, but don’t insult me with a poorly made gluten-free bagel. Udi’s was the closest I ever got, and they recently released an “Everything Inside” version of the Everything Bagel. It was close…but it wasn’t a true Everything Bagel. I want that crumbly topping on the bagel itself. Make it more real. Make it more…like the original.
Unfamiliar with the Everything Bagel? Well, the basic information is these bagels appeared in New York back in the 1970s-1980s. They are basically a bagel that is topped with all the different topping varieties that are normally found on bagels. It is basically traditional to see a combination of seeds and dried herbs, with the most commonly used being poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, garlic, salt, and even caraway seeds. They are incredible.
So, yeah, when I received my box of gluten-free bagels from Canyon Bakehouse, which I ordered, and I could smell the garlic, I knew this was going to be a treat. And, I was not let down. I used the Plain bagels first, which from a previous blog, you realize were amazing to me and my bagel-loving self. Oh. My. GOD!
I think people would be hard-pressed to identify these as being gluten-free, they are that close to the real thing. The right amount of chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Dense without being overly dense (texture and feel…not mentally…just clarifying that!). They smelled amazing as they toasted up in my oven on both Monday and Friday this week. And I was sad that today marked the end of the ones I ordered, though I feel the need to hop over to the Canyon Bakehouse Web site and order MORE!! ALL THE BAGELS!
So, let me explain. Everything Bagels are THE BOMB! And these are the GLUTEN FREE BOMB!! I love, love, love, love these. I love how the Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bagels are sliced ALL the way through for ease in halving them for toasting. I love how the inner part of the breading is soft and chewy. I love how the outside is golden and gets crunchy with the toasting. I love the variety of seasonings that they managed to put on the outside of the bagel, making to seem more like the original thing. I love how well this paired with my Daiya Chives and Onion Cream Cheese Style Spread. I loved the flavor. WOW…the seasoning was amazing. The right hit of everything. Toasting each half only brings out those flavors more. They are soft, yet dense, yet satisfying. I don’t know if I’ll ever meet a bagel that surpasses the way this one tastes. I felt like I was back in New York, just having a typical breakfast morning. Sipping coffee. Reading. Enjoying my bagel. And, it is the perfect size and shape. NO one would know it was gluten-free. But it is. And I am in love. Madly, deeply in love.
Oh, Canyon Bakehouse…thank you!
Okay, so, we’ve established my undying appreciation and love for these bagels. Now let’s discuss what goes into making them so amazing. The Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Everything Bagels are made from water, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, potato starch, cultured brown rice flour, extra virgin olive oil, organic agave syrup, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, whole grain sorghum flour, xanthan gum, egg whites, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, potato flour, mono calcium phosphate), poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, yeast, sea salt, sesame seeds, and natural enzymes. These bagels are made with 100% whole grains, are gluten-free, and kosher. OH…and DELICIOUS!
As far as nutrition goes, the Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Everything Bagels impressed me with their nutrition facts. A serving is 1 bagel (99 grams). In this 1 bagel, you will be taking in 250 calories, 5 grams fat, 420 mg sodium, 46 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams sugars, 4 grams fiber, and 4 grams of protein. These bagels are cholesterol free. The Everything Bagels will fill you up without filling you up. That’s the best part. The nice balance of fiber and protein makes for a filling breakfast. And, if you are lactose intolerant like me, I highly recommend the Daiya Chives & Onion cream cheese style spread. YUMMY!
If you are like me, a bagel fanatic, and you’ve felt like a good, amazing gluten-free bagel has been missing from your life. Go over to the Canyon Bakehouse Web site…or check your local food stores that carry Canyon Bakehouse products and find these amazing breakfast morsels and ENJOY!! Honestly, I’ll never go back to Udi’s again!