Almond Flour Bagels

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It seems like everyone wants to know if they can make my homemade bagels with almond flour instead of regular flour or gluten free flour. So, I finally tried making almond flour bagels. Did it work? Read on to find out!

Does it work using almond flour?!

Yes! You can make homemade bagels using almond flour. They hold together well and taste so delicious. Just a note – when boiling the almond flour bagels, only dip them in the boiling water for several seconds or else they will start to fall apart (I learned this the hard way….you can see my first attempt here).

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What ingredients will I need to make these almond flour bagels?

You’ll need just 4 simple ingredients to make these bagels. They are:

If you want to make chocolate chip bagels, you’ll want to add the following:

Other ingredients:

What kind of dairy free yogurt do you use?

I typically use Forager Project unsweetened cashew milk yogurt. I love this yogurt because there are no added sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. Another great option is Kite Hill plain almond milk yogurt!

almond flour bagels
Should I add the sweetener/chocolate chips?

If you want to make a plain bagel, you don’t need to add any sweetener or chocolate chips. However, if you’re interested in making a chocolate chip bagel, I would recommend adding a bit of sweetener and some chocolate chips to the dough. Chocolate chip bagels are truly my favorite.

What kinds of sweetener can I use in the bagel?

I have only tried this bagel recipe with pure maple syrup and honey, but it should work okay with other sweeteners. Some options you could try would be monk fruit, coconut sugar and date syrup. Stevia should also work (just use a pinch, it’s strong!).

What kind of chocolate chips should I use?
  • Dairy Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips, I would recommend Enjoy Life Foods dairy free chocolate chips. They have dark, semi-sweet, and white dairy free chocolate chips!
  • Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free: If you’re looking for chocolate chips that are dairy free and refined sugar free, I would recommend Hu Kitchen dairy free chocolate chips (they’re sweetened only with dates!). If you want to try these chocolate chips, use my code bigleybasics for 15% off.
  • Dairy Free & Sugar Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips that are also sugar free, I would recommend Lily’s dark chocolate chips. They’re sweetened with stevia!
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Can I boil these bagels?

Yes! You can boil these bagels. Simply dip them in boiling water for a few seconds and then place them on your baking tray. Don’t keep them in the water for longer than a couple seconds though! Click to see how I successfully boil my almond flour bagels.

Should I use sweetener or baking soda in the boiling water?

I have found that both baking soda and sweetener work well. But my favorite way to boil the bagels is using both baking soda and sweetener! If you only have one on hand, that will also work just fine!

What kind of sweetener should I add to the boiling water?

Honey and blackstrap molasses are both great options to use for boiling the bagels. Simply add enough honey or molasses to give the water a brown tint!

Where can I find your other bagel recipes?

If you’re looking for my other bagel recipes (made with regular flour or gluten free flour), you can find them below!

Ready to bake?

Ready to make these almond flour bagels? The full recipe is below!

3 from 1 vote

Almond Flour Bagels

Servings 2
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For Plain Bagels

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3-1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use dairy free)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For Chocolate Chip Bagels, Add The Following:

  • 1-2 TBS sweetener (maple syrup, honey, etc.)
  • chocolate chips (I use dairy free)

Other Ingredients

  • water (for boiling the bagels)
  • baking soda and/or sweetener (for boiling the bagels)
  • egg, coconut oil or olive oil (for an egg/oil wash)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a small baking tray with parchment paper (or simply grease well). If you're boiling your bagels, bring a pot of water to a boil on the stovetop.
  • While the oven and water are heating up, mix together all of the bagel ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix until the dough begins to take the shape of a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add more almond flour. If it’s too dry, add more yogurt.
  • Once the dough is mixed, split the dough into 2 evenly sized pieces and add to a lightly floured surface.
  • To shape the dough into bagels, gently roll each piece of dough into a log using the palms of your hands. Then pinch the ends of the dough logs together to form circular bagel shapes. Another option is to simply roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball and poke a hole in the center using your fingers. Then gently flatten the dough into a bagel. If the dough is sticking to the counter or your hands, sprinkle on a bit more almond flour.
  • Once the water is boiling, add some baking soda and/or sweetener to the water. If boiling the bagels, gently dip the bagels in the boiling water and then remove after several seconds (don't keep them in the water for longer than 5 seconds).
  • Transfer the bagels to the baking tray. I recommend brushing the bagels with an egg wash or with some oil (olive oil or melted coconut oil). This will help them become golden brown!
  • Bake the bagels in the oven for 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Once the bagels have finished baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely.
  • Once cooled, carefully slice your bagels using a serrated knife. I like to place the bagels on a cutting board and carefully glide a knife through the center of the bagels. They can be a bit fragile!
  • Toast, top, and enjoy!



  • If you want to boil the bagels, simply dip them in the boiling water for about 5 seconds. I wouldn’t recommend leaving them in the water long than that!
  • Start with 1/3 cup yogurt. If the dough is too dry, add more.
Course: Breakfast
Diet: Sugar Free Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto Friendly, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Paleo
Keyword: almond flour bagels, gluten free bagels, Homemade Almond Flour Bagels, homemade bagels, keto bagels

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  1. 3 stars
    Delicious but not a bagel. More like a scone.

    1. Yes, definitely a different consistency than a true bagel when using almond flour! So glad you enjoyed!

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