Mini Protein bagels with Cream Cheese

At first I thought of steaming them, boiling them, poaching them? Isn’t this how bagels are ‘normally’ made? Ah, ‘normally’… There is no ‘normally’ in protein cooking, is there? To tell you the truth, I frequently just make my recipes by following texture, taste, and appearance, sending The Traditional or ‘normal’ to the wind. Recoil in horror at this confession, bona fide chefs: I used my donut tray to make my bagels. The donut tray I used is silicone and it makes eighteen donuts or, in this case bagels. It’s this one and, like all silicone baking trays, it can be washed in a minute flat :-D

I like making them small just because I think it’s fun to eat lots of them but, of course, if you want more regularly sized donuts and/or bagels, get your hands on a number more like this (I highly recommend baking with silicone moulds – always – unless of course, you have a fetish for scrubbing baking trays? they make life so much easier). Alors, let me just straight into this recipe:


For the donuts:
3/4 cup egg whites
1/8 cup buckwheat flour
1/8 cup unflavored whey isolate protein
1/8 cup pea protein
1/8 cup oatflour
1 teaspoon wheatbran (optional)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Blend bagel ingredients together and bake in a donut tray for about 20 minutes at 180 C (356 F).

2. Let them cool, slice them in half, sigh at their cuteness (optional) and go cuuuuurayzeeee with eating them!

Macros per Serving (out of 18):

Without cream cheese:
2g protein
1.6g carbos (0.1g sugars/0.2g fiber)
0.2g fat (0g sat)

 I actually had several of them for breakfast – with cream cheese and some passionfruit soft cheese I accidentally also made, OY! how I loooooove them!! Try, try, try this! They ended up bagel-like and bready and, hand in hand with the cream cheese? Mount Olympus were they good!! Ah, ah, ah, does the fun ever end, I wonder?

Comments for This Entry

  • Felicia

    i love this idea! so stinkin’ cute. i have a donut pan and will definitely keep these in mind!

    January 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Anonymous

    Is that seriously only 15 calories per mini bagel?! You could end up eating the whole darn tray!!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Ana

    I don’t even like real bagels (too dense for me, plus no gluten on my diet either) but I love these!! I need to get myself a mini doughnut pan, these are so cute and I love the idea of savory protein treats.
    One question though: I cannot eat buckwheat, so do you think adding more oat flour would work in place of the buckwheat flour? Or would you use some other type of flour?
    I am seriously going to hunt a mini doughnut pan this weekend, I want to make these mini bagels!
    By the way, I have a question/suggestion for you. I absolutely LOVE your blog, LOVE your recipes, LOVE your ideas! Seriously, you need to come up with a cookbook full of goodies made out of protein powder, because you are so talented! I would be the first one to pre-order your cookbook.
    My question/suggestion/idea then is: have you ever come up with some kind of protein cracker?? I sometimes want protein but want something savory, and when it is the middle of afternoon I sometimes just want a snack.
    I love your recipes and have tried a few, there is a protein bread on your blog that I really enjoy. But I was wondering about crackers, you know something with a crunch pow!! :-)
    Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes and ideas with us!

    January 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Shannon

    Love this!
    Now I just need to get my hand on some of the protein powder you use! :)

    January 28, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply to this comment

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