Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sweet Note Bagels

This post was first published in June of 2014, but was extensively updated on May 20, 2016. 
2021 Update - Sweet Note Bagels is now known as The Greater Knead. You can view their website here.  

I decided to place an order with Sweet Note Bagels because my friends Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW, and Amanda from The Gluten & Dairy-Free Review Blog were raving about them, and I had not had a decent bagel since my celiac diagnosis.  I am very picky when it comes to bagels.  When I was in 2nd and 3rd grade, my family lived in Rochester, New York, where I experienced true New York style bagels.  We would go to our local bagel store at least once a week, and bring home warm bagels, that we topped with lots of whipped butter.  They were amazing!  

Sweet Note's New York style bagels are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, nut free, and non-GMO.  Their plain bagels contain water, white rice flour, tapioca flour, sweet white rice flour, sorghum flour, sugar, cane syrup, olive oil, molasses, yeast, xanthan gum, psyllium husk, and salt.  Besides plain bagels, you can order cinnamon raisin or everything bagels.  Sweet Note also offers seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice, snickerdoodle, French toast and tomato basil, and online exclusives like poppy, garlic, salt, garlic & herb, onion, sunrise swirl, and unicorn bagels.  

The first time we tried Sweet Note plain bagels, my daughters requested that their bagel not be toasted, so I defrosted one in the microwave, then heated it in the oven.  My girls liked it, but I thought it was just ok.  The second time I made them, I defrosted our bagels for 90 seconds in the microwave, sliced them in half, then toasted them for a full cycle in my toaster.  They were perfect.  Even my fussy daughters, who didn't want them cooked that way last time, liked them toasted.  

The second time I ordered Sweet Note Bagels, I decided to try the snickerdoodle, which contains water, white rice flour, tapioca flour, sweet white rice flour, sorghum flour, sugar, cane syrup, molasses, yeast, xanthan gum, psyllium husk, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.  I defrost them for 90 seconds in the microwave, cut them in half, and toast them.  Sweet Note's plain bagels used to be my favorite, but I recently decided that I like snickerdoodle bagels best.

I like to eat my Sweet Note Bagels with Breakstone's whipped butter.  If you can eat dairy, I highly recommend it.  I have tried other brands, but Breakstone's is the best.

When I don't have snickerdoodle bagels in the house, I like to eat my plain bagels with whipped butter and cinnamon sugar.

If you loved bagels in your gluten-eating days, you will definitely like Sweet Note Bagels.  You know they have to be good if my gluten-eating husband and daughters, who eat bagels at Panera once a week, think they are as good as I do.

Until recently, I had to order Sweet Note Bagels online, but now, plain and everything bagels can be found at several local CVS Pharmacy stores in Orlando. 

I am thinking about making bagel french toast with Sweet Note Bagels.  My dad always used to make bagel french toast when we went to Hilton Head Island in the summer, and serve it with fresh peaches.  For the egg to soak in, you need to poke a lot of holes in your bagel with a sharp knife, then have the patience to let them sit in the egg mixture for a long time.  We used to cook them on low heat in a frying pan with a lid on, to help them cook through without burning.

 You can read more about Sweet Note Bagels on their website here.  

What are your favorite flavors of Sweet Note bagels?


  1. I completely agree, these are delicious! Chewy just like I remember bagels to be. I personally love throwing egg sandwich favorites, like egg, bacon, and a little cheese on a Sweet Note everything bagel!