2-ingredient air fryer bagel –Who knew making delicious bagels at home could be so easy? With our 2-Ingredient Bagel recipe, you’re in for a delightful surprise!

This incredibly simple recipe turns two ingredients into wonderfully chewy and satisfying bagels.

Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Bagels
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Perfect for those mornings when you crave something homemade but don’t have the time or energy for a complicated recipe. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, these bagels are a game-changer, offering the joy of fresh, warm bagels with minimal effort. Get ready to impress yourself and your loved ones with these amazing, easy-to-make bagels!

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


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 boiling and baking. These Greek yogurt bagels are quick and easy to make.

Traditional bagels are fantastic and delicious. However, they take hours, 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 floating on the Internet for a while now. I believe the recipe started as a Weight Watcher Breakfast Option. 


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What Are Weight Watcher Bagels?

Bagels are a staple breakfast item for many people. But bagels can be high in calories and fat content, depending on your chosen type. These homemade Weight Watcher Bagels, known as air fryer two ingredient bagels, made with self-rising flour and Greek yogurt, offer a low-calorie option that tastes great! 

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

You will love this 2-ingredient Weight Watchers Air Fryer Bagel recipe for several compelling reasons:

  • Simplicity and Ease: With only two ingredients, this recipe is the epitome of simplicity. It’s perfect for those new to baking or anyone looking for a quick and hassle-free way to make bagels.
  • Healthier Option: Given that this recipe aligns with Weight Watchers guidelines, it’s a healthier alternative to traditional bagels. It’s ideal for anyone keeping an eye on their diet but still craving something delicious and fulfilling.
  • Time-Saving: Using an air fryer significantly reduces cooking time compared to a conventional oven. This means you can have freshly made bagels in a fraction of the usual time—no need to wait for the dough rise.
  • Versatility: These bagels can be customized to your liking. You can add toppings like sesame, poppy, or bagel seasoning before air frying or split and toast them with your favorite spreads after cooking.
  • Great Texture: Despite the simplicity of the ingredients, these bagels come out with a satisfying texture – chewy on the inside with a slightly crisp exterior.
  • Kid-Friendly: Kids will love both the taste and the fun of helping to make these bagels. It’s a great way to introduce them to baking and healthy eating.
  • Cost-Effective: Since the recipe requires minimal ingredients, it’s also friendly on the wallet, making it an excellent option for budget-conscious households.
  • Portion Control: This recipe is great for managing portion sizes, which is a key aspect of the Weight Watchers program and healthy eating in general.

In short, this 2-ingredient Weight Watchers Air Fryer Bagel recipe is not just about convenience; it’s about enjoying a healthier version of a beloved classic without compromising on taste or texture. It’s perfect for busy mornings, healthy snack options, or whenever you crave a freshly baked bagel without the extra effort.

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Ingredients Needed For Two-Ingredient Bagels Air Fryer

Embrace simplicity with these homemade bagels made in an air fryer. This recipe is a marvel of minimalism, requiring just two basic ingredients to create deliciously chewy bagels. It’s perfect for those seeking a quick, easy, and satisfying baking experience.

Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Bagels

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutrition information.

  • Self-Rising Flour: The backbone of these bagels, self-rising flour provides the necessary leavening and structure. It’s a convenient option as it already contains baking powder and salt, eliminating the need for additional leavening agents.
  • Greek Yogurt: This secret ingredient adds moisture and slight tanginess to the bagels, making the dough easy to handle. Opt for plain, nonfat Greek yogurt to keep the bagels light and healthy.
  • Optional Ingredient – Egg Wash: For a golden, glossy finish on your two-ingredient bagels, consider brushing them with an egg wash before air frying. Using just a beaten egg, this simple step enhances the bagels’ color and texture, giving them a professional, bakery-style appearance.

Combining these two ingredients creates a surprisingly easy dough to work with and bakes into delicious and satisfying bagels. This recipe is a testament that sometimes, less is more.

How To Make Air Fryer 2-ingredient Bagels

Making 2-ingredient bagels in an air fryer is a straightforward and rewarding process. Here’s how to do it:

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Step 1: Make Greek Yogurt Bagels Dough

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 3-5 minutes. Whisk together the flour and thick Greek Yogurt in a large mixing bowl until a dough ball forms. Use your hands, silicone spatula, or wooden spoon. This makes it easier to work the dough together.

If you want to use a stand mixer, use a dough hook to mix the 2-ingredient dough on medium speed. Blend the ingredients until a dough forms.

air fryer 2 ingredient bagels

Step 2: Divide Dough Into Balls

Form the dough into a ball and place it on a lightly floured surface; knead the ball of dough for a couple of minutes. 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 long. 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 with a pastry brush.

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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.

Step 5: Serving Delicious Yogurt-Based Bagels

Serve with your favorite toppings, peanut butter, Instant Pot Homemade Cream Cheese, melted butter, or cinnamon sugar.


Pro Tips For Making Air Fryer Two-Ingredient Bagels

Making two-ingredient bagels in an air fryer can be both fun and rewarding. Here are some pro tips to ensure they turn out perfectly every time:

  • Consistent Dough: Ensure the Greek yogurt and self-rising flour are thoroughly mixed to form a smooth, uniform dough. Avoid over-kneading, as this can make the bagels tough.
  • Flour the Surface: When shaping the bagels, lightly flour your hands and the surface to prevent sticking. This makes handling the dough easier.
  • Size and Shape: Keep the bagels relatively the same size for even cooking. Also, make the hole in the center larger than you think it should be, as it will close up a bit when the bagel expands during cooking.
  • Egg Wash for Shine: Brush the bagels with an egg wash (a beaten egg) before air frying for a golden and shiny crust. This also helps any toppings adhere better.
  • Add Toppings: Customize your bagels with toppings like sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or bagel seasoning. Apply these after the egg wash for them to stick.
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Air Fryer: Cook the bagels in a single layer without touching each other. This ensures they cook evenly and get a nice crust all around.
  • Temperature and Timing: Air fryer temperatures can vary, so knowing your appliance is crucial. A temperature of around 280°F (140°C) is generally good, but adjust as needed. The bagels should take about 12-15 minutes to cook.
  • Cool Before Slicing: After air frying, let the bagels cool for a few minutes. This resting period helps finish cooking the inside and makes them easier to slice.
  • Storage: Store any leftover bagels in an airtight container. They can be refreshed by toasting, bringing back some of the original crust’s crunch.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Feel free to experiment with the dough by adding spices, herbs, or sweeteners for different flavor profiles.

By following these tips, you can create delicious, homemade air fryer two-ingredient bagels that are perfect for any occasion, from quick breakfasts to satisfying snacks.

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

Faq’s Two-Ingredient Dough Bagels

Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt? It’s best to use Greek yogurt because it has less moisture than regular yogurt. If you only have regular yogurt, strain it to remove excess liquid. For best results use plain Greek yogurt, that’s a little thicker.

Do I need to use self-rising flour? Yes, self rising flour is necessary as it contains baking powder and salt. If you don’t have self-rising flour, add 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt to each cup of all-purpose flour. You can also switch out whole wheat flour for regular flour.

How do I know when the bagels are done? The bagels are done when they have a golden-brown color and a firm crust. This usually takes about 12-15 minutes at 280°F (140°C).

Can I make these bagels in advance? Yes, you can prepare the dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator overnight. You can also bake the bagels and store them in an airtight container for a few days.

Are these bagels suitable for freezing? Absolutely. Bake them, allow them to cool completely, and then freeze them in a sealed bag or container. Reheat in a toaster or oven when ready to eat.

Can I add sweeteners or flavors to the dough? Yes, you can customize the dough by adding sweeteners like honey or sugar or flavors like cinnamon or vanilla extract.

How can I make these bagels vegan? For a vegan version, you can try using a plant-based yogurt. However, the texture and taste might vary from the original recipe.

My dough is too sticky. What can I do?  If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until it becomes manageable. Be careful not to add too much, making the bagels dense.

Can I double this recipe? Yes, the recipe can be easily doubled. Ensure you cook the bagels in batches to not overcrowd the air fryer.

Do I need to flip the bagels during cooking? Flipping the bagels is not usually necessary, as the air fryer cooks them evenly. However, if you notice uneven browning, you can flip them halfway through. Check on your batch of 2-ingredient air fryer bagels during the cooking process. 

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Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Bagels

Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Bagels

4.15 from 62 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


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.


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

Egg Wash: (optional)

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 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!


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 10gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 70IUCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg

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