These savory cheesy bagels keto recipe is low carb, gluten-free, and wheat flour-free. They are just 5 ingredients and easy to make. Step-by-step photos included!

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Easy Keto Bagels Recipe by Maebells

If you just started a keto or low carb lifestyle as a new years resolution, how is it going? Are you missing your favorite foods, or adjusting pretty well? We know how hard it can be to form new habits and find but you can do this!

These Easy Keto Bagels took me many tries to get just right. We didn’t want to share a low-carb bread in bagel form that didn’t really meet the criteria a bagel has! It needs to have that nice, chewy texture, crisp, golden-brown exterior while the inside is soft, but perfect when toasted. 

We didn’t want a bagel that took on a soggy texture or broke apart easily. This bagel meets all of my expectations. These are wonderful on their own, or with cream cheese or butter. These bagels make perfect breakfast sandwiches or pizza bagels. The possibilities are totally endless!

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Ingredients for Bagels Keto Recipe

While most of my recipes are pretty flexible and I try to add in notes regarding substitutions, this isn’t a recipe we recommend making substitutions. This recipe uses both almond and coconut flour, and the mixture truly did provide the best texture and lift. To make Easy Keto Bagels you will need:

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Whole Egg
  • Egg Whites
  • Toppings: Everything seasoning, sesame seeds, sea salt, poppy seeds
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How do you make Low Carb Bagels?

For this recipe to come together smoothly you must measure out and prep your ingredients first. Begin by adding the almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder to a bowl and mixing well. Next, beat an egg white until it triples in volume (see photo) this is important because it gives the bagels a good rise.

These bagels are made of a “fathead dough” base. This means shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese are heated until completely melted. After stirring the melted cheese until smooth, the dry ingredients are mixed in.  

Next, add in the egg and beaten egg white. Stir the dough well, then work it with your hands so a soft dough forms. Lastly, form a disk and cut the dough into 8 sections, and form 8 bagels. Brush each one with the last egg white and top with the seasoning of your choice.

What toppings do you add to bagels?

To get that beautiful golden brown color, brush the egg white on the bagel before baking and sprinkle with whatever toppings you would like. Some common toppings include Everything seasoning, sesame seeds, sea salt, or poppy seeds. You can also dust with a cinnamon-sugar mixture using brown sugar monk fruit or Swerve. 

How do you make Keto Breakfast Sandwiches? 

To make bagel breakfast sandwiches slice the bagels and toast. Layer cooked egg, bacon, sausage, or ham on the bagel. You can add fresh spinach, avocado, or tomato if you wish. You can easily prepare a few of these ahead of time and simply warm them in the morning in 30-second increments until heated through. 

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Tips for the Best Low Carb Bagels Keto Recipe

  1. Measure out and prepare everything before you begin. This is crucial because the dough base is melted cheese. If the cheese cools too much you will have a very hard time combining a smooth dough. 
  2. Do not skip beating the egg white. There is a photo of my beaten egg white that shows you what this should look like if you are unsure. This helps to provide lift and give the bagels the correct texture. 
  3. You can use a donut pan if you wish, or simply shape the bagels either option works. I have done this both ways and did not notice one was better than the other. 
  4. Liberally brush the bagel with egg white to get that perfect golden brown color and slightly crisp texture. 

Other recipes you might like to try: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Easy Turkey Corn Chowder, Burrito Bowl One Pot Recipe

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Bagels Keto Recipe

They are easy, chewy, and delicious! If you want keto bagels or gluten-free bagels that taste great, you're going to love these.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white, beaten until it triples in volume

For the Topping

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 ½ tbsp topping of your choice (Everything seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds)
  • a sprinkle of sea salt on top

Instructions
 

Before you begin measuring and preparing everything ahead of time, you must work the dough while the cheese is hot, so it is time-sensitive.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Melt the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a micorwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until completely melted. Stir until smooth.
  • In a second bowl combine the almond flour, cocont flour and baking powder, stirring well.
  • Combine the melted cheese with the flour mixture. Stir the dough and work the flour into the cheese as well as you can.
  • Next, add the whole egg and the beaten egg, stir the mixture until a soft dough forms. Then, using your hands knead the dough until you are satisfied that the egg, flour and cheese is all worked in the dough together. Make sure there are no streaks of eggs, you want it to be completely combined.
  • Form the dough into a disk and cut into 8 equal sections. Form each section into a bagel.
  • Place the bagels in a greased donut pan or on a silicone lined baking pan (or greased baking sheet)
  • Brush the bagel with the egg white and sprinkle the seasoning of choice on top.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Calories: 205total | Fat: 13.7g | Cholesterol: 35.9mg | Sodium: 335mg | Carbohydrates: 5.8g | Net Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 0.7g | Protein: 15.8g
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