Breakfast/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb

Jalapeno Low Carb Bagels

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These low carb bagels are flavoured with spicy jalapeno and topped with cheese.  As it is baked with a variation of the Fathead Dough it is a cheesy, low carb delight.

I’ve been enjoying playing around with the Fathead dough recipe and when I tried the bagel recipe from the talented Maya at Wholesome Yum, I became a bagel addict.   They were so delicious that I ate them every day for a week and wondered if it was possible to live off them?

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So, inspired by this new addiction, I thought that I would add a flavour combination that I find delicious.  Jalapeno and cheese.  There’s one supermarket in St Lucia that sells jalapeno pepper and I stock up like they are on sale when I see them.  Island shopping is like that.  You cannot always be guaranteed that what you see will still be there next week.  Items that you take for granted in the USA or Europe, such as zucchinis, are not a regular item.  So, when you see them, regardless of any recipe planning, you buy them.  You buy them all!!

I made four batches under the guise of “I’m not sure, maybe the next batch will be better” as I loved these delicious low carb bagels.   The oven we have is the strangest we have ever had.  It’s a gas oven with a bizarre temperature on it so some of my baking time is now guess work.  I know what temperature works for most recipes but sometimes my oven works as it should, sometimes it decides that the baking with take longer.  Good times.  The first batch was made once again, without writing down the recipe.  Or if I did, I threw the paper out.  Eventually I was happiest with the last batch and could hit “publish”.

When making these low carb bagels, you need to move like a mixing ninja in the kitchen.  Make sure that you have the almond flour mixture prepared and ready to go.  All the trimmings should be on standby as you are going to have to mix fast and furious once that mozzarella has melted!

I used a donut tray to bake these to keep their shape and volume.  I’ve found that when I bake Fathead bagels they can deflate a bit, making it hard to slice.  

Another kitchen ninja tip is throw those empty bowls into soak as soon as you can.  Dried Mozzarella on the bowls is not the easiest of things to get off. 

I used sliced jalapeno peppers from a jar for one batch.  I loved that batch of low carb bagels experiment, but it may have been the extra salty taste of the jalapenos that I enjoyed.  I suspect that I would be a person who would enjoy pickle juice from the jar.

These jalapeno low carb bagels keep well in the fridge for the next day.  They will harden slightly because of the cheese but pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to refresh them.  Or slice and toast them!  Either way, it’s a delicious breakfast!



4.41 from 5 votes
Jalapeno Low Carb Bagel
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A spicy Fathead dough bagel

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fathead dough, gluten free low carb recipes, Healthy bagels
Servings: 6 Bagels
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese grated
  • 2 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 Jalapeno peppers
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 oz Cheddar cheese grated
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F

  2. Chop and deseed the jalapeno peppers. Slice a few thin circles and set them aside for the decoration.

  3. In a bowl, mix the almond flour and baking powder.

  4. Add the chopped jalapeno peppers and eggs. Mix well.

  5. In another bowl add the mozzarella and cream cheese.

  6. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes, stopping after 1 minute to give it a gentle stir (you’ll end up with crispy bits around the bowl otherwise).

  7. Remove and stir, then add in the almond flour mixture.

  8. Stir well and combine until you have a blended dough.

  9. Break the dough up into 6 pieces and roll out the pieces to make into a bagel shape OR use a donut tray to place the dough in. (I find this easier to keep them neater).

  10. Decorate the bagels with sliced jalapenos and sprinkle with some grated Cheddar cheese.

  11. Bake for 20-30 minutes, keeping an eye on them that they bake until golden.   

  12. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 6 Bagels

Nutritional Information per bagel:  273 Calories, 22g Fat, 16g Protein, 6g Total Carb, 2g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Low Carb Bagel
Amount Per Serving (1 Bagel)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 16g 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Maria C. Stanley
    August 25, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Angela. Can you clarify the net carbs calculation? The recipe notes indicates a different result the nutrition facts due to 2 different entries for the dietary fiber. Is this 2 or 4 net carbs? Looks delicious & will make them this weekend!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      August 26, 2018 at 10:53 am

      It’s 4g net carbs

  • Reply
    Jen Daprato
    August 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Can you freeze them?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      August 23, 2018 at 7:37 am

      I don’t know to be honest as I’ve not tried it.

  • Reply
    Mary Wood
    August 6, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Angela … is it possible to let me know how much coconut flour I can use as a substitute for almond flour. If this is possible can you also let me know the changes to the other ingredients. Hope this isn’t a big ask as I really love using coconut flour. Thanks so much.

  • Reply
    March 13, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Made these today and they were amazing! ( I crumbled a little bacon on top too!) Thanks so much for sharing! (-:

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      March 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks for reporting back!

  • Reply
    Jackie Cherry
    March 11, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I just made these and the dough is to gooey to roll. What can I add to dry them a bit

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      March 11, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Add some more almond flour until you achieve the consistency you need (knead…sorry, had to slip in an awful pun)

  • Reply
    March 9, 2018 at 1:28 am

    I made these today. Unfortunately I don’t have a bagel tray and they came out round and not quite as flat as a biscuit. But they were amazing. I spread cream cheese on a warm one and it was probably the best Loire carb recipe I have ever had. I froze the remainder and will enjoy each day. Thanks.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      March 9, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Glad you liked them! I’ve made them without a tray too and also found them a bit flat, but hey, they tasted good anyway!

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