you can just thank me now...
Of course, I am sure most Trim Healthy Mama group members have seen the recent craze: Wholesome Yum's Low Carb Bagels with Almond Flour... Anything that goes wild on THM's facebook groups can be considered "viral" for all intents and purposes!
On its own merit, it is a terrific recipe and the ingredients fall into the "S" category for Trim Healthy Mama, so the craze is pretty much a no-brainer!
Now, as is often the case since THM does not have a set upper limit for fatty foods, we can sometimes get a little too crazy, forgetting that at some point foods which are calorie-dense can stall our weight-loss progress.
Since I love to eat, I decided it would be best if I could lighten this up a bit - so I substituted Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend and Trim Healthy Mama Oat Fiber in place of some of the almond flour and made a few other adjustments as well. *This is where I hope no one notices that I promptly slather butter on my lightened up version.
These are SO good! I was going to show some self restraint... but...
INGREDIENTS (yield 8 bagels)
1 C almond flour
3/4 C Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend (or RunAmok Mama's Quick Mix)
1/4 C Trim Healthy Mama Oat Fiber
1 1/3 TBS Aluminum-free Baking Powder
3 1/4 C shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3 oz Cream Cheese, cubed (or 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
2 large Eggs, beaten
*optional poppy and/or sesame seeds for topping
*optional egg white + water (or melted butter) to brush on top of bagels before adding seeds/baking
Don't miss our RunAmok Mama's Better Than Bread Sticks recipe!
Precision-run households may find my title, "RunAmok Mama" to feel a tad alarming, so I'd like to offer a quick assurance that my life is more an exercise of controlled chaos than sheer pandemonium!