For the full experience, make this recipe with the Drop Recipes app.

recipe by Chris DeVries

  • Time icon
    Total Time
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

Learn how to make Keto Bagels with THE BEST Fathead dough recipe. Each low carb keto bagel has just 3.5g NET CARBS, and these fathead bagels taste just like "normal" bagels! They've got the most wonderful chewy crust, and a light airy inside, perfect for spreading cream cheese or butter on.

Inspired by:

recipe updated Sep 14, 2020


  • Almond flour icon
    Almond flour
    168 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Protein powder icon
    Protein powder
    45 g (about ½ cup)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    10 g (about 2 tsp)
  • Xanthan gum icon
    Xanthan gum
    7 g (about ⅞ tsp)
  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese
    280 g (about 2 ¼)
  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
    28 g (about 1 ⅞ tbsp)
  • Egg icon
    1 (about 50 g)


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Lightly floured surface
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 205°C
  2. Prepare a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Add dry ingredients to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Mix thoroughly until combined then set aside
  5. Add cheese mixture to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Fold bit by bit until mixture comes together
  7. Heat bit by bit in microwave until completely mixed then set aside - 30 sec, high heat
  8. Add egg to the large mixing bowl
  9. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to large mixing bowl
  10. Fold carefully until just combined
  11. Use your hands to form a ball of dough, then knead the dough with your hands, and then add a tiny bit of almond flour to your work-surface to continue kneading the dough.
  12. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to lightly floured surface
  13. Once the ball of fathead dough forms, split it up into 6 smaller balls of dough.
  14. Now take your finger and press it into the middle of the small ball of fathead dough to form a hole.
  15. Transfer content of lightly floured surface to baking sheet
  16. If making “Everything” bagels, coat the tops of each bagel with spray oil, and add the everything bagel seasoning.
  17. Bake until golden brown and let cool - approx 15 min, 205°C
Open in app

Download the free Drop Recipes app to follow this recipe step by step in your kitchen.