Training for a half marathon is no joke. The more I workout the more I eat...and crave naughty things like everything bagels loaded with cream cheese. Seriously though bagels are bomb diggity. In fact if bagels made you skinny I would eat them every single morning (loaded with cream cheese of course).
Anywhoo...the other day I was dreaming about stuffing my face with a real carby bagel and had to do some serious self talk in order to not do it. For a small moment I thought, "It's worth it...DO it Lindsay...bagels are sooo good." And then I remembered I was type 1 diabetic and I would feel like crap all day if I ate a bagel. So I did a little googling and guess what? Apparently people are not weird and do not attempt to make things that are supposed to remain just the way they were born. I looked and looked and finally came across this video. I made a few small modifications and this is what I came up with...
What you will need:
- 1 cup flax seed meal
- 3/4 cup almond meal
- 2 tbs coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tbs plain Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 3 tbs of water
- 1 tbs of honey
- Mix the dry ingredients together.
- Mix the wet ingredients together.
- Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Take a small amount a dough (however big you want your bagels actually) and roll into a large ball. Since I do not have a fancy bagel baker, I poked a hole in the middle of the dough with my finger and them formed them into a bagel. I flattened the top of the bagels out with a spoon to give them a pretty bagel like physique.
- Sprinkle your topping on.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes.
I most definitely stuffed my face with two of these the moment they came out of the oven. I cut mine in half and toasted each side with a little...cream cheese. I know I am such a cheater.
These are best eaten straight out of the oven while they are nice and toasty. I saved a few for later and they were not as good. My suggestion would be to only make as much as you plan on sharing or eating...and save the rest of the dough for another day.
Makes 5 bagels. Each bagel has only 5 grams of effective carbohydrate!