You’re going to love this easy homemade air fryer bagels recipe that’s air fried because they’re super easy! It only takes 3 basic ingredients to make a batch of these super delicious yogurt-based bagels. All you need is self rising flour, thick non-fat greek yogurt and some seasonings.

Air Fried Bagels Recipe in Air Fryer in a basket

Easy Air Fryer Bagels Recipe

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! There’ 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.

Air Fried Bagels Recipe in Air Fryer on a plate

Watch the Video making these 3-ingredient Bagels in the Air Fryer

Air Fried Bagels Recipe in Air Fryer on a plate

How to Make Air Fried Bagels in Air Fryer

  1. Step one: Add greek yogurt and self rising flour to bowl. Mix until everything combines. Add to lightly floured surface. Lightly knead for about 30 seconds.
  2. Two: 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
  3. Three: Brush with egg and if desired, add your seed toppings. More homemade air fryer bagels details on time and temp in the recipe box below.
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Bagel Toppings Ideas

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

  1. Everything bagel seasonings (probably the most popular!)
  2. Cinnamon Sugar or cinnamon raisin
  3. Sliced pickled jalapeños with cheese
  4. Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion or other seeded spices
  5. Cheddar cheese, asiago, parmesan or other cheeses
  6. Sun dried tomato
  7. Dried herbs
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Easy 3-Ingredient AIR FRYER Bagels

Shaping the dough takes a little patience because it's soft. But if they're not "perfect" looking don't worry. They'll still be delicious!
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 bagels tough. It is better to have it a little more rustic looking and tender bagel than a perfectly smooth and tough bagel. 
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 the flour prior to mixing with the yogurt.
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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.



  • Drain yogurt of excess liquid before you measure it out. Combine yogurt and flour until all the flour is mixed into the yogurt and dough forms a ball.
  • Sprinkle a light layer of flour on 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. Look at the step by step photos on the website. These photos are helpful.
  • Gently stretch out the center hole to be about 1” wide opening and shape the the dough into a bagel shape.
  • Brush egg over the bagels. If adding seeds, sprinkle seeds or seasonings on top of bagels.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.


  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.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

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 other regular recipe site’s Oven Baked Bagel Recipe. Still super simple and delish!