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Yogurt and flour is all you need to make these Weight Watchers Bagels! The topping is up to you – everything seasoning, poppy or sesame seeds, or just plain. Only 3 points per bagel!

One of my closest workmates, Lesli, has been following the Weight Watchers program for over two years now.  She has lost a majorly significant amount of weight, to the point that I tell her constantly that she’s beginning to look frail!  Hahaha – don’t worry, I’m not being mean.  That’s the type of relationship we have.

About a year ago, my other closest workmate, Margaret, jumped on the Weight Watchers bandwagon as well.  She too, has lost a lot of weight.  So, when they both came to work a few weeks ago talking about these 3 point bagels, I thought they had lost their marbles.  I mean, how the hell can you make a great tasting bagel out of just flour and yogurt.  When they both said they were baked and not boiled first, I thought our friendship had come to an end.

Yogurt and flour is all you need to make these Weight Watchers Bagels! The topping is up to you - everything seasoning, poppy or sesame seeds, or just plain.  Only 3 points per bagel!#WW #smartpoints #weightwatchers #bagels #points

I thought no more of it, until a week ago when I decided to give the Weight Watchers diet a try.  Now, Dear Reader, I am not endorsing the program at all.  In fact, at the very moment I’m writing this up, I have only been on the program for a week.  But, whether these bagels are designed to fit into the Weight Watcher’s points program or not, they’re a damn good bagel, and I simply had to share the recipe with you!

What’s the secret? There is no secret!!

The key to keeping the points value low with this bagel is to use 0% plain Greek yogurt along with self-raising flour.  If you decide to use 2% or full fat yogurt, the point value will increase of course.  If you’re not on the Weight Watchers program, you can use any plain Greek yogurt you want.

At the end of the day, these bagels taste really, really good.  They are doughy and chewy, just like a “real” bagel, and they are so easy to make.  As you know, Dear Reader, I have said it a million times already that simple is best.   Weight Watchers Bagels are as simple as you can possible get!

I think that I was more impressed with how well these came together – and how easily too!  I was certainly impressed with the taste and how delicious they were when toasted and topped with my Easy Homemade Jam.  Personally, I feel that these Weight Watchers Bagels would certainly be the topic of conversation if you served them at a breakfast or brunch get together, because how many people can say that they made bagels from scratch?

So, go ahead, Dear Reader; be the belle of the ball, the queen of the bagel, and the talk of the town!  (Too far?)  Well, maybe you won’t become instantly famous, but I’m positive that you’ll be asked for the recipe and I’m even more positive that you’ll make these bagels over and over again, even if you aren’t participating in a weight loss program.

Yogurt and flour is all you need to make these Weight Watchers Bagels! The topping is up to you - everything seasoning, poppy or sesame seeds, or just plain.  Only 3 points per bagel!#WW #smartpoints #weightwatchers #bagels #points

Plain or all dressed up?

Just one final note – you don’t have to top these bagels at all.  You can certainly leave them plain.  But, you can also jazz them up.  Try sprinkling them with parmesan, or incorporated some sun dried tomatoes and jalapenos into the dough for a great sandwich bagel.  Just remember to do the egg wash so that you can get those seeds to stick and those tops to be golden brown.  Happy eating!

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Weight Watchers Bagels

Yogurt and flour is all you need to make these Weight Watchers Bagels! The topping is up to you – everything seasoning, poppy or sesame seeds, or just plain. Only 3 points per bagel!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 bagels
Calories 174kcal
Author Lord Byron’s Kitchen


  • 2 cups 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups self-raising flour

Optional Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or everything seasoning
  • 1 large egg, whisked


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a silicone liner or parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • Add the yogurt and flour to a mixing bowl and using a firm rubber spatula, stir to combine.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a clean, lightly floured surface.  Knead the dough until it forms a ball.  
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  • Roll the portions into a cylinder shape measuring about 10 inches in length.
  • Join the ends together by pressing the forming into a ring.  Lay the rings onto the baking sheet and set aside.
  • You can stop here and bake the bagels for 23 minutes. Once baked, broil for 2 minutes to brown the top. Otherwise, continue to the Optional Instructions below. Please note, depending on your WW program, adding seeds or seasonings, and egg, may increase the point value.

Optional Instructions:

  • Brush the tops of each bagel with the egg.
  • Sprinkle over the seasoning or seed of choice.  Or, pour the seeds/seasoning into a shallow bowl and dip the bagel (egg side down) into the seeds to fully coat.  This is the method I used.
  • Bake for 23 minutes and broil for 2 minutes to brown the tops.


Weight Watchers freestyle points: 3
Adapted from


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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  1. I just started Weight Watchers today so this recipe is great! I have heard people comment on how delicious these bagels are and I can't wait to try them! I have also heard that brand yogurts work better than other ones. I am curious as to what brand of yogurt you used.
    1. Hi Dana - I used Danone 0% Greek yogurt. On a side note, I've been following the weight watchers plan for just over 3 weeks now. It's so easy to do and I have not yet felt deprived. Good luck with your WW journey. :)
      1. These look and smell amazing!! I haven’t eaten one yet, because I’m still salivating as I watch them bake in the oven!! One thing, I added Trader Joe’s “Everything But The Bagel” seasoning to them, and it bumped the point value up to 4 when I entered the recipe into the app (I used about 5 tbsp in a bowl and dipped). Be mindful of that as you add your toppings!!
  2. Byron: These bagels are so easy to make and are delicious! I just started Weight Watchers and came across your recipe on Pinterest. I even made some bagels and brought them to work! They were a hit! Nobody could believe I made them from scratch and without boiling first? Unheard of! I used Trader Joe's "Everything but the bagel" spice. I am looking forward to making more of your recipes!
    1. Hi Heidi - I do believe that the WW points system has changed a bit since this recipe was posted.
  3. I am on a gluten free diet. What other flour can I use? I have peanut, tree nut,coconut allergies. This sounds awesome would love to try. Thanks, Cora
    1. I have tried to make a gluten-free recipe out of rice flour and it was pretty good the other flours that tasted a little bit like playdough when I got done. Give rice to try and see which it think a.
    1. I always make a larger batch and freeze. I also cut the dough into smaller pieces sometimes for mini bagels and less points. To freeze I wrap each in plastic wrap and then put in a freezer bag getting as much air out as possible. They freeze great.
  4. these bagels are awesome, I have used half yogurt and half almond unsweetened milk with perfect success.
    1. I was looking for some different WW recipes. What I find on the WW site doesn't usually interest me much. I found this recipe on the internet and THESE BAGELS ARE THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD!! Thank you for posting 🙂.
  5. These bagels are a great alternative to a bagel store bagel. They are delish for sandwiches too! One thing I do before baking is boil the bagels in water with baking soda. The boiling process gives them a nice bagel like chew IMO. Cheers!
  6. These bagels are really good and are very easy to make. They did not seem to rise as much as the ones in the pictures. Other than that, very tasty.
  7. These bagels are very easy to make and taste great. One thing I noticed is that mine did not seem to rise very much. The ones in the picture look higher. Would that have anything to do with kneading the dough?
  8. I’m a newbie to WW and am still leaning the ropes. Could someone pls tell me how many points one of these bagels would be with the cream cheese on top? Thank you!!
  9. The bagels looked great coming out of the oven, however they were gummy/under cooked on the inside. I had followed the instructions, and cooked them for 23 minutes. After cutting in to them, and seeing they were gummy, I put them back in the oven for another 10 min. Unfortunately, they came out the same. Any suggestions?
    1. Hi Stuart, I've heard of this happening before. I think it comes down to the brand of yogurt you're using. Some are more watery than others which will add more moisture to the bagel.
  10. I wasn't able to knead the was sticky ... do you drain the yogurt or keep the moisture? I used plain Greek yogurt.

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