Flourless Low Carb Bagels

Wednesday, October 10, 2012














Training for a half marathon is no joke.  The more I workout the more I eat...and crave naughty things like everything bagels loaded with cream cheese.  Seriously though bagels are bomb diggity.  In fact if bagels made you skinny I would eat them every single morning (loaded with cream cheese of course). 

Anywhoo...the other day I was dreaming about stuffing my face with a real carby bagel and had to do some serious self talk in order to not do it.  For a small moment I thought, "It's worth it...DO it Lindsay...bagels are sooo good."  And then I remembered I was type 1 diabetic and I would feel like crap all day if I ate a bagel.  So I did a little googling and guess what?  Apparently people are not weird and do not attempt to make things that are supposed to remain just the way they were born.  I looked and looked and finally came across this video.  I made a few small modifications and this is what I came up with...

What you will need:
  • 1 cup flax seed meal
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tbs plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs of water
  • 1 tbs of honey
*For the topping I used poppy seeds and dried garlic flakes.  You could use whatever you want. 

Directions:
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients together.
  3.  Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Take a small amount a dough (however big you want your bagels actually) and roll into a large ball.  Since I do not have a fancy bagel baker, I poked a hole in the middle of the dough with my finger and them formed them into a bagel.  I flattened the top of the bagels out with a spoon to give them a pretty bagel like physique.
  5. Sprinkle your topping on.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes. 

I most definitely stuffed my face with two of these the moment they came out of the oven.  I cut mine in half and toasted each side with a little...cream cheese.  I know I am such a cheater.
These are best eaten straight out of the oven while they are nice and toasty.  I saved a few for later and they were not as good.  My suggestion would be to only make as much as you plan on sharing or eating...and save the rest of the dough for another day. 
  
Makes 5 bagels.  Each bagel has only 5 grams of effective carbohydrate! 

26 comments:

Wine and Summer said...

These look delicious! I need to try them out! I always feel so guilty when I eat bagels. I'm so glad I can have the best of both worlds now!

c448b892-a830-11e1-b2ce-000bcdcb5194 said...

I noticed you added coconut flour twice on the list....is that just a mistake? Is it just 2 tbls or 4... They look good cant wait to try them....thank you for sharing, just wondering..do they have the chewiness a bagel does?

Briana said...

Wow! These look remarkably good. I guess I need to start buying some of those ingredients as most of your yummy recipes call for them!

(and I made that slow cooker chicken.... YUM! Ate it for dinner one night and then used the leftover chicken and made soup the next :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Ooh I like that you can bake these and no difficult bread machine needed!

Stephanie May Anderson said...

Thank you for this post! I came across your blog a month or so ago and really look forward to all your healthy recipes.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Oops sorry for the typo! Yes, it is only 2 tbs of coconut flour. When they come out of the oven they are soft and doughy (just like a bagel should be). They reminded me some what of a whole wheat bagel. But once they sat out for a bit they became a little un-bagel like :) Hope that helps!

christina said...

yum! you make healthy food look so tasty! I make a lot of fresh bread ... it almost never taste as good the next day ... makes you wonder what they put in the store bought stuff...lol...yikes!

Maria @ GLD said...

Mmmm!!! I have to try this! So bad I don't hae all the ingredients with me :( It's time to incorporate them in my grocery list :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

I was so excited to see your ig post...and now even more excited, knowing how well they turned out!!! I have this HUGE addiction to bagels w/ lox - it is a constant Sunday carb problem. Well, problem solved...I can feel a lot less guilty now :) XO brynn

Alexa said...

These look delicious Lindsay. I always slather way too much cream cheese on mine! Ha.

My-cliffnotes said...

Yum I'm starving!!!

Allison @ dreamalittlebigger.com said...

I can't even tell you how excited I am about this recipe. I'm celiac and I miss a good bagel like you wouldn't believe. Thanks!!

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Oh my goodness, you are a genius. These look delicious! I stay away from bagels (and white flour in general) but these I could do!

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Oh my goodness, you are a genius. These look delicious! I stay away from bagels (and white flour in general) but these I could do!

Ruthie Hart said...

yummy!! Bagels are on my "cooking bucket list!"

Tonia L said...

I love bagels too! Why can't the delicious stuff be good for you?

Anonymous said...

Do you think you can substitute the flax seed meal with something else? Or not include it at all? What about the yogurt? I'm eating Paleo so I try to stay away from dairy...

Anonymous said...

How important is the coconut flour? Could you leave it out of the recipe?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

The coconut flour is necessary

Alex Grace Paul said...

Made these this morning. Absolutely delicious! Oh, how I've missed bagels until now. Thank you!

Ashley said...

Could something be subbed for the yogurt? We're dairy free here. Maybe coconut milk?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Ashley - I have not tried any other substitutes, but you are welcome to experiment and let me know how it goes :)

Ashley said...

I did it! I just used the thick coconut milk that is separated at the top of the can. They were delicious! We had the poppyseed/garlic combo and a cinnamon/sugar combo! :-)

Tonya said...

These were really really good. I used homemade almond milk yogurt instead of the greek yogurt only because we are dairy free here. The only thing I would suggest is to maybe add 1/2 tsp of salt to the dry ingredients. I think I will next time I make them (and there will be a next time, probably tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Can you sub the coconut flour with regular flour?

Erin said...

I am hypoglycemic and also have to watch my carb intake. I made a batch of these and am flabbergasted at how good they are! They are hearty and super filling and delicious nice and toasted. Even after a few days, all I did was pop them in the toaster oven, top them with natural peanut butter and it tastes phenomenal! Thanks for the awesome recipe! :)

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