Today’s recipe is so simple, I’m surprised I haven’t tried it before now! I am a huge bagel fan. Every week when I worked at the law firm, I’d drop into a bagel shop next door and usually end up with one of their strawberry or blueberry bagels with lots of butter. Little did I realize that the butter was probably the only thing on that bagel that was good for me! Hah! The things Keto teaches you! Today’s recipe was adapted from Gluten Free Daddy and was changed because I had too little of the ingredients to make them his way. Anyway, I think it’s good to offer alternatives when you are running low on ingredients and you just need an egg sandwich instead of plain scrambled eggs for a change. Generally, what I’ve found is that you can usually sub about half the called-for amount of almond flour for coconut flour. Meaning, if the recipe calls for 1 cup of almond, generally you can sub 1/2 a cup of coconut flour in.
These are very akin to Fat Head dough and have a sour dough flavor to them. I paired them with cinnamon butter and they were a big hit among my family. I sliced them in half and broiled them to brown the tops, but next time I may try to bake them once sliced for a crispier texture.
Plain Keto Bagels
2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 oz cream cheese
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
Preheat your oven to 400°. In a glass dish place cheeses and microwave for 1 minute adding additional seconds if the mixture does not easily smoosh together. Once cheeses are melty, mix them together and stir in all remaining ingredients at once. Grease your hands with a neutral oil like avocado or coconut and squish mixture so that no clumps remain. Grabbing palm fulls, mold into bagel shapes sealed the edges by pressing them together. Place on baking sheet in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the amazing golden brown spots start to appear.
1/2 stick of butter soft
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp Swerve confectioners sweetener or other powdered organic non GMO erythritol
Mix well and use liberally on your sliced and toasted bagels!