Berry-ful "Be My Valentine" Bagels (Gluten Free, Vegan)
True, I've never baked my own bagels before...but I don't know why I'd want to with these babies only a shopping cart away! Fluffy yet not falling apart, and plain but with no funky gluten free aftertaste. Just in time for Valentine's Day, I am most definitely in love...
|A few of my favorite taste tests so far...|
For one half of a bagel:
1 bagel slice (I use BFree Foods, but you can choose your favorite homemade or store-bought bagel)
Homemade chocolate sauce (mix a little water or coconut oil with cacao powder) or homemade acai sauce (mix a little water or coconut oil with acai powder instead)
This recipe is as simple as breakfast can get. You can either start with a plain bagel or toast it in the toaster or broiler. Then, cover half the bagel in sunbutter and half in chocolate cashew butter. Cut your berries or banana in heart shapes and place them on the bagel. Then, sprinkle on your seeds, mix and drizzle the sauce and add another swirl of nut butter if you feel so inclined.
|That close up...|
And, sometimes, we don't have time for a complex Valentine's Day brunch - as much as we might hope we would. Or, sometimes we burn the pancakes, forget to buy more eggs or feel more like lying in bed with our loved ones than slaving over the stove. And this Valentine's Day, I'm here to reassure you that a lazy holiday is A-freakin'-OK...especially when you have bagels on your side.
|Excuse the dark circles...hopefully this bagel is a cure for a crazy work schedule!|
*I receive these products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and recipes are my own.*
*Also found at VegetarianMama, What's Cookin' Wednesday, Pretty Pintastic, Saucy Saturdays, What's Cookin' Wednesday, Snickerdoodle Sunday*
What's your favorite Valentine's Day breakfast? What would you top this bagel with? Tell me your thoughts before!