If there's one thing which is tough to recreate in a keto lifestyle it's breakfast. Sure, we can whip up eggs and bacon galore, but what about those bready, doughy, delectable carbs?! For me, one of the things I hated giving up was bagels, specifically everything bagels.
Everything bagels are notable for their savory aroma and complex topping mixture. For this recipe, we used a bottle of premade everything bagel seasoning, which you can find on the shelf of any grocery store. Generally, the mix includes some combination of:
Garlic powder or dried garlic
Garlic onion, or dried onion
We also decided to play it easy with the dough recipe, and used our previous Fathead dough, with the addition of 5 teaspoons of baking powder. This helps the dough rise from what we would normally use as pizza dough, into something lighter and bread-ier.
Breakfast of Champions
If you, like us, are looking for a way to spice up your breakfast routine, and invite a bread component into your morning, look no further. Picture this - the alarm clock goes off and it's time to start another day of work (from your home office, of course). You hobble down the stairs, still in pajamas and sporting fabulous bedhead to start the coffee. With the lovely aroma of chocolate and coffee in the air, you feel that tell-tale rumble of hunger from within. It's time to feed the beast, and you're sick of trying to make omelettes look appealing.
Now, imagine biting into a warm toasty everything bagel. Crisp at the edges with tangy cream cheese melting into every bite. Or, picture yourself with an everything bagel, golden butter dissolving into fluffy bread, topped by chewy slabs of smoky bacon and a yolky egg - talk about the champion of breakfast sandwiches.
Getting Your Ingredients Together
So, how do you make these magnificent bagels? Here's what you need to make your own at home:
4 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
2 1/4 cups almond flour
6 tbsp cream cheese
5 tsp baking powder
Everything bagel seasoning to taste
Combining these ingredients gives you the following nutritional information:
8.5g total carbs
5.1g net carbs
Now, for the good part...
Making Your Fathead Dough and Forming Your Bagels
Now's the time to make your dough. These are the directions we used for Fathead dough, with the inclusion of baking powder. To make things easy, we'll post them here along with the additional bagel instructions, but you can also check back to the original recipe here.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine shredded mozzarella and cubed cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl.
Microwave for 1 min then stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds to 1 minute until cheese shreds are melted and can be stirred smooth
Combine eggs, baking powder, and almond flour in a bowl and stir into melted cheese
Mix by hand, or preferably use a mixture with dough hook for 3-5 minutes until ingredients are fully combined.
Separate into 8 equal portions and roll each piece into a snake.
Wrap each snake into a circle, connecting the ends for that classic bagel shape.
Season the tops of your bagels with everything bagel seasoning to taste.
Place your bagels on a parchment covered baking tray and bake for 15-minutes.
When your bagels first come out of the oven, they may be a little soft. Let the pan rest on a cooling rack before sliding them off to cool on their own. Once cool, or slightly warm (whatever your preference), slice and add all your favorite condiments. The can keep in the fridge for a few days, or freeze wonderfully. They are great sliced open and toasted.
This recipe was a real winner in our house, but we would love to hear what you think. If you give this bagel recipe a try, or if you have a keto bagel recipe of your own, we would love to hear about it! Don't forget to subscribe for more updates from RedHotKeto!