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.
Could I put dough in a baggie and cut the corner off and just shape an “O” on a cookie sheet? I don’t have a bagel pan nor a donut pan. (Gasp!)
Paula, I haven’t tried that but feel free to experiment!
Ashley Sison says
Sounds delicious. I’m going to make one this coming Saturday. I hope my wife will like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Ashley, you’re welcome!
I’m new to the no-dairy and trying to limit grains as well, so Paleo seems like the perfect plan! Any suggestions what to top these bagels with since cream cheese is out!
Kat, I use Kite Hill cream cheese :-)
I am allergic to coconut. What can I sub for the coconut flour?
Jenna, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Mari Weisman says
Can i make these Saturday and eat them Monday? How do I store them?
Mari, yes. When you make them, allow to cool on the counter overnight then store in a closed container in the fridge :-)
Ann Katz says
I copied a recipe of yours, and just noticed that the printer didn’t include the item to be made. Can you tell me what this recipe is for? I bought apple cider vinegar for this recipe.
Ingredients: 2 cups almond flour, 1/4 cup golden flaxmeal, 1/2 tsp baking soda and sea salt, 2 Tbl apple cider vinegar, 5 large eggs.
Combine 1st 4 ingredients in food processor.
Pulse in vinegar and eggs.
Transfer batter into greased 9” cast iron skillet
Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Ann, sounds like my Cornbread recipe:
Looks great! Can I use Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer for this? Thanks Elana!
Katherine, egg replacers don’t usually work in my recipes but feel free to experiment and LMK if it works :-)
Sharon Slocum says
I have tried these twice and they stick badly in the bagel pan. I use coconut oil. Is that the problem?
Sharon, I’ve updated the recipe to include greasing and flouring the bagel pan, so sorry for this omission!!!
Will the bake time be the same if I use a regular size donut pan?
Kate, I think this may be what you’re looking for:
What can I use instead of coconut flour? I can’t handle even the slightest hint of coconut flavor in my food.
Roxanne, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I didn’t taste the coconut to be honestly… and I added some garlic powder to the batter so that may have helped
Thanks Andrea! I don’t taste any coconut whatsoever either, but everyone is different :-)
I’m allergic to coconut, so I simply added extra almond flour. I think it turned out pretty good. Not as chewy as a traditional bagel, but very tasty.