Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels {Flourless Keto Recipe}

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Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels made with pumpkin puree and seasonal spices! Keto fat head dough is the base ingredients keeping each bagel under 5 carbs!

Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels are gluten free and packed with flavor with only 4.7 carbs! #flourless #ketorecipe #pumpkinspice |www.thefoodieaffair.com

If there is a will, there is a way!  And after multiple recipe tweaks I now have a keto friendly Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagel to share!

You know that awesome Fat Head Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe that I posted a few weeks ago? Well, the same ingredients can be used to make a variety of bread-like foods!  I’ve wrapped it over hotdogs creating bagel dogs, and made breadsticks dipping them in Homemade Pizza Sauce.  The options are limitless!

The latest internet rage for the low carb community is to turn that dough into keto friendly bagels! Yum, right?  Wholesome Yum has some gorgeous plain low carb bagels and after seeing those beauties I went to work on some Fall flavored bagels!

Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels with pumpkin puree and warm spices are under 5 carbs each! #lowcarb #pumpkin #bagel | www.thefoodieaffair.com

It took me about 4 times to get this the way I wanted it.  Each time they tasted good, but several batches looked like bagel thins or the dough was too sticky creating rough looking bagels.  Not pretty!

Now, you know that true bagels are par-boiled in water with lye or baking soda solution before baking, right?  When you add that step you get chewier bagels with a nice looking crust.

When I tried that method the bagels came out thick and chewy as expected, but they looked like hockey pucks! I’m not sure if I just need more practice forming the dough or if using flour and yeast like you would when making traditional bagels makes all the difference.

The good thing is that all the variations I tried tasted good, so none went to waste.  In fact, our dog Abby made sure of that!  She snatched three off of the table while I was gathering my camera and tripod! She NEVER does that!

Never say never, k?

Delicious Fall flavors! Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels keto style! #keto #recipe #pumpkin #bagel | www.thefoodieaffair.com

The point is that I didn’t include the traditional method of baking bagels in this recipe, but if you want to stay true to the art form of bagel making, then get the water boiling!  All you need to do is drop the bagel in a a stainless steel pot of water with a pinch of lye or baking soda.

Once the bagel float let it boil for about 30 seconds.  Flip it and boil for another 30-40 seconds. Place on a baking rack to drain before placing on the baking sheet to cook.

Enjoy the seasonal flavors of pumpkin and make these Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels!  Stay tuned for the delicious butter spread that I’ll be sharing soon.  You will love lathering it on these bagels!

Flourless Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels for a tasty gluten free Fall flavor bagel option! #flourless #pumpkin #Keto | www.thefoodieaffair.com

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Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels {Flourless Keto Recipe}

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 15 mins Yields 12


  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour, superfine
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 Tablespoons gluten-free baking blend (I used Bona Dea brand)
  • 3 tablespoons Oat fiber (I used Anthony's Brand)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vital Wheat Gluten or xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve confectioners
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stevia glycerite
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Fat Head Ingredients
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 ounce cream cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Make sure there are no clumps.
  3. In a separate large microwave safe bowl add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Heat on melt setting (or medium-high heat and microwave in 30 second increments until melted). Once melted mix with a hand mixer until ingredients are well incorporated and smooth. Add eggs, pumpkin, vanilla and stevia mixing all wet ingredients. Fold in apple cider.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Divide dough in half and place half in the refrigerator to chill. In the meantime divide dough into six portions.
  6. On a solid surface lightly grease with oil (neutral tasting, avocado or light olive oil) and rub hands with a light coating of oil. With your hands gently roll dough in the form of a hotdog or cigar (6" long, 3⅓ inch diameter). Gently overlap the dough forming a circle and place on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool on baking racks. Store in airtight containers.


Recipe Notes

Recipe analysis from VeryWellnutrition calculator. For exact macronutrients enter the brands you use.

Tasty Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels with whipped butter is only 4.7 carbs each! #bagel #lowcarb #keto #pumpkin | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

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17 Comments on Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Bagels {Flourless Keto Recipe}

  1. avatar
    Julie says:
    August 31, 2017

    I can’t believe that you came out with a low carb beautiful pumpkin bagel. Pumpkin flavors and the fall spices are my favorite and they look delicious!

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      September 7, 2017

      It took me several tries, but so glad to have this in my fall baking arsenal!

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    September 1, 2017

    These sound awesome! My husband and I have been eating low carb and it would be such a treat to eat a bagel and not feel guilty about it!

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      September 7, 2017

      Oh yeah! For sure! So nice that the ingredients include real pumpkin puree and not pumpkin flavoring!

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    September 1, 2017

    Very nice job with an alternative method for such a wonderful bagel idea! I’m loving the fall flavors in these!!

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      September 7, 2017

      Thanks, Dan! I can’t get enough of pumpkin spice. LOVE the flavor it adds.

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    Christie says:
    September 3, 2017

    Homemade bagels are so good! I haven’t tried pumpkin though. They’re going on the list.

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    Madi says:
    September 3, 2017

    I love making homemade bagels! These look so wonderful!

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      September 7, 2017

      Thanks, Madi! I’ve never made bagels before because playing with yeast is not my strong suit. This low carb recipe is easier for me 🙂

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    September 3, 2017

    Pumpkin spice and bagels — two perfect worlds meet! and Low Carb?? you are amazing!

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      September 7, 2017

      You are too sweet. I get set on an idea and gotta make it happen 🙂

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    Aunt Bee says:
    September 4, 2017

    I have never had a homemade bagel but I can tell by your recipe and photos that they are DELICIOUS!!! Love punpkin spice anything!

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      September 7, 2017

      I’m completely addicted to pumpkin spice, which is why I blend my own spices 🙂

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    Debra C. says:
    September 4, 2017

    My folks are visiting next week. My Dad is diabetic and he’s cut bagels out of his diet completely. I’m going to get busy this week and bake these up. Do you think they’d freeze well if I wrapped them individually?

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      September 7, 2017

      What a supportive daughter you are! I haven’t tried freezing them, but I’m sure they’ll be fine!

  9. avatar
    September 4, 2017

    What a great way to enjoy the pumpkin fever for the fall! Bagels are genius! And low carb too!!

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    Michelle says:
    September 7, 2017

    I’ve never tried making homemade bagels! Love that these are low carb! Perfect for fall too!

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