My Keto Bagel is “The Health Bagel”
I mean, the one I secretly call “The Colon Cleanser”….
As you might have noticed when you do a long term ketogenic diet, fiber becomes a bit of an issue. There is only so much salad you can eat, right?!
So unless your gut flora has descended directly from the Inuit populations, you are probably the kind of gut person who needs a bit more roughage to keep your little friendly bugs in there well fed and happy!
So in this case we can really say: A keto bagel a day keeps the (bad) doctors away!
And, oh, did I mention it tastes really good?!
Bread and Butter Deprived
Ok fine, I finally admit it. I was missing a piece of bread, hot out of the oven, smothered in butter. Yeah, but you already knew that last week, when I confessed it in my Sesame Bun post.
By the way, for very nice, detailed instructions on how to get this dough right look at that post, it contains all the details!
This week I can safely declare that I was sandwich deprived.
And I did not even ever think of how glorious a bagel sandwich would really be until I saw my fellow blogger Keith’s photo of what he did with my Sesame Bun recipe. He made a BAGEL!!!
So then I had to go back and tinker with the original recipe some more to make it really “bagelish” nice and dense, firm and a bit spongy, good enough to make my mother in law proud!!
I hope enjoy my ultimate keto bagel!
- Serves: 6 small bagels
- Serving size: 1 bagel
- Calories: 352
- Fat: 19 gr
- Carbohydrates: 8 gr Net
- Fiber: 20 gr
- Protein: 18 gr
- 1 cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup Psyllium Fiber
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ½ cup hemp hearts
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- 6 organic egg whites
- 1 tsp Celtic sea
- 1 Tbs Baking Powder (aluminum free)
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- First combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well.
- In a blender, blend the egg whites until very foamy.
- Add the foamy egg whites to the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon, or in a food processor.
- The dough should still be crumbly.
- Now add 1 cup of boiling water to the mix and keep stirring until a smoother dough forms.
- The dough will still be a bit crumbly but will stick together when formed into a ball.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Form the dough into 6 balls.
- Now holding the ball in one hand stick your thumb though it, making a hole, then place the dough on the cookie sheet and form it into a bagel, pressing it together with your fingers.
- Sprinkle it with some sesame seeds or poppy seeds so it looks pretty!
- Bake at 350 for about 55 minutes.
- Let cool inside the oven for extra crunchy top.
- Makes 6 small bagels
Compare to a regular bagel with 53 gr of net carbs - 3 gr of fiber - 1.7 gr of fat and 11 gr of protein!