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. 200 g mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz. 30 g cream cheese
  • 1½ cups 350 ml (175 g) almond flour
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp (10 g) baking powder
  • 1 1 eggeggs
Topping
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp (7 g) flaxseed
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp (3 g) sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp (0.75 g) poppy seeds
  • 1 1 eggeggs

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 430℉ (220℃) 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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29 comments

  1. 3 comments removed
  2. Barbara
    How were carbs figured on this recipe? When I figure it, using King Arthur finely ground almond flour, it is 3 carbs per 1/8 cup which would be 36 grams divided by 4 equalling 9 grams carbs. Was a different almond flour used? Thanks for your help!
    Reply: #9
  3. heidi
    Already love this. I first made 1 ½ portion and got 7 bagels - next time I'll make double portion and make 9 bagels (100-110 grams dough for each bagel).
    I didn't make the hole big enough, so it kind of disappeared during baking - will make the hole bigger and the bagels more flat next time.
    Had the first 2 with butter, cream cheese, thin cucumber slices and flake salt - delicious!
    However I got a different calories and carb count - of course it depends on the cheese etc that you use, and how many bagels you make from one portion - but with the ingredients I used, 1 bagel (based on 9 bagels with double portion) will make 212 calories, 15 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of protein.
  4. heidi
    Oh and by the way - changed the topping a little as well.
    Instead of flaxseeds, I used a little Nigella seeds (wouldn't like flaxseed on bagels) - was perfect!
  5. 1 comment removed
  6. Ana
    Can we use coconut flour instead? And how much do we have to adjust the measurements in eggs and baking powder ? I will also like to ask if xantham gum is recommended...
    Reply: #10
  7. Christine Thibeault
    I have the same question, my nutritional info is about the same as yours
    Reply: #11
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can we use coconut flour instead? And how much do we have to adjust the measurements in eggs and baking powder ? I will also like to ask if xantham gum is recommended...

    We have not tested this recipe with coconut flour.

  9. Barbara
    Hopefully we’ll get an answer soon...Glad it’s not just me having trouble counting correctly!
    Reply: #13
  10. DEBORAH
    Carolyn Ketchum, show has developed recipes on this site for Diet Doctor, has a recipe for a mozzerella based bagel with coconut flour.

    See the full recipe on her site All Day I Dream About Food (https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/chewy-keto-bagels/), but here is the ingredient list:

  11. Melanie
    I use Anthony's almond flour that has 2 net carbs per 1/4 cup which lessens the carbs. Hope that helps.
  12. Jeff Ivie
    Well Melanie is only getting 2 net carbs per 1/4 cup with Anthony's. Where King Arthur is 6. Big difference in the Macros. I will definitely give this a try tonight and pray for something that even remotely taste like bread.
  13. Julia
    Mozzarella has to be hard type, I assume. Not fresh.
    Reply: #30
  14. e
    Excellent & kept me full a very long time. I did the whole thing in my food processor. It was extremely quick to mix & bake. Using the food processor may have altered the texture of mine from those made as directed. But i thought they were very good.
    I Used everything bagel type seasoning on top.
    Did they taste like a NY Deli bagel? No. But they made a similarly dense bread which tasted & had the texture of bread more than other recipes I've tried.
    Thank you for this simple & good tasting option!
  15. Kathy
    These were shockingly good! My keto critic husband called them "impressive".
    I made 4 bagels out of this recipe and they were normal bagel size.
  16. Isabeau
    I thought i would try these and i was happy to find that i liked them. only one came out looking like a bagel. the rest were kind of flattened
    will try and make them again.
  17. Johanna
    Oh my god am I excited to find these! My boyfriend LOVES bagels so this will be such a great recipe to surprise him with!
  18. LUZ EDITH RIVERA CAICEDO
    Para llegar a una receta se parte de la entregada e ir probando y veran que pronto podra hacerlo a la condiciones de cada pais. ya que por ejemplo en este pais venezuela donde solo conseguimos malandros por culpa del gobierno y no alimentos es muy baja las posibilidades de hacer una dieta completa cetogenica, yo he optado por comer solo la proteina de vez en cuando y vegetales, y se puede hacer pero muy restringida la dieta,
  19. mike sparkman
    Made them today and they turned out exactly like the picture, thanks! First one was with cream cheese this morning, then a late lunch with fried egg, cheese, ham and the bagel.
  20. Elaine
    Do they toast well?
    Reply: #31
  21. Lisa Carroll
    Just made these and it's the first bread of any kind that taste good I have tried with doing keto lol and actually looks like the picture I'm glad I gave it a try actually love love it
  22. Margaret
    You say to preheat the oven to 430 degrees, FAN FORCED. Does this refer to using a convection oven? Asking because I have a regular oven and am unfamiliar with this term. Thanks.
  23. Heidi Attwood
    While these look very nice I’d like to know why all the non traditional bagel recipes I’ve seen use cheese of some kind. Is there any way one can make them without?
    Reply: #26
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    While these look very nice I’d like to know why all the non traditional bagel recipes I’ve seen use cheese of some kind. Is there any way one can make them without?

    The cheese gives kind of a more chewy texture and I am not aware of a way to make low carb bagels without them.

  25. Briana
    What kind of mozzarella do you use for this? I used fresh mozzarella and after microwaving, the cheese completely separated and wouldn't mix together. Total fail
  26. Mary
    Made these for the first time today. I ended up using my Kitchenaid mixer to get the dough to form as trying to mix them by hand was just not happening With the dough hook on the mixer, the ingredients combined quite well eventually. Since there is no gluten, the amount of mixing time does not make any difference in the end results, it did take a considerable time to get everything to incorporate. I will definitely make these again. Are they like a traditional bagel? No, but they are very good. Some of the best keto bread I've tasted. I didn't mix my own topping, but used the Trader Joe's version of Everything Bagel topping and it was excellent.
  27. Margaret DeHaven
    These are awesome...thanks!
  28. Judi
    I used a fresh, soft type mozzarella, and while the dough was sticky (had to put olive oil on my hands to be able to shape the bagels) it worked fine. They were pretty good, and worked well for a scrambled egg and bacon breakfast sandwich. Stamp of approval from my 12 y.o.
  29. Judi

    Do they toast well?

    They do! I had one left over after breakfast sandwiches, and toasted it at dinner time, put some butter on it, and it was really satisfying!

  30. Jennifer
    I’m wondering how it was calculated that each bagel is 4g net carbs each? Mine worked out to be 12g each. Wondering if it’s the almond flour too? Help?
    Reply: #33
  31. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I’m wondering how it was calculated that each bagel is 4g net carbs each? Mine worked out to be 12g each. Wondering if it’s the almond flour too? Help?

    Are you subtracting out the fiber? Our recipe nutrition information reflects net carbs. Additionally some brands of almond flour are higher carb than others.

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