Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and delicious throughout – there’s nothing better than a bagel. Our Organic Whole Milk Lifeway Kefir takes homemade bagels to the next level. The kefir is rich and creamy, and this #recipe mixes it into the dough to give this holey snack a heavenly consistency. We top these bagels with an array of seasonings and bake them to a golden brown for truly tasty #ToastTuesday. And for added #probiotics, swap out your traditional cream cheese spread for Farmer Cheese. Crafted from our Old World recipe, Lifeway Farmer Cheese is loaded with 12 live and active probiotic cultures. It spreads easy and it tastes amazing. Check out the link in our bio for the recipe!
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
- 2 cups Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 cups self rising flour (or more if needed)
- 1 egg
- everything bagel seasoning
- In a medium size mixing bowl combine flour (salt - optional) and kefir. Mix with a fork until combined. It's a going to be a bit crumbly in appearance.
- On a flour dusted workspace add the dough and knead dough until tacky to touch (not sticky: doesn't stick to your hand). If it starts to feel sticky add a little more flour.
- Cut the dough into 8 equal balls.
- Roll out each dough piece into ropes and connect at the end.
- In a small bowl whisk egg and add a couple of tsp. of water to create an egg wash.
- Top each bagel with egg wash and everything bagel seasoning
- Add bagels to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake (in a preheated oven at 375) for 25 minutes.