These Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bagels are a delicious healthy breakfast option for those wanting a sweet fix that’s also high in protein. The main ingredients are simple and can easily be mixed together in one small bowl.
There’s nothing quite like a freshly baked bagel, especially one that’s homemade and packed with protein. These cinnamon raisin bagels are not only delicious but also loaded with protein, making them a great breakfast or snack option.
Cinnamon raisin bagels are a popular flavor of bagel because they offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavors. The raisins add a natural sweetness to the dough, while the cinnamon provides a warm, comforting spice that is both familiar and nostalgic.
Moreover, the texture of the raisins adds a chewy and satisfying contrast to the soft and fluffy bagel. The combination of the soft dough with the chewy raisins creates a delightful contrast of textures in every bite.
Overall, cinnamon raisin bagels are an excellent balance of flavors and textures that create a delicious and satisfying eating experience. Additionally, cinnamon raisin bagels can be enjoyed with a variety of spreads, including cream cheese, honey, or jam, making them a versatile and popular choice.
These homemade protein bagels contain over 20 grams of protein for the entire bagel and will put regular bagels to shame.
If you like high protein breakfasts you may also want to try my Original Easy High Protein Everything Bagel Recipe or my Easy 3 Ingredient Protein Waffles Recipe.
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WHAT ARE PROTEIN BAGELS?
Protein bagels are a type of bagel that’s made with ingredients that are high in protein. The key ingredients are typically a combination of Greek yogurt, almond flour, whey protein powder, and eggs.
These ingredients provide a good amount of protein, while keeping the carb count low. This makes protein bagels a great option for anyone who’s watching their carb intake, or who wants to increase their protein intake.
BENEFITS OF PROTEIN BAGELS
There are many benefits to including protein bagels in your diet. Here are a few of the most important ones:
- High in protein: Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues in your body, as well as for maintaining healthy muscles, skin, and hair. Protein bagels are a great way to increase your protein intake, especially if you’re vegetarian or vegan and struggle to get enough protein from your diet.
- Low in carbs: Traditional bagels are high in carbs, which can cause your blood sugar levels to spike and crash, leaving you feeling tired and hungry. Protein bagels, on the other hand, are lower in carbs and higher in protein, which can help stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full and energized.
- Convenient: Protein bagels are easy to make and can be customized to suit your tastes. You can add your favorite toppings, such as cream cheese, avocado, or smoked salmon, to create a delicious and satisfying breakfast.
Making protein bagels is relatively easy and doesn’t require any special equipment or a donut pan. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CINNAMON RAISIN BAGEL RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the gluten free bagels (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post):
- Gluten-free all purpose flour – you can also use organic whole wheat flour, regular all-purpose flour, organic cultured wheat flour or self-rising flour if you omit the baking powder. Do not use coconut flour in this recipe it will not work as a replacement.
- Baking powder
- Vanilla protein powder – I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla, you can use code BAILEY at checkout to save money on all their products.
- Sea salt
- Organic cinnamon
- Plain greek yogurt
- Organic raisins – juicy raisins are most ideal.
- Brown sugar
HOW TO MAKE THE HOMEMADE BAGELS
In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, vanilla protein powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
Add raisins to the bagel dough and mix them in. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and shape each piece into a smooth dough ball on a lightly floured surface.
Roll each ball of dough until it becomes a long rope, making it as smooth and even as possible. Pinch the ends together to form a circular shape, creating a bagel shape.
Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture and add evenly to the top of bagels. You can press in a few extra raisins to the top of the bagels as well.
Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Then spray the greek yogurt bagels with non-stick spray or olive oil and air fry for 8 minutes.
Flip them over and air fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve these 8 ingredient cinnamon raisin bagels with cream cheese, a little butter or toppings of your choice.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS FOR THIS PROTEIN BAGEL RECIPE
There are many different flavors of homemade bagels that you can try making at home! Here are some ideas:
- Plain Typical Bagel – the classic flavor! Brushed with egg wash or egg whites so the bagels get golden brown.
- Everything Traditional Bagel – topped with a mixture of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt. This makes a bagel seasoning.
- Blueberry Bagels – with fresh or dried blueberries mixed into the dough.
- Asiago Cheese Bagels – with chunks of Asiago cheese baked into the dough.
- Jalapeño Cheddar Bagels – with diced jalapeños and shredded cheddar cheese mixed into the dough.
- Garlic Bagels – with fresh minced garlic mixed into the dough.
- Chocolate Chip Bagels – with mini chocolate chips mixed into the dough. Could also add peanut butter to mix throughout to make peanut butter chocolate chip bagels.
- Onion Bagels – with minced onions mixed into the dough. Could even throw some bacon bits in there.
- Sundried Tomato and Cheddar Bagel – with chopped sundried tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese.
The possibilities are endless! Experiment with different flavors and toppings to create your own unique bagel creations.
CAN I BAKE THESE 8 INGREDIENT BAGELS IN THE OVEN?
Yes, if you don’t have an air fryer you can make them in the oven or toaster oven to make baked bagels. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet or baking tray with parchment paper.
The cooking process is very similar, you will still follow all the same directions on a well floured surface. The only difference will be the cooking time in the oven.
Bake the bagels for 20-25 minutes or until bagels are cooked all the way through. You can crisp the outside of your bagel at the end by toasting them, or turning your oven up to 500F and baking them for 1-2 minutes.
HOW TO STORE THE PROTEIN BAGELS
To store homemade Greek yogurt bagels, you can follow these steps:
- Allow the bagels to cool completely before storing them. If you store them while they are still warm, they may become too moist and sticky.
- Wrap the bagels individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This will help to keep them fresh and prevent them from drying out.
- Place the wrapped bagels in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container. This will provide an extra layer of protection against moisture and air.
- Label the container with the date that the bagels were made. This will help you keep track of how long they have been stored and when they need to be consumed.
- Store the bagels in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the bagels for up to 3 months. To freeze, wrap the bagels tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a resealable freezer bag.
When you’re ready to eat the bagels, simply remove them from the refrigerator or freezer and allow them to come to room temperature. You can also toast them to make them crispy and warm.
These homemade protein cinnamon raisin bagels are best enjoyed warm with a smear of cream cheese or butter. They’re perfect for a quick breakfast on the go or a mid-day snack to help you power through the day.
Plus, the added protein from the vanilla whey powder makes them a great option for athletes or anyone looking to up their protein intake. Give them a try and see for yourself how delicious and nutritious homemade bagels can be!
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF ADDING PROTEIN TO THE BAGELS?
Adding protein to bagels can increase their nutritional value and make them more satisfying. Protein helps to keep you fuller for longer, supports muscle recovery, and can be particularly beneficial for those with active lifestyles or fitness goals.
DO I NEED A BREAD MACHINE TO MAKE THIS FRESH BAGEL?
No, you don’t need a bread machine. These bagels can be made by hand, using a stand mixer, or even in a food processor. Kneading the dough and letting it rise is the same as with other bread recipes.
CAN I FREEZE THESE BAGELS?
Yes, you can freeze low carb cinnamon raisin protein bagels. Once they’re baked and cooled, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe bag. Thaw them at room temperature or briefly warm them in the oven when ready to eat.
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FOR PROTEIN BAGEL
- 2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 30g - I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Protein Powder - use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$ on all their products
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 2-3 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- egg whites or cooking spray for the tops of bagels
- In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, vanilla protein powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
- Add raisins to the bagel dough and mix them in. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and shape each piece into a smooth dough ball on a lightly floured work surface.
- Roll each ball of dough until it becomes a rope, making it as smooth and even as possible. Pinch the ends together to form a circular shape, creating a bagel shape.
- Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Then spray the bagels with non-stick spray or brush with egg whites.
- Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture and add evenly to the top of bagels. You can press in a few extra raisins to the top of the bagels as well.
- Air fry for 8 minutes then flip them over and air fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with toppings of your choice.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 22.5mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 6gProtein: 30.5g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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