Protein Bagels

True Protein Blog Avatar Fallback reviewed by our Nutrition Team 27 January 2021

Who doesn't love a bagel?! These beauties can be topped with anything of your choosing - sweet or savoury, and make a great protein-packed swap for bread.

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Protein Bagels

Makes 9

Prep time: 30 minutes

Setting time: 1-2 hours

Baking time: 30 minutes



1 cup warm water

2 tsp coconut sugar

1 tsp salt

2 3/4 cups bread flour of choice

1 scoop (30g) True WPC80 Natural

2 tsp active dry yeast

1 tsp extra flour

1L boiling water

1 egg white

1/4 cup sesame seeds




Note: If using a bread machine, place ingredients in the following order - water, sugar, salt, flour, protein & yeast and select dough setting.

  1. If not using a bread machine, pour half the warm water into a cup and add sugar and yeast. Allow to sit for 10 minutes without stirring.

  2. In a large bowl, place the flour, protein and salt and combine. Make a well and add the yeast mixture plus the remaining warm water and stir.

  3. On a floured surface, kneed the dough for 10 minutes until soft and elastic. Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover and wait until it’s doubled in size (1-2 hours).

  4. Cut the dough into approximately 9 pieces, rolling them into balls with your hands. Allows to rest for 10 minutes. Poke a hole in the ball and form into a smooth donut shape.

  5. Boil 1L of water and place each bagel into the water for 60 seconds, flipping half way. Remove and place on a clean tea towel to drain the excess water.

  6. Place bagels onto a floured tray and brush with egg whites, sprinkle over sesame seeds.

  7. Bake in the oven for 180 C for 30 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool and serves fresh or toasted with toppings of your choosing.

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