2 Ingredient Bagels are as delicious as classic bagels, but they cook quickly in your air fryer! Served as sandwiches or with your favorite toppings, they are an excellent breakfast or lunch option.

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Two Ingredient Bagels

Why make your bagels when they are so easy to buy in the store? Because you can control exactly what goes into them! This recipe is perfect for people who love fresh, warm bagels but don’t want to bother with the process of boiling and baking. These Greek yogurt bagels are quick and easy to make.

Traditional bagels are fantastic and delicious. However, they take hours to make, and recipes often call for boiling them before air frying or baking them. 

Today, I turned my attention to a more straightforward, 2 ingredient bagel recipe that has been floating on the Internet for a while now. I believe the recipe started as a Weight Watcher Breakfast Option. 

If you have been on the hunt for more Weight Watchers friendly dishes, check these out. AIR FRYER WEIGHT WATCHERS BANANA BREAD MUG, AIR FRYER WEIGHT WATCHERS RED POTATO RECIPE, AIR FRYER WEIGHT WATCHERS ASPARAGUS, and AIR FRYER WEIGHT WATCHERS STUFFED JALAPENOS.

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What Are Weight Watcher Bagels?

Bagels are a staple breakfast item for many people. But bagels can be quite high in calories and fat content, depending on the type you choose. These homemade Weight Watcher Bagels, made with self-rising flour and Greek yogurt, offer a low-calorie option that still taste great! 

Ingredients Needed For Two Ingredient Bagels

Flour used for two ingredient bagels.
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Self Rising Flour
  • Optional: Egg wash

How To Make Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Bagels

Dough for greek yogurt bagels.

Step 1: Make Greek Yogurt Bagels Dough

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and Greek Yogurt until it forms a dough. I find using my hands for this makes it easier to work the dough together.

Egg wash being brushed onto a 2 ingredient bagel

Step 2: Divide Dough Into Balls

Form dough into a ball and place it on a clean work surface that is lightly dusted with flour. Cut the ball into 4ths, then roll them between your hands to form 4 equal-sized balls.

 Step 3: Form Bagel Shapes

Roll the dough balls on the work surface into a long rope shape, about 8 inches in length. Bring the ends together and pinch to form a circle. Repeat with the other dough balls.  In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the bagels with the egg wash. 

yogurt bagels in air fryer basket

Step 4: Air Fry Weight Watcher Bagels

Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the yogurt bagels in the basket, egg wash side up, so they aren’t touching. You may need to do this in batches. Air fry for 8-10 minutes until golden brown on the outside. Let cool slightly before serving.

Cooked air fryer two ingredient bagels in an air fryer basket.

Why Do You Use Greek Yogurt?

Greek yogurt is used for this recipe because it is heavier than regular yogurt. It is thicker because it was strained. If your 2 ingredient bagel dough ends up sticky, you can use more self-rising flour or use less yogurt. 

I personally like either Fage or Stonyfield. I feel that their yogurts do a better job of making 2 ingredient bagels.

What Is The Difference Between Self Rising Flour and Regular Flour?

People often ask us what the difference between self-rising flour and regular flour is. The answer is that they are very similar but not exactly the same thing.

Self rising flour already has baking powder and salt added to it, so you can use it for things like pancakes, waffles, biscuits, etc, without having to add your baking powder.

Regular all-purpose flour does not have any leavening agent in it, nor does it have salt, so you must add your own before using this type of flour for recipes such as pancakes or waffles.

How Do You Shape Greek Yogurt and Flour Bagels?

I like to roll Greek yogurt bagels out. I think they end up looking better, but obviously, other ways work.

When I am making bagels with my family, we use our hands. We do not roll anything. My kid’s foolproof method is to create a dough ball and then stick their finger through it to make the hole. Easy and effective.

Why Do You Use An Egg Wash?

If you are allergic to eggs, you can skip this step because it only adds the shine of a traditional bagel on top. I like the egg wash, but if you are short on time or allergic, feel free to skip it.

Why Aren’t My Yogurt Bagels Done?

If the two ingredient bagels aren’t done by the end of the instructions, you can cook them a little longer. Usually, the reasons why they aren’t cooked all the way is because they are too thick or they weren’t flipped halfway through. Keep the bagels the same size and not too big. Also, don’t forget to flip them.

Close up of 2 ingredient bagels  topped with cream cheese and chives

How Should I Store the Bagels?

If you do not finish them all in one sitting, place your yogurt bagels in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator. They should last about 2 to 3 days. You can toast them when you are ready to eat them or eat them cold. It is up to you. I reheat mine in the air fryer and then add butter or jam as a treat.

Can I Double the Recipe?

Yes, you can easily double this 2 ingredient bagel recipe. You will need to use multiple air fryers or work in batches. Keep the dough chilled until you are ready to cook.

If you only want to make 2 bagels, you can also divide the recipe by 2, for a perfect breakfast for one!

Can You Freeze a 2 Ingredient Bagel?

Yes, let the two ingredient bagels cool to room temperature, then individually wrap them in saran wrap and place them in the freezer.

To use from frozen, place in the refrigerator until the Greek yogurt bagels thaw.

Can I Make These In The Oven?

Yes, make these yogurt bagels as directed in the recipe, then place them into a preheated 375-degree F oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Check on your 2 ingredient bagels frequently during the cooking process, and remove them when golden brown. 

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AIR FRYER TWO INGREDIENT BAGELS

Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Bagels

4.12 from 54 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
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Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

2 Ingredient Bagels are as delicious as classic bagels, but they cook quickly in your air fryer! Served as sandwiches or with your favorite toppings, they are an excellent breakfast or lunch option.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup self-rising flour

Egg Wash: (optional)

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and Greek Yogurt until it forms a dough. I find using my hands for this makes it easier to work the dough together.
  • Form dough into a ball and place it on a clean work surface that is lightly dusted with flour. Cut the ball into 4ths and then roll them between your hands to form 4 equal-sized balls. 
  • Roll the dough balls on the work surface into a long rope shape, about 8 inches in length. Bring the ends together and pinch to form a circle. Repeat with the other dough balls.  In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the bagels with the egg wash. 
  • Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the bagels, egg wash side up, into the basket, not touching. You may need to do this in batches. Air Fry for 8-10 minutes until golden brown on the outside. Let cool slightly before serving.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 10gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 70IUCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg

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