Don't be intimidated to make your own low carb bagels, these are easy to prepare and a have a fabulous texture! These delicious homemade bagels are also gluten free, sugar free and grain free.
There aren't many things I miss while eating a low carb diet. I can do without pasta, bread, potatoes and rice, but the one thing I really, really wish I could eat are bagels.
That's just one of the advantages of living in New Jersey, we absolutely have the best bagels, bread and pizza by far. When I went to school in Maryland I would always bring back a bunch of bagels every time and freeze the leftovers.
When we actually had leftovers.
My roommates were always so excited to have New Jersey bagels too, with good reason.
But it has been over 5 years since I have had a real New Jersey bagel and now I no longer have to miss them.
With that being said, as much as I love these low carb bagels and the texture of them, they are not identical to real, typical bagels. I am just keeping it real here.
These are a wonderful alternative and I love the taste and texture, but remember they are low carb and gluten free so they will not taste exactly the same as typical flour based bagels. That doesn't mean they aren't delicious though.
Although homemade bagels (especially low carb ones) sound like they are extremely time consuming and difficult to prepare, I promise these are super easy.
If you happen to be following my story, I still can't taste or smell anything. At all.
Every now and then I get these weird phantom smells. Basically I am smelling horrible things that aren't even there.
Also, I have been getting a terrible taste in my mouth, even when I haven't eaten anything. It's kind of like how cigarette smoke would taste (I can only guess) but it's a burnt, smoky taste and it's downright awful.
It makes it extremely difficult to eat anything at all. But I am staying hopeful that this will all be behind me soon and I will be tasting all of the delicious foods that I prepare.
I can only speak to the amazing texture of these bagels (basically I choose the foods that I want to eat and that make me feel good by their texture) but everyone else said these bagels were delicious. I promise to report back the second I can taste again because I know these will be one of the first recipes I make.
I have a bagel tray which makes these super easy to bake in the oven, but I wanted to show you an alternative way to make these just in case you only have a plain baking tray. It might take a few more minutes but they are still simple to make.
The brushed egg wash on top of the bagels give it the golden appearance similar to regular bagels. It is completely optional but I definitely recommend it.
Wouldn't these homemade bagels be perfect for Easter breakfast or brunch? Ok, they would be perfect any day, but maybe a little extra special on Easter morning.
I'd spread almond butter on top of mine.
Low Carb Bagels
- 1 ¾ cup super fine almond flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, melted
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- For the topping:
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
- 1 egg, beaten
- Pre-heat oven to 320 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a baking mat or spray a bagel tray with nonstick spray.
- Beat eggs in a medium bowl and add garlic powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Place mozzarella cheese in a saucepan with olive oil, place it over the stove and stir until is melted (this step can also be done in the microwave).
- Place beaten eggs and melted mozzarella in a highspeed food processor for the mozzarella to combine with the eggs, this will result in a smooth batter.
- Transfer the batter to the medium bowl and add the almond flour. Stir until a soft dough.
- Form the bagels by shaping a ball, then press it down until it flattens a bit and finally makes a hole in the middle. Or alternatively, plce dough into a preapred bagel tray, prssing mixture down.
- If you are not using a bagel tray, set the bagels in the prepared baking tray.
- Beat the egg and brushed them all. This will give them a pretty golden appearance.
- Sprinkle some poppy and sesame seeds all over the bagels.
- Bake them for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let them cool before transfering.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10.2g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1.9g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4.1g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.2g||4%|
|Total Sugars 0.6g|
|Vitamin D 6mcg||29%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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*Nutrition information not 100% guaranteed, provided by verywellfit.com
I wanted to share some more healthier bagels and breads (breakfast ideas) that I thought you might like:
Gluten Free Raspberry Banana Bread from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Homemade Cinnamon Crunch Bagels from Half Baked Harvest
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels from I Wash You Dry
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
If you make these Low Carb Bagels or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy these! Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!