What’s the last time you ate a protein bagel? Last week? Last month? Never? Protein bagels are a great office snack to have around – and fun to share. They’re very calorie-friendly and fun to flavour! Someone brought a version with caramelized onions to our office the other day and they were delicious. Another person brought a vegan cream cheese version a couple of weeks ago too and that was sensational!
All that’s perhaps ‘tricky’ about making these bagels is that you have to have a donut mould. Try using a silicone one but a metallic one will work too. Donuts moulds are super useful by the way – consider getting one so you can use it for both bagels AND protein donuts!
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
2 tbsp unflavoured pea protein powder
3.5 tbsp gluten-free self-raising flour
1 tsp of bagel seeds mix
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C)
2. Using a food processor, blend together all your ingredients.
3. Pour the batter into a donut mould
4. Bake until your knife comes out clean (usually no more than 12 minutes!)
Macros per mini bagel (out of 4-6 bagels, depending on your baking mould’s size, I got 5 of them): 40.4kcals, 3.5g protein, 6.2g carbs and 0 fat!
If you’d like your bagels ‘breadier,’ feel free to up the amount of flour you use! Consider also throwing a 1/2 to 1 tbsp of oil to the batter so they don’t end up TOO ready and hard.
Want to make sweet bagels? Use a sweetener in the mixture above and throw some vanilla essence +/- cinnamon into the batter before baking! You can add some cocoa powder too if you want to make these chocolatey and more like, well… more like donuts.
Use any kind of herb you like to make these. One of our favourite bagels so far are pizza bagels! You can make them by flavouring your batter with rosemary, thyme, and some cheddar. Then add cheese on top + pizza toppings! It’s that easy!
As mentioned in the introduction, you can use caramelised onions on top of the bagels as well as (or instead of) inside your batter. Caramelised onion bagels + cream cheese is a winning combo!