Serves 4


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Bagel Balls

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1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, (not regular yogurt, it will be too sticky) 4 tablespoons, 4 ounces, or half package 1/3 less fat cream cheese, cut into 8 cubes 1 egg white, beaten (whole egg works fine too) Optional toppings: Everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes

Oven Method: 1. Preheat oven to 375F. Place parchment paper or a Silpat on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and the yogurt. 3. Mix with a fork or spatula until well combined. It will look like small crumbles. 4. Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 15 turns (it should not leave the dough on your hand when you pull away). 5. Divide dough into 8 equal balls. Flatten each ball into circles, then place 1/2 tablespoon cream cheese on each. 6. Cover the dough well & roll it into a ball. Repeat with all dough. 7. Top with egg wash and sprinkle with seasoning of your choice. 8. Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes before eating. Air Fryer Method: 1. Spray the basket to avoid sticking. 2. Preheat the air fryer 325F. Transfer in batches without overcrowding, bake 11/12 minutes, or until golden. 3. No need to turn. Let cool for 10 mins.