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Easy Low-carb Bagels

|Easy Low-carb Bagels

Before I get to my recipe, I'd like to let you know that over the next few months I will be busy working on my new cookbook which will include 150 low-carb & paleo / primal recipes. I won't have time to post on my blog as frequently as I used to but I'll try to post a recipe every week.

This recipe is inspired by the amazing Grain-free Hamburger Buns from Danielle of Against All Grain. Her buns are absolutely delicious and so easy to make. To lower the net carbs per serving and make my recipe more keto-friendly, I changed some of the ingredients.

I used my Almond & Cashew Butter which is toasted and has quite strong flavour. Use raw nuts if you prefer a milder taste. The reason I used coconut flour is that it helps soak up some of the moisture and prevents the bagels from being too chewy. Don't expect these bagels to be just like regular grain bagels. They are not as fluffy which is caused by their high-fat content and lack of gluten. On the other hand, I haven't tried adding some psyllium husk powder. Psyllium husk powder is, in my opinion, one of the best low-carb ingredients for baked goods and I have used it in several recipes in the KetoDiet apps & book. I bet these bagels would be a lot fluffier with some psyllium in them! :-)

Preparation time

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Nutritional values (per bagel with no filling):

4.4 grams 2.8 grams 9.2 grams 24.1 grams 4.6 grams 273 calories
Total Carbs7.2grams
Fiber2.8grams
Net Carbs4.4grams
Protein9.2grams
Fat24.1grams
of which Saturated4.6grams
Energy (calories)273kcal
Magnesium80mg (20% RDA)
Potassium322mg (16% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6.5%), protein (13.6%), fat (79.9%)

Ingredients (makes 8 bagels):

Make sure you use kitchen scale for measuring all the dry ingredients. Using just cups may not be enough to achieve best results, especially in baked goods. Weights per cups and tablespoons may vary depending on the product/ brand or if you make you own ingredients (like flaxmeal from flaxseeds).

Instructions

  1. Make Almond & Cashew Butter (follow this recipe) if you haven't done so. The butter has to be warm before you mix it with the other ingredients. Cold nut butter straight from the fridge would be difficult to mix. If needed, warm it up slightly in a water bath or a microwave oven. |Easy Low-carb Bagels
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F / 200 C. Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. Place the egg yolks into the warm Almond & Cashew Butter and add baking soda. Season with salt and pour in lukewarm coconut milk (or cream) and lukewarm water. Process with an electric mixer until well combined.
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  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites. Add cream of tartar while beating until they create soft peaks. |Easy Low-carb Bagels
  4. Add the coconut flour into the bowl with the sticky dough and mix well. Then, add the egg whites into the bowl and process until well combined. |Easy Low-carb Bagels
  5. Spoon the dough into a bagel pan. Place in the oven and cook for 5 minutes at 200 C / 400 F. Then, lower the temperature to 150 C / 300 F and cook for another 15-20 minutes. |Easy Low-carb Bagels
  6. When done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down. |Easy Low-carb Bagels
  7. Cut widthwise and fill with your favourite ingredients. I used my Paleo Avocado Pesto, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and green lettuce leaves. You can try all sorts of condiments: ketchup, mayo, cream cheese, sauerkraut, mustard, etc. (a complete list of home-made ingredients is on my blog). These bagels are best eaten within 1-3 days but you can refrigerate or freeze them for longer. Enjoy! |Easy Low-carb Bagels

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Comments (14)

i don't have psyllium on hand but I have ground flax. Can that serve as a substitute Thx! Sara

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Hi Sara, this recipe doesn't require any psyllium - did you mean another ingredient or recipe? The Keto Buns from m blog contain psyllium.

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Now I don't know whether I should first try this recipe or your keto buns! I'm still waiting for my psyllium so I'll give this one a try Wink

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Thank you Tiffany! The keto buns are definitely my favourite recipe Smile

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These look yummy! Would I be able to use regular butter and regular milk (or half & half creamer?) Thanks!

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Hi Alix, you can substitute the almond & cashew butter with any nut butter but not regular butter. Instead of coconut milk, you can use regular cream or almond milk. Even regular milk will work but I don't use it because it has more carbs. Hope this helps! Smile

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Have you tried the bagels with macadamia butter? Just a thought... it has even less carbs but also more fat. Do you think it could work? Thanks!

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Hi Bill, not yet but I think it should work. You may need to use slightly more coconut flour but that's just a guess Smile

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These look really good, can't wait to try them. My colleagues will go mad if I bring this to work with me tomorrow Smile

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Thanks Jeanette, I made these for my fiancé and his colleagues thought he started eating bread again! Smile

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These are one of the best bagels I've ever had! I made them with raw almond and cashew butter. The dough was really moist and creamy and I was tempted to add some more coconut flour but I didn't which was good because the result was nice and fluffy!

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Thank you Sam, so glad you like them!!

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These look amazing! Can't wait to try them!!

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Thanks Jeremy, let me know when you do Smile

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