It can be hard to give up bread, but with delicious keto mozzarella dough bagels, you don’t have to.
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Is bread keto?
No, most traditional bread is not keto because they are made for wheat flour, all-purpose flour, or gluten-free flour and are high in starch and carbohydrates.
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Luckily there are plenty of low-carb and keto bread recipes you can enjoy. All are low-carb, grain-free, and naturally gluten-free.
They are made with simple pantry and fridge ingredients, and you will discover just how filling and delicious they are.
What is mozzarella dough?
Mozzarella dough is often called fathead dough or keto dough. It is the easiest keto dough and is made with 4 simple ingredients and can be used in a variety of recipes.
The wonderful thing about this keto almond flour dough is that its ingredients, (mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, and almond or coconut flour) are naturally free of grain and wheat â€“ making it perfectly low-carb and keto!
How to make mozzarella dough
You may want to watch the supreme guide to making fat head dough even without a microwave. Can be made with almond flour or coconut flour PLUS 16 keto recipes to use it.
Making keto dough is a simple process, but there is a couple of top tips I need to give you.
1: Do not heat the cheeses too much, or the dough will become sticky and difficult to handle. If this happens, simply pop it in the fridge for a minute, and it will firm up nicely again.
2: You must use parchment paper, not baking paper. And if for some reason you do find the dough sticks, use wet hands to slowly peel the paper away from the dough ACROSS the dough not UPWARDS.
All quantities, ingredients, and instructions are in the recipe card below.
You only need a few simple low-carb ingredients to make keto bagels. You probably have them already.
- Pre shredded/grated cheese mozzarella
- Almond meal/flour *see recipe notes below
- Cream cheese full fat
- Egg – medium
- Baking powder
If you have never made mozzarella dough before, you may want to read the beginner’s guide to mozzarella dough (fat had dough). It will show you everything you need to know and the top recipes that use this versatile keto dough.
There are even tips showing you how to make it with almond flour or coconut flour and even if you don’t have a microwave.
Bagels have been around since the 17th century and have since then spread across the world especially where there are thriving Jewish communities. People became so enamoured by its dense, chewy, and doughy interior that they are now made in a variety of ways to suit different tastes.
Keto bagels are the perfect healthy lunch box filler for hungry children. These delicious keto bagels are naturally gluten-free and will keep blood sugars and concentration stable without the highs and lows that a high-carb lunch might do.
No more stodgy bread and wheat, keto bagels are simply the yummiest naturally gluten-free bread there is.
More mozzarella dough recipes
So, the next time you and your family are having a hankering for your signature low-carb bagel treat, break out these simple ingredients!
Best Keto Bagels Recipe (Mozzarella Dough)
- Mixing Bowls
- Baking sheets – non stick
- 170 g shredded/grated cheese mozzarella
- 85 g almond meal/flour *see recipe notes below
- 2 tbsp cream cheese full fat
- 1 eggs – medium
- 1 tsp baking powder
- +/- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the shredded/grated cheese, almond flour/meal and cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
- Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds.
- Add the egg, baking powder, salt, and any other flavourings, mix gently.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll into balls then into cylinder shapes as shown in the video.
- Fold the ends of the cylinder shapes in a circle and squeeze the two ends together to form a bagel shape.
- Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with sesame seeds.Bake at 220C/425F for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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