Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: 2 & 3 Ingredient Dough Recipes & Ways to Use It
(130 calories | 4 3 3 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
WW friendly 2 & 3-ingredient dough has taken the internet world by storm for good reason. By combining equal parts self-rising flour (or regular flour and baking powder) and plain Greek yogurt, anyone can experience the joy of baking from scratch, while infusing your dough with an extra boost of protein for more satisfaction.
Because Greek yogurt is a ZeroPoint™ food on some myWW plans, the only SmartPoints you need to count come from the flour (3 SmartPoints for 1/4 cup).
So Points conscious WWs around the globe have been quick to find ways to turn this super simple 2-ingredient dough into a variety of yeasted, bread-y things, from bagels and pretzel bites to pizza, flatbread, and cinnamon rolls for fewer SmartPoints.
What is Self Rising Flour?
Self-rising flour is a combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
If you don’t have self-rising flour for two-ingredient dough on hand, it is easy to make your own: Add 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt to each cup of all-purpose flour. Whole wheat or gluten-free flours should also work.
Curious about Weight Watchers new myWW Green, Blue and Purple plans? Watch this short video to learn more:
How Many Calories and WW Points in this 2-Ingredient Dough Recipe?
According to my calculations, each serving of 2-ingredient dough made from 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup flour has about 130 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
This may vary slightly depending on the kinds of flour and yogurt you use.
How To Make 2-Ingredient Dough Step by Step
Step 1: Add equal parts self rising flour and plain nonfat Greek yogurt to large bowl.
Step 2: Combine self-rising flour and whole milk Greek yogurt in a large bowl until it forms a “shaggy mess.” Dump out the dough onto a clean work surface and knead the the dough together by hand until it is smooth and elastic. It takes 2 to 3 minutes of kneading.
Two Ingredient Dough Video
This Simple Cooking Channel video shows you just how simple this recipe is:
Step 3: Use your 2-ingredient dough to make whatever bread-y recipe you like – bagels, pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, garlic knots, etc. No resting or proof time required before using it.
Pantry Staples for Maximizing Your 2 & 3-Ingredient Dough
- Sesame seeds or poppy seeds
- Everything bagel seasoning
- Pizza toppings such as tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
- Cinnamon & other sweet spices
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- 1 cup self rising flour
- 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- In a bowl, combine the self-rising flour and yogurt until the dough begins to look like crumbles or a "shaggy mess."
- Lightly dust a countertop surface or large cutting board with flour. Transfer dough to the floured surface, and knead and turn the dough, using hands, until it is well combined and no longer sticky. This should take 3 to 4 minutes. You may need to add a little more flour.
- Use your dough to make whatever you desire: bagels, pizza, cinnamon rolls, garlic knots, etc.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Skinny 2-Ingredient Dough Everything Bagels
The first thing I ever made with 2-ingredient dough was bagels…
I divided the dough into 4 equal pieces, rolled each into a 6- to 7-inch snake, then pinched the ends together to form a circle. Placed them on the baking sheet , brushed each one with beaten egg white over the tops, sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning and baked at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
More WW Friendly Recipes Using 2 & 3-Ingredient Dough
In this video the DIY Mommy shows us how to use 2-Ingredient dough to make bagels, individual pizzas and flatbread:
In this video ww.ItalianWifey shows us how to use 2-Ingredient dough to make her 1 SmartPoint Cinnamon Rolls:
Easy Vegan- 2 Ingredient Dough Pretzels – I’ve been a longtime fan and follower of Susan Voisin, The Fat Free Vegan and was excited to learn that she is a fellow WW, having lost 50 pounds and significantly lowered blood pressure and cholesterol in past year! Because there is no fat free vegan yogurt she was able to create a workable equivalent with silken tofu to whip up pretzels.
2-Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites 2 – Baked little nuggets perfect for dipping in marinara or cheese sauce. (Mess for Less)
Breakfast Pizza – This easy, homemade breakfast pizza is made with bacon, eggs, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, made completely from scratch and ready in less than 30 minutes start to finish! (SkinnyTaste)
Garlic Breadsticks – You’re going to be blown away at how delicious and EASY these garlic breadsticks are. Just form the dough into breadsticks and season with garlic salt. (iwashyoudry)
Stuffed Bagel Balls – Easy, homemade, mini stuffed bagel balls filled with cream cheese! (SkinnyTaste)
Naan Bread -When I had tikka masala on the menu this week, I dug through my freezer for my trusty Trader Joe’s Naan. Unfortunately, it was freezer burnt and not the least bit appetizing. I headed to the pantry, got the self rising flour, greek yogurt and a few basic staples and *BAM!*, 2 ingredient naan bread was born. (My Skinny Sweet Tooth)
Easy Garlic Knots – These soft, garlicky knots taste just like your favorite pizzeria’s garlic knots, but made from scratch using my easy yeast-free bagel dough recipe (just flour, Greek yogurt, baking powder and salt). (SkinnyTaste)
Hot Cross Buns – Easy Hot Cross Buns using this easy dough from my Bagel Recipe. No yeast, no boiling, no fancy mixer. Bake them in the oven or in the air-fryer! (SkinnyTaste)
Garlic Parmesan Drop Biscuits – A delightful drop biscuit made with two ingredient dough and a couple extra things like fresh parmesan and garlic (The Skinnyish Dish)
Pizza Crust – Weight Watchers Pizza Dough Recipe – just 2 ingredients in this pizza crust – no rising time! Plus, there’s only 12 WW SP for the entire crust recipe, so if you want to eat the entire thing, you just need to save your weekly points. Even if you’re NOT on Weight Watchers, this crust is delicious. It tastes JUST like a regular pizza crust without any of the wait time for rising! (Crazy for Crust )
Cinnamon Rolls – I’ve been wanting to make cinnamon rolls with it for a while and I finally got around to it the other morning, these tasty baked treats were amazing and I might have eaten 3 in a row haha! They are so simple to make, take very little time and just 2 smart points each on WW freestyle. (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Apple Dumplings – Weight Watchers Apple Dumplings Using 2 Ingredient Dough Just 1 SP Freestyle (The Staten Island Family)
Meatball Slider Bombs – These Turkey Meatball Slider Bombs stuffed with gooey Mozzarella cheese and covered in easy 2-ingredient dough are lightened up comfort food at its best! (Emily Bites)
Chicken Pot Pie – This 2 ingredient dough chicken pot pie is simply amazing, whether you’re on Weight Watchers or not! (Slap Dash Mom)
Pop Tarts – These delicious Weight Watchers Pop Tarts are perfect whether you’re on Weight Watchers or not. Regular Pop Tarts are 8 or 9 points, and they’re smaller than the ones I made for 3 points! (Slap Dash Mom)
Salad Topped Pizza – Doing a Salad Topped Pizza has been in my book of plans for a long time now. Using 2-ingredient dough as the base with ground turkey and other salad toppings. (Meal Planning Mommies)
Turkey Cheese Pockets – My latest yum yum are the Weight Watchers 2 Ingredient Dough Turkey and Cheese Pockets! (Life is Sweeter by Design)
Pigs in a Blanket – Well I knew that I needed to find a healthier way to make these little delights so I came up with a Weight Watchers pigs in blankets recipe that is a big win! (Life is Sweeter by Design)
Twirly Italian Sub Breadsticks – String cheese wrapped in salami, ham, and dough and then brushed with an Italian vinaigrette and baked until the dough is cooked and the cheese is melted… YUM! If an Italian sub is your thing, you are going to absolutely love these breadstick snacks that mimic the delicious taste of a traditional Italian sandwich. (Meal Planning Mommies)
Chicken Bacon Ranch Dough Balls – These chicken bacon ranch balls are amazing and so simple to make. To keep points down I used my zero point ranch dressing. They are great for entertaining or serve them up for dinner, my husband took a bunch into work and all the guys at his site loved them! These dough balls, chicken bombs, whatever you want to call them are just 2 smart points each on WW freestyle. (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – These easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls use 2 ingredient dough with Greek yogurt for a lighter take on a sweet autumn treat! (Emily Bites)
Buffalo Chicken Empanadas – I had some shredded chicken in the fridge that needed to be used up and I felt like something spicy for dinner, so these buffalo chicken empanadas were the end result and boy were they tasty! Super easy to make and just 4 smart points on WW freestyle. (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza – I’ve been wanting to go back and re-make some of my older recipes like this caramel apple crisp pizza more weight watcher friendly. (Recipe Diaries)
Lauren’s 2-Ingredient Dough Variation with Egg
Combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1 egg. This makes the dough a little runny but it is about the same as drop scones. Each recipe makes 6 large scones or buns. Cook each recipe at 350F degrees for about 20 minutes
This is an extremely flexible recipe. Here are some variation ideas:
- Multigrain: Use multiple flavors of grains for half of the flour.
- Italian Bread: Add Italian seasoning (0 pts) and add cheese, be sure to count the extra points.
- Sweet Bread: Add stevia or splenda and other spices if using fruit.
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