If you love bagels, you’re going to love this easy bagels recipe in the air fryer! It only takes 3 basic ingredients to make a batch of these super delicious yogurt-based bagels. Yes, that’s right these bagels use greek yogurt as the base. It’s amazing to bite into one and taste the wonderful flavors of yogurt in a bagel. Best of all, they’re bagels made in the air fryer and they’re super easy to make!

Homemade bagels in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Easy Bagels Recipe

There’s really no secret to these bagels. You just need to decide if you want to decide to add any optional seeds or toppings. After that, you’re ready to devour the best easy bagels made in the air fryer. The bagels use self-rising flour, but if you only have regular flour, you can mix about 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour prior to mixing with the yogurt

Easy Air Fryer Bagel Recipe on a plate

Video: Easy 3 ingredient Bagels in Air Fryer

How to Make Air Fryer Bagels with Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

Add greek yogurt and self rising flour to bowl. Mix until everything combines. Add to lightly floured surface. Lightly knead for about 30 seconds.

rolling out the dough

Shape dough into a ball and cut into 4 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Flour your finger and poke a hole through the dough ball. Stretch the center of the hole and create a bagel shape.

forming the dough

Brush with egg and if desired, add your seed toppings. More details on time and temp in the recipe box below.

coating the bagels with seeds

Toppings for Air Fried Bagels Recipe

There’s so many options for the top of these air fryer bagels. The bagel variety possibilities are endless. Here’s some ideas:

  1. Everything bagel seasonings
  2. Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion or other seeded spices
  3. Cheddar cheese, asiago, parmesan or other cheeses
  4. Sliced pickled jalapeños
  5. Cinnamon Sugar or cinnamon raisin
  6. Sun dried tomato
Breakfast sandwich with a bagel
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Easy 3-Ingredient AIR FRYER Bagels

THICK YOGURT: The dough will be soft and sticky to work with so try to use a thick greek yogurt. Avoid “greek-style” yogurt which tends to be much thinner. Our brand suggestions are below in notes. 
SOFT DOUGH: Be prepared to work with soft dough and be patient while molding the dough to shape. If dough is too soft, add a little more flour. If too dry, add a little more yogurt. Try not to over knead the dough or else it will make the rolls tough. It is better to have it a little more rustic looking and tender rolls than a perfectly smooth and tough ones. 
FLOURS: This recipe can easily be doubled and uses self rising flour, which has baking powder and salt already. If using all-purpose flour, you must mix about 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour prior to mixing with the yogurt.
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Ingredients

For the Bagels:

  • 1 cup (240 ML) plain, thick non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 cup (125 g) self rising flour , *if using all purpose flour, see note above.

Optional Top ingredients:

  • 1 (1 ) large egg , beaten * read note
  • (optional) bagel toppings: Sesame seeds, pre-mixed bagel seasonings, poppy seeds, cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeños.

Equipment

Instructions 

  • If there’s liquid on top of the yogurt drain it before you measure it out. Combine yogurt and flour until all the flour is mixed into the yogurt and dough forms a ball.
  • Lightly flour a cutting board. Knead the dough for about 30 seconds. Cut the dough into 4 equal parts. If dough is sticky lightly flour your hands. Don’t add too much flour or the dough will become tough.
  • Roll each dough piece into a ball. Lightly flour your finger, then poke it in the center of the dough ball to create a hole.
    Gently stretch out the center hole to be about 1” wide opening and shape the the dough into a bagel shape. Allow to rest and rise (will rise just a little) for about 15 minutes.
  • Brush egg over the bagels. If adding seeds, sprinkle seeds or seasonings on top of bagels.
    Gently place bagels in your air fryer, leaving enough room between the bagels for the to expand. Don’t crowd the basket or rack. Cook the bagels in batches.
  • Spray air fryer basket or tray with oil to make sure bagel doesn’t stick while cooking (you can also use air fryer parchment sheets).
  • Air Fry at 330°F for about 10-14 minutes, or until bagels are golden and cooked in the center.
    Serve with cream cheese or make an awesome bagel sandwich out of it.

Notes

  1. We prefer the Stonyfield non-fat greek yogurt and Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt. If you want to use whole milk yogurt, the Chobani whole milk greek yogurt is also thick and easy to work with.
  2. These bagels have a wonderful yogurt taste so don’t be surprise if there’s a slight sour taste to the bagels.
  3. The egg wash is optional and for folks who can’t eat eggs feel free to leave it out. But if you can eat eggs, they add a great chewy and crisp, brown texture to the bagels. They also help the seeds to stick to the top of the bagels.
  4. Read the recipe write up for all the different bagel topping ideas.

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Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 34mg, Potassium: 116mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 60IU, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Here’s our Oven Baked Bagel Recipe. Still super simple and delish! 

Sesame, everything and plain bagels on a plate

What are the Best Air Fryers?

There’s so many on the market now. You just need to research and find the ones that fits your needs, capacity and style. We group the basket style air fryers into 2 main size groups: 3-4 qt. range & the 5-6 qt. range.  There’s oven style and basket style. With so many to choose from, we highlight the ones that are most popular for small to medium sized families. Here’s our favorites:

Good Mid-Sized Air Fryers

“That’s a stylish Air Fryer” was said as we unboxed the Cosori. Beyond being stylish, it has cooked great. The basket is not as tall and wider than most in its size group, which is perfect. You’ll have a lot better results in an air fryer with single layered, spread out foods, then with ones piled high and thick.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is also great for clean up.

Has a great ceramic coated basket, one of the longest lasting we’ve used. Super powerful fan that will often cook recipes even faster than other air fryers. We initially returned our first one because we thought we wouldn’t like the basket style. After reconsidering, we bought another and are super glad we did. We love it’s basket and just a platform insert. One less bulky thing to wash. This is a great air fryer.

Good Larger Air Fryers

This is quickly becoming one of our favorite larger basket style air fryers. Great basket size, good controls, cooks nice. Clean up is great. It has become one of our kitchen favorites.

Most of us are familiar with the Instant Pot Brand of pressure cookers. They now make air fryers and it has become a regular in our kitchen. The Vortex plus 9-in-1 is beyond the conventional air fryer. The “plus” boasts features beyond the hot circulating air: Broil, Bake, Dehydrate, Rotisserie, Roast and Re-heat. 

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