TWIST Eats: Easy Healthy Bagel Recipe

Remember in the 80s when we were all eating "fat-free" and you could eat as many bagels as you wanted? You were gonna get skinny, and all would be well in the world. Needless to say, that didn't work. Sigh. And don't get us started on shoulder pads.

We don't know about you, but we miss those days.

Twist Yoga recipes
Twist Yoga recipes

We stumbled upon this recipe one day and happened to have all the ingredients on hand. So, we made them. We proceeded to eat 3 out of 4 in a half hour. Suffice it to say -- they were good. Really good. Add cream cheese, capers, and red onions for the win.

Recipe from one of our fave blogs<


  • 1 cup (5 oz) unbleached all-purpose flour, whole wheat or gluten-free mix*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (make sure it’s not expired or it won’t rise)
  • 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, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes)**


OVEN METHOD: that's what we did

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Place parchment paper or a Silpat on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  3. 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 the dough on your hand when you pull away).
  4. 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)
  5. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with the seasoning of your choice. Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.