These 15 Minute Air Fryer Bagels are chewy, soft, and insanely delicious. They’re made with just 3 ingredients and can easily be customized with a variety of yummy toppings.
We love eating bagels for breakfast, but did you know they also make terrific sandwiches too? We will add some turkey, chicken, or veggies and enjoy a delicious and simple lunch idea.
The fact that I can quickly and easily make these incredible bagels in my air fryer is even better. I feel like they taste a ton better than what you can pick up in a bakery too. So, as you can imagine, we frequently make them.
What I enjoy about these bagels is they can be made to be sweet or savory. We more often than not add savory toppings because they go with so many meals. Let’s get started so you can make a batch or two soon!
What You Need To Make 15 Minute Air Fryer Bagels
- Unbleached all-purpose flour: Using all-purpose flour is a must when making these divine bagels.
- Baking powder: The baking powder will make the bagels nice and fluffy, just like we are used to.
- Kosher salt: A little bit of salt makes them perfect every time. It enhances the flavors and is so important.
- Plain nonfat Greek yogurt: It’s important to use plain yogurt and nothing that is flavored. If you use flavored, it is going to make the bagels taste a lot different than what we are aiming for.
- Egg: Beat an egg and use it to brush on top of the bagels. This will give them a gorgeous golden brown color on top.
How To Make 15 Minute Air Fryer Bagels
If you haven’t made bagels before, I understand if you are worried that they would be difficult. However, they are actually one of my most easy recipes.
You will need to begin by mixing the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Then pour in the Greek yogurt and give it a stir.
Roll the dough into a ball and put it on a surface that has been sprinkled with flour. Cut the dough into eight equal sized parts. Then roll the pieces into a rope just like you did as a kid when you played with playdough. Pinch the edges together and make a bagel shape, then brush with the egg and add toppings.
Cook the bagels in your air fryer for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. When they are golden brown, they are done. Allow them to cool at least 5 minutes, then you can slice and serve. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Bagels Topping Ideas
Here are a few of the toppings that I use frequently. Keep in mind you can also use other toppings, but these are something to inspire you.
- Everything Bagel Seasoning: If you haven’t tried this seasoning yet, it’s a must. It’s seriously so incredible!
- Shredded Cheddar or Asiago Cheese: I am smacking my lips, thinking about eating a bagel with cheese. Both options are fantastic.
- Sesame Seeds: Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top and enjoy your bagel. Yum!
- Poppy Seeds: Not only does adding poppy seeds give the bagels some added flavor and texture, but they also make them look so gourmet too.
More Easy Air Fryer Recipes
If you love using your air fryer, don’t forget to try out some of these recipes too. These are some of our favorites:
15 Minute Air Fryer Bagels
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for dusting work surface
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 egg beaten
- In a bowl, measure and add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Next, add in the greek yogurt, stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until combined. Shape dough into a ball and turn out onto a floured surface.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each piece into a 8-10 inch rope and pinch edges together to make a bagel shape. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with your favorite bagel toppings.
- Set the air fryer to 350F. Air fry bagels for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
- Cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
- Everything bagel seasoning
- Shredded cheddar or asiago cheese
- Sesame seeds
- Poppy seeds
These were so good! I had some Greek yogurt about to go bad in the fridge and have heard of people making bagels in the air fryer with it and saw this recipe had great reviews. I think I could even cut the recipe down in half for a small batch. I was a little short on yogurt so I added some sour cream. I will totally be having these for breakfast on the regular!
We did this recipe and loved it! So fast and easy to do! We tried out the everything bagel seasoning and the cheddar cheese and both were a hit. We also did one with sesame seeds but I didn’t toast them prior and we did not like that one. Made a double batch to freeze some down for later.
Perfect for a snack or toasted for breakfast. Curious to try more flavors! Thanks for the recipe!
Jay Ann says
These sound terrific. Can you use white whole wheat flour?
Can they be individually frozen before cooking?
They were great. I had to improvise a little because I was short on the Greek yogurt (10.6 oz). I used sour cream to bring the wet ingredients to 16 oz. will be making them again with more toppings. Thanks for the recipe
Jade Cornett says
perfect for a college student on a budget!! so yummy and so easy!!
I make my bagels really big and I airfry them for 20 minutes . I double the recipe .
My best friend sent me this and These were DELICIOUS! I added more flour bec FF yogurt will be more watery. Added a pinch of baking soda and more salt. I air fryed it but had to double the time and increased the temp for color. Put pretzel salt on top of the ones I shaped like a roll. They’re more soft than anything and were yummy. Thank you!
Can non-Greek yogurt be used?
You can use full-fat yogurt but you would need to add a little more flour.
Definitely going to try these! My son LOVES blueberry and cinnamon raisin bagels. Think the blueberries/raisins will mix well? I was thinking I’d need to add them to the dry mixture first to prevent sinking lol Thoughts?
Blueberries do tend to stick but I would add them in the end after kneading so they don’t burst.
that is more than 3 ingredients.
Thank you, mathematician, for your comment.
Jenny Bowen says
I mixed everything together then realized that I’d used vanilla Greek yogurt. Uhg! Threw in some cinnamon and raisins and it was AMAZING! The vanilla yogurt made it just a little sweet without tasting like dessert. BIG HIT! Can’t wait to try the recipe as written.
These came out absolutely perfect and took barely any time! I don’t think I will buy grocery store bagels again. Thank you for the great recipe!
With having yogurt . Can these be left out
? Or refrigerated
Yes, they can be left at room temperature since the yogurt is cooked.
Are these supposed to be more “wet” and “gummy” on the inside than a regular bagel? they’re good, but they are not the same texture as a normal bagel. Definitely more wet, even with more cooking time.
Pamela Smith says
Inside is doughy no matter how long I cook them…what am I doing wrong? Otherwise, delicious!
I’m not sure what went wrong! did you change anything in the recipe?
Important to let them cool off for 5 minutes or they will be gummy
Really good and easy to make!
Can I substitute almond flour for white flour to reduce carbs? If so, do I have to change anything else? I am sooo looking forward to making these! Thanks for your help!
The ratios would be a little off and require more recipe testing. If you do try it, please let us know how it turned out!
I love this recipe. The bagels are delicious right out of the airfryer. There’s nothing better than a NY bagel but these are second best. I originally got this recipe on skinny fit site.
I love bagels. I wanted to try to make my own but I’m allergic to milk. I can’t eat anything that has it. Is there a way I can substitute the yogurt?
@Melissa, there are dairy free yogurts out there. I use So Delicious plain yogurt (diluted) as a buttermilk substitute when making biscuits for my vegan son. I think undiluted would work.