Making homemade bagels has never been easier! There's no yeast, no rising, no boiling. Make them fresh at home and never buy bagels again!
Are you ready for this?!
Homemade bagels made right in your own kitchen. With your own two hands. With just a few simple ingredients. That look just like store-bought. No yeast. No rising.
No. Boiling. Required.
I don’t think I’d be stretching the truth by saying that this is life-changing!
Okay, maybe not.
But being able to make your own homemade bagels easily is a big deal!
All you need is some basic dry ingredients that you will, most likely, already have in your cupboard. And the magic ingredient that makes it all come together is Greek yogurt! That’s it!
I have to say that I’m becoming a huge…HUGE fan of Greek yogurt because it is good for so much more than just breakfast. It provides a good helping of protein with less sugar and carbohydrates than regular yogurt. Bonus, right?
In literally about a minute or two, you’ve got a ball of dough on your hands, ready for dividing and shaping into bagels! And as I mentioned already, there is no yeast in the recipe, so there is no rising (ie waiting) required. You also don’t need to boil the bagels first like in traditional bagel recipes. All you do is mix, shape, brush on an egg wash, sprinkle on your favorite toppings (if desired) and bake!
In a quick 25 minutes, you will have these amazing beauties sitting on your pan, ready for devouring!
These homemade bagels are perfectly bagel-y chew on the outside and tender on the inside. They are ready for a healthy shmear of cream cheese, butter and jam, or your favorite sandwich fillings for a bagel-wich!
Call this a cheater recipe, if you’d like, but no one ever said cheater recipes can’t be good! My sister also said that these look just like store-bought bagels! Who’d a thought they would be so ridiculously easy to make??
P.S. Are you looking for a gluten-free version of this recipe? Click on over to my Easy Oh-So-Good Gluten-Free Bagels!
Watch How To Make It!
Ridiculously Easy Homemade Bagels
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (bread flour also okay)
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
- egg white from one egg
- 1 teaspoon water
- Sesame seeds
- Poppy seeds
- Flax seeds
- Grated cheese
- Preheat oven 375 deg F (190C).
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine egg white and 1 teaspoon water. Mix with a fork to loosen egg wash. Set aside.
- Combine all dry ingredients in bowl and stir with whisk to combine.
- Add yogurt to dry ingredients.
- Mix dry and wet ingredients well using a fork or pastry cutter, making sure ingredients are well mixed.
- Using your hands, gather dough into a ball. If it is too dry, add 1 teaspoon of water and mix again until it comes together.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough about 10 times and form into a slightly flattened ball.
- Cut dough into 8 equal pieces.
- Roll each piece into a log.
- Shape log into a bagel, overlapping and squeezing the ends together well.
- Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Brush bagels with egg wash, making sure to brush around all the edges.
- Sprinkle toppings over bagels if desired.
- Bake for 25 minutes on an upper rack.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool at least 15 minutes before slicing, preferably longer.
- Store in a sealed bag for 1-2 days.
- Full-fat Greek yogurt, low-fat Greek yogurt, or non-fat Greek yogurt all work with this recipe.
- If you choose to use regular yogurt (not Greek yogurt), start with 1 cup first to see how the dough comes together as regular yogurt is much thinner than Greek yogurt. Add more regular yogurt, a bit at a time, mixing well after each addition, to achieve the proper dough consistency.
- Please note that sometimes measuring flour by volume can vary depending on how loosely or packed the flour is in the cup.
- If your dough is too sticky, add more flour, a little bit at a time, mixing well after each addition, until the dough comes together and you can handle it.
- If your dough is to dry and not sticking together, add a little more yogurt, a tablespoon at a time, mixing well after each addition, until the dough starts to form.
- This recipe makes 8 - 4" bagels. If you want to make larger bagels, cut the dough into 4 or 6 pieces instead of 8.
- Be sure to brush the egg wash on all exposed sides of the bagels (including the inside edges!).
- Bagels will keep for a couple days in a sealed bag.
- They toast up nicely, too!
Excellent recipe! Bagels are a go to for breakfast and snack or anytime. Love them! I never attempted making them because of all the steps. This is simple and delicious. Perfect for toasting. I also used Greek honey yogurt and created a sweet version. Tonight I added dried cranberries to some of the dough. Worked great!
Hi Marian! Thank you for making the bagel recipe, and thanks for sharing your tip on using the Greek honey yogurt. That's an easy way to introduce a bit of sweetness to your bagels!
I have made these so many times and my husband loves them. I added Cinnamon to one batch and was wondering if I could add blueberries. Do you have other flavors you have made that worked with this recipe? Ready to add a little flair to our bagels.
Thanks so much, Maria! I have had other readers add blueberries, cheese, jalapenos, cranberries, raisins...all with success!
Just made these today & LOVE them! I wasn’t sure I’d like them since Greek yogurt is not my fave, but it works perfectly! These little cuties were so easy to make and taste so fresh.
Thanks so much, Shannon!