The Best Protein Bagel Recipe

Sick of protein shakes? This homemade protein bagel recipe is a great way to boost your protein intake. Jump to the recipe.


Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

Give your bagels a protein boost

Why make protein bagels?

Although bagels are a breakfast staple in many American households, a bagel is not a balanced meal. It is high in carbs, and low in fats and protein. This is where my protein bagel recipe can help. By adding protein powder to the dough, you can make your favorite breakfast more nutritious.

Protein bagels are an easy way to add protein to your diet. A protein bagel contains twice as much protein as a regular bagel. The added protein will keep you full and energized throughout the morning, and reduce cravings later in the day. Protein bagels can also be made with ingredients like whole wheat flour and flaxseed, which provide additional fiber and nutrients.

One of my favorite things about protein bagels is their versatility. They can be toasted and topped with anything from cream cheese and smoked salmon, to peanut butter and banana, to scrambled eggs and cheese. This makes them a great option for people who like variety at the breakfast table. High protein bagels can also be quickly prepared and taken on-the-go, making them one of the most convenient, nutritious breakfast options.

Making protein bagels at home is a fun and easy activity that the whole family can participate in. With a simple recipe and a few common ingredients, you can create a delicious high-protein breakfast. Whether you prefer them sweet or savory, protein bagels are one of the most creative ways to get more protein in your diet.

How do I make protein bagels?

Making protein powder bagels can be tricky, but if you follow the steps below, you will have no trouble whatsoever. You probably already have the ingredients you need at home, and the whole recipe only takes about 30 minutes start to finish. Depending on the type of protein powder you use, you may have to adjust ratios, but once you have found the right protein powder, this protein bagel recipe is foolproof.

Why drink wholesome?

Our vegan unflavored protein powder is made from a whole food protein source: almonds. Almost all other protein powders are made with protein concentrates and/or isolates, which have been stripped of everything but the protein. Protein concentrates and isolates turn squishy bagels into chalky hockey pucks because they have no fats or carbs.

In short, if you want to make a protein bagel that actually tastes good, drink wholesome is hands down your best option. Order samples to see for yourself. Now, without further ado, here is the best protein bagel recipe.


The Best Protein Bagel Recipe


-2/3 cup all-purpose gluten free flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-4 tbsp drink wholesome vegan unflavored protein powder
-2/3 cup plain unsweetened greek yogurt
-pinch of salt
-1 egg (optional)


Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, protein powder, and salt until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until a dough forms. You can add more yogurt if the dough is too dry. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and shape each piece into a smooth dough ball on a lightly floured work surface. Roll each ball of dough until it becomes a rope, making it as smooth and even as possible. Pinch the ends of the rope together to form a circular, bagel shape.

Fill a large, wide pot with 2 quarts of water. Bring water to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-high. Drop bagels in, making sure they have enough room to float around. Cook for two minutes. Beat the egg in a small bowl with a fork. Using a pastry brush, brush each bagel with and place it on a baking sheet. Bake the bagels for 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Allow the bagels to cool on the baking sheets for 20 minutes before eating. 

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How much protein powder should I use?

Adding too much protein powder will dry out your dough, so I suggest that you follow my recipe exactly. When all is said and done, each bagel will have plenty of protein.

What seasonings can I use on my protein bagels?

My preferred bagel seasoning is sea salt, but you can also use sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and dried garlic flakes.

What toppings can I use on my protein bagels?

Protein bagels can be paired with classic toppings like cream cheese and butter. If you want an extra protein boost, consider adding smoked salmon and avocado, eggs and cheese, or peanut butter and banana.

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