5 Ingredient Protein Bagels

5 Ingredient Protein Bagels

This easy homemade bagel recipe is made from scratch with just  5 ingredients – flour, Greek yogurt, egg white, baking powder and salt!  No yeast, no boiling, no fancy mixer and no feeling like a carb overload.


  • 1 cup (5 oz) unbleached all purpose flour, whole wheat, oat flour or gluten-free mix*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (use less if using table salt)
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (not regular yogurt, it will be too sticky)
  • 1 egg white, beaten (whole egg works fine too)
  • (optional toppings: everything bagel seasoning (I use mine from Trader Joes), sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes, cinnamon and sugar, asiago cheese)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Place parchment paper or a silpat on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well.
  4. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  5. Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 15 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).
  6. Divide into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball into 3/4-inch thick ropes and join the ends to form bagels. (or you can make a ball and poke a hole in the center then stretch it slightly)
  7. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with seasoning of your choice. Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.