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Easy Protein Bagels


easy protein bagels

These easy protein bagels hold a wapping 10 grams of protein per bagel! They are crafted with simple ingredients such as flour, greek yogurt, salt, and baking powder and so easy to make. Say goodbye to complicated baking because you simply mix, shape, and bake these bagels. This easy recipe and method will have you savoring the perfect blend of taste and nutrition in every bite! It is guaranteed to be your new go-to!

protein bagels

3 different ways to enjoy protein bagels

  1. Classic Breakfast Sandwich:
    • Slice your protein bagel in half.
    • Add your favorite breakfast protein like scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, or turkey bacon.
    • Top with fresh vegetables such as spinach, tomato, and avocado.
    • Add a slice of cheese or a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra creaminess.
    • Put the halves back together to create a delicious breakfast sandwich.
  2. Sweet and Savory Spread:
    • Toast your protein bagel to your desired level of crispiness.
    • Spread one-half with creamy peanut butter or almond butter for a protein boost.
    • Spread the other half with a savory option like hummus or cream cheese.
    • Sprinkle some fresh fruit (banana slices or berries) on the sweet side.
    • Top the savory side with sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, or smoked salmon for a balanced and satisfying flavor combination.
  3. Bagel Pizza:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Slice your protein bagel in half and place both halves on a baking sheet.
    • Spread tomato sauce or pesto on each bagel half.
    • Add your choice of toppings such as shredded cheese, pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, or olives.
    • Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the toppings are cooked to your liking.
    • Enjoy your homemade bagel pizza as a quick and tasty meal or snack.
inside of bagel

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Ease: there are no fancy baking steps here! These bagels are made with 4-5 simple ingredients that require no extra steps, equipment, or technique.
  • Flavor: the flavor and texture of these bagels are amazing due to the creamy Greek yogurt. They are extremely soft and versatile! Add your favorite toppings like everything but the bagel seasoning, or cinnamon and sugar for a sweet twist.
  • Nutrition: There is no doubt these bagels are a much better alternative than your classic store-bought bagel. They are made with minimal ingredients, loaded with protein, and are kept simple. Enjoy these without the guilt!
protein bagels

A few tips before baking

  • These protein bagels are made with 0% fat Greek yogurt. If using full fat reduce the amount of yogurt to 1/2 a cup.
  • You can prep the dough and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours, just make sure it is covered with plastic wrap or sealed tightly.
  • This is a small batch recipe that makes 4 bagels. If you would like to make a larger batch, double up on the ingredients.
  • Feel free to get creative with toppings. You can add inclusions like chocolate chips or raisins and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the bagels. Or keep them simple! They are just as delicious plain 🙂
greek yogurt

How to make easy protein bagels

Ingredients & Equipment:

  • 1 cup of 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 beaten egg for egg wash
  • toppings: seeds, cinnamon, sugar, etc, (optional)

You will need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Mix the dough

  • In a large mixing bowl add the Greek yogurt, flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar (if using) and mix until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Next, turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until it comes together (3-5 minutes). This does not need to be perfect and small amounts of additional flour can be used for stickiness.

Shape the bagels

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Once the dough comes together, divide it into 4 equal pieces. You can use a knife, silicone scraper, or anything that can cut dough. Each dough ball should weigh around 100 grams, but again this does not need to be measured.
  • Round each dough piece into a ball using small amounts of flour to help with stickiness.
  • To make that classic bagel shape, simply use your thumb to indent the dough ball in the middle and start to make a hole by pushing your finger through.
  • Work the hole by rounding it out with your fingers. The hole should be about 1.5-2 inches because they will close up quite a bit while baking.
  • Once complete, place each shaped bagel on your baking pan.
bagel dough
shaped bagels

Brush & Bake

  • Brush each bagel with the egg wash and feel free to add your desired toppings at this point (seeds, seasoning, sugar, etc.).
  • Bake the bagels for 25 minutes or until they start to brown.
  • Allow the bagels to cool for a few minutes before enjoying them immediately.
  • Any leftover bagels can be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag or airtight container for 3-5 days.
Easy Protein Bagels
easy protein bagels
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Protein Bagels

Delicious & Nutritious: Whip up homemade protein bagels using Greek yogurt with this simple recipe. A guilt-free twist on a classic favorite!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 bagels
Calories: 212kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 0% fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 1 beaten egg for eggwash
  • toppings: seeds, cinnamon, sugar, etc. optional

Instructions

Mix the dough

  • In a large mixing bowl add the Greek yogurt, flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar (if using) and mix until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Next, turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until it comes together (3-5 minutes). This does not need to be perfect and additional flour can be used for stickiness.

Shape the bagels

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Once the dough comes together, divide it into 4 equal pieces. You can use a knife, silicone scraper, or anything that can cut dough. Each dough ball should weigh around 100 grams, but again this does not need to be measured.
  • Round each dough piece into a ball using small amounts of flour to help with stickiness.
  • To make that classic bagel shape, simply use your thumb to indent the dough ball in the middle and start to make a hole by pushing your finger through.
  • Work the hole by rounding it out with your fingers. The hole should be about 1.5-2 inches because they will close up quite a bit while baking.
  • Once complete, place each shaped bagel on your baking pan.

Brush and Bake

  • Brush each bagel with the egg wash and feel free to add your desired toppings at this point (seeds, seasoning, sugar, etc.).
  • Bake the bagels for 25 minutes or until they start to brown.
  • Allow the bagels to cool for a few minutes before enjoying them immediately.
  • Any leftover bagels can be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag or airtight container for 3-5 days.

Notes

*These protein bagels are made with 0% fat Greek yogurt. If using full fat reduce the amount of yogurt to 1/2 a cup.
*You can prep the dough and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours, just make sure it is covered with plastic wrap or sealed tightly. 
*This is a small batch recipe that makes 4 bagels. If you would like to make a larger batch, double up on the ingredients.
*Feel free to get creative with toppings. You can add inclusions like chocolate chips or raisins and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the bagels. Or keep them simple! They are just as delicious plain. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bagel | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 300mg

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