By Kristen Finstad
First, a few relevant facts about me:
- I’m not a big breakfast person. Don’t get me wrong – I’m starting to get hangry by about 10 a.m., but in the half hour between waking up and leaving for work, I’m just not hungry. Solution: breakfast on the go!
- I don’t really like breakfast food. Eggs just aren’t my thing. I’ve always struggled to find things I could eat for breakfast that would keep me full until lunch. If it were up to me, I’d have pizza or spaghetti for breakfast – but, another relevant fact is that I’d prefer to keep my meals at least somewhat healthy. 🙂
- I have zero desire to cook in the morning. As I mentioned above, I only leave myself about a half hour to get ready (I know – when will I ever learn?), so the idea of adding cooking to the mix just sounds stressful. My on-the-go breakfast must be prepped ahead of time.
Recently, I’ve found the solution to all of my breakfast dilemmas: two-ingredient bagels! For real, just two: greek yogurt, and self-rising flour (they’re serious about the self-rising part…trust me, I learned the hard way). A. It’s super easy for me to take to work. B. It doesn’t require eggs (though it would make for a tasty egg and sausage breakfast sandwich!), and is also healthy, and C. I can prep a week’s worth on Sunday night and literally grab one out of my fridge in the morning.
Here’s what you need to make 4 bagels:
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 egg OR melted butter (to paint the bagels with before baking)
- Seasoning of your choice
- Combine equal parts of Greek Yogurt and self-rising flour in a bowl. Mix until doughy.
- Form a big slab of dough, and cut into four strips.
- Form each strip into a circle and place on baking sheet.
- Brush bagels with egg wash or melted butter, and season with whatever you’d like (recommend: Trader Joe’s Everything seasoning, or cinnamon)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 23 minutes.
And that’s it! It’s so simple. I usually just heat up a turkey sausage patty and make a sandwich out of them, but you could season the bagels with cinnamon and top it with butter or cream cheese, fruit, etc. This dough could also work for a pizza crust, sandwich bread, and so much more.
Happy baking (if you can even call it that)!