It’s gonna be…. oh wait, it’s already May. Flowers blooming, trees budding, it’s finally Spring! Now that the weather is cooperating, exercising outside is a must. Running outside most definitely beats running on a treadmill. The scenery alone makes it much easier run more miles at a time. There are just so many more activities that are better once it is warmer outside and the sun is shining.
Onto the food stuff. the new way I have been eating, has been limiting processed food, limiting my carbohydrate intake, limiting dairy and upping my protein. No set food plan, just trying to be more conscious of what I am putting into my body. For breakfast, my go to is a smoothie. Loaded with fruit, veggies, almond milk, and flax or chia seeds. Keeps me full all morning until lunch. There are some days though, especially the weekends, where I just want a giant breakfast sandwich. There are low calorie breads and english muffins. Since I am really trying to keep away from processed food, I decided I would make bagels myself. I went on Pinterest and looked up homemade bagels. Some were interesting, but the ones with Greek yogurt stood out to me. After making them a few times, I made up a recipe to better suit how I enjoy bagels, consistency and texture wise.
This recipe only makes 4 bagels at a time. You could divide them into eighths, to make mini bagels. Or double the recipe. I usually keep these in the fridge after I make them. Toast them in a toaster for a few minutes to give it an extra little crunch. Also, this is a great base for any type of bagel. You can put whatever toppings you like on there: everything, sesame, poppy seed, garlic. Everyone can have their favorite kind.
Greek Yogurt Bagels
4 Bagels – 5 min. prep – 30-35 min. cook time
1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
2.5 tsp baking powder
1 egg white, reserve egg yolk for egg wash
1 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 375° Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet
- In a bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well
- Mix the Greek yogurt into the dry ingredients
- Fold the egg white into the mixture. Should be somewhat of a dough like texture
- Sprinkle some flour onto a flat surface. Dump the dough onto the counter
- Knead into a ball. Divide into 4 pieces
- Take each piece separately, roll into a rope, then pinch the ends together to form a circle
- Brush the top of the bagel with the egg yolk. Sprinkle with any topping you choose: everything, sesame, garlic
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Bagels should be golden brown when you take them out
- Let them rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!!