Everything Bagels (Oven or Air Fryer)

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Everything Bagels are deliciously crunchy and packed with savory, salty, and nutty flavors. While they may be a bit messy, the taste is worth the extra cleanup!

air fryer bagel recipe

You can make a fresh batch right at home with a few simple ingredients. No need for yeast — yogurt bagels are just as chewy and tangy as the bakery favorites, but they’re ready in a fraction of the time. 

Air fryer bagels are easier to make than you might think, thanks to a yogurt-based dough that’s just as fluffy and chewy as yeasted versions.

Cover with all your favorite toppings — including Everything But The Bagel seasoning — and cook to golden brown perfection!

ingredients for air fryer bagels

Everything Bagels

The best part about this easy bagel recipe is that it requires no resting time! Simply mix together the dough, form it into rings, and pop them right in the air fryer to cook.

Looking for another breakfast shortcut? Make air fryer donuts with canned biscuit dough! You can cover them in cinnamon sugar or dip them in a homemade glaze. 

Or, meal prep some breakfast burritos and keep them in the freezer when you need something on the go.

yogurt bagels in basket of air fryer

Ingredients Needed for Yogurt Bagels

  • Flour – All-purpose flour works just fine in this recipe. You can use self-rising if you prefer, but you’ll need to omit the baking powder and reduce the salt by half.
  • Baking powder – This leavening agent will help puff the bagels in the air fryer.
  • Salt – Don’t skip this simple ingredient! Not only does it add flavor, but it helps create that deliciously chewy texture we all love.
  • Yogurt – Stick with plain Greek yogurt for this recipe. The thicker texture works best with the dough, and you don’t want any extra flavors sneaking in!
  • Egg wash – Combine one large egg with 1 tablespoon of water until well combined. Brush this over the dough before adding your seasonings to help them stick to the surface.
  • Seasonings – You can’t make everything bagels without everything seasoning!

    You could also keep it simple with a sprinkle of coarse salt or sesame seeds, or go all out with shredded cheddar or asiago cheese.
brusing butter on everything bagels

Serving Suggestions

Slice up your air fryer bagels and enjoy them with butter, cream cheese, or mashed avocado.

They’re also fantastic for sandwiches in place of regular bread. Stick with classic deli meat combinations, or spoon on some tuna or egg salad instead. 

Want an extra hearty breakfast? Pile eggs, bacon, and a slice or two of cheese onto your everything bagel, then pop it back in the air fryer for a few minutes so the cheese can melt.

Air Fryer Bagels or Baked Bagels

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make baked bagels instead! 

  1. Arrange dough on a baking sheet. Place the rings of yogurt bagel dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  2. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes at 350°F, rotating the pan at the halfway point.
  3. Increase the oven heat. Remove the pan from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 450°F. Then, pop the pan back in for a few minutes until the bagels are golden brown.
air fried yogurt bagels

Everything Bagel Recipe FAQ

Why is it called an everything bagel?

Our everything bagels are homemade yogurt bagels covered in everything seasoning – a mixture that includes poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion and garlic flakes, and sea salt. 

While the original creator of the everything bagel recipe is widely disputed, it’s thought that the name comes from combining “everything” into one seasoning instead of discarding a variety of leftover bagel toppings.

Can you make homemade bagels without yeast?

Absolutely! All you need is some yogurt. That, plus the baking powder, gives the dough plenty of lift and that signature tangy flavor.

Even better, you can use this easy bagel recipe to make whichever flavors you might fancy! 

stack of air fryer bagel recipe with cream cheese

Prep Ahead Instructions 

This recipe makes 4 air fryer bagels, but you can easily double or even quadruple the amounts if you’d like!

Enjoy one or two while they’re hot and fresh and save the rest for breakfast throughout the week.

How To Store Air Fryer Bagels

Leftover homemade bagels should be stored in an airtight container or food storage bag for optimum freshness.

Keep them on the counter for 1 day or in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze air fryer bagels for up to 3 months.

Warm in the microwave or toast slices in the air fryer or toaster oven. If frozen, be sure to thaw first.

stacked everything bagels on wood board

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Everything Bagels (Oven or Air Fryer)

Donna Elick
Make Everything Bagels with a simple no-yeast dough and just a few ingredients! Bagels in the air fryer are ready in 15 minutes!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Servings 4 bagels

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup all purpose flour, or self rising (see Note #2)
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, (whole milk or nonfat)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Optional bagel toppings of choice: sesame seeds, coarse salt, everything bagel seasoning, etc.

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the Greek yogurt and mix well with a spatula until the mixture turns into a sticky dough. Form the dough into a ball.
  • Cut the dough ball into 4 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough ball out into an 8-inch long rope, then bring the edges together to form a bagel shape, pinching the ends of the dough together to close the circle.
  • Lightly grease the bottom of the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Place the bagels into the basket, leaving about an inch of space between each. Note: if your air fryer is small, you may need to cook the bagels in two batches.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Lightly brush the egg wash over the top and sides of the bagels. Sprinkle toppings over the bagels.
  • Air fry the bagels at 350F for 10 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  • Remove the air fryer basket from the air fryer and allow the bagels to cool for 5 minutes. Remove the bagels, slice and serve warm, or cool completely then toast.

Donna’s Notes

Keep leftover bagels in an airtight food storage container or zip top bag on the counter for 1 day or in the refrigerator for up to three days. The bagels can also be frozen for up to three months.
Self-rising flour can be used instead of all purpose. Just eliminate the baking powder and reduce the salt to 1/4 teaspoon.
Oven baking instructions: Bake the bagels on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper at 350F for 20-22 minutes until cooked through. Rotate the pan once about halfway through the baking time. Remove the bagels from the oven, increase the temperature to 450F, then return the bagels to the oven for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
This recipe makes 4 bagels but can very easily be doubled to make 8 bagels or quadrupled to make 16.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 175cal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 491mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
everything bagels

Originally Published July 2022

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Seri,
      We’re sorry to hear that you had trouble with the recipe. The age and storing conditions of self rising flour can affect the results. If your flour is more than 6 months old, you may want to try the recipe again with a fresh batch. Flour should always be stored in a cool, dry location. You can even store it in the freezer to extend its shelf life. Hope this helps, have a great day!
      TSRI team member,
      Holli

    1. Hi RS Mallory,
      These bagels are just as fluffy and chewy are traditional bagels. Have a great day and let us know how it goes!
      TSRI team member,
      Holli

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