3/1/13

Amazing Low Carb Bagels - Finally!





For a low carb bagel, this is the best I have found that I can make myself, in my own home.  And that is in over 10 years of doing low carb and trying various recipes using soy flour, Bob's baking mixes, Atkins mixes, almond flour, flax meal, etc.  When I started this, there were few products readily available, stores did not have a strong online presence and if you couldn't find it in your local Mom and Pop grocery, you probably weren't going to be able to find it.


When I ordered this mix a couple months ago, I thought it would come with a bagel recipe enclosed.  It does not.  So I went looking for one.  I found a basic bagel recipe for it online and then improvised to personalize it. We like onion bagels the best in our home, so that is the kind I decided to make.  

Low Carb Bagels

1 Pizza and Bagel Flour mix (Low Carb Pizza & Bagel Flour (1 LB) - LC Foods - All Natural - No Sugar - Diabetic Friendly)
1/2 t instant dry yeast
1 1/2 t sugar (for the yeast to work)
scant 3/4 c warm water
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t canola oil
Seeds or flavors for a bagel you like;  dried minced onion, poppy seeds, onion powder, garlic, etc.
1 pot of boiling water and a pinch of baking soda will be needed later

In a small bowl, mix the yeast, sugar and warm water.  Stir and let set to proof while you mix the rest.  In another bowl place 1 2/3 cups of the bagel flour mix, salt and oil.  Mix well - it will be very dry.  Add the yeast mixture, but don't add all of it.  Depending on your humidity level, the temperature and the exact measurements of your cups, the amount needed will change.  Pour most of it in, but not all.  Start to mix.  It should come together as a dough ball, pulling away from the sides.  It will be a little sticky, but will be forming a ball.  Use a little more water OR a little more of the flour mixture as needed.  When it's a sticky dough ball, scrape all onto a lightly 'floured' surface with more of the bagel mix.  At this point I wanted a light onion flavor so I added about 1/2 teaspoon onion powder to the surface so it would be kneaded into the dough.  You could add things you want. 

Knead well, sprinkling additional LC bagel mix on it until it's no longer sticky and forms a nice ball.  (See image below).  Now divide the ball into 3 pieces and each of those into 2 so you have a total of six (6) dough pieces.  Roll each into a ball, punch a hole in the center with your finger or a wooden spoon.  Form a circle and place on a non-stick baking pan or parchment.   Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area to rise for 1 hour.  They will double in size.  After an hour, bring a pot of water to boil and preheat your oven to 390 degrees. (400 degrees if you don't have a digital oven).  Add a pinch of baking soda to the water.  Place each circle in the water to boil for 15 seconds per side.  Place back on the baking sheet.  At this point, top your bagels with seeds or whatever you wish.  I reconstituted dried, minced onion for ours.  Sprinkle if you wish with a topping (or leave plain) and bake for 12 minutes until starting to get golden brown.  Remove from oven, let cool and serve with cream cheese or whatever you like on your bagels.  Makes 6.










You might be interested in the product I used as well as some other items they carry;
Low Carb Pizza & Bagel Flour (1 LB) - LC Foods - All Natural - No Sugar - Diabetic Friendly


Low Carb Pizza & Calzone Mix - LC Foods - All Natural - No Sugar - Diabetic Friendly - 8.57 oz
Low Carb Brownie Mix - LC Foods - All Natural - No Sugar - Diabetic Friendly - 10.8 oz
Low Carb Pizza Crust (3 Shells) - Fresh Baked - LC Foods - All Natural - No Sugar - High Protein - Diabetic Friendly - Low Carb Pizza
Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix - LC Foods - All Natural - Paleo - No Sugar - Diabetic Friendly - 15 oz
     












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