This Protein Bagels Recipe is a healthy breakfast option with a clean ingredient list. It’s the ultimate power breakfast with 20 g protein per bagel, and the best part is it’s a 5 ingredient dough mixture.
Say goodbye to regular bagels and hello this homemade protein bagels recipe! With almost 20 grams of protein per bagel, they put actual bagels to shame.
If you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast option that will keep you full and energized all morning, you might want to try protein bagels. The main ingredients are Greek yogurt and protein powder, which makes them a great choice for anyone who wants to boost their protein intake, while keeping them low calorie.
If you’re in need of a make ahead breakfast option, this may take over your protein shakes. They are a good starting place to switch things up in your diet, while also keeping your diet on track.
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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 HIGH PROTEIN BAGELS
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 whole wheat flour, regular all-purpose 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
- Multi-purpose protein powder from PEScience – or unflavored protein powder.
- Plain greek yogurt
- Bagel seasoning – you can make your own with a blend of poppy seeds, bacl sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, chia seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and sea salt.
HOW TO MAKE THE HOMEMADE BAGELS
In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, multi-purpose protein powder, and salt until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
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 greek yogurt bagels with non-stick spray or olive oil, top with bagel seasoning and air fry for 8 minutes.
Flip them over and air fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with 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 is the original recipe.
- Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – with a sweet cinnamon brown sugar flavor and juicy raisins.
- 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.
- Sun-Dried Tomato Bagels – with chopped sun-dried tomatoes mixed into the dough.
The possibilities are endless! Experiment with different flavors and toppings to create your own unique bagel creations.
CAN I BAKE THESE 6 INGREDIENT BAGELS IN THE OVEN?
Yes, if you don’t have an air fryer you can make them in the oven. 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 protein bagels recipe 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.
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- 2/3 cup all-purpose gluten free flour, I used Bob's Red Mill
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 scoop PEScience Multi Purpose Protein Powder, 30g protein - use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$ on it
- 2/3 cup plain unsweetened greek yogurt
- pinch of salt
- In a large bowl mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, multi-purpose protein powder, and salt until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
- 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 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 warm with toppings of your choice.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 27g
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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