Best keto bread, low carb pancakes, keto cake in a mug? The possibilities with Carbquik on a ketogenic diet are endless. I was able to lose 140 pounds, or half of my body weight, by indulging in yummy keto desserts and low carb recipes which call for baking short cuts like Carbquik. They looked and tasted so close to the “real thing” that my family couldn’t even tell the difference.
Breaking up with bread was a real struggle for me at first. I missed eating fresh bagels with cream cheese! That was, until, I figured out how to make a delicious low carb substitute. Using Carbquik and a handful of everyday ingredients, I created these lookalike sesame bagels. Impressive, right? I’ll share my original Carbquik Bagel Recipe below.
Carbquik Sesame Bagels
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
¾ cup Carbquik baking mix
1 ¼ cups shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
1 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened
1 large egg, whisked
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and whisked eggs.
Microwave cheese mixture 1 minute. Stir and microwave again 30 seconds. Add Carbquik and stir until dough is formed.
Divide dough evenly into ten balls.
Poke hole into middle of each ball and press into donut pan. Sprinkle even amounts of sesame seeds.
Bake 15 minutes until brown on top. Remove bagels from oven and serve warm with butter or cream cheese.
In addition to missing bagels, during my weight loss journey, I thought a lot about pancakes. I used to eat them all the time, even for dinner! In order to be successful on my DIRTY, LAZY, KETO diet, I needed to create a satisfying pancake alternative. I tried many different techniques but settled on these two crowd-pleasing recipes: almond flour pancakes I call “Flappa Jacks” (recipe in The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook), and this Carbquik pancake alternative. When served with sugar-free pancake syrup and real butter, this keto-friendly breakfast hits the spot!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
½ cup Carbquik baking mix
2 large eggs, whisked
2 (1-gram) packets of 0g net carb sweetener
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium heat, pour desired-size pancakes and cook about 3 minutes until bubbles form.
Flip pancakes and cook another 2 minutes until brown.
Repeat as needed to use all of the batter. Serve warm.
For more easy-to-make, low carb recipes like these, check out The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbooks. Each book contains 100 treasured keto recipes that helped me lose 140 pounds. Many of my recipes, as you’ll see in the chocolate keto dessert video below, call for quick-fix short-cuts like Carbquik to make the ketogenic diet easier. This chocolate mug cake recipe, “Beep, Beep, Brownie,” is only 2g net carb and is ready in under a minute.
Net Carb Calculator (Explains Why Carbquik is Low Carb)