In New York (where I’m from), bagels are a way of life—and they’re totally delicious. But let’s face it, these doughy delights are typically made with refined, junky white flour, are void of nutrition, and can set you back more calories and carbs than you care to count—and that’s before you spread on your topping of choice.

These better-for-you bagels pack 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and a whole host of vitamins and minerals. That’s because they’re made with whole-grain flour, which contains more fiber and minerals than standard flour; chia seeds, which are filled with fiber and omega-3 fats; and protein-rich Greek yogurt. Now that’s a good morning!

This recipe comes from my book, Joy Bauer’s Superfood! To learn more, click here.

If you love bagels for breakfast (without the cinnamon-raisin flavor) whip up a batch of these plain protein bagels!

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Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bagel

These better-for-you bagels pack 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and a whole host of vitamins and minerals.
Servings: 8 bagels
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour*
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds​
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt, thicker brands work best**
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ to ½ cup raisins
  • *You can also use standard whole wheat flour
  • ** Pour off liquid before measuring


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, chia seeds, and salt in a large bowl. Add the yogurt and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated into a batter.
  • Using your hands, press and fold the flour into the yogurt until all of the pieces come together to form an elastic dough. While at first the dough will be fussy and crumbly, after about 1 minute of pressing and folding it will come together. Divide into 8 balls.
  • One at a time, roll each ball between your palms and form into a long rope (if it breaks apart, just squish it back together). Lay the rope on the parchment paper and form it into a circular shape, cinching the ends to complete a closed bagel.
  • Leave space between each bagel on the baking sheet so they’re not touching. Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes. Let cool before slicing.


NOTE: These freeze wonderfully. When ready to enjoy, simply thaw in the microwave, slice, and toast in the toaster oven. Alternatively, you can slice before freezing and place in the toaster oven directly from the freezer.

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 180Carbohydrates: 35gProtein: 10gTotal Fat: 1.5g— Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g— Saturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 280mgFiber: 5gTotal Sugar: 10g— Natural Sugar: 5.5g— Added Sugar: 4.5g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
I’m hoping you loved this recipe! If you made it and want to share feedback, I’d be so grateful to hear from you. Please leave a review below or tag @joybauer on Instagram!