Keto Fathead Dough Bagels

When I was writing my dissertation, I often “rewarded” my effort and took a break by grabbing a Nova Lox sandwich on an Everything Bagel from Einstein Brothers. For me, the mix of a warm, toasted Everything Bagel with the chilled Nova Lox (Smoked Salmon), Cucumbers and other veggies was an awesome combo of salty and fresh ingredients. Little did I know, the bagel had at least 56g of net carbs. For this recipe, I followed the tips of many in the ketogenic community and used a modified version of fathead dough to remake the bagel at home. This bagel is super easy to make (baked and prepped in less than 30 minutes). Further, it satisfies my bagel cravings for only 2g net carbs per bagel.



This recipe makes 4 savory bagels. Each bagel has 2 net carbs, 226 calories, 18g of fat, AND 13g protein.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

  2. Mix almond flour with baking powder, garlic powder and onion salt. Set aside.

  3. Add mozzarella and cream cheese to a large microwave safe mixing bowl

  4. Heat the cheeses in the microwave for 45 seconds

  5. Use a mixing spatula to incorporate the cheese

  6. Heat the cheese mixture again for 45 seconds

  7. Add the almond flour mixture and the egg to the cheese mixture.

  8. Mix until well incorporated and a ball of dough forms

  9. Cover the ball of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes. This allowed the dough to firm up a bit more and cool down.

  10. Split the dough into 4 balls and use your hand to form dough logs.

  11. Wrap each log around the donut pan mold - You can also use your hands to simply connect both sides of the log, but I got this pan because I plan to use it to make donuts.

  12. Sprinkle your preferred seasoning to the top of each bagel. I used Everything Bagel from Trader Joes

  13. Cook the bagels for 15 minutes or until the tops of the bagels are golden

  14. Optional: Slice the bagels in half and toast them in a heated griddle pan or skillet. Simply add a thin coat of cooking spray (I use Coconut Oil Spray) and place the bagel halves inside down into the pan. Allow the bagels to brown on the inside (~1 minute)

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