Keto bagels

Keto bagels

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Easy and delicious seedy bagels, just waiting for you to add your favourite fillings.

Keto bagels

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Easy and delicious seedy bagels, just waiting for you to add your favourite fillings.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Bagels
  • 7 oz. (1¾ cups) 200 g (425 ml) mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz. (2 tbsp) 28 g (30 ml) cream cheese
  • 1½ cups (6 oz.) 350 ml (170 g) almond flour
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1 eggeggs
Topping
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 1 eggeggs
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C) and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Repeat in 30-second bursts until the cheese has melted and can be easily combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour and baking powder, until well combined. Add the egg and almond flour mix, to the melted cheese. Mix well until a smooth dough forms. Kneading it on a non-stick surface helps with this process!
  4. Divide the dough into as many parts as portions in the recipe, and form into bun shapes. Place on your lined baking tray.
  5. Use your thumb, or the handle of a wooden spoon, to push a hole through the center of each bun and then shape it further until you have bagel shapes.
  6. Place the seeds and seasoning for the topping mix into a small bowl and give it a quick stir to combine.
  7. Crack the second egg into a bowl and beat until combined.
  8. Brush the top of each bagel liberally with the beaten egg and then sprinkle with your topping mixture.
  9. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Naomi's tip!

These bagels can be served in so many delicious ways, but some of my favourite ways are:

  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers or dill.
  • Avocado, lime juice and dukkah.
  • Bacon and grilled cheese.

These bagels can be frozen and reheated.

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65 comments

  1. Anne- Marie Burrell
    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.
    Appreciated
    Anne-Marie x
  2. Rowena
    When I made this recipe today my bagels didn’t mix didn’t go smooth like the video. As I tried to knead it is seemed to be stringy like. The more I tried to get it smooth the worse the texture. Did I not microwave the cheese long enough? It seemed to be consistency of the video after 1.30mins. I used grated mozzarella. I used a Costco Almond Flour
    Reply: #54
  3. helmawolters82
    This time I added 1/4 tsp cream of tartar extra too the recipe but it didn’t do anything to make it more fluffy, so either it wasn’t enough or it just doesn’t work. Either way, the bagels taste great!
    Reply: #55
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    When I made this recipe today my bagels didn’t mix didn’t go smooth like the video. As I tried to knead it is seemed to be stringy like. The more I tried to get it smooth the worse the texture. Did I not microwave the cheese long enough? It seemed to be consistency of the video after 1.30mins. I used grated mozzarella. I used a Costco Almond Flour

    I'm sorry it didn't work well for you! It's possible that the cheese wasn't melted enough.

  5. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    This time I added 1/4 tsp cream of tartar extra too the recipe but it didn’t do anything to make it more fluffy, so either it wasn’t enough or it just doesn’t work. Either way, the bagels taste great!

    Thanks for the follow up. Glad to hear you still enjoyed the bagels!

  6. aneesa
    Net carbs: 4 % (4 g)
    Fiber: 1 g
    Fat: 77 % (40 g)
    Protein: 20 % (23 g)
    kcal: 478

    I have a question regarding the serving size. How is the fat grams counted, and isn't 40g fat a lot?
    can I know how much actual carbohydrates are in the recipe

    Reply: #57
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Net carbs: 4 % (4 g)
    Fiber: 1 g
    Fat: 77 % (40 g)
    Protein: 20 % (23 g)
    kcal: 478
    I have a question regarding the serving size. How is the fat grams counted, and isn't 40g fat a lot?
    can I know how much actual carbohydrates are in the recipe

    Could you please clarify your question? What do you mean about how the fat grams are counted? 40g is not a lot for one meal. There are 4g net carbs per serving.

  8. Ricky
    I just made these bagels and they turned out smelling of marzipan and they didn’t bake well they came out doughy texture and didn’t have a light texture unfortunately I used grated mozzarella cheese and cream cheese I did the exact measurements also does the texture of the flour play a big part in the bake as the flour I used has a very fine texture
    Reply: #59
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I just made these bagels and they turned out smelling of marzipan and they didn’t bake well they came out doughy texture and didn’t have a light texture unfortunately I used grated mozzarella cheese and cream cheese I did the exact measurements also does the texture of the flour play a big part in the bake as the flour I used has a very fine texture

    I am sorry that these did not turn out as expected. If you used a pre-shredded mozzarella, that may explain the difficulty as they frequently have extra ingredients added to prevent clumping.

  10. sdudley649
    Just taken mine out of the oven... They look and smell delicious! As with another comment, I did have a bit of a problem initially getting the cheese/flour mix to blend together but I put the whole lot in for another 30 second burst in the microwave and it melted the cheese again enough to knead to correct consistency. Hopefully they taste as good as they look!
  11. relivdj
    Like with all recipes I needed to have all ingredients ready to go before I start. I didn’t this time. Dough didn’t mix well because of lag time getting almond flour mix ready. Was fishing stuff out of the cupboard which let cheese mix cool slightly. Still tasty though!
  12. Kathy
    Have made this recipe twice, doubled the recipe the second time. Both times they came out fabulous! Totally love these. I used prepackaged whole milk shredded mozzarella and Pillsbury blanched almond flour. Didn't have any problems with the dough mixing together. Thanks for this great recipe, wonderful addition to my me to diet :)
  13. Luke
    Hi Leigh. Thanks for the tips. What cheese brand did you use.
    Cheers
    Luke
    Reply: #64
  14. Leigh Batten

    Hi Leigh. Thanks for the tips. What cheese brand did you use.
    Cheers
    Luke

    I use Aldi grated mozzarella which is 5.2g net carbs per 100g

  15. Shell Rohan
    I don't have a microwave and tried to melt the cheeses on the stove but it didn't work. I wonder if there is a better way to make these without using a microwave?!
    Reply: #66
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I don't have a microwave and tried to melt the cheeses on the stove but it didn't work. I wonder if there is a better way to make these without using a microwave?!

    Hi, Shell! It may work better on the stovetop if you try a double boiler.

  17. JullesM
    I just made these. I had to make half of the recipe because I don't have an oven. I use a micro/convection appliance. They came out fabulous. Great texture and crusty outside. Yummm!! Thanks for the recipe. I know it will be a regular.
  18. L
    Could you please tell me the percent moisture in the mozzarella you used? Also, please clarify if it's whole milk or skim milk mozzarella, these factors will influence the outcome and I don't want to attempt the recipe and be disappointed because I used the wrong ingredient.
  19. Delly
    Omg, I tried but when I microwaved the cheeses, all the water came out of it.
    Dough was too wet, so tried making buns out of them instead...currently watching them in the oven 🤯
  20. Karen Babbitt
    Can vegan mozzarella and cream cheese be used?
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