I have always been a big fan of bagels. I love mixing and matching bagel flavors with different types of cream cheeses. My current favorite? A flat everything bagel with honey bacon Sriracha cream cheese… I know. It’s seriously amazing.
The one downfall to bagels for me is how many points they are on Weight Watchers (I’m currently a Lifetime member). Whether you follow the program or not, you know bagels are one of those things you should have in moderation. But is there a better version out there that’s been hiding?
Recently, a recipe for a “2 ingredient bagel” has been blowing up my newsfeed. It has been all over Facebook and Pinterest. How could a bagel be made of just two things? AND it’s easy to make? Not possible! I had to try this for myself. The best thing about these bagels is that compared to the usual 11-point bagel I would order (that’s NOT including any spreads), this bagel is just 3 points in my eating plan— that seemed worth it to me.
Let me start by saying these so-called “2 ingredient bagels” actually have more than 2 ingredients. I needed to make a self-rising flour mixture (just flour and baking powder) to mix into my Greek yogurt. After those three ingredients, I put an egg wash on top of the bagels and sprinkled some Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning on top. So technically, that is a total of 5 ingredients for those of you keeping track. Either way, I found these to be super easy and delicious.
The dough requires little skill to make. The hardest part is rolling them out and not having them completely stick to your hands, so make sure you have some extra flour on hand. The dough is very easy to shape into a bagel, and the seasoning should stick with no issues.
Here’s the recipe:
5-Ingredient Everything Bagels (makes 4 bagels)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup 0% Greek Yogurt
1 egg, beaten (egg wash)
Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix the flour and baking powder together, then add the cup of Greek yogurt, mixing until fully blended.
3. Coat your hands in flour and split the dough into 4 equal-sized balls.
4. Roll each ball of dough into a long string of dough and shape into a bagel, pressing the ends together. Repeat with the other 3 balls of dough.
5. Put the bagels on a sprayed baking sheet and coat the bagels with egg wash, then sprinkle the bagel seasoning on top.
6. Bake for 23 minutes and then broil for about another 5 minutes, or until the top becomes golden brown. Keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven to prevent burning.
7. Slice and top with desired spread. Enjoy!
These have become a regular breakfast item in my house. I like to top mine with some PB & J-flavored PB Trimmed (powdered peanut butter) or some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light with Smuckers Low-Sugar Jelly. I’ve also considered using these to make breakfast sandwiches.
This got me thinking though, what else can I use this dough for?
I’ve considered experimenting with other flavors once I get tired of these everything bagels. Maybe throw some raisins in with a bit of cinnamon and sugar. Some people have also suggested using it as a pizza crust. I think that is a genius idea, and I can’t wait to test it out now that I’ve tried the bagels.
What other ways have/would you use this dough? Let us know!
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