- I found a super easy method for making bagels in my air fryer, and I had to try it out.
- The recipe only calls for three basic ingredients, plus toppings, and takes less than 45 minutes.
- You can top them with anything you want, making the bagels easily customizable.
A recipe on Best Recipe Box uses Greek yogurt as the base for bagel dough, and I wanted to try it out.
The blogger writes, "There's really no secret to these bagels," and it's true. The recipe is straightforward and simple.
Unlike the traditional, more laborious method of boiling and baking bagels, this recipe only takes about 30 minutes of prep and 12 minutes of cooking time in the air fryer, with minimal cleanup.
The blogger recommended using thick Greek yogurt as the base of the soft, sticky dough.
I used Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt and ended up loving the texture.
To make the dough, all I needed to do was knead equal parts yogurt and self-rising flour for 30 seconds until it formed a ball.
To form the bagels, I simply rolled 1/4 of the dough into a ball. Then with floured fingers, I poked a hole through the dough ball and gently stretched until there was about a 1-inch-wide opening.
This process required a little patience, but the bagels don't have to look perfect to turn out well.
Once the bagels were formed, I let them rest and rise for 15 minutes.
After the bagels rested, I brushed them with an egg wash and sprinkled them with my toppings.
Toppings are optional, but the blogger suggested sesame seeds, premixed bagel seasonings, poppy seeds, cheddar cheese, and sliced jalapeños.
I opted for two different toppings — I made half with cinnamon sugar and half with everything seasoning.
It's important to give the bagels room to expand, so I cooked my bagels in two separate baskets.
After preheating the air fryer, I sprayed the baskets with oil and cooked the bagels at 330 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes.
They came out golden and ready to eat.
The bagels were a perfect size and had a soft, moist texture on the inside. They weren't too dense, and the outside wasn't tough or too chewy either.
They were tasty, hearty bagels on their own, but they also made the perfect base for cream cheese, butter, or jam.
I'll definitely make them again.