These whole wheat protein bagel recipe is one of my favorites! Compared to normal bagels this recipe has extra fiber and protein, and will make a delicious addition to a meal or a make a perfect snack!
Greek Yogurt’s Benefits
This recipe features non-fat, plain Greek yogurt. This unique ingredient has lots of protein, and is usually used as a sour cream substitute.
Greek yogurt is a dairy product with calcium that will help strengthen and maintain our bones and teeth. Calcium is an important nutrient to keep our bodies healthy, and non-fat plain Greek yogurt delivers this nutrient without added fats and sugars.
Protein helps our bodies maintain and build muscle tissues. This allows our bodies to run, jump, play and function in a healthy way! Normally bagels are low in protein, but this recipe is the opposite.
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Making bagels is a fun, slightly messy and easy process. If you enjoy making your own food and learning new baking techniques this is a great recipe for you!
First step to this recipe is mixing all the ingredients together. While many baked good require kneading, this one doesn’t! Once the ingredients are evenly mixed you are good to go.
The next step is to lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, and then shape the bagels. I suggest breaking the dough into four even sections, and then rolling each section in the palm of your hand.
After rolling, press your thumb or finger through the middle of the dough and gently begin to widen the hole by pulling on the bagel dough. Once you have four bagel shapes, place them on the cooking sheet and add the egg wash.
An egg wash helps crisp and brown baked goods, and in this recipe it helps make the bagels crispy. To make a simple egg wash separate the egg white from the egg yolk, and beat the egg white with a fork, and then spread the egg wash on the top of each bagel.
Next is the fun part, choosing toppings! Here are some topping ideas:
- Coarse salt
- Flax seed
- Sesame seed
- Cajun seasoning
- Italian seasoning
- Dried onion or garlic flakes
- Dried fruit
The topping possibilities for these bagels are endless! My suggestion is to choose a topping that has a low moisture content to keep your bagels crisp.
To ensure that your bagels are extra crisp on the outside, flipping them midway through baking is a great idea. This is what I like to do:
- 15 minutes cooking right side up
- 10 minutes cooking right side down
- 5 minutes cooking right side up
I found that flipping them twice during the baking process was the secret to a perfect bagel texture!
This recipe is my favorite substitute for normal bagels, and I hope it becomes on of your favorites too!