Paleo Mini Bagels

Paleo Mini Bagels

I thought y’all might enjoy some Paleo Mini Bagels for the holidays. Yes, I know this is not exactly a traditional holiday treat. However, as of late I’ve been going lower and lower in my carb consumption. I am truly digging the results I’m getting from ditching fruit and dessert and sticking to fat, protein, and vegetables. A low-carb diet seems to agree with my constitution!

This recipe was originally published on Elan’s Pantry.

So, what’s a low-carb-a-holic to do during the season of desserts? That’s where my gluten-free mini bagels come into play. Not only are they one of my festive favorites, the boys really dig ’em smothered in cream cheese and lox. I think they’re the perfect after-school snack for my growing guys. I’ve also taken these lovely little bagels to my synagogue where they were devoured by numerous Jews, which I think is a great sign when it comes to bagels.

Paleo Mini Bagels: Ingredients

  • 1½ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
  • ¼ cup golden flaxmeal
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes


  • In a food processor, pulse almond flour, flax meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Add eggs and vinegar and pulse until thoroughly combined
  • Fit a pastry bag with a ⅜-inch round tip and fill bag with batter
  • Pipe into a mini donut pan
  • Sprinkle bagels with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and onion flakes
  • Bake at 350°F for 14-17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a bagel comes out clean
  • Let bagels cool in the pan for 10 minutes
  • Serve

Please note, to make this recipe you will either need 3 mini donut pans, or you will need to bake the bagels in 3 separate batches.

This mini bagel recipe is basically the bagel recipe from my latest book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry made into little bagels and smothered in the delightful toppings of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and onion flakes, it was my boys who asked for an everything bagel –i.e., a bagel with a couple of toppings. I use a mini donut pan to make these and I pipe them into that pan with a pastry bag.

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