Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels are chewy on the inside and firm on the outside. These bagels make for a deliciously quick breakfast when topped with cream cheese.

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ir Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels are amazing; serve with your favorite toppings for one of your favorite go-to breakfasts! The whole family will love it! They are the perfect recipe for different flavors of homemade bagels with minimal effort.

What sets this recipe for making these homemade cinnamon raisin bagels in the air fryer apart is the effortless cooking process offered by the air fryer, making it accessible for home cooks of all skill levels.

There’s no need for the traditional boiling step; instead, the air fryer circulates hot air around the Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels crisping them up beautifully without excess oil. This method simplifies the process and makes for a healthier version of the beloved breakfast staple. These cinnamon raisin bagels are ideal for a cozy weekend breakfast, a delightful brunch item, or even as a sweet snack during the day.

Served warm with a smear of cream cheese or butter, they will surely be a hit with family and friends, offering a comforting and nostalgic taste with each bite.

Try my recipe for air fryer plain bagels, air fryer everything bagels, or even air fryer pizza bagels!

4-Ingredient Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

​Why You Will Love This Recipe!

  • Perfect Blend of Flavors: Combining sweet raisins and warm cinnamon creates a delightful, comforting, and satisfying flavor profile.
  • Convenience of Air Frying: The air fryer simplifies the bagel-making process, eliminating the need for boiling.
  • Easy and Quick Preparation: This recipe is straightforward and quick to prepare, making it ideal for busy mornings or when you crave a freshly baked bagel without much effort.
  • Customizable: While cinnamon and raisin is a classic combination, this recipe is versatile enough to adapt to your taste preferences.
  • Ideal for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a leisurely weekend breakfast, a weekday grab-and-go meal, or a comforting snack, these cinnamon raisin bagels fit perfectly into any meal plan.
  • Homemade Goodness: There’s something exceptionally satisfying about homemade bagels.

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Ingredients For Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Here are the simple ingredients needed for Air-Fried Cinnamon Raisin Bagels.

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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 nutritional information.

  • Self-Rising Flour: The foundation of the bagels, self-rising flour includes a built-in leavening agent, ensuring your bagels rise beautifully and have a light, airy texture.
  • Greek Yogurt: Adding a creamy tanginess, Greek yogurt also helps to create a moist dough while keeping the bagels protein-rich and satisfying.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon infuses the bagels with its warm, spicy sweetness, giving them the classic cinnamon flavor that’s both aromatic and comforting.
  • Raisins: Chewy raisins add natural sweetness and a chewy texture to the bagels, complementing the cinnamon and creating little bursts of flavor in every bite.
  • Egg (for egg wash): Brushing the bagels with an egg wash before air frying gives them a beautiful golden-brown sheen and helps any toppings adhere to the surface.
  • Serving: Serve with butter, cream cheese, or flavored cream cheese. 

How To Make Cinnamon Raisin Bagels In Air Fryer

Making Cinnamon Raisin Bagels in an air fryer is a simple process that yields delicious results. Here’s a step-by-step guide; the full recipe is below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Step 1: Prepare Raisin Bagel Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-rising flour (or all-purpose flour mixture), Greek yogurt, and cinnamon. Mix until it starts to form a dough.
  • Gently fold in the raisins, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
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Step 2: Form The Bagels

  • Divide the dough into equal portions, depending on how many bagels you want to make.
  • Roll each portion into a smooth dough ball on a floured, clean work surface, then press a hole through the center to form a bagel shape. You can use your fingers to shape and smooth the edges and the hole.

Step Three: Apply Egg Wash

  • Beat the egg in a small bowl. Brush the top of each bagel with the egg wash with a pastry brush. This will give the bagels a golden color when cooked.
  • If desired, sprinkle the top with an additional cinnamon-sweetener mixture or brown sugar for extra flavor.
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Step 4: Air Fry Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

  • Place the bagels in the air fryer basket in a single layer or greased air fryer tray, ensuring they don’t touch.
  • Set the air fryer temperature to 350 degrees F, and set the cooking time for 10-12 minutes or until the golden brown bagels are cooked.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Pro Tips

Here are some pro tips to help you make delicious cinnamon raisin Greek yogurt bagels.

  • Dough Consistency: Ensure your dough is not too sticky or too dry. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour; if it’s too dry, add a bit more Greek yogurt. The dough should be easy to handle and shape.
  • Even Distribution of Raisins: When adding raisins to the dough, ensure they are evenly distributed to ensure each bite has a good balance of flavors.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Place the bagels in the air fryer in a single layer without touching each other. This allows for even air circulation and cooking.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: For best results, preheat your air fryer before cooking the bagels. This helps achieve a consistent cooking temperature right from the start.
  • Use Parchment Paper: If your air fryer basket is prone to sticking, use a parchment round with holes cut into it. This prevents sticking and makes for easier cleanup.
  • Apply Egg Wash Evenly: Brush the egg wash evenly over the bagels for a golden, shiny crust. Be gentle to maintain the shape of the bagels.
  • Monitor Cooking Time: Air fryers can vary in their cooking times. Check your bagels a few minutes before the recommended time to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Customize the Flavor: Feel free to adjust the amount of cinnamon to suit your taste. You can add a sweetener to the dough if you prefer a sweeter bagel.
  • Let Them Cool: Allow the bagels to cool for a few minutes after air frying. They will continue to set and will be easier to slice.
  • Storage: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container. They can be refreshed by toasting, bringing back some of the original crust’s crunch.
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Can I use all-purpose flour instead of self-rising flour? Yes, but you’ll need to add a leavening agent. Mix 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt with each cup of all-purpose flour to make it equivalent to self-rising flour.

How long do I air fry the cinnamon raisin bagels? Typically, air fry the bagels for about 10-12 minutes at 350°F (175°C). However, times can vary depending on your air fryer model, so checking them earlier is good.

Can I make these bagels without Greek yogurt? Greek yogurt is preferred for its thickness and low moisture content, but you can substitute it with another thick, plain yogurt. The texture might vary slightly.

How do I know when the bagels are done? The bagels are done when they have a golden-brown exterior and are firm to the touch. Inserting a toothpick should come out clean.

Can I add more raisins or cinnamon to the recipe? Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of raisins and cinnamon according to your taste preferences.

Can I make the dough ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the dough and keep it refrigerated for a few hours or overnight. Just bring it to room temperature before shaping and air frying.

Is it necessary to use an egg wash? While not essential, an egg wash gives the bagels a nice sheen and helps toppings stick. If you skip it, the bagels will be a bit less golden.

How can I store leftover bagels? Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerate for up to a week. They can also be frozen for longer storage.

Can I use a different type of sweetener in the dough? Yes, you can use other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or sugar substitutes, but keep in mind this will alter the carb content if you’re watching your intake.

Do I need to let the bagels cool after air frying? Letting them cool for a few minutes helps set the texture, but they are best enjoyed while still warm.

4-Ingredient Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

5 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


This Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagel is just like grandma used to make. A homemade raisin bagel recipe made with lots of spicy cinnamon and flavorful raisins! It's perfect for a week's worth of breakfasts or an afternoon snack.


  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Egg wash: (Optional)

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. Once the dough is mixed, add the cinnamon and raisins.
  • Mix again so that the raisins and cinnamon are evenly distributed in the dough.
  • Separate your dough into four balls. Shape each ball into a circle and then put your finger into the middle and create a hole. Use your hands to shape the bagel into a circle. As you make the bagels place them into a greased air fryer basket or on a greased air fryer tray (both sprayed with cooking spray). In a small bowl, crack an egg, add 1 tablespoon of water, and beat the egg and water.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush on the egg wash. Then set the bagels into the air fryer for 350 degrees F, for 5 minutes (air fryer setting). Then flip and air fry for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Plate, serve and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg

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