5 Ingredient KETO Bagels

I’m currently on a low carb diet. This was not something I ever wanted. I felt better going on a low carb diet than I did going on a low fat diet. After all, low carb is about eating low carb, right? Think again. I’ve learned that low carb is different than low fat. The low carb diet I’ve been on has not been low in carbs, but low in fat. Keto is a way of eating that is low in carbs and high in fat. The carbs are replaced with healthy fats. In addition, the keto diet is very low in carbs and calories.

Welcome to a new blog post! I have always been interested in the keto diet, the fad diet that is sweeping the nation. As I wrote “Can you really lose weight fast by eating fat and restricting carbs?” I have been closely studying the mechanisms of the keto diet and crafting ways to put it to use for me and my family.

When it comes to food, I am always looking for ways that I can increase the variety and decrease the carbs. The keto diet is a great way of eating that allows me to be creative in the kitchen and have more freedom. With that being said, bagels are a perfect item to add to your keto diet.. Read more about 2 ingredient keto bagels and let us know what you think.

Bagels are a common breakfast item in many homes throughout the United States. They’re quick to toast and even faster to top, but they’re also high in carbohydrates, so they’re not exactly keto-friendly. But don’t be unhappy for long since chewy soft keto bagels are back on the menu due to this recipe!

a stack of four keto bagels on a cutting board with cream cheese in the background

When do we use Fathead Dough, and why do we use it?

We don’t use fathead dough very frequently, even though it’s a wonderful recipe to have in your arsenal, particularly for the kids. If you’re preparing bagels, you’re probably going to put cream cheese on top of them.

That usually implies you’re eating cheese dough with cream cheese spread on top. That dish was devoid of nutritional value! However, it is tasty, and there are occasions when it may be a good choice:

  1. You’re feeding a big gathering and need to make something quickly!
  2. Feeding fussy kids or family members who aren’t on the keto diet but want to join in the fun
  3. You’re wanting a bagel but don’t want to eat all the carbs?

So, although they’re not something we’d eat on a regular basis, they’re certainly a dish we have on hand!

What Is the Flavor of Fathead Dough?

When compared to regular flour, fathead dough is certainly more delicious. It’s a little corny, but not too much. This bagel would be a great sweet alternative if you topped it with peanut butter or jelly. It’s because of the mozzarella we use.

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Mozzarella, unlike cheddar or asiago, is a rather bland cheese, making it an excellent choice for bagels. If you want to go all out, top these bagels with an additional sprinkling of asiago cheese and everything bagel spice.

What is Fathead Dough’s Texture?

Fathead dough will be different from the usual bleached white flour that we are all familiar with. White flour has a chewy feel due to its high gluten content. Gluten, on the other hand, may promote inflammation as well as weight gain since carbohydrates hold more water (1).

Our keto bagels, on the other hand, are prepared with almond flour, pre-shredded mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese to create a high-quality fathead dough. Because of the baking powder, the texture of these bagels is chewy and somewhat pillowy. You just need a little amount of baking powder to get the perfect mix of fluffiness and chewiness.

The Fathead Dough Macros

The macros for fathead dough vary depending on how much is used in a dish. However, each of these bagels has 191 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 3 net carbs per serving of a cooked bagel.

They’re also high in fat because to the almond flour, as well as protein thanks to the cheese. There are 10 grams of protein and 15 grams of fat in each bagel. As a result, this low carb bagel recipe is a wonderful choice to take with you on the move to keep you filled all day.

Bagel without gluten

As I previously said, these bagels are gluten-free. We prefer to use high-quality components in our low-carb bagel recipe. It will prevent you from consuming too many carbohydrates, as well as a stomach pain and subsequent carb crash. Fathead dough is excellent on its own for many recipes, but we did require a bit additional flour in this instance.

Almond flour was the flour of choice. Almond flour is low in carbs and rich in fiber, making these low carb bagels more filling (2). Because dairy has no fiber, these bagels may not keep you full until lunchtime if you don’t add almond flour.

In this recipe, Almond Flour vs. Coconut Flour

Both almond flour and coconut flour are keto-friendly flours that may be used in a variety of recipes. In fact, you’re frequently better off combining the two to get the greatest overall texture and flavor in a dish. In this instance, though, we tried and tested the recipe many times before settling on almond flour as the best option. It thickens the dough so that each serving has enough entire bagel.

Can I replace the flour with coconut flour?

Unfortunately, this recipe will not work with only coconut flour. These low-carb bagels depend on the bulk that almond flour provides. Furthermore, since coconut flour is so absorbent, you only need 3x the quantity of almond flour when compared to coconut flour.

cream cheese on a keto bagel with some extra cream cheese in the background

Fathead Dough Tips and Tricks

Fathead dough is wonderful, but it may be difficult to deal with at times. We went ahead and made a list of a few typical problems that may occur while creating fathead dough, as well as how to resolve them.

The dough is too sticky to work with.

Don’t worry if your dough is overly sticky. Because fathead dough is composed of melted cheese, cream cheese, and big eggs, it has a tendency to stick. Everything that is a little runny. There are a couple options for dealing with this:

  • Place your dough in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes after mixing it together. The cold will assist the cheese to solidify within the dough, making it simpler to deal with.
  • Apply a little amount of oil on your hands. Using olive oil on your fingertips will aid in the formation of the bagels. Cheese is less likely to cling to oily surfaces, so rub a teaspoon of oil on your fingertips and go back to work.

The Ingredients in the Dough Aren’t Mixing Well

Do not be alarmed; this is quite natural! It doesn’t always go well when you attempt to mix eggs with anything spicy. So here’s all you’ll need to know:

  1. Melt the cheese and cream cheese first. Give it a toss after it’s melted but not overdone (hard golden brown cheese).
  2. You may now add the eggs. To keep the eggs from frying in the hot cheese, work rapidly. If it isn’t mixing properly, you may need to reheat it in the microwave.
  3. TO REHEAT IN THE MICROWAVE: Make sure the dough is reheated in 5-10 second intervals and then stirred, NO LONGER. The eggs will scramble if you reheat it too quickly, and your bagel dough will be destroyed!
  4. Simply continue the procedure until all of the eggs and cheese have been combined, then add the almond flour or almond meal and repeat.

Because pieces in the low carb bagel dough may lead to cheese pockets later, you want it to be fairly consistent. Unless that’s what you desire, in which case you’re on your own! It’s OK if there are a few unmixed pieces here and there, but you want it to be as smooth and consistent as possible.

Bagels made with ketones: How to Make Them

It’s finally here: the moment you’ve been waiting for. Warm and tasty bagels slathered in a thick layer of cream cheese! So, without further ado, let’s get to work on the meal.


We’ll need 5 basic ingredients, plus one additional optional ingredient, to create these low-carb bagels. Shredded mozzarella cheese, which should be pre-shredded, is required for the dough. Any fresh mozzarella will be excessively wet, resulting in a dough that is watery.

A big egg and cream cheese are also required. Cream cheeses sometimes include additional fillers, which raise the net carb count, so check the macros before purchasing. Finally, you’ll need baking powder and almond flour to make the dough.

Baking powder has a twofold action, so these low carb bagels will rise quickly. Baking powder is not the same as baking soda, so keep that in mind while shopping. You may substitute almond meal for the almond flour, but keep in mind that the texture of your keto bagel may vary somewhat.

Finally, there’s Everything Bagel Seasoning, which you may desire but don’t need. Everything bagel seasoning includes everything you’ll need to create an everything bagel (wow, that was a mouthful!). Onion flakes, sesame seeds, garlic, and salt make up everything bagel spice. If you don’t want to use the pre-made mix, you may substitute salt and ordinary sesame seeds.

all the ingredients needed for this bagel recipe on a cutting board

Making Delectable Bagels made with ketones (With Low Carbs!)

Now it’s time to make the bagels and bake them. Because the cheese in fathead dough dissolves in water, these low carb bagels are baked rather than boiled and then baked. Don’t worry, creating keto bagels is simple and, dare I say, even simpler than normal bagels!

mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a clear glass mixing bowl

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then mix your cream cheese and mozzarella in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until completely melted. Make sure the cheese doesn’t burn!

cheese melted together and formed into a ball

After that, add the egg, almond flour, baking powder, and any other ingredients. This may be cinnamon raisin, chocolate chip, or something else entirely.

adding the egg and flour to the melted cheeses

Combine with a fork, then your hands or a spatula until the texture and consistency are consistent.

the fully formed dough should be easy to form by hand

Cut the dough into equal pieces now. You may use a knife or a pastry cutter to accomplish this.

cutting the dough into equal portions before forming into rings

Make 6 even balls out of the dough. Form a circle on the parchment paper by rolling each ball into a thin log with your hands. Rep with the rest of the dough.

forming the bagels by hand from the six pre portioned pieces

If you wish to add a topping, gently brush the tops of each bagel with water to help the spice cling. Season to taste with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or asiago cheese, then gently press down with your fingertips.

adding the everything bagel seasoning to the bagels before placing them in the oven

Allow the bagels to cool on the prepared baking sheet for 12-14 minutes before slicing. You should get lovely golden brown bagels if you followed the instructions exactly.

cream cheese on a keto bagel that is fresh out of the oven

Keeping Bagels made with ketones Safe

Once the keto bagels have come out of the oven, it’s important to think about how you’ll store any leftovers. Store your golden brown keto bagels in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to a week. When you’re ready to eat another, just take one out, slice it, and toast it.

Note: Do not leave these bagels on the counter. You run the danger of all the dairy going bad and molding since they’re prepared with fathead dough. It’s better to be cautious and keep them in the refrigerator!

Keto Bagels in the Freezer

If you enjoy these keto bagels as much as we do, prepare a double batch and freeze half of them. To do so, just put cooled keto bagels in an airtight gallon zip top bag that can be frozen. Freeze until completely solid. In the freezer, they’ll last approximately 2 months.

Keto Bagels: How to Reheat Them

Remove one from the freezer bag and put it in the fridge to thaw when you’re ready to have a wonderful bagel. Microwave it for 15-20 seconds until it is soft enough to slice for an even faster way. The keto bagel is then sliced and toasted once or twice. The recipe will taste as good as it did the first time you made it!

What to Put on Keto Bagels

These bagels are wonderful, as you already know if you prepared them and followed the instructions. While you can create keto-friendly bagels, making healthy bagels into breakfast sandwiches is much better! It’s up to you what you add on this low-carb dish; just make sure it remains low-carb! On a keto bagel, some of our favorite toppings include:

  • Where have all my peanut butter jelly lovers gone? This bagel recipe is excellent with peanut butter, and it just takes two seconds to spread a little peanut butter on it.
  • Salmon and Cream Cheese– Cream cheese on bagels is delicious, but salmon with cream cheese is much better! If you’ve tried this dish before, you’ll know how legendary the combination of everything seasoning, bagel, and salmon is.
  • My favorite method to cook a bagel is with butter. It’s easy to make, tasty, and a great way to show off high-quality butter.
  • With a sprinkle of everything spice, smashed avocado and a runny egg are the ideal combo. It’s high in protein, creamy, and fatty. A wonderful breakfast in every way.

On a keto diet, all of them are excellent choices, so don’t feel like you have to stick to one method of preparing your bagel. Experiment a little and who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new favorite combo.

Keto Breakfast Recipes We Love!

Breakfast is something we both like! We used to have some of our greatest bonding times before keto when we would make crazy breakfast sandwiches on Sunday mornings. With these keto bagels, we can revisit those experiences. The following are some of our other favorite morning dishes, which we often have for dinner:

  • Macro Muffins are exactly what they sound like. Macro muffins focus on keto macros, providing a substantial amount of protein and fat to kickstart your keto day.
  • Breakfast Casseroles with Low Carbs– Casseroles are a great choice for people who like to prepare one meal and have it ready to eat all week. Make your own low-carb breakfast dish by using your imagination.
  • Breakfast Bowls– Our favorite kind of food is definitely a breakfast bowl. They’re fast and simple to prepare, and they’re also very flexible, enabling you to stuff them with any fillings you choose.

It’s not a huge issue if you don’t like breakfast. Remember that you can always eat your supper for morning. A bowl of keto chili is sometimes the best way to start my Monday, so that’s exactly what I’ll do!

Keto Bagels

We enjoy making low-carb keto bagels because they keep us full and satisfied for far longer than traditional bagels. Plus, who doesn’t like a nice, toasted everything bagel smeared with cream cheese? Make a large batch of these bagels and keep them in the fridge for a week of simple mornings!

Made with fathead dough and Everything Bagel Seasoning, these keto bagels are quick and simple to make.

stack of keto bagels on a napkin

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stack of keto bagels on a napkin

Keto Bagels

Made with fathead dough and Everything Bagel Seasoning, these keto bagels are quick and simple to make.

17-minute total time

Bagels (6 servings)

191 calories per serving

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

Time to prepare: 12 minutes


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

  • Microwave the mozzarella and cream cheese for 30 seconds on high in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir with a fork to blend, then microwave for another 30 seconds or until completely melted.

  • Combine the almond flour, egg, and baking powder using a fork, then your hands or a spatula until the texture and consistency are consistent.

  • Make 6 even balls out of the dough.

  • Form a circle on the parchment paper by rolling each ball into a thin log with your hands. Rep with the rest of the dough.

  • To help the seasoning cling better, lightly brush the top of each bagel with water. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then gently press down with your fingertips.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 12-14 minutes.


Serving Size: 1 Bagel Net Carbs: 3g

Nutritional Information

Keto Bagels

Per Serving Amount

191 calories 135 calories from fat

daily value in percent*

15g/23 percent fat

Carbohydrates account for 41% of the total.

1g4 percent fiber

20 percent protein (10g)

* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.



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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.