I Made The Miracle 2-Ingredient Bagel That's Everywhere And Here's What I Thought

Let’s see if the magic is real.

So you’re trying to lead a healthy-ish life but also can’t live without your morning bagel? I feel you.

So you're trying to lead a healthy-ish life but also can't live without your morning bagel? I feel you.

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Luckily, there’s an easy way to solve this dilemma: the ~miracle bagel.~ It’s a two-ingredient recipe that’s been making the rounds on Pinterest and Facebook for the past few months.

Luckily, there's an easy way to solve this dilemma: the ~miracle bagel.~ It's a two-ingredient recipe that's been making the rounds on Pinterest and Facebook for the past few months.

It's especially popular with the Weight Watchers community.

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All you need is self-rising flour + low-fat Greek yogurt.

All you need is self-rising flour + low-fat Greek yogurt.

There are several versions of this recipe online — they're all pretty much the same, but I used this one. If you don't have self-rising flour, or don't want to buy a gigantic bag for one recipe, you can make your own by adding baking powder and salt to all-purpose flour (recipe here).

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Now, this is where I cheated a little and added two extras on top: egg wash (to give it a nice color) and sesame seeds (to give it more authentic bagel-ness.)

Now, this is where I cheated a little and added two extras on top: egg wash (to give it a nice color) and sesame seeds (to give it more authentic bagel-ness.)

I also wanted them to look pretty. Sue me.

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To be fair, my oven isn't the most reliable so that may have been the issue.

I baked them five minutes longer and got four homemade bagels. And they looked pretty nice!

I baked them five minutes longer and got four homemade bagels. And they looked pretty nice!

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But taste-wise, these didn’t really taste like traditional bagels. The biggest difference came from the Greek yogurt, which gave them a tangy flavor.

But taste-wise, these didn't really taste like traditional bagels. The biggest difference came from the Greek yogurt, which gave them a tangy flavor.

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The texture was a bit off too. They didn’t have the chewy bite I look for in a good bagel and the dough was slightly under-baked (despite the extra 5 minutes in the oven).

The texture was a bit off too. They didn't have the chewy bite I look for in a good bagel and the dough was slightly under-baked (despite the extra 5 minutes in the oven).

I tasted one bagel right out of the oven, one half an hour later, the other ones when they had completely cooled down. The texture and taste were definitely better once the bagels had cooled down at least a little.

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• They're pretty much foolproof. And even if you don't have any baking skills, you'd have a hard time messing them up.
• Flour + yogurt = cost barely anything.
• They're only 3 Smart Points on Weight Watchers.
• They don't take more than 45 minutes to make from start to finish.
• And you don't even have to leave home!

Also, I had one with Nutella, and it was downright delicious. (Yes, I know that defeats the purpose of healthy-ish bagels, but it was worth it.)

Also, I had one with Nutella, and it was downright delicious. (Yes, I know that defeats the purpose of healthy-ish bagels, but it was worth it.)

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