Bacon Paleo Bagel

Bacon Paleo Bagel

I recently picked up a new spice from Penzey’s so I decided to put it to good use when I made these Bacon Paleo Bagels during one of my most recent cooking marathons.

If you don’t have mace (and no I’m not talkin about this kinda mace), no worries, you can replace it with nutmeg. Easy Peasy! :)

Bacon Paleo BagelBacon Paleo Bagel

And you know what? If you don’t have nutmeg or mace in your spice drawer, it probably won’t make a huge difference because I used such a small amount. You can probably just leave it out altogether.

Have you used mace before?

I’m going to have to experiment some more and see what I can come up with.

The back of the jar gives some suggestions such as fruit cake, pumpkin pie or muffins but I may give it a whirl with something savory like grilled fish, chicken or pork.

Although I’m always open for suggestions so if you have any, let me know. :)

How To Eat a Paleo Bagel

Well this should be obvious, with your mouth. Duh! :p

I whipped these guys together and served them like biscuits alongside a shrimp and egg skillet. If I had some sliced smoke salmon laying around, I would have sliced some tomato and onion and had myself a throw-back meal.

Bacon Paleo Bagel

Bacon Paleo Bagel

Yield: 6 Bagels


  • 1 cup blanched almond flour (I used Honeyville)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • 1/8 teaspoon mace
  • pinch cloves
  • 6 slices bacon (I prefer my bacon from U.S. Wellness Meats)
  • 1 tablespoon baking fat (I prefer Kerrygold grass-fed butter)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Add all ingredients (not including the tablespoon of butter) to a large mixing bowl and combine well using a hand mixer.
  3. Use the tablespoon of butter (or your preferred baking fat) to grease the donut pan.
  4. Pour the batter into a donut pan so each well is half full.
  5. Cut bacon slices into quarters and arrange four pieces in each donut pan.
  6. Cover bacon with remaining batter.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes.
  9. Using a clean toothpick, run it along the outside of each bagel and gently pull each one out of each well.
  10. Serve with extra bacon or however you would normally eat your bagels. (Off the top of my head ideas that come to mind are pulled pork, smeared with some strawberry jam or cream cheese, topped with an egg or better yet, scramble some eggs and serve as a Paleo bacon, egg & cheese-optional sandwich.)
  11. Enjoy! :)