Make Your Own Keto Bagel to Enjoy at Breakfast – Recipe

A bagel with cream cheese is such a classic breakfast, but unfortunately, bagels tend to have a high number of carbs. If you’re on a keto diet, bagels would not easily fit into your diet.  However, these keto bagels are low-carb, delicious, and super easy to make! You can have that savory breakfast without breaking your diet. 

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In this recipe, you’re going to need mozzarella cheese and almond flour for the base of the bagels. Mozzarella cheese and almond flour both contain a very low number of carbs and are high in fat. The high-fat content is going to help keep you full for longer, unlike a traditional bagel. 

This recipe takes under 30 minutes to make and makes 6 servings. These bagels will keep for up to 6 days in an air-tight container. If you’re someone who likes to meal prep, this recipe is perfect for you. You can make a batch of these keto bagels and have one for breakfast almost every day of the week! 

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How to make Keto Bagels: 

The ingredients you’re going to need to make Keto Bagels: 

  • 2 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese – You must use part-skim low-moisture mozzarella cheese because this will result in the best texture. Other types of mozzarella cheese may result in a greasy bagel because of the fat content. 
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese – You should let your cream cheese thaw to room temperature so that it’s easier to combine with the other ingredients. Cream cheese is going to make your bagel light, fluffy, and taste amazing. 
  • 1 and 1/2 cups blanched almond flour – Blanded almond flour is made from almonds without the skin. Unblanched almond flour uses the entire almond to make almond flour. Blanded is finer and will result in the desired bagel texture. 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder – Baking powder is in most baked recipes because it helps the food rise and expands. To create a light, fluffy bagel with air pockets, you must use baking powder. 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt – Salt is going to add a splash of flavor while enhancing all of the other flavors. You only need a pinch, so be careful not to overdo it.
  • 1 large egg + 1 beaten egg for egg wash – One egg is going to go into the dough while the other egg is going to be for the wash. Adding egg wash on top is a great way to add more color, flavor, and texture to the bagels. 

How to make Keto Bagels - ingredients

The directions for how to prepare Keto Bagels: 

Step 1: 

Preheat the oven 375º Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

The directions for how to prepare Keto Bagels

Step 2: 

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave oven until melted, 1 to 1½ Add the almond flour, baking powder, salt, and egg and stir together until just combined.

Step 3: 

Turn the dough out onto a flat surface and knead until all the dry ingredients have fully combined and the dough is no longer sticky. Work quickly when kneading: the dough will stiffen up as it cools and can become very hard to knead. If that happens, reheat the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds and continue kneading.

Step 4: 

Divide the dough into six equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long, thick rope and press the ends together to form a circle. This dough will expand while baking, so it is sure to leave a big enough opening in the center for a proper hole.

Step 5: 

Brush the top of the bagels with the eggs, wash and sprinkle the tops of the bagels with any seasoning you choose. Be sure to press the seasonings into the dough a bit to make sure they stick. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Let the bagels cool for about 5-10 minutes to firm up before you cut them.

Step 6: 

You can serve the bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, or even sugar-free jam. Enjoy!

Tips for making Keto Bagels: 

Space out your bagels: When cooking your bagels, you need to make sure you space out your dough on the baking sheet. Your bagels will expand, and you don’t want them to cook together. 

Use almond flour: It’s very easy to confuse almond flour with almond meal. Almond meal is not as fine as almond flour and will not give you the desired bagel texture. Make sure that you are using blanched almond flour. 

Make your bagels equal size: It can be difficult, but for your bagels to cook evenly, you must roll the dough into equal size circles. 

Store for a week: As stated before, you can store these keto bagels in an air-tight container for up to a week. They make a wonderful keto breakfast or snack when you’re on the go. 

Other keto recipes you might enjoy: 

If you end up trying this recipe, make sure to leave us a comment down below! We love hearing from you guys! 🙂 

Keto Bagels

Keto Bagels

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A bagel with cream cheese is such a classic breakfast but unfortunately, bagels tend to have a high number of carbs. If you’re on a keto diet, bagels would not easily fit into your diet. 

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups shredded part-skim low-moisture mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature.
  • 1 and 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 beaten egg for egg wash

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven 375º Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave oven until melted, 1 to 1½ Add the almond flour, baking powder, salt, and egg and stir together until just combined.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a flat surface and knead until all the dry ingredients have fully combined and the dough is no longer sticky. Work quickly when kneading: the dough will stiffen up as it cools and can become very hard to knead. If that happens, reheat the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds and continue kneading.
  4. Divide the dough into six equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long, thick rope and press the ends together to form a circle. This dough will expand while baking, so is sure to leave a big enough opening in the center for a proper hole.
  5. Brush the top of the bagels with the eggs wash and sprinkle the tops of the bagels with any seasoning you choose. Be sure to press the seasonings into the dough a bit to make sure they stick. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Let the bagels cool for about 5-10 minutes to firm up before you cut them.
  6. You can serve the bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, or even sugar-free jam. Enjoy!

Notes

Optional Toppings

Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, everything-but-the-bagel seasoning.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 461mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 10g

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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