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keto bagels with sesame and poppy seed

Keto Bagels Recipe

Katrin Nürnberger from sugarfreelondoner.com
These Keto bagels are just as soft and chewy as regular bagels! Thanks to the ingenious fathead dough, which uses mozzarella and almond flour, they are gluten free and low in carbs.  
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 231kcal


  • 1 ½ cup / 175g shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup / 100g almond flour extra fine. 1 ¼ cup / 125 g when using ground almonds / almond meal
  • 1 egg, large, beaten
  • 4 tbsp / 50g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • poppy / sesame seeds optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius / 360 Fahrenheit
  • Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave (1 ½ minutes on high) or in a non stick pan.  
  • In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients - almond flour, psyllium husk powder and baking powder. Add dry ingredients plus the beaten egg to the mozzarella. Combine with a spatula, then knead with your hands until you have a smooth dough. Alternatively, mix in a stand mixer or food processor.
  • Form a large ball and cut into 6 segments. 
  • Form each segment into a log, lay them down in a circle and pinch the ends together to make bagel shapes.
  •  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds. 
  • Bake for ca 20 minutes or until lightly browned on top. 



If the dough is sticky, lightly oil your hands. It is easier to handle once it cools. 
The dough should be room temperature when it goes in the oven. This prevents the bagels from flattening in the oven.
The bagel shapes should be tall and the hole a decent size (check my images). When the bagels rise, they also spread a little. This way you ensure your end product looks good. 
If you're using coarse almond flour / almond meal / ground almonds, increase the amount to 125 g / 1 ¼ cup. 
The bagels firm as they cool down. They can be reheated in the microwave or lightly toasted. You can store them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze them. 


Calories: 231kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 12.8g | Fat: 18.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 1.4g