Here you goooooo, here is the recipe for Mini Sourdough Bagels!!!!!!! Kilililililiyyyy! Woohooo! I’m so excited about this recipe!! Don’t ask how long ago I created this recipe, you’ll hate me for not sharing it way back then, Three months ago? um… that’s a nice rounding, you know five=three months that’s kinda close right? Yah just recently had a chance to make it again and take pictures… These bagels are sooo yummy! They have a chewy crust and are just amazzzzing! There cute and small to help portion control them. Sooo making Bagels sounds pretty scary doesn’t it? Especially on plan bagels… But it isn’t I promise! It is actually pretty easy, you pretty much have three stages:
- Make and Knead the dough, let rise.
- Shape the Bagels (super easy and fun!)
- Put The bagels in a warm water bath for just a minute
- Sprinkle optional toppings and bake!
That’s it! LETS DO THIS!
- 3 Cups Spelt flour (plus a little extra to lightly flour your counter)
- 2 Cups Rye flour (freshly ground)
- 2 Cups Sourdough Starter
- 1/2 Cup Egg whites
- 1/2 Cup Low fat Greek Yogurt
- 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
- Drizzle of Honey (about a Tablespoon)
- Sprinkle of Salt
For Water Bath:
- Water to fill up your pot or pan 3/4 of the way
- 3 Tablespoons of Honey
For Optional Superfoodie Topping:
- Egg yolk to brush on top(for a golden shine)
- 2 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast *i
- 1 Tablespoon of Chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Onion Flakes
- 2 teaspoons of Chunky Sea salt
- Any other herbs or spices you love (Garlic,Oregano, Basil, Za’atar, Chilli flakes… the skies the limit)
- Mix and then Knead the dough (You only need to knead until everything is nicely combined and you have a pretty smooth ball of dough, no longer than five minutes)
- Let rise for seven+ hours, yep seven hours! You can even let it rise overnight.
- After it has risen, pick a medium size pot or a large pan and fill 3/4 of the way full and add the three Tablespoons of honey. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium or medium-high so that the water remains simmering.
- While water is boiling divide into 12 balls and stick your fingers in to make a whole (make it a little larger then the size you want your whole to be)
- Once the water starts simmering drop 3-4(make sure they don’t touch) bagels into your water and let each side ‘cook’ for thirty seconds (don’t worry too much if you go over this time) take out and place on a rake to drain all the water. Repeat until all bagels have had there turn in the water.
- Now the fun part! Brush a little egg yolk on each bagel and sprinkle on whatever toppings you like. If you use the Super foodie toppings mix all the ingredients in a wide mouth bowl or a plate and take each bagel and dip into the mix.
- Put each finished bagel on a cookie sheet with wax paper and bake for 20-25 min at 175 c/350 f. Check after 15 minutes to make sure there getting evenly baked!
*If you don’t like nutritional yeast DON’T PUT IT ON! It can have a somewhat strong flavor if your not sure if you like it or not don’t try it on this recipe, you don’t want to discover after all your hard work that you don’t like them!
So what do you put on an E bagel?? If you live in America you can use up to one ounce of 1/3 less fat cream cheese but make sure you don’t add any other fat in your meal or you can add a few wedges of laughing cow cheese. Other more puristie options:
- Low fat cottage cheese I actually love cottage! (well used to I can’t eat it now)
- Extra strained low fat Greek yogurt (I make homemade)
- Homemade low fat kefir cheese (pretty much extra strained kefir)
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- Bolgrit cheese(that’s only 5% fat so keep to no more then 1/2 a cup)
- Parmesan cheese (Check and see how much fat is in your parmesan cheese to make sure but most are pretty low fat) You could melt some on top of your bagel! Yum!
- Or you can make the Laughing mama cheese that’s in the THM cookbook!
Of course if you want to have a crossover then the skies the limit for all the options! These also taste amazing warmed up with some butter on top! Try and only eat one or two of these bagels and fill up on a big salad on the side!
I hope you enjoy these:)