Thanks to some friends from work (shoutout to my second pair of parents, Pier-Luc Michaud and Remi Cormier), I've discovered the best recipe a girl could ever stubble upon. I may be over dramatizing it, but I'm SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you guys, because it is truly phenomenal. It is not only high protein, whole wheat & full of goodness (aka fibre, vitamins, minerals) - it ACTUALLY tastes good. And hello, it's a bagel - who doesn't like bagels???
Here is why I enjoyed these so much: First off, they are homemade. Second off, they have less than 10 ingredients. Yes... you heard me. These are so easy to make. Plus, they are very nutritious. The greek yogurt is high in protein, which helps you feel fuller, longer. It contains seeds, which can also help with satiety and helps with digestion (if you haven't read my last post).
I know you are now dying for me to share the recipe with you, so here it is. I did, however, alter a few ingredients from the original recipe (classic me)... Oh and I also decided I would change the recipe name to:
Heavenly High Protein Bagel Goodness
(kidding, haha... but not really)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup greek yogurt (I used 2% MF, but you can choose 0% if you prefer a non-fat option)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 whole egg
Toppings: poppy seeds, garlic flakes, sesame seeds.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375F. Prepare parchment paper on a pan to prevent sticking.
Step 2: In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the cup of Greek yogurt and mix until it looks well combined. If it leaves dough on your hands, feel free to a bit more of flour in the mixture (I had to add a tiny bit more of flour to mine).
Step 3: On a clean surface, spread a bit of flour and place the dough on top. Divide the dough into 4 balls. Roll them each until they are 3-4 inches long. Take each end of the dough and bring them together to make a loop.
Step 4: Top these off with the whisked whole egg (the recipe specifically said egg whites - I used a whole egg - feel free to do whichever, it will be delicious either way). Add the seasoning (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic flakes) to both sides.
Step 5: Place on the top rack of the oven and let bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden. Let these cool 10-15 minutes before cutting.
If you're looking to have this as a meal, you can add eggs, cheese and some leafy greens to make a sandwich. Another option would be to have a small side of greek yogurt mixed with fruits and top the bagel with natural peanut butter. Or, you could top with some light cream cheese, add smoked salmon and greens.
Of course, I can't take all the credit for this yummy recipe - here is the link of the recipe that inspired me: https://www.skinnytaste.com/easy-bagel-recipe/. I hope you get to enjoy these as much as I did.
See ya'll on the next one, xx