Super easy recipe, are they just like real bagels? Not quite, but they are chewy, not eggy, and 100% satisfying! My brain sees bread, thinks bread, but is relieved to finally have something without all the heinous carbs and gluten. Thanks to Wholesome Yum this recipe is already out there for the masses! Plus with it being 5g net carbs per bagel it’s an absolute win!!
For 6 bagels you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups almond flour, super fine
1 tblsp baking powder
2 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
2 oz cream cheese
Melted butted, optional
Heat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet pan with either parchment paper or non-stick foil. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine almond flour and baking powder, set aside.
In a large bowl add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Melt in a microwave for 2 minutes stirring halway through. Once melted add dry ingredients and eggs mixing throughly with a spoons or your hands(I wore nitrile gloves while mixing). Let it cool for 15-20 minutes, or longer, depending on how warm the dough is.
Portion out into six balls and roll out into a rope shape. The smaller the better, and join the two ends pressing gently to seal. Now here’s where you can get creative: you can brush the tops with butter before baking, or add seasme seeds, chia seeds, or whatever your heart’s desired. I keep it simple and just brush with butter.
Bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes(I find that 12 works great for me) and voila! Don’t dive in immediately, let these cool before serving. Trust me, they are easier to slice in half once cooled and enjoyed in numerous ways!
When I first made these last week, no joke, they looked horrendous. 😒 See…
So glad I did! I even made them smaller and tried using my small donut cutter which proved to be a very bad idea. That just forced me to go back to free forming them and this time I took care to not make them too big. These cute little morsels are so delicious!
G-Man loves to take these and make bagel pizzas, naturally he says it’s not as good as his Grandma’s pizza dough but hey for a quick low carb option it is pretty darn good!
So if you’re like me and miss bread then this is the way to go! Make the bagels the night before for a quick breakfast on the go, toast them up in the oven or fry them in butter, add cream cheese or pack it full of protein! Lox bagel anyone?!