Low Carb Bagel Alternative- Bagels for a Happy Tummy

Rise and shine! For generations, bagels have been associated with warm mornings. So why do you have to let go of that nourishing morning routine!?

Flash Card: There are a variety of keto bagel alternatives that you can make using different ingredients, such as almond flour, coconut flour, flax seed meal, oat fiber, baking powder, and many more.

You may also use cream cheese to add moisture and texture. And for additional flavor, I recommend keto-friendly bagel seasoning, like melted cheese mixture or shredded cheese.

To those who are looking for more healthy options. I will share my favorite keto bagel recipe and different ways to enjoy bagels.

low carb bagel with cream cheese

Why Low Carb Bagels?

People are looking for an alternative to traditional bagels because they contain refined carbohydrates and high amounts of sugar. A low-carb bagel recipe allows people to enjoy the same flavor and texture as regular bagels but with fewer calories, less fat, and added nutrients. Plus, you can add your favorite toppings, like cream cheese, smoked salmon, onion rings, or any bagel seasoning, for a delicious yet healthier breakfast.

Keto Bagel Recipe with Coconut Flour

You are going to love these chewy keto bagels! This low-carb bagel recipe is nut-free, super easy, and nutritious. First and foremost, you’ll really appreciate the chewy texture of these keto bagels, just as if they were wheat-based bagels.

I’ve done a lot of experimenting with fathead dough, which is usually made of cheese, almond flour, and eggs. Given the high oil content of almond flour, it spreads widely during baking. This may explain why most keto bagels turn out flat and unformed.

Coconut flour, in my opinion, offers a lot more structure and stands up better. Additionally, it gives the bagels a real food-like chewiness. They also don’t taste at all like coconut!

keto bread recipes


  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet. Lightly dust with coconut flour.
  2. Whisk together the coconut flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the cheese on high in 30 second increments until well melted and almost liquid. Stir in the flour mixture and the eggs and knead in the bowl using a rubber spatula.
  4. Pour the shredded mozzarella cheese into a microwave-safe bowl and melt it on high in 30 second increments until well melted and almost liquid.
  5. Blend the flour mixture and the eggs, and knead in the bowl using a rubber spatula.
  6. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet and continue to knead together until cohesive.
  7. Cut the dough in half, then divide each half into 4 equal sections to create 8 equal pieces.
  8. Make an 8-inch-long log out of each piece. Pinch the log’s edges together.
  9. Combine the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion, and salt in a shallow bowl. Brush the top of each bagel with melted butter and then thoroughly coat with the everything bagel seasoning.
  10. Bake the bagels for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they have swelled and turned golden. 

Nutritional Value

1 Bagel contains: 190 calories; 12.3 g fat; 12.1 g protein; 5.5 g total carbs; 2.9 g net carbs.

Tips for Bagels Recipe

Mini Bagels

Roll the dough into small balls and then flatten them out with your hand.

Regular-Sized Bagels

You can use a donut pan or food processor to help form the dough. Place the bagels on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and brush with an egg wash before baking.

Play with Flavors

You can customize your low carb bagels with a variety of flavors. For an onion bagel, simply mix in some dried onions or chopped scallions into the dough before shaping. For a cinnamon raisin version, add your desired amount of cinnamon and raisins to the almond flour mixture before forming the dough into balls. You can even make a smoked salmon version by mixing in some smoked salmon at the same time as adding the shredded mozzarella.

keto bagel

Storing Bagels

Store leftover keto bagels in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat them in the microwave or oven before serving so they’re nice and warm. You can also freeze the bagels; just make sure to wrap them tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before freezing. When you’re ready to eat them, let the bagels thaw before reheating.

Making Low Carb Bagels is Easier than You Think

All you need are a few simple ingredients like coconut flour, mozzarella cheese, and butter. With just a few steps, you can have some delicious and nutritious homemade bagels in no time.

With the help of keto bread, you can enjoy a variety of delicious breakfast dishes. Try making breakfast sandwiches using your favorite cream cheese, avocado slices, and lox for a delicious protein-packed start to the day. Or make some homemade bagel chips by slicing up the low-carb bagels and baking them in the oven until crisp. Serve with a cream cheese dip for a satisfying snack or appetizer.

Ahmed Matar

Not just food lover, I also like to write about foods and diets, especially keto! Finding low-carb food is fun for me regardless of how others find it difficult. Besides having an interest in foods & diets I also like exercising and walking long distance regularly :)

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