Low Histamine Everything Bagel Bread

Low Histamine Bread Recipe: Everything Bagel (Gluten Free, Low Lectin, Low FODMAP, Moderate Oxalate)

Coming up with a low histamine bread recipe can be a challenge when you have Lectin, FODMAP, and Oxalate issues like I have. 

But if you’ve been reading the blog, you know I enjoy finding ways to modify recipes for those of us with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and Histamine Intolerance.    

I consider myself a bit of a foodie. And I really like it when I can share a great treat with you that fits the low histamine diet!   

So, I was really excited to pull together this Everything Bagel Flavor for Low Histamine Bread that hits so many checkmarks.   

This recipe is:   

The unique combination of flavors we associate with the Everything Bagel is so popular now.  

You can find “everything” seasoning used in so many ways.  

From popcorn toppings (or a topping for popped sorghum for those of us with Lectin Intolerance) to fish and meat rubs. It’s showing up everywhere!   

But where did it all begin? I started wondering about the origins of the Everything Bagel when I started putting this recipe together. Here’s what I learned.   

My Favorite Low Histamine Bread Flavor 

It appears there is some dispute over who invented the Everything Bagel and when. One story goes that a teen working in a Queens bagel shop invented the Everything Bagel. 

As the story goes, the bagel shop made many different types of bagels: poppy seed bagels, salt-crusted bagels, sesame bagels, and even onion bagels.    

Part of his job was to clean out the ovens each night. And he’d sweep up the various toppings that had fallen off the bagels.     

But one night, he looked at all the bagel toppings that had fallen off a little differently. He thought, why not top a bagel with all these ingredients and call it an Everything Bagel?!   

So, he tried it. And as it turns out, when you get all those flavors together, from sesame to chives, it makes a really tasty combo.   

But bagels aren’t on the menu for those of us watching our histamine levels. Even ones made with gluten free flour or corn can cause reactions. 

So, what can you do if you have Histamine Intolerance or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? 

You can get the “everything” flavor in this tasty low histamine bread recipe with an “everything” seasoning. 

You can top it with some organic ghee or use it to as sandwich bread. It’s up to you!  

You could even combine it with our Butter Board Recipe for a delicious appetizer or snack.

And it’s a good source of fiber which can help support good health!   

Keep reading to learn more. 

Low Histamine Bread Ingredients

Most baked goods you buy in the store are going to be high histamine foods.  

This can be because: 

  • They’ve been sitting on the shelf for a long time 
  • They are made with sugar 
  • They have high histamine or mast cell-triggering preservatives or additives 
  • They are made with bleached flour 

Even if you take an antihistamine or diamine oxidase (DAO) supplement, you may still react. 

Instead of risking reactions, try this histamine-friendly recipe that avoids the major allergens. 

It won’t add to your histamine load AND you’ll get lots of added benefits from the low histamine foods used to make the recipe. 

You won’t even miss the traditional high histamine sweeteners like maple syrup and processed sugar that other homemade breads have. 

And you certainly won’t come up short on flavor. 

The fresh taste of chives complements the sesame and poppy seeds so nicely. 

The hint of spiciness from the chives is balanced by the earthy flavors of sesame and the nuttiness of poppy. 

There’s a reason the Everything Bagel craze is here to stay. 

And with this Low-histamine Everything Bagel Bread Recipe, you’re getting flavor AND health benefits.

Keep reading to learn why healthy fiber is so good for you! 

Fiber 

This recipe has some good, healthy Low FODMAP bread fiber.    

Tiger nuts and macadamia nuts are high in Low FODMAP fiber. 

Psyllium is another form of fiber. It’s made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds.     

Getting enough fiber has been shown to be a key component of a healthy diet. 

Foods high in fiber have also been shown in research to be good for heart health. 

And dietary fiber can help support your gut health, too.  

Keep reading to learn more about the health benefits of fiber. 

Fiber, Inflammation, and Your Gut Health 

A lot of your immune system is in your gut. So, having a healthy gut is important for your overall wellness. 

And a healthy gut is one that doesn’t experience chronic inflammation. 

You might be surprised at all the ways in which lowering gut-inflammation can positively affect your health. 

And fiber can help with that. 

Dietary fiber has been shown in studies to help: 

  • Lower gut inflammation  
  • Reduce symptoms of depression 
  • Promote a healthy gut microbiome 

Let’s look more at these health benefits of fiber next. 

Fiber Reduces Gut Inflammation 

When you eat healthy forms of fiber, it becomes food for your good gut bacteria. 

You want to feed the good gut bacteria to keep a healthy balance of flora in your gut. 

This good gut bacteria plays a part in creating short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) like butyrate.  

These SCFAs are super important for good gut health.   

Read More: Enzymes, Short-Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA’s) and Gut Health in SIBO, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance 

Among other benefits, these SCFAs can help reduce gut inflammation.  

Did you know that you have a huge amount of mast cells in your gut? 

And did you know that inflammation triggers mast cells? That’s one reason why lowering inflammation can help if you have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. 

When you reduce gut inflammation, you are helping support your mast cells. 

Here’s another way that lowering gut inflammation with dietary fiber can help you. 

Inflammation and Depression 

Studies are showing links between gut inflammation and depression. And how healthy fiber can help. 

Lower gut inflammation may reduce symptoms of depression. This is because lower inflammation can change the way your neurotransmitters respond. 

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that signal other cells telling them what to do. 

One example of a neurotransmitter is histamine. Another is serotonin. Serotonin is a “feel-good” chemical.  

Serotonin is connected to mood, perception, appetite, memory, sexuality, and attention.  

Inflammation can negatively affect the response of neurotransmitters like serotonin. 

But on the other side of that, removing inflammation may give your serotonin a boost. 

This means eating the right types of fibers may be able to fight both gut inflammation and depression. 

So, in addition to being tasty, this low histamine bread supports your fiber intake. And that can be good news for your overall health. 

Now, if you have FODMAP issues, Oxalate Intolerance, or Lectin Intolerance, you might be wondering how you can get fiber from bread. 

Keep reading to learn more about how I adapted this recipe so it could meet all those needs. 

Making Low Histamine Bread Fit Your Needs 

Whether you have Histamine Intolerance, FODMAP issues, Oxalate or Lectin Intolerance, you know that choosing foods to support your health will make you feel a lot better. 

Here’s how this Everything Bagel Bread Recipe was adapted to fit those needs. 

Low FODMAP Bread  

For those of you dealing with FODMAP issues, you need more than just gluten-free bread.  

This recipe is made with low FODMAP foods. 

These are some high FODMAP ingredients found in many breads: 

  • Rye  
  • Fructose (sweetener)  
  • Honey 

But this recipe skips all sweeteners and uses these low FODMAP foods instead: 

Eating low FODMAP may help you while you’re healing your gut. Especially if you have IBS, bloating, or other digestive symptoms.  

But always talk with your healthcare provider before changing your diet.

You don’t want to eliminate foods unnecessarily. 

Read More: Low FODMAP Diet for SIBO  

If you are eating low FODMAP, rest assured that this low histamine bread recipe is also a low FODMAP bread recipe. 

More FODMAP Friendly Recipes 

Oxalate Intolerance and Lectin Intolerance 

Some people think that gluten free bread is always a safe choice.  

However, some gluten free recipes might use: 

  • rice flour 
  • chia 
  • quinoa  
  • a veggie like sweet potatoes. 

If you are just dealing with Histamine Intolerance, those foods are low histamine. They shouldn’t be a problem. 

However, these are either high oxalate, high lectin, or both. 

You’ll want to avoid foods made with those ingredients if you have food intolerances like Oxalate Intolerance or Lectin Intolerance

In this recipe, you won’t see any of those ingredients. Tiger nuts and psyllium husk create the bulk of this recipe. 

I also figured out how to make this bread the most efficient way possible. There’s no need to separate out wet ingredients or dry ingredients.  

It all goes into a large bowl. You don’t even have to knead it!  

Low Histamine Recipes to Serve With Low FODMAP Bread

Now, let’s get to the recipe!   

Low Histamine Everything Bagel Bread

Low Histamine Bread (Medium Oxalate, Low Lectin, Low FODMAP Bread Recipe)

Enjoy this everything bagel flavored low histamine and low fodmap bread
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 247 kcal

Ingredients
  

Low Histamine Bread 

Everything Bagel Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place ghee (or other oil) in a 5×9 bread loaf pan and place in oven. Heat until melted, remove from oven.
  • Meanwhile, pulse the macadamia nuts in a food processor until it forms a smooth macadamia nut butter.
  • Brush melted ghee (or other oil) around sides of the 5×9 bread loaf pan.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine eggs, macadamia nut butter, tigernut flour, and psyllium powder until smooth.
  • Add ½ of the Everything Bagel Seasoning, pulse to combine.
  • Pour batter into bread pan on top of melted ghee (or olive oil or coconut oil).
  • Mix and top with remaining Everything Bagel Seasoning.
  • Bake at 350F for 50 minutes until golden brown with crunchy/crispy edges. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t brown too fast. You can cover it with a glass lid if it starts to brown too fast.
  • Bread is done when a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Then remove from pan and place it on a cooling rack.

Notes

Nutritional info is based on 1/6 of the low histamine bread loaf. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Low Histamine Bread (Medium Oxalate, Low Lectin, Low FODMAP Bread Recipe)
Amount per Serving
Calories
247
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, grain free, low FODMAP, low lectin, medium oxalate

Let us know in the comments what you think about this Everything Bagel Low Histamine Bread! What are you topping it with?   


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Low FODMAP Diet | IBS Research at Monash University – Monash Fodmap. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2022, from https://www.monashfodmap.com/   

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Comments

  1. Annette

    Hi Beth. I was wondering of you had a substitute for the tigernut flour. It’s not very nice to me when I eat it. Thanks!

    1. Suz, Mast Cell 360 Team

      Hi Annette,
      We’ve only tested this recipe as it is listed. You could experiment with cassava flour if you are able to tolerate that. However, it may not be a 1 to 1 substitute and you may need to play around with the other ingredients to get it to work, too. If you do try a different method that works, we’d love to hear what you did! PS For most people, cassava is low FODMAP at 1 serving.
      Best wishes!

  2. Chrissie L

    Hi! I made this last week and it was amazing!! Do you happen to know the calorie count on this per serving/ what the breakdown of carbs, protein, and fats is? I am trying to calculate this for my meal plan. Thanks so much!

  3. Sea

    Thanks for this recipe! I’m planning on trying it but don’t have macadamia nut butter on hand, would substituting sunflower seed butter work similarly?

    1. Jamie, Mast Cell 360 Team

      Hi Sea. We’ve only tested this recipe as it is listed, but of course you can always try substituting macadamia nut butter for sunflower butter. If you give it a try let us know how it goes!

      1. Sea

        The recipe works with sunflower seed butter instead of macadamia! I think it is probably a little more dense compared to the photo and Beth’s original recipe but I thought it was delicious. 🙂

  4. Margaret

    How much Bagel seasonsing did you use? It is not on the recipe or the brand she used.2 stars

    1. Jamie, Mast Cell 360 Team

      Hi Margaret, We didn’t include the brand of bagel seasoning used, because the recipe includes the ingredients to make your own. We like to cover the top of the bread, but feel free to experiment with adding to your taste!

  5. Maria

    I can’t have an eggs. what is a substitute for eggs? Thanks

    1. Jamie, Mast Cell 360 Team

      Hi Maria! We have not tested this recipe without eggs but you can look up how to make a flaxegg on the internet and give that a try. Typically it is 1 Tablespoon of flaxmeal and 3 Tablespoons of water will = 1 egg, so you’ll have to multiple the ingredients for the number of eggs it calls for. Again, we haven’t tried this for this particular recipe so we can’t confirm how it would work, but if you give it a try, we would love to hear!

  6. Jane

    I’ve made this bread numerous times now and love it! Definitely satisfies the urge for bread. Thank you!
    PS, Not sure of the rating order (no scale given) but I’d give it a 4+ out of 54 stars

  7. Laura

    This bread is fantastic! I’ve made it with macadamia butter and also with sunflower seed butter, and both turned out great. I’ve also subbed flax meal for the psyllium husk powder when I didn’t have any, and that worked fine too. I like to mix more like 2/3 of the bagel seasoning into the batter and leave 1/3 to sprinkle on top, and I usually forego the oil and line the bread pan with parchment paper instead. It takes closer to 60 minutes to bake for me, but that might just be my oven. As an added bonus for anyone who cares, this bread fits well into a Keto diet–if you slice the loaf into 10 slices, it’s about 1.5 net carbs per slice. Thanks so much for this recipe!

    1. kam

      Hi Laura. So glad you enjoy the bread! Thanks for letting us know and sharing your customizations.

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