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Fathead Keto Bagels {Low Carb}

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If you are eating low carb but miss bagels, give this Keto Bagels recipe a try!

Please note: We do not follow a strict Keto diet. I may offer shortcuts and tips for those on a busy schedule.

Fathead Keto Bagels

Fathead Keto Bagels {Low Carb}

I was excited to make a recipe for homemade bagels, which was on my Keto Diet eating plan!  There's something about having a hot bagel to go with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Even in the summer, a bagel is such a nice breakfast comfort food.

You don't have to go to the bakery or eat out to have bagels.  These turned out beautifully, even on my first try! I was pretty excited about that since bagels do kind of have that reputation for being difficult to make.  I knew I had to share the recipe as soon as I tried these!

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Keep in mind, if you decide to substitute ingredients your results may not be the same.

This dough is made with mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and a dry ingredient mixture of almond flour, baking powder, and eggs.

You can mix your cheeses on the stove, which is a good way to control how hot they get. Alternately, microwave loosely covered for 30 seconds, stirring often.

Be sure to let your cheeses cool entirely before adding the eggs, so the eggs don't scramble up! 🙂

Fat Head Low Carb Bagels -Fathead Keto Bagels

How to Work with Keto Dough

I made mine on a regular large baking pan with parchment paper but you could also try silicone liners.  I've gotten these exact liners in the past and although they aren't much to look at, they get the job done and are easy to clean. I would recommend them.  For cooling, you can get a cooling rack here.  This does help them cool evenly without being soggy later.

One thing you may know about Keto dough is that it is a little different to work with. If you're having a lot of trouble with the stickiness of the dough (see my pic above) you can always chill the dough to give it more of a tougher consistency.  I used my KitchenAid mixer when mixing the dough but if you do not have a good stand mixer and have to mix by hand, try oiling up your hands with avocado oil or olive oil to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.

Fat Head Bagels plated -Fathead Keto Bagels

Resist the temptation to add a bunch more flour to thicken it up, like with traditional recipes! This will change the nutritional's and also make for a much tougher end result.

We made these plain, but you can really make them your own. Like an everything bagel ( I like the Trader Joes brand) or add some asiago cheese on top. You could even add a tablespoon of garlic powder to the dough!  To give you some inspiration, here is one of my plain bagels with some simple cream cheese and avocado! Yum!! This can make a great lunch or brunch too.

TIP: If you see that your bagels are turning brown but not baking fully on the inside (or firming up) try placing some foil on top and stick them back in the oven. You can also flip them over in the last 5 minutes of cooking time, using tongs.

Good luck on your Keto diet! there are lots of Keto Recipes that can help you be successful.

See below for your recipe!

Yield: 6

Fathead Keto Bagels {Low Carb}

Fat Head Low Carb Bagels

Try these easy Keto Friendly Bagels to enjoy a savory breakfast at home, without all the carbs of traditional bagels!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 1/2 c Mozzarella cheese, shredded. You can use light or regular.
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1.5 c Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Dash of Salt
  • Optional: Toppings such as Sesame Seeds, Onion Flakes, Poppy Seeds, and Garlic Salt.


Preheat Oven to 400 and prepare a cookie tray with rack over the top.

Spray baking rack well with nonstick spray.

Add Mozzarella and Cream cheese to small saucepan. Heat on low heat on the stove, stirring often.

Stir and repeat until both cheeses are melted.

Let cheeses cool to almost room temperature and add eggs. Gently stir.

Meanwhile, mix almond flour and baking powder in separate bowl.

Mix until dough is thick. If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate for 20-30 minutes until you can handle without dough sticking everywhere.

Finally, knead dough slightly until it appears smooth in texture. You can put avocado oil on your hands to avoid dough sticking.

To form into bagel shapes, separate dough into 6 sections. Roll into ball and then roll into a tube shape. Connect ends to make a loop. For smaller bagels, you can separate dough into more sections.

Set each bagel carefully on the baking rack.

Optional: Oven-baked goods always look delicious with a good egg wash on top! You can scramble one more egg in a small bowl and with a pastry brush or your hand, apply raw egg to each of the bagels. This will give a nice shiny look to the tops of the bagels. If you are adding toppings, the egg wash also helps the toppings stick to the dough!

Bake 12-14 minutes, flipping over during the last 5 minutes of cooking time if needed.


If you choose to microwave mozzarella and cream cheese, cover loosely and work in 20-30 second increments, stirring often.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 113mgSodium 617mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 20g

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