Monday, April 9, 2018

Five Ingredient "Skinny Taste" Bagel Recipe

I'm so proud of myself, you guys: I managed to survive the Whole30 diet! In the process, I've learned what foods I can live without and which foods I can handle in moderation. I can't wait to start cooking and baking more for myself, and I'm starting off strong with bagels, of course.

This recipe is adapted from Skinny Taste and was passed along to me by a friend. I've seen her make this recipe in the past and there are so many ways that you could make this recipe your own, so have fun with it! I encourage you to experiment with different flavors and toppings, the options are endless.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (Not baking soda. Don't make this mistake.)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (I used table salt. Skinny Taste recommended ¾ tsp if using kosher salt)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (This is the equivalent of two single-serving cup, if that is what you prefer to buy. Flavor choice is up to you.)
  • 1 egg (or egg white) beaten
  • Optional Toppings: sea salt, sesame seeds, Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel (aff) seasoning, poppy seeds, cinnamon sugar, the options are endless.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ยบ. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and spray with oil so that bagels don't stick.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.
  3. Add in Greek yogurt and mix with a spatula until dough forms. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Spread some flour on your working surface and place dough from the bowl on it. Knead dough until it's less sticky. ("It should not leave dough on your hands when you pull away" -- Skinny Taste)
  5. Divide dough into four pieces, or more if you want smaller bagels.
  6. Roll dough into tube/rope shape, about ¾" thick. Join ends to create a circle. (Don't worry if it won't stick together.)
  7. Transfer bagel to a baking sheet. Cover with beaten egg and desired toppings.
  8. Bake in the oven on top rack for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes after baking.

Just a couple notes:
For nutrition information, please refer to the original recipe on Skinny Taste. Additional toppings may add calories.

For my first attempt at this recipe, I don't think I did bad. I opted for a vanilla yogurt because that was what I had in my fridge. Therefore, the bagels do have a hint of vanilla flavor. I kind of wish that I would have added a cinnamon sugar topping to these. When I pulled them out of the oven and let them cool, I noticed that they felt heavy. This made me nervous, but when I took a bite, it wasn't the case. They definitely tasted like a bagel.

I can't wait to make more of these and switch up the flavor! Let me know if you attempt this recipe, I'd love to know if you have the same turnout as me. Bon appetit!


  1. okay these look WAY easier to make than I expected!! I will totally be making these soon so watch out for my texts about them LOL

  2. I made these today. Went with plain yogurt and toasted sesame seeds.

    The recipe is simple, as even I could do it.

    Although the bagels were a little smaller/skinnier than store bought, they were delicious. Nothing like warm bagels on a Sunday morning.