If you are missing your breakfast bagels, these gluten free low carb french toast bagels are a welcome addition. Just slice, toast, butter, and serve.
Did you know you can have bagels on a low carb diet? I recently discovered how easy it is to bake them up using a donut pan.
I really enjoyed the garlic bagels that I made a few weeks ago. Since they were so good, I figured I’d modify the recipe a little to make a different flavor.
If you’ve ever been to Panera Bread, you know that bagels come in a multitude of flavors. My son especially likes the French toast bagels. That’s how I got the idea to try and do a similar flavor with these low carb gluten free French toast bagels.
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Of course these aren’t a true bagel. They are more of a quick bread baked into bagel shapes. However, they do make you feel like you are indulging in a forbidden treat.
To be honest, I haven’t really found anything that can’t be turned into a healthier low carb version. Sure, some things are easier than others. But, following a low carb way of eating isn’t much different than the standard American diet. The difference is in the ingredients.
One of the things I changed in the original recipe was to add guar gum. Breads made with coconut flour can tend to be a little spongy and adding guar or xanthan gum will give a more bread-like texture. This made a big difference so I updated the garlic bagels to optionally add guar or xanthan gum. I used guar gum, but xanthan gum will do the same thing.
Of course it is hard to compare these bagels to a high carb restaurant chain version. But, they did make a nice filling breakfast for me. And, they are very portable to take with you on your morning commute.
When these bagels were in the oven, they had a wonderful french toast smell. My daughter had a friend over and both of them asked me if I was making french toast. The bagels did indeed taste like french toast and some people may want to add a little maple syrup on top. I chose to have mine with a little butter.
Low Carb Gluten Free French Toast Bagels Recipe
- Serves: 6 bagels
- Serving size: 1 bagel
- Calories: 207
- Fat: 15g
- Protein: 7g
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 6 eggs
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons sugar-free vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 5-10 drops stevia glycerite or 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons Swerve sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sifted coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon guar gum or xanthan gum, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Blend together eggs, butter, and salt.
- Combine coconut flour with baking powder and guar or xanthan gum (if using).
- Whisk coconut flour mixture into batter until there are no lumps.
- Spoon into a greased donut pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Net carbs per bagel: 3 g (8g – 5g fiber)