I love serving these Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese for Jewish holidays, but also for Christmas.
My healthy bagels are a low carb breath of fresh air in a sea of unhealthy holiday treats and desserts.
Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese
If you’ve been following me here for a bit, you know I love having low carb keto snacks around to keep my carb consumption down.
I am truly amazed at the results I get from ditching fruit and dessert and sticking to fat, protein, and vegetables.
A Low-Carb Diet seems to agree with my body and brain!
So, what’s a low-carb-a-holic to do as we enter the season of desserts? That’s where my Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese come into play.
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Bagels Cream Cheese Salmon
My full-size Bagels with Cream Cheese, pictured above, are perfect if you’re looking for a larger bagel.
But my Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese are fabulous for parties!
- 1½ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ¼ cup golden flaxmeal
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 5 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon onion flakes
- Grease a mini donut pan with coconut oil and dust with coconut flour
- In a food processor, pulse almond flour, flax meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt
- Add eggs and vinegar and pulse until thoroughly combined
- Fit a pastry bag with a ⅜-inch round tip and fill bag with batter
- Pipe into prepared mold
- Sprinkle bagels with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and onion flakes
- Bake at 350°F for 14-17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a bagel comes out clean
- Let bagels cool in the pan for 10 minutes
Bagels and Locks or Bagels and Lox?
Not only are Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese one of my festive favorites, the boys dig ’em smothered in cream cheese and dripping with lox.
I don’t know why some folks call it bagels and locks, we’ve called it bagels and lox since I was a girl. Go figure!
After School Snack Bagels with Cream Cheese
Mini Bagels with Cream cheese were the perfect after-school snack for my growing guys.
I loved it when my older son and all his friends came home from school before baseball practice and gobbled these up!
Bagels Jewish Holidays
I’ve taken these lovely little bagels to my synagogue where they were devoured by numerous Jews, which I think is a great sign when it comes to bagels.
This mini bagel recipe is based on the bagel recipe from my latest book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, made into little bagels.
I’ve then smothered them with everything bagel mix (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and onion flakes) and topped with cream cheese.
It was my boys who asked for an everything bagel –i.e., a bagel with all the toppings.
Bagels Nutrition Facts
Above is the nutrition information for my bagels recipe. Please note: 8 mini bagels equal 1 regular sized bagel.
This high-protein bagels recipe is made with almond flour, coconut flour, and golden flax meal, and contains eggs as well.
I haven’t tried testing it with other ingredients –if you do, leave a comment with the changes you made!
Bagels Toppings: Organic Valley Cream Cheese
My family loves topping these bagels with Organic Valley Cream Cheese Spread.
Substitute of Cream Cheese Kite Hill
Because I do my best to follow a Dairy-Free Diet, I think Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese is the perfect substitute for cream cheese, and it’s incredible on my bagels.
Bagels for Breakfast
If you’re looking for quick healthy breakfast ideas with eggs you can make these bagels over the weekend and serve them with fried eggs for an easy weekday breakfast.
Breakfast Ideas Healthy Easy
Below are some of my breakfast ideas that are both healthy and easy.
Recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake
If you’re looking for great Yom Kippur breakfast food, this recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake is for you!
This is the best gluten free dessert and I cannot tell you how many times I’ve served it for any and every holiday.
Fans rave that it has ten ingredients total (including the topping) and say things like:
“I LOVE THIS CAKE. Been making it for ten years now.”
“This recipe has become my go-to recipe for all occasions.”
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cinnamon coffee cake –cannot stop making it.”
Folks, if there is one easy dessert that’s quick that’s a must make on this website, it’s my recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake!
Recipe for Huevos Rancheros
Ok, I know you wouldn’t typically think of serving a recipe for Huevos Rancheros at your Yom Kippur breakfast, but I’ve done so to great applause.
My family loves having this as a healthy dinner that’s easy any night of the week.
And if you need healthy brunch ideas this recipe for Huevos Rancheros is just for you.
Recipe for Raspberry Muffins with Lemons
This recipe for Raspberry Muffins with Lemons is made with eight ingredients total and could not be easier to make.
This muffin recipe that’s gluten free is fantastic if you’re looking for healthy brunch ideas.
But this Raspberry Muffins Recipe with Lemon is also delicious enough to serve at Yom Kippur breakfast and festive enough for a keto holiday dessert that’s easy.
Gluten Free Donut Recipe with Chocolate Sprinkles
My easy baked Chocolate Doughnuts recipe is made with nine ingredients total, and that includes the homemade glaze!
This gluten free donut recipe is the perfect healthy Hanukkah dessert, but it’s so delicious we eat it all year round.
If you need a recipe for gluten free doughnuts that’s also nut-free look no further, this is the best!
Recipe for Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips
Didn’t find pancakes healthy? Guess again! My recipe for Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips is low carb and loaded with protein and fiber.
If you need a tutorial on how to make banana pancakes you’re in luck. These flourless pancakes with banana could not be any easier!
Breakfast Ideas Simple
What are your favorite simple breakfast ideas that are low carb? Leave a comment and let me know.
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese in 2014.
is it o.k to use brown flaxseed if i don’t have golden?
Shirella, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Heidi Smith says
I just tried it and they seek to have come out just fine! I haven’t tried them with the golden flax though. The color is a bit closer to a multigrain dough.
Thank you so much for this great recipe! I’ve developed several autoimmune diseases over the past 6 years (Hashis, Celiac & Late Onset Type 1 Dibetes) so I have a lot of food restrictions. It’s been years since I’ve eaten a bagel and have missed them so much. These turned out great and definitely reminded me of my old life :)
Sara, I’m sorry about your multiple Dx’s, but glad to meet you here and be on this healing path together. Glad to hear these bagels were great!
Sharon Prahl says
W type one, look at the research showing molecular mimicry with dairy, it’s why the islet cells get attacked…. Remove dairy, remove molecular mimicry attack of the pancreas.
I have donut molds made from
Aluminum. I’m worried they will stick even with greasing and flouring. In the past I cut little parchment paper rings to line them. What do you think? Do you recommend a silicone or non stick Pan?
Emily, thanks for your comment! If you click the green text in the instructions portion of the recipe you will be taken to the exact pan I use :-)
I cannot have vinegar…could I sub something else?
Marisa, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I can’t either. I’m wondering if lemon would work.
Rima, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Shawna Schwartz says
Wow! You nailed the “yeasty” smell and taste of bread with the vinegar! Such a cool trick! Whipped up a quick batch just to test it and subbed in a few items as changes due to allergy/availability. Only had 3 eggs and used just the whites (egg allergy). Added two “chia” eggs for extra support.
Subbed in the shelled hemp seeds which I pulsed for a finer grind as flax doesn’t work for me.
Still turned out with a bit of a rise and nice texture as well as really earthy yeasty flavor!
Will make these for my gf friends!
Shawna, thanks so much for your comment! I’m so glad to hear that I nailed this recipe and that you loved it :-)
Shawna Schwartz says
Even hubby liked them! ;o) I piped them out free-form with a baggie, but I see the relevance of using mini-donut molds.
Shawna, that is so awesome!
I don’t like the taste or texture of the flax .can I just leave that out or do I need to substitute something in its place ? Over all it was a great recipe was happy with it.
Mia, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
You can try Chia seeds.
Is there a substitute for the coconut flour. My mom can’t eat coconut.
Dawn, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
is there a substitution for the almond flour for those with nut allergies?
Carmela, I haven’t tried that so not sure. Here’s a link to my Nut-Free Recipes page for you:
Also, 2/3 of the recipes in my New York Times best selling cookbook, Paleo Cooking are nut-free, and you can get it here:
This may have already been asked, but are flax meal and ground flax seed the same thing? I was able to find ground flax at the local store and would really like to try these
Theresa, yes :-)
Steve Boyer says
Will Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled Work?
Steve, that sounds good!
I just made these in a mini loaf tin since I don’t have any doughnut ones and they are literally amazing. Since going paleo about a year and a half ago I haven’t eaten any bread-like products but these in a mini loaf got the texture spot on. Definitely satisfied my cravings.
I didn’t use flaxmeal, instead I used raw shelled hemp seeds! I’m not sure how it changed it but it definitely turned out great! I also didn’t put anything on top like the poppy seeds, onion flakes, etc. I just left them plain.
My sister and I were discussing how cute it would be to make mini grilled cheese sandwiches with slices from a mini loaf and other things of the like. I’m so excited I found this recipe, I’m very pleased.
Skylar, so glad you enjoyed this recipe!
I love this idea! How did you adjust bake time? Did you grease the mini loaf pan? I would love to use this for my kids sandwiches at school!
Will these work without eggs?
Laura, I don’t think so. Here’s a link to my Egg-Free Recipes page for you: