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Traditional bagels are a very carb-heavy dish, but with the use of almond flour, you’re not only bringing down the carb content, but you’re also getting a huge dose of healthy fats and protein – keeping you fuller, for longer.

Smoked salmon is also bursting with Omega 3 fatty acids and protein, and the full-fat cream cheese adds great flavour to this recipe.

Preparation time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

Filling:

  • 200g smoked salmon
  • 8 tsp capers in brine
  • chives, optional

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/374°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Stir together almond flour and baking powder in microwave-safe bowl until well-mixed. Add shredded Cheddar cheese and cream cheese and stir until blended. Microwave uncovered for 45 seconds, stir, and microwave again for another 45 seconds or until cheese is melted. Remove from microwave.
  3. Blend the mixture together using a wooden spoon until it forms a smooth dough. Add egg and stir into the dough until absorbed.
  4. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, then using your fingers pull apart a small circle in the middle of each.
  5. Place bagels at least 5 cm apart on the prepared lined baking sheet. Brush olive oil across tops of bagels. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
  6. Bake at 190°C/374°F until bagels are golden brown on top, around 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Slice bagels in half and toast until golden.
  8. Top one half with smoked salmon (butter optional) and a sprinkle of capers and chives. Pop the remaining bagel half on top and enjoy.

Tip: These are great toasted for breakfast with a variety of toppings, try ham and cheese with cherry tomatoes, sugar-free peanut butter, or vegemite.

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