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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 like this keto bread and I bet these bagels would be a lot fluffier with some psyllium in them!

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You can fill these keto bagels with anything you fancy — both sweet and savoury! 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).

Note: Make sure you use a 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).

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per bagel, no filling)

Net carbs4.4 grams
Protein9.2 grams
Fat24.1 grams
Calories273 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 14%, fat 79%

Total carbs7.2 gramsFiber2.8 gramsSugars1.6 gramsSaturated fat4.6 gramsSodium466 mg(20% RDA)Magnesium81 mg(20% RDA)Potassium323 mg(16% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 bagels)

Instructions

  1. To make the Almond & Cashew Butter, (follow this recipe) or use almond butter. 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 4200 °C/ 400 °F (fan assisted), or 220 °C/ 425 °F (conventional). 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.
    Easy Low-Carb Bagels
  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 (fan assisted), or 220 °C/ 425 °F (conventional). Then, lower the temperature to 150 °C/ 300 °F (fan assisted), or 170 °C/ 340 °F (conventional) and bake 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 anything you fancy. These bagels are best eaten within 1-3 days but you can refrigerate or freeze them for longer. Easy Low-Carb Bagels

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per bagel, no filling)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almond & cashew butter
3.4 g5.3 g19.7 g209 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.2 g3.1 g2.4 g36 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
0.2 g0.1 g1.5 g14 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coconut flour, organic
0.4 g0.7 g0.6 g14 kcal
Baking soda, raising agent (bicarbonate of soda)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cream of tartar, raising agent
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per bagel, no filling
4.4 g9.2 g24.1 g273 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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While the psyllium husk powder isn't required- if I were to add some- how much would I add?
Thanks!

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I wouldn't want to guess in this recipe without trying it first but I did use psyllium husk powder in several other keto bread recipes: ketodietapp.com/Blog/Filter
The general rule is that you need to use more liquids when using psyllium husk powder (water, eggs, etc).

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So is it one cup each of almond butter and cashew butter or one cup total so 1/2 and 1/2.
thanks!

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I'm sorry for the late response! It's "almond & cashew butter" - it's a recipe I made. I'll put a direct link instead of listing it as it is - it does sound a little confusing, thank you!

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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 😉

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

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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! 😊

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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 😊

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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 😊

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

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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 😊

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