Air Fryer Bagels

5 from 78 votes

These air fryer bagels take just 10 minutes to make and need just 2 ingredients! No yeast needed, they are chewy and easy to customize!

air fryer bagels

I’m loving making non-traditional recipes in my air fryer.

Sure, I love making vegetable dishes (like zucchini and cauliflower) but to be honest, it’s the baked goods I love the most. Some favorites include air fried donuts and even cookies. My current obsession is air fried bagels!

Why air fry bagels?

  • 2 Ingredients only. for the bagel dough itself, you need just self rising flour and yogurt- That is it! 
  • No yeast or resting time required. Most bread recipes require some resting time, but not these bagels! 
  • Easy to customize. Fold through or top the bagels with your favorite toppings. 
  • Ready in 8 minutes. The beauty of the air fryer is that the bagels take just 8 minutes to cook! 

How to make bagels in the air fryer

The Ingredients.

  • Self rising flour– A combination of all purpose flour,  baking powder, and salt. You can skip buying it at the supermarket and just make your own.
  • Yogurt– Any thick yogurt works, like Greek, coconut, or soy. Ensure that it is not flavored. 
  • Butter– Optional, but adding a brush of melted butter on top gives the bagels the golden brown crumb. 
  • Toppings- Add your favorite bagel toppings on top. 

The Instructions. 

Start by mixing the flour and yogurt in a mixing bowl. Once combined, transfer onto a floured surface and knead several times until smooth. 

Next, divide the dough into four portions. Using your hands, roll the dough out into a sausage shape and connect them at both ends to create a bagel.

Now, brush the exterior of each bagel with melted butter and sprinkle with your favorite bagel toppings. Transfer them into an air fryer basket lined with parchment paper.

Finally, air fry the bagels for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the bagels from the air fryer and let them cool completely, before slicing and spreading with your favorite toppings. 

bagels in air fryer

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket, as the bagels are prone to spreading and rising. I can comfortably fit 3 bagels in, but if your air fryer basket is bigger, you can go for 4-5.
  • If you don’t want to brush the bagels with butter, you can also use milk or cream.
  • Once the bagels have cooked and cooled, slice them in half.

Bagel topping and mix- in ideas

Here are some fun flavors to get you started-

  • Everything bagel seasoning– The classic New York style bagel topping everyone is obsessed with! 
  • Cheese– Asiago, cheddar, or mozzarella cheese. 
  • Dried or fresh fruit– Blueberries, raisins, or cranberries. 
  • Seeds– Poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or even sunflower seeds. 
  • Spices– Italian herbs, cinnamon, smoked paprika, onion, and garlic.

Storing and freezing instructions

  • To store: Air fried bagels can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. 
  • To freeze: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to six months. 
  • Reheating: Microwave for 20-30 seconds or reheat in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes. 
bagel in air fryer

More air fryer recipes to try

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you toast bread or bagels in the air fryer?

You can toast all bread-like products in the air fryer instead of using a toaster. To do this, preheat the air fryer to 200C/400F. Add the halved bagel or two slices of bread in the air fryer basket and air fry for 3 minutes.

How do you heat a frozen bagel in the air fryer?

Add the frozen bagel to an air fryer basket linked with parchment paper. Air fry at 180C/350F for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. To have the bagel toasted at the end, increase the heat to 200C/400F for the last ten minutes.

Is this recipe vegan?

If you use a dairy free yogurt (like coconut or soy yogurt), these bagels are vegan.

Can I make this recipe gluten free?

Use a gluten free self rising flour like Doves Farm.

air fryer bagels

Air Fryer Bagels (2 Ingredients!)

These air fryer bagels take just 10 minutes to make and need just 2 ingredients! No yeast needed, they are chewy and easy to customize!
5 from 78 votes
Print Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 8 bagels
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds or favorite bagel toppings

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour and yogurt and mix until combined. If the dough is too thin, add more flour. If the dough is too thick, add more yogurt.
  • Lightly flour a kitchen surface and transfer the dough on top. Knead it several times, then divide it into 8 portions.
  • Roll out each portion of dough into a long, sausage shape and connect them at both sides to form a bagel.
  • Line an air fryer basket with parchment paper. Brush the top of the bagel with the melted butter then sprinkle your favorite bagel toppings.
  • Place 3 or 4 bagels in the air fryer basket and air fry at 180C/350F for 10 minutes, or until golden around the sides.
  • Remove the bagels from the air fryer basket and place the remaining bagels to cook. Repeat the process until all the bagels are air fried.

Notes

TO STORE: Air fried bagels can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. 
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to six months. 
TO REHEAT: Microwave for 20-30 seconds or reheat in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bagel | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 20g
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Free email series!
5 SECRETS TO FOOLPROOF HEALTHY DESSERTS...

My secret tips and tricks to DELICIOUS healthy desserts that DON'T taste healthy!

    We won't send you spam.

    The Big Man’s World ® Arman Liew owns the copyright on all images and text and does not allow for its original recipes, pictures and content to be reproduced anywhere other than this site unless authorization is given. If you enjoyed this recipe and would like to publish it on your own website, please re-write it, in your own words and link back to my site and recipe page. Copying and/or pasting full recipes and pictures to social media or personal blogs is strictly prohibited. Read my disclosure and copyright policy. This post may contain affiliate links.

    Categories:

    Air fryer recipes Bread Breakfast Gluten Free Recipes recipe Vegan Recipes

    Comments

    9 thoughts on “Air Fryer Bagels

    1. I don’t have an air fryer can I make these in my oven. Also I so enjoy your blog, keep up the good work. Joan

    2. Hello,
      I could be mistaken but the recipe claims to be grain free, however, there’s rice and buckwheat in the self rising flour you listed.

    3. Description states it makes 4 bagel abut the recipe states it makes 8. This recipe only makes 4 normal size bagels. Super easy and taste great

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    Recipe Rating