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20-Minute Keto Bagel

If you miss bagels on your low-carb diet you are going to love this 20-minute keto bagel recipe. Top it with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and tomato and you have an NYC-style bagel!

20 Minute Keto Bagel

As I am writing this post, our annual NYC anniversary trip is coming up. I love everything about the city. Especially the food.

I read somewhere that it would take you 22 years to eat in every restaurant in NYC assuming you eat three meals a day. Holy Moly.

Easy Bread

One of the staples of NYC food is the infamous bagel & lox from Russ and Daughters. It is divine. The last time my husband and I were there for the NYC marathon in 2016, we ate there three times. Yes, even after knowing that there are so many restaurant choices. It was that good.

Sadly, I don’t live there so I don’t have access to the deliciousness whenever I want. Also, to be truthful after eating a bagel I don’t feel that awesome.

So, hence, I bring you, The Guilt-Free 20-Minute Keto Bagel, the best keto breakfast recipe!

Baking Ingredient

As I’ve mentioned before, you can make anything healthy, low-carb, or keto these days. For example, my Keto Sushi (check it out, it’s delightful), bagels are no exception.

fathead dough

By using fathead dough, which is the basic mixture used in keto pizza, you can make these excellent bagels with just a few simple ingredients.

Easy breakfast

Top them off with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning before baking.

After the bagels have cooled, slice the bagel in half, and add the cream cheese, tomato, and lox (video below) for an authentic NYC-style bagel and lox experience.

20 Minute Keto Bagel

Alternatively, these can be made into cinnamon sugar bagels. Combine cinnamon and swerve in a small bowl and top the bagels with the mixture before baking.

However you decide to top these guilt-free bagels, they will be a massive hit with the entire house. (my toddler even loved them, and she is a picky eater.)

Are you looking for easy keto lunch recipes for meal prep? Check out my 20 Easy Clean Keto Lunch Recipes here.

More Keto Recipes to Try:

  1. Keto Garlic and Rosemary Dinner Rolls
  2. Keto Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Cake
  3. Keto Walnut Zucchini Muffins
  4. Italian Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
  5. Harissa Salmon with Kale
20 Minute Keto Bagel

20-Minute Keto Bagels

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes


For the Bagel:

Bagel Toppings:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine mozzarella cheese and cream cheese and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the almond flour, eggs, and baking powder. Mix to combine.
  4. Divide dough into 8 portions.
  5. Form portions into bagel shapes (see the video for how I did this)
  6. Place bagels on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Let the bagels cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Cut the bagel in half.
  10. Spread the cream cheese evenly on both sides, top with lox, and sliced tomato.
  11. Close your eyes and pretend you are in NYC.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 55Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 55mgSodium 187mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 3g

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20 Minute Keto Bagel
20 Minute Keto Bagel

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4 thoughts on “20-Minute Keto Bagel”

  1. Wow, I made these and I couldn’t believe how much they tasted like bagels!! I made two batches and they didn’t last a week! This recipe is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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