Bakery style bagels made with only two ingredients! You probably have all you need in your pantry to make this delicious 2 ingredient bagel recipe. Let me show you this easy recipe the whole family is going to love to eat and love to help you prepare!
I can't believe it has taken me almost two years to get this recipe posted here on the blog. That's right, two years!
My husband and I made these bagels and absolutely loved them. They're incredibly easy to make and very delicious.
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- Self-rising flour - you'll need extra flour for kneading, so keep the flour canister nearby.
- Greek Yogurt
- Egg Wash - you don't need to brush with an egg wash if you're just making them plain. But I like the look the egg wash gives to the bagels.
Toppings for Bagels
I love these 2 ingredient bagels plain, however, my husband prefers them with salt. Another fun option is to use the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning blend that is so very popular these days.
If you choose to use toppings, you'll need a beaten egg to brush on top of the bagels as well as your favorite toppings:
- Kosher Salt
- Sesame Seeds
- Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
Step 1: Combine the Flour and Yogurt
In a bowl, combine the flour and yogurt together. Turn it out onto a flour board or a piece of parchment paper. I found the parchment baking sheets to work better.
The dough is very sticky, so make sure you flour your hands while kneading the dough together for about 5 minutes or until it's smooth and no longer sticky.
The dough will not be like a traditional bread dough. It will still be a little tacky. Form the dough into a round and then proceed to cut the dough in half and then in half again until you have four even pieces.
Step 2: How to shape the dough
Shape each piece of dough into a long log about 4 to 6 inches long. Then make a circle pinching the ends together forming the bagel shape.
Step 3: Brush with Egg Wash
Prepare the egg wash by beating together the egg with one teaspoon of water. Brush on top of each bagel and then add the preferred seasonings. These bagels below are plain, sesame and kosher salt.
Step 4: Add the Bagel Seasonings
These bagels were brushed with an egg wash and then sprinkled with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Mix. My family loved these!
Step 5: Baking Instructions
Bake the bagels in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Tips for Making 2 Ingredient Dough
You can make this dough and then refrigerate it for up to two days before forming the dough into bagels. You'll need to let it come to room temperture first before attempting to form the dough.
This 2 ingredient dough can also be used to make bread sticks, pizza dough, flatbread; even pretzel bites!
Can you use regular yogurt?
No. You have to use Greek yogurt to make this dough or the dough won't be thick enough to form into bagels. Any percentage of fat works but it has to be Greek yogurt.
How do you make self rising flour?
Here's a little secret. I never purchased self-rising flour before making these 2 ingredient bagels. So what happens if you want to bake these bagels but don't have any self-rising flour in your pantry?
It's easy to make your own self-rising flour at home simply by combining the following ingredients in a bowl:
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 2 tsps. baking powder
Air Fryer Bagels
You can make the bagels in an air fryer instead of the oven. Prepare as directed above and instead of baking in the oven, place the bagels in a preheated 300 degree air fryer for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 egg beaten plus 1 teaspoon of water
- In a bowl, combine the flour and Greek yogurt together using a wooden spoon.
- As soon as the dough comes together, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until the dough forms a ball.
- The dough is quite sticky, so make sure you flour your hands and the surface well. You may need to work extra flour into the dough to get it to come together.
- Cut the dough in half and then in half again until you have four even pieces.
- Shape each piece of dough into a long log about 4 to 6 inches long. Then make a circle pinching the ends together forming the bagel shape.
- Place each bagel on a baking sheet that's been lined with either parchment paper or a silpat.
- Prepare the egg wash by beating together the egg with one teaspoon of water. Brush on top of each bagel and then add the preferred seasonings.
It’s easy to make your own self-rising flour at home simply by combining the following ingredients in a bowl:
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 2 tsps. baking powder
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
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