As somebody who is obsessed with all baked goods, one of my biggest hurdles when it comes to eating healthy is not being able to indulge in my favorites. At the top of my list is bagels. Nothing beats a beautifully toasted bagel smeared with cream cheese. Unfortunately, an everything bagel at my favorite spot can run upwards of 310 calories. And that isn’t even including a topping! Needless to say, they’ve become a very very special treat.
But a little while ago, the online weight loss/healthy eating community started buzzing about this bagel recipe that came out on Skinnytaste. Consisting of only 6 ingredients, you can get your bagel fix with literally half the calories. HALF! Seeing as I literally couldn’t look anywhere without seeing rave reviews of this recipe, I knew I had to try making these.
A couple of things to note:
- I picked up the everything bagel seasoning that Trader Joe’s offers. If you don’t have one near you, it’s just a mixture of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, and dried minced onion. You could easily recreate this with seasoning you pick up from your local grocery store.
- While this is an amazing bagel substitute, please remember that it isn’t a perfect duplicate. The texture is a bit denser and can be a tad bit doughy on the inside. If this happens, I recommend either cooking the bagels for a bit longer or using a less watery yogurt/a little more flour.
- I love making these and then wrapping them individually to have throughout the week. My personal favorite way of enjoying them is paired with some powdered peanut butter. It comes out to about 200 calories for a filling and delicious breakfast!
- I’ve tried a couple of different types of greek yogurt with this recipe and personally, I would stick with Fage. That’s the type that Skinnytaste recommends and it definitely makes a difference when it comes to the consistency inside of the bagel.
- Are you gluten or dairy free? These can be modified to work for your dietary needs! Over at the recipe, she lists out a bunch of substitutions to help accommodate your needs.
- She says to lightly dust a surface with flour for kneading. I hate cleaning so I just knead the dough while still in the bowl. This seemed to work totally fine! You just have to make sure the dough is no longer sticking to the sides.
- The recipe says to bake for 25 minutes. I like to go more towards the 30-minute mark. This seems to really dry out the inside of the bagel and give it a better consistency.
Overall I would definitely give this recipe two thumbs up. I’ve made these bagels a couple of times now and I’ve always enjoyed them!
Would you try making this bagel recipe at home?