Keto Bagels

Keto Bagels

Keto Bagels

Geri Terry
I won’t lie.  Bagels are a bit of a labor of love.  They take 2 days (although only about an hour of it is active time.)  It is a dense dough.  Your stand mixer is the way to go.  Keep an eye on it too, it might walk off your counter.  BUT, these are so GOOD, so CHEWY, SO damn close to an NYC bagel. You’re gonna say “Oy Gevalt!” Shmear Away!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Resting Time 1 d 20 mins
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 8 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 309.67 kcal



Day 1

  • Dissolve the yeast and malt powder in the water and let proof for 5-10 minutes, until foamy.
  • Use the mixer paddle attachment, hand whisk or wooden spoon to blend the flour and salt then add the liquids. By hand: work the dough vigorously for about 10 minutes. By stand mixer: continue mixing until the dough is shaggy and well hydrated, about one minute. Switch to dough hook and knead at medium speed for about 10 minutes. The dough will be ready when it’s smooth, silky, and stretches when you pull a pinch away from the mass.
  • Turn the dough out onto your kneading surface (no additional flour!). Let rest 20 minutes, covered.
  • Weigh out bagels to approximately 3 ounces. You should have 12.
  • Roll each ball into an 8 or 9 inch log using both hands. Now wrap the log around your palm and use the bottom of your hand roll to secure ends together.
  • Arrange the bagels on a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover well with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Day 2

  • Preheat oven to 460°.
  • Bring 3 to 4 quarts of water to a rolling boil, add 1 tbsp. malt powder. There may be some “scum” that rises to the top once it stars to boil, just skim it and discard.
  • Take out chilled bagels and plunge them into the boiling water until they float. I did 3 at a time.
  • Drain on parchment lined sheet pan and sprinkle on toppings, if using.
  • Bake on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake for 15-18 minutes until they’re a rich, glossy brown. Let cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy.


Serving: 1bagelCalories: 309.67kcalCarbohydrates: 13.51gProtein: 26.55gFat: 16.22gSaturated Fat: 2.99gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8.52gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.57gCholesterol: 70.41mgSodium: 761.02mgPotassium: 254.01mgFiber: 12.2gSugar: 0.81gVitamin A: 3.79IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 87.38mgIron: 2.36mgNet Carbs: 1G
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