Low-Carb Paleo Bagels

Paleo Bagels are the perfect low-carb snack. For brunch, they’re fantastic toasted, then topped with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, along with tomato or cucumber. If you’re not on a Dairy-Free Diet, Paleo Bagels are wonderful with organic cultured cream cheese.

Low-Carb Paleo Bagels Recipe

When I went grain-free in 2001, I thought my love affair with bagels had come to an end. Now, these grain-free bagels from my third low-carb cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, come to the rescue! Paleo Bagels make a great on-the-go breakfast when you’re in a hurry.

Whole30 Bagels Recipe?

These would be Whole30 bagels if there was such a thing. All of the ingredients in the bagel are Whole30 compliant. However, that diet does not allow baked goods, so technically, these are not Whole30 bagels.

Kosher for Passover Bagels Recipe

I’ll be serving Paleo Bagels this year when we break our fast at Yom Kippur, along with Hot Apple Cider and my Paleo Carrot Soup. You can make the soup with water, rather than chicken stock so that it’s pareve. Paleo Bagels are kosher for Passover because they do not contain chametz.

Paleo Bagels

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Servings 6 bagels



  • Grease a donut mold 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
  • Place batter in a resealable plastic bag, snip off one corner, and pipe batter into prepared mold
  • Sprinkle bagels with poppy seeds
  • Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center of a bagel comes out clean
  • Let bagels cool in pan for 1 hour
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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How to Make Keto Bagels with a Donut Mold

When I created this easy Keto Bagel recipe in 2012 I used a non-stick donut mold. Back then it was the only mold available. Now there are plenty of silicone molds that work just as well or even better. If you use this silicone donut mold you will get 9 bagels because the wells are smaller.

How to Store Low-Carb Keto Bagels

To store your bagels, leave them out at room temperature overnight, then refrigerate in an airtight container.

Low-Carb Keto Bagels Recipe

Although I grew up in Northern California, Davis to be exact, I went to college in New York City. That was when I fell in love with bagels. There was an amazing bagel shop on the Upper West Side called University Bagels. Often, after I’d stay up all night studying, I’d get a piping hot bagel at the crack of dawn. Those were the days! Now I need eight hours of sleep a night, and I’m on a gluten-free, grain-free diet. This low-carb bagels recipe made with only 7 ingredients is the perfect treat for me now!

Low-Carb Keto Recipes

Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of savory food and following a Low-Carb Diet. These low-carb Paleo Bagels are a great treat for my low-sugar eating plan. I’ve found that the more I reduce my intake of added sweeteners and fruit, the better I feel. I’m also able to eat a small amount of fermented dairy as I’ve pursued a low-glycemic diet. What are your secrets when it comes to eating less sweets? Are you able to use sugar substitutes like xylitol? Or do you simply cut back on desserts and sweets?

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These are fantastic! I will definitely be making these again and again. Finding something like these makes it so much easier to stick to this way of eating.


342 responses to “Low-Carb Paleo Bagels”

  1. Hi Elana, I am looking for a breakfast option for my son that is compatible with a neutropenic diet. This seems to fit however I do not have golden flaxmeal, can you suggest a substitute? Thank you

  2. I love these so much. The carb and protein count per bagel would be so helpful for those of us who are insulin dependent diabetics and have to carb count.

  3. I’m a NYer who missed bagels. These are a really good substitute for when I want *bread* or have the bagel *itch*.

    I didn’t have a bagel mold so I followed all instructions except I greased parchment paper and created round, bagel-looking circles on the baking sheet. Baked for 25 minutes. I made some with TJ’s EBTB and the others with sesame seeds. They came out more like the size and thickness of a bialy (cant slice these babies open) so I just layer my goodies on top. I put fresh herbs and Himalayan salt in ghee and I am very satisfied.

    Thank you!

  4. Wondering if they can be made with another gluten free flour. I can’t do almond. And can’t do coconut.

    • I made these bagels around the beginning of COVID and loved them! I used to eat blueberry bagels as a kid, don’t know why I like them but I do, and so I’ve been making low carb blueberry bagels and eating them with a heavy pat of butter for breakfast. The second time I made them, I tried the recipe with hazelnut flour and they tasted like a multigrain bagel to me, which is nice. I do miss multigrain bread quite a bit.

  5. These are the best Paleo bagels I have ever made and I have tried 2 other recipes. Remember, you cannot compare to regular bakery bagels but think of it as a vessel to pile on your lox cream cheese and tomato. I have made this recipe over 2 dozen times and will continue to
    make them as I eat healthier and lose weight.

    Thanks Elena!

    • Richard, wow! This is very high praise, thank you so much! My husband who can eat anything he wants loves these bagels and I bet it’s for the reason you’ve stated. Glad we’re on this healing path together :-)

  6. These are the best bagels! I add “Everything” seasonings to the bagel instead of poppy seeds. They’re great toasted with cream cheese. Thank you Elana for this recipe. I have MS and try to maintain a keto diet.

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