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KETO Bagels

Too Good to Be True KETO Bagels

by Lily Harmon -

Are you missing bread? Admittedly, sometimes we do too, here at Konscious Keto. How about your morning bagels? The good news is, just because you're going keto doesn't mean you have to give up the foods you love! 

These tasty bagels are a game-changer. You can make them at the start of the week for a daily morning treat, or serve them to friends and family.

No one will be any the wiser that these tasty treats can help you stay in the fat-burning state of ketosis. 

Once you’ve perfected this recipe, the possibilities are truly endless!

These Too Good to be True Keto Bagels are delicious with cream cheese and a bulletproof coffee for breakfast. Or, you can pack a sandwich for work.

You can even top them with some low-sugar tomato marinara sauce and your fave toppings for a toasted keto pizza. 

We’ve even used them as burger buns for dinner, and of course, everyone loves a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on an everything keto bagel!

So now you know the door to possibilities is wide open, it's time to find out how easy these treats are to make. 

You don't need any prior baking experience, and these are foolproof, so check out the ingredient list and get started ASAP. 

And, if you know someone who should start keto who is being stubborn, these are a really tasty way to bring them to the keto-side, without too much arm-twisting. 

Here are some quick tips for making your next batch of Too Good to Be True KETO Bagels bagels:

Too Good to Be True KETO Bagels

Begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper, this is very important as you do not want your bagels to stick to the pan.

You can also use a silicon mat, sprayed with cooking spray if you prefer.

Next, make sure all ingredients are fully incorporated into the dough. You want the dough to look like regular bread dough, with no chunks of unincorporated ingredients.  

We suggest using wet or lightly oiled hands to knead the dough until you achieve this texture, stirring alone will not get you there.  

The xanthan gum acts as a stabilizer and thickener. This will give your bagels a nice texture, close to a regular bagel. The baking powder is a leavener, causing the bagels to rise nice and puffy in the oven.

If your bagels are not rising properly, make sure your baking powder is super fresh, over time it loses its effectiveness. You can also try chilling the dough for 30 minutes prior to baking.

We find the best way to form the bagel shape is to roll the dough into a ball and poke a hole in the middle with your finger. This makes a much better shape than rolling a long rope and connecting the ends, as we’ve seen in other recipes.

You can always skip this part to make rolls or hamburger buns. If you feel your bagels are not cooking through, you can cover them with foil once the tops have browned and bake a few more minutes.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative! You can add in your favorite seasoning, like Italian seasoning, minced garlic, dried onion, or even ground organic cinnamon and sweetener.

Topping with a little parmesan or asiago cheese before popping them in the oven is also an excellent choice!

Serves: 8

Serving size: 1 bagel

Prep time: 10-15 min

Bake time: 12-15 min


  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp everything bagel seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the shredded mozzarella and cubed cream cheese in a large bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir again at the end until well incorporated.
  3. Combine the almond flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum in a separate bowl. Add beaten egg to flour mixture.
  4. Add the cheese mixture to the flour mixture. Stir as best you can.
  5. Begin kneading the dough by first dipping your hands in water, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Continue kneading until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Divide dough into eight equal parts. Shape parts into balls, then poke a hole in the middle to form a bagel shape.
  7. Place bagels on parchment paper. Brush with egg wash (just one beaten egg) and top with Everything Bagel seasoning or keto toppings of your choice.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 400°F oven.


  • Fat: 31.7g
  • Total Carbs: 8.2g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugar Alcohols: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 4.7g
  • Protein: 20.4g
  • Calories: 388

For awesome keto recipes, check out our supportive Facebook Group where we share the tastiest treats on the keto block. 

You can ask real-time questions, get new recipes and inspiration, and get tons of support from your keto community. 

We'd love to see any photos of the recipes you make as well, so don't forget to tag us with #konsciousketo and post a pic in our group. 

We'll be back again soon with more delicious keto recipes! 

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