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A tasty low carb French toast bagel that’s sure to please. It’s perfect with butter spread on top! This low carb bagel is great for breakfast on the go.
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 for a low carb bagel.
If you’ve ever been to Panera Bread, you know that these circle breads 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 French toast bagels.
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Of course these aren’t a true bagel. They are more of a quick bread baked into circular 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.
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.
The gum seemed to make a 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 this low carb bagel to a high carb restaurant chain version. But, it did make a nice filling breakfast for me.
I love that this low carb French toast bagel is easy to take on my morning commute. My drive is just over 30 minutes long so it’s nice to have a coffee and portable breakfast for the road.
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 low carb french toast.
The low carb bagel did indeed taste like the popular breakfast dish. And, some people may want to add a little maple syrup on top. I chose to have mine with a little butter.
So, if you miss treating yourself to those bagels you see in the donut or bread shops, don’t feel deprived. It’s pretty easy to whip up your own low carb French toast bagel creation.
Once you learn how to make your favorite treats from your high carb days, you’ll find no reason to ever go back to unhealthy eating. And, the longer you stick to a keto diet, the less you will want those treats.
Low Carb French Toast Bagel Recipe
French Toast Bagels - Gluten Free
- 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 xanthan gum or guar gum (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Blend together eggs, butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple extract, stevia, 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.
Makes 6 bagels
Net carbs per bagel: 3 g (7g – 4g fiber)