August 20, 2019 at 09:24AM by CWC
One of the highlights of calling New York City home is that you can’t blink without seeing three bagel shops. Just last weekend, I found myself at a truly revolutionary establishment that served ice cream AND/or cream cheese on your choice of everything, whole wheat, egg, or rainbow. Life is good. But for those times when getting out of your pajamas and heading to the nearest schmear purveyor seems like a lot, the two-ingredient bagel recipe that’s taking over the internet will help you stay cozied up at home.
A quick Google search of “two-ingredient bagels” will show you dozens of results for the same exact recipe—although, it actually contains three ingredients (if you want to get technical about it). A combo of self-rising flour, sea salt, and Greek yogurt yields a fluffy batch of bagels that are—well, almost—a dead ringer for the real deal.
Blogger Recipe Girl‘s creation gets topped off with additional ingredients to add a certain je ne sais quoi flavor and crunch to each bite. With an egg wash and Trader Joe’s cult favorite Everything But the Bagel seasoning, she transforms the doughy delight from child’s play to The Great British Bake Off material (at least, in my opinion).
Once you’ve prepared your golden-brown protein rings, you can run wild with the toppings. Will you go savory or sweet? Cold or toasted? Lox is an option, of course, but you could also spread on this Nutella dupe, your favorite nut butter, or avocado to add some healthy fat to the brunch equation. The most beautiful thing about bagels is their lack of topping discrimination. They love and accept all other foods with the warm embrace of an MVP carb. Really, you can’t go wrong.