Bagels are a staple of the typical person’s diet. We see bagel shops all over and in every store, however your typical bagel is very high in carbohydrates and also very processed. What if you could have your bagel and eat it too? Well you can with a low carb bagel based off the Fat Head dough recipe inspired from the Fat Head movie…if you haven’t watched this movie yet do yourself a favor and watch it! With just a few ingredients you can have bagels again. Do they taste like New York bagels, no, however they are hearty and have a nice chew to them.
What you will need:
- 1 3/4 cup pre shredded/grated mozzarella
- 3/4 cup almond meal/flour *see recipe notes below
- 2 tbsp full fat cream cheese
- 1 egg medium(at room temp)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt to taste
- parchment paper
- bowl for mixing(safe for microwave or oven)
- Stand mixer or food processor(optional)
Pre-heat oven to 425F. Mix mozzarella cheese, almond flour and cream cheese in the bowl. We do not have an microwave so I either place in my oven for a few mins on a lower heat around 200 degrees F or a double boiler on the stove top. If you have a microwave heat for about one minute, stir and then about 30 secs more. You’re basically looking to get the cheese nice and pliable.
Place the now pliable cheese flour mix into your stand mixer bowl or your food processor. If you don’t have this equipment you can mix by hand so just leave it in your bowl you heated in. This will take longer and a considerable more work but can be done. Add the egg, baking powder and salt. You can also add other seasonings you might like. Mr. Low Carb likes it when I add garlic powder.
After the ingredients are incorporated nicely scrape the edges of the bowl. Mixture will be the consistency of a soft playdough. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. The dough is a bit sticky so I find spraying the paper with a bit of avocado oil helps. Alternatively you can chill the dough for a bit, I haven’t found the need for this. I also spray my hands with a bit of oil for shaping the dough.
Shape the dough into a log, split into 6 equal sections, roll into a ball and shape into a bagel by placing a hole into the middle and carefully spreading it.
Once all the bagels are shaped cook in the oven for 15 min or until golden brown. Let cool as they will still cook once removed for a bit until fully cooled. Once cool cut and enjoy. These would be perfect with eggs, peanut butter, and anything else you enjoy bagels with. Great for toasting or in a toaster oven. See our bagel pizza recipe, who said bagels are just breakfast food? Store in the fridge for about 5 days or so in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Be sure they are completely cooled first
Each bagel is approx: Calories 203Calories from Fat 151Total Fat 16.8gTotal Carbohydrates 4g(2.4g net carbs) Fiber 1.6g, Sugars 1g Protein 11g