Who doesn't love a warm, chewy bagel? Maybe with some peanut butter or homemade preserves. Or, if you're like my daughter, a plain bagel toasted with butter is the perfect combination. Bagels have gotten a bad reputation in recent years with all the low-carb diets, but unless it's medically indicted that you limit your carb intake, consuming healthy, whole carbohydrates have great health benefits. From increased brain function, to improved muscle recovery, and well, the joy carbs can bring to a meal, there are many benefits to getting your daily intake of carbohydrates.
But, enough of that. I'm a 'skip to the recipe' kind of gal. So, here's a simple, minimal ingredient, increased protein, satisfying recipe for this classic bit of carby goodness.
1 cup flour of choice
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1.5 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt, or more to taste
1 egg or egg white
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Lightly whisk egg (or egg white) in small bowl and set aside.
4. Combine dry ingredients in bowl of electric mixer.
5. Add greek yogurt. Mix with paddle attachment (or mix in bowl with rubber spatula).
6. Turn onto clean, floured surface and divide in 4 equal parts. Roll each part into a thin rope and join ends to form a circle.
7. Place on baking sheet and brush with egg. Add any topping you wish; sesame seeds, poppy seeds, everything but the bagel seasoning are all nice choices.
8. Bake for 22-27 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: calories 157 total fat sodium 549mg potassium 76mg total carbohydrate 26g fiber 1g sugars 1g Protein 7g