There seems to be a huge stir in the Weight Watcher community this week over bagels. Not just any bagel, but bagels you can make yourself that are only 3 Smartpoints. Anyone who is on Weight Watchers knows you can’t just run down to the bagel shop and get a 3 point bagel, so I was very excited by the buzz. I’ve got to say I was very dubious. I had already had a terrible experience with people raving over those no carb cloud breads…YUCK! Not a fan! These are made with just a few simple ingredients, and I decided to give it a try this afternoon. I took some pictures along the way to demonstrate just how easy these are to make. The verdict? These were SO yummy! My husband and son both agreed they are better than bagels you buy in the grocery store and rival our bagel shop. We had them tonight for our “Breakfast for Dinner” night as sandwiches with bacon, eggs, and cheese. All together only 6 Smartpoints of deliciousness. I was following two different recipes as I went along. The original is here: http://www.bellagetswwaisted.com/index.php/2017/12/20/2-ingredient-dough-bagels, and the second one is here: http://www.skinnytaste.com/easy-bagel-recipe/. I used two recipes for a few reasons:
- One recipe used self rising flour which I didn’t have on hand. The other used regular flour and added the baking powder and salt.
- One recipe only made two bagels while the other made 4 and I actually used those measurements and 1/2 as much again to make 6 bagels.
- One recipe chose not to boil the bagels as is the traditional method. I wanted to form that nice chewy exterior, so I not only followed the boiling directions, I added a bit of baking soda to the water to help form a nice brown crust. Because I used the recipe with the boiling instructions, I also used her baking instructions.
So quick and easy and they really satisfied my craving for bagels…I am a bread LOVER and it is one of the things I miss the most about my current diet. By the way, I topped mine with Everything But The Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s…wonderful! Give them a try and let me know what you think. Read both recipes carefully because there are a lot of great tips for success included. Happy baking! (and eating :))