3 Ingredient Protein Bagels

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Are you looking to get more protein into your toddler? These bagels are awesome for that! They only have 3 ingredients and are so yummy and not to mention super easy! Within 25 minutes you can have a healthy batch of bagels to feed your family!

Getting protein into your toddler can be a challenge, but this recipe will help. Protein Bagels are not only easy to make but also packed with nutrients to keep your little one fueled throughout the day. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this recipe is perfect for whipping up a breakfast that your toddler will love.

Why Protein Bagels Are Great for Toddlers

  1. Protein-Packed: Greek yogurt is a fantastic source of protein, which is crucial for your growing toddler. These bagels are designed to provide the energy and nutrients they need to start their day off right.
  2. Customizable: These Protein Bagels are like a blank canvas for your toddler’s taste buds. You can customize them with various toppings and seasonings to suit your child’s preferences.
  3. Easy to Make: This recipe is incredibly straightforward, making it an ideal kitchen project for you and your little one to enjoy together. The hands-on experience of shaping the bagels is not only fun but also beneficial for fine motor skill development in toddlers.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup self-rising flour (If using all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt)
  • Cinnamon or Everything Bagel Seasoning (optional)
  • Egg white, milk, or butter for brushing the tops

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). While it’s heating up, you can get your bagel ingredients ready.
  2. Mix Greek Yogurt and Flour: In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and self-rising flour (or all-purpose flour with baking powder and salt, if you’re using that option). Stir until the mixture comes together to form a dough.
  3. Knead the Dough: Knead the dough on a floured surface until it’s smooth and elastic. Alternatively, you can let your KitchenAid do the kneading for you.
  4. To Prevent Sticking: Before the next step, to prevent sticking sprinkle some flour over the dough and onto your hands so you can more easily work with it.
  5. Shape the Bagels: Section the dough into 4-5 pieces, depending on your preferred bagel size. Roll each section into a sausage shape and connect the ends to create a classic bagel shape. This step is perfect for your toddler to get involved and have fun shaping their own bagels.
  6. Brush the Tops: In a small bowl, separate the egg white. Brush the egg white over the tops of the bagels. This will give them a beautiful golden finish when baked.
  7. Add Toppings: Sprinkle your choice of seasoning, whether it’s cinnamon or everything bagel seasoning, on top of the bagels to add a burst of flavor.
  8. Bake: Place your bagels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for approximately 20-22 minutes, or until they’re nicely browned.
  9. Enjoy! Once the bagels are out of the oven and have cooled slightly, it’s time to enjoy these Protein Bagels. Serve them plain or with your toddler’s favorite spreads like cream cheese, jam, or butter.

Storage:

If you have any leftover Protein Bagels, you can store them in an airtight container on the countertop for 3 days. For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week. To reheat, pop them in the oven or toaster for a few minutes to regain their freshness.

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4.23 from 31 votes

3 Ingredient Protein Bagel

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup self rising flour , or 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • toppings: cinnamon or everything bagel seasoning

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. Stir until the mixture comes together to form a dough.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface until it's smooth and elastic. Alternatively, you can let your KitchenAid do the kneading for you.
  • Section the dough into 4-5 pieces, depending on your preferred bagel size. Roll each section into a sausage shape and connect the ends to create a classic bagel shape. The dough will be sticky, so sprinkle some flour over the dough and onto your hands so it doesn't stick to you.
  • In a small bowl, separate the egg white and brush the egg white over the tops of the bagels. Then add cinnamon on top (or everything bagel seasoning).
  • Place your bagels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for approximately 20-22 minutes, or until they're nicely browned.
  • Cool and enjoy with your favorite topping!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. No professional baker over here, but if you use whole wheat flour and then bake them, wouldn’t it be cooked at that point?