Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment, sprayed with oil.Make 4 parchment wraps about 2" x the width of the parchment roll. Spray to greaseMake 4 - 1" tin foil circles to go in the middle of bagels or use cutting rings to prevent dough from rising into the centre of bagels.
Start activating yeast
Put hot water, yeast, psyllium husks and honey in a glass bowl and whisk to combine.Set aside to start bubbling.
Combine dry ingredients
In a large bowl, measure and combine flour, salt, xanthan gum, flax meal. Whisk to remove lumps.
Measure aquafaba and olive oil into a bowl and whisk or beat with hand mixer to give it some volume.
Add wet to dry
Pour aquafaba and olive oil into dry ingredients and begin mixing with a hand mixer.Add activated yeast mixture and combine with hand mixer until dough forms.Dough should look like thick cake batter
Make & rise bagels
Separate dough into 4 portions with a spatula.
Prepare a bowl of water to dip your hands in.
With spatula, move 1 portion of bagel dough into wet hands. Gently form into a ball.
Place on prepared cookie sheet and gently make a hole in the centre with a wet finger. Place cutter or 1" round tin foil ring in the hole and wrap parchment around the outside, making sure to get the parchment all the way to the bottom of the bagel dough.
Place bagels in a draft free place for 1 hour to rise.
Bake & boil
At 45 minutes of rising, preheat oven to 425° F (400° F on a convection oven)Bring water and sugar to a rolling boil in a large sauce pan or deep skillet (the bagels must float)
Bake bagels for 4 minutes in oven to harden the outside. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP
Carefully flip bagels onto slotted spoon to move them into boiling water. I boiled 2 at a time.Boil bagels 30 seconds per side, flipping carefully with slotted spoon and the spatula.Move bagels to a wire rack to drain for 2 minutes
Replace on parchment lined cookie sheet and move back into oven to bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown.
I tried boiling the bagels before baking them for 4 minutes to harden the outside. The bagels got misshapen, flat and started to disintegrate in the water.The bake for 4 minutes step is essential to harden the outside to maintain the bagel shape.Boiling the bagels makes them chewy on the inside!