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High Protein Bagels: The Guilt-Free Indulgence for Foodies Everywhere
If there’s one thing that every foodie can attest to, it’s the undeniable allure of a perfectly baked bagel. Golden, crisp on the outside, and divinely soft within, bagels are the breakfast staple that can double up as a snack or even a meal! Now, what if I told you there’s a way to enjoy these without compromising on health and nutrition?
The Rise of Healthy Baking
Over the past few years, the culinary world has experienced a massive shift. Artisanal methods are combined with nutrition, bringing forth recipes that not only tantalize the taste buds but also nourish the body. This movement has been a boon, especially for those who love indulging without the accompanying guilt.
Enter the 3-Ingredient High Protein Bagel!
Crafted with minimal ingredients, maximum flavor, and a generous dose of protein, these bagels have become the talk of the town. No unnecessary additives, no complex techniques – just pure, delicious goodness in every bite. If there ever was a cross between health and flavor, this is it.
Why High Protein, You Ask?
While bagels are traditionally carb-loaded (nothing wrong with that once in a while), the addition of protein – thanks to the magical ingredient, Greek yogurt – makes this variant more satiating. This means you feel fuller for longer. A high-protein diet also aids in muscle repair and boosts metabolism.
Fun Fact: Did you know that yogurt has been a dietary staple since 5000 BC? It was widely believed to be introduced in India, Central Asia, and the Middle East. The Greeks then popularized “Greek yogurt” by draining the water and whey from it, resulting in a thicker, creamier variant.
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Now, we’ve all had our fair share of kitchen experiments. Some of them turned out great, while others… not so much. But with this simple, fool-proof recipe, even a novice can whip up bakery-worthy bagels at home.
You must be eager to get to the recipe! Well, I won’t hold you back. But before you dive in, remember – every ingredient has a story, every step a purpose. Savor the experience, relish the outcome, and don’t forget to share your bagel tales with me.
Also, if you’re looking for gluten-free, vegan, or keto alternatives, drop a comment! Your feedback drives the innovations in our kitchen.
3 Ingredient High Protein Bagels
- 1 Cup Self-rising Flour Substitute: 1 cup All purpose flour, 1 Tsp Baking Powder, ¼ Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 Egg
- Bagel Toppings Ex: Cheese, Everything but the bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds etc.
- In a bowl, combine your flour and greek yogurt.
- Knead well, until a dough forms (this should not take more than a few min).
- Cut your dough into 4 parts, roll into a ball and make a hole in the middle, slowly molding it into a bagel shape.
- Optional: At this point you can boil your bagels for about 30 seconds on each side, but if you're in a rush and want to skip this step, they'll still turn out awesome!
- Brush your bagels with egg wash and add any toppings your heart desires.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees. Turn your pan half way through cooking to cook both sides evenly, and flip your bagels in the last 5 – 10 minutes to aid baking as well.
- Add your favourite fillings and enjoy!!!
All the substitutes you need to personalize them to your specific needs!
- Substitute Greek Yogurt with a non-dairy yogurt like almond or soy yogurt.
- Replace the egg wash with a mixture of 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk, or olive oil.
- Substitute regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure to use one that includes xanthan gum, or add it separately if it doesn’t.
- Substitute regular flour with almond flour or coconut flour.
- Use unsweetened full-fat Greek yogurt.