Tuesday, August 7, 2018

WW Bagels- GF and Easy

WW gluten free bagels

Have you ever made bagels? I hadn't, but this interesting recipe is so fast and easy, I now make them all the time. It calls for only 3 basic ingredients that are mixed in a bowl with a fork.

They are low in calories and very popular with those following Weight Watchers.

I make a gluten free variety which probably doesn't rise as well as using a regular glutinous flour, but they are still amazing. If you are not gluten free, the original recipe calls for self rising flour.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
It takes 5 minutes prep and then 20 minutes to bake in the oven.
They are outrageous when eaten freshly baked.

Because I divided my dough into 12 , my bagels are mini. Perhaps I should call my version mini rolls instead of bagels or maybe bagellas!

Regardless, they are absolutely delicious and are made from these 3 simple ingredients: 

1. Gluten Free Flour
2. Baking Powder
3. Greek yogurt 

bag of gluten free flour

The first time I made them, my husband ate the entire batch within a few hours. Yes, he ate too many but he said they were amazingly good! ( he is not gluten free and loved them) . 

You can make the bagels any size you want. The recipe can make 4 large bagels or 8-12  small bagels.

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As you can see in the photo, I sprinkled them with sesame seeds. I also sprinkled them with coarse Pink Himalayan salt. In addition, Trader Jo's sells a seasoning mix called the everything bagel which works well too.

I used Bob Mills all purpose gluten free flour which is a garbanzo bean based flour. I think it gives the bagels are rich flavor and a nice texture.

If you are a Weight Watcher, this entire recipe is a total of 12 points. Divide by the number of bagels you make and that will tell you the points per bagel.

You don't have to be watching your weight to enjoy these fabulous little breads. I hesitate to call my version bagels because they although they look like a bagel, they taste crunchier and and different.

I taste tested them on some friends and there were no complaints and no bagels left over. 

If you are gluten free and looking for a treat- these are great!! 
If you are not gluten free, you will still love them too. 

Have you made the WW recipe for these bagels? Do they taste and cut like a bagel? Just curious what you think

My first video attempt-WW Bagels


1 cup of gluten free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill )
2 teaspoons of baking powder (I always use aluminum free) 
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt


Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
Mix flour and baking soda together. Add Greek yogurt, stir with a spoon and mix until absorbed. If the dough is sticky, you will need to wet your hands to work with it. Otherwise break off 4 balls. Roll each ball and use your finger to make a whole in the middle. Place on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper. In addition, I sprayed my parchment paper with olive oil spray . Place each bagel on the parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes or until each bagel is golden and bottoms are browned.

** these will last for 4 days in refrigerator- however, always heat them before you eat them otherwise they don't taste very good. Heat them in the toaster or the toaster oven- microwave makes them rubbery. 

My Notes: 
1. Be sure that your baking powder is not expired
2. You can substitute self rising gluten free flour for the flour and baking soda
3. If you are not gluten free, you can substitute regular self rising flour
4. They taste best when they are first made.
5. They keep in the refrigerator for about 4 days, but will need to be warmed up to eat them.
6. They taste best reheated in the toaster not the microwave.
7. Be careful on exact measurement for the Greek yogurt - It is a sticky dough
8. Wet your hands if you need to.. 

Sharing on Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking Blog Carnival which is being hosted this week by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen. -

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  1. These bagels look rustic and delicious! Love the idea of using greek yoghurt to make the dough for the extra dose of protein!

    1. Angie,
      I think the rustic look is from the type of flour I used. The flour was bean based but the flavor was delicious.

  2. These are so delicious. Thanks so much for sharing. They are easy to make and my kids love them too. We used the Trader Joes everything seasoning. Delish!!!!! Thanks again!

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    1. I don't know what you mean, but I'll take it as a compliment. Thanks Carole

  4. I love Bagels and these sure look awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    1. We love them- they are so easy to make and taste fabulous with sesame seeds

  5. They look totally delicious, Judee!! I'll stop there because every time I comment on your blog lately, my comment disappears after I type it. I type it again and it goes through. So strange.


  6. We love bagels or anything bread related :-) Although we're not gluten free, I'm sure there are a lot of people who will benefit from a gluten free recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe on MM. Pinned.

  7. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. thanks for stopping by and commenting Miz Helen.. see you next week at Full Plate Thursday

  8. What brand of greek yogurt do you recommend? Any to stay away from? I thought I read on nonGF version of this that Aldi brand was not recommended for this one.

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