Sugar-free, Gluten-free Bagels

  • Makes
  • 8
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 20
  • Cook (min)
  • 25
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 10
  • Cook Difficult
  • 6


  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Zen Spirit Psyllium Husk Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp roasted onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Topping:
  • 1 tsp blue poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Zen Spirit Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp roasted onion
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5 tbsp boiling water


  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine together almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, garlic powder, and roasted onion. Mix well with a hand mixer and set aside.

  • In another bowl, add eggs, egg whites, unsweetened almond milk, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed for a couple of minutes. Add the flour mixture and continue to mix until fully incorporated.

  • Transfer the mixture to a lightly floured work surface and knead to shape a smooth ball. Cut the ball into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and then into a cylinder shape. Fold the ends of each cylinder in a circle to create bagels. Transfer bagels to the prepared baking sheet and set aside.

  • In a small bowl, mix together blue poppy seeds, sesame seeds, salt, chia seeds, garlic powder, and roasted onion. Mix well and set aside.

  • In another bowl, whisk together egg yolk and boiling water. Brush bagels with egg yolk and sprinkle with the seed mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and cool to room temperature before serving.

Sugar-free, Gluten-free Bagels

A perfectly smooth and silky dough for sugar-free and gluten-free bagels can be a bit challenging to achieve. Most of the usual low-carb recipes for bread are too dense and won’t give you that lovely puffed texture you expect from bagels. That’s why a combination of baking powder, baking soda, and psyllium husk powder is extremely important to increase the volume of the dough which will rise in the oven until just perfect! Also, you might want to invest some time in kneading the dough well before shaping bagels.

Sugar-free, Gluten-free Bagels

This will help all the ingredients to properly incorporate with each other before they’re ready to use. So, once you’ve divided the dough into 8 balls, make sure to knead each ball again to ensure the best possible results.

Sugar-free, Gluten-free Bagels

These low-carb bagels are perfectly good as they are but you can spice the things up a little bit by adding a lovely combination of seeds and spices before baking to get a rather unique bagel flavor. This is a homemade version of everything bagel seasoning (which you can replace with the store-bought one) or adjust according to taste.

Sugar-free, Gluten-free Bagels

Once bagels are baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for a while. The dough might be too soft at first but it will firm up once chilled. Store in air-tight containers and enjoy!

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 167, Protein: 5.6g, Total Carb: 9.3g, Dietary Fiber: 5.7g, Total Fat: 12.4g 

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