Low Carb Bagels Using Only 5 Ingredients

Recently when my in-laws were back for a holiday, they bought some bagels for me.  They know bagels are my favourite but I could not eat them anymore as they are not low carb.  Since I have some cravings for bagels last week, I decided to bake them myself.   I found this keto bagels / low carb bagels recipe online – https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/low-carb-bagels-with-almond-flour-keto-gluten-free-5-ingredients/.  This recipe is easy to follow.  Do scroll down for the details.

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My plain oddly shaped bagels.   They are not as chewy as the ones I had been eating but they are still tasty.  IMG_20170801_073822

 

Slather them with lots of salmon cream cheese. Yums!

LOW CARB BAGELS WITH ALMOND FLOUR (KETO, GLUTEN-FREE) – 5 INGREDIENTS
These gluten-free, keto low carb bagels with almond flour need just 5 ingredients. They are easy, chewy, and delicious!
SERVINGS PREP TIME COOK TIME
 bagels 15 minutes 12 minutes
INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 1/2 cup Almond flour
  2. 1 tbsp Gluten-free baking powder
  3. 2 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  4. 2 oz Cream cheese (cubed)
  5. 2 large Eggs (beaten)
  6.  Sesame seeds (for topping – optional.  I didn’t have any so I left mine plain)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together the almond flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Combine the shredded mozzarella and cubed cream cheese in a large bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir again at the end until well incorporated. (If you don’t want to use the microwave, heat the cheeses in a double broiler on the stove over low heat, stirring frequently, until completely melted and easy to stir.
  4. Stir the flour mixture and eggs into the melted cheese mixture. Working quickly while the cheese is still hot, knead with your hands until a dough forms. The dough will be very sticky, but keep kneading and squeezing through your fingers for a few minutes. If the dough becomes hard before fully mixed, is too difficult to mix, or is still sticky after a couple minutes, you can microwave/reheat for 15-20 seconds to soften it. In that case, wash your hands and knead again.

    NOTE: It’s very important for the dough to be completely uniform before proceeding to the next step. You shouldn’t have pieces of cheese separate from areas of almond flour.                                 

  5. Divide the dough into 6 parts. Form/roll a long log with each part, then press the ends together to make a bagel shape on the lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. If using sesame seeds, sprinkle them over the bagels and gently press into the dough.
  6. Bake for 10-14 minutes, until the bagels are firm and golden.

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