Quick reminder: When you’re following a keto diet, carbs are bad, fat is good. How do you make a keto bagel? Easy.
Sub almond flour for bread flour.
Almond flour (aka almond meal) is simply finely ground blanched almonds. It’s much lower in carbs than all-purpose and bread flours, and it’s naturally gluten-free.
Add (a lot) of mozzarella cheese.
If the bagels were only made with almond flour and eggs, they’d be crumbly AF and, quite frankly, not very delish. Melted cheese helps create a chewy texture and adds a lot of flavor—and fat. Remember, fat=good when you’re eating keto!
Does the dough need to rise?
Nope! And you don’t need to knead it either. Which means the bagels comes together in way less than an hour.
Can I make my own everything seasoning?
Of course. You’ll just need sesame seeds, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and poppy seeds.
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- Preheat oven to 400°. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk the almond flour with the baking powder. In a medium microwave safe bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until the cheese is melted and combined, about 2 minutes total.
- Scrape the cheese mixture into the bowl with the almond flour mixture and add the two eggs. Mix until well combined. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Press your finger into the center of each ball and stretch to form a bagel shape. Arrange bagels on prepared baking sheets.
- Brush the top of each bagel with beaten egg and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake on the middle rack for 20 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
Just 5 INGREDIENTS needed to make these gluten-free, low carb bagels with almond flour fathead dough. They are easy, chewy, and delicious! If you want keto bagels or gluten-free bagels that taste great, you’re going to love these.
If there’s one thing people tend to miss on a keto low carb diet plan, often times it’s bread. And there are lots of low carb bread recipes on the blog (have you tried the 2-minute low carb English muffins, keto cloud bread, 4-ingredient almond flour biscuits and fluffy white paleo keto bread?!)… but none of them have that chewy bagel quality. I’m hoping that these keto low carb bagels with almond flour fathead dough will fill that void.
(Speaking of filling voids, don’t miss the keto chaffles trend. These waffles can be made sweet or savory, and are super hot in the keto community right now!)