3 Ingredient Homemade Everything Bagels
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3 Ingredient Homemade Everything Bagels – a delicious and easy yeast free Homemade Everything Bagel Recipe with only 3 ingredients needed and 9 grams of protein per bagel!
When I want to indulge, I typically go for savory over sweet. I’ll take a chewy bagel over cake or cookies any day, specifically a really good Everything Bagel. In fact, in my college days, I practically lived on them! And while I’ve moved on from my college carb-loving self, I still enjoy my favorite Everything Bagels as an occasional treat.
I was pretty skeptical when I started seeing recipes for bagels using just yogurt and flour and was convinced that a two ingredient recipe would never meet my standards for a good bagel. I was so wrong! These Homemade Everything Bagels rival any deli bagel and beat the store bought bagels by a long shot. The best part is they are so easy to make! No yeast or boiling required and with just two ingredients and my Homemade Bagel Seasoning, you can have the most delicious homemade bagels in under 30 minutes!
Are Homemade Bagels Healthier?
Yes and No. Refined carbs are never healthy per se, but when enjoyed only occasionally, are pretty harmless. In general, homemade treats (including homemade bagels) are a better choice than their packaged versions because they don’t include the long list of processed ingredients and preservatives needed to increase shelf life. A 3 Ingredient Bagel recipe is typically going to be more “healthy” than a recipe with loads of processed ingredients. The bottom line? Everything in moderation and homemade is best!
Easy 3 Ingredient Homemade Everything Bagel Recipe
To make the bagel dough, combine equal parts Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. Knead the dough with your hands, form into bagel shapes, sprinkle with seasoning, and bake. I also love this recipe because they are baked – no boiling involved. I have made these countless times and am still amazed at how delicious they are, and so similar to a bakery bagel!
How to Make Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
You’ll find all the details in this post, but it couldn’t be easier! To make Everything Bagel Seasoning, you will need sesame seeds (white and black), dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes, poppy seeds, and kosher salt. It’s a great all-purpose blend not just for bagels. I also use it on avocado toast, chicken wings, roasted veggies and potatoes, and to top dips and hummus. If you prefer not to make your own, this Trader Joe’s brand is a great alternative.
What if I Don’t Have Self-Rising Flour
No problem! You can make your own by combining all-purpose flour with baking powder and salt. The ratio for making self rising flour is 1 cup regular flour to 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. For this recipe, use the following measurement: 1.5 cups flour, 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/3 teaspoon salt. Whisk the ingredients together first before combining with the yogurt to make the dough.
Can I Freeze 3 Ingredient Bagels?
Sure! After baking, the bagels can be stored in the freezer until ready to use. Be sure to keep them in a freezer sage container or bag to prevent freezer burn.
Other Tips for Making Homemade Bagels
I mentioned that Everything Bagels are my favorite, but if you prefer plain bagels or other varieties, simply skip the seasoning. Leave them plain, swap just sesame seeds for a sesame bagel, or just poppy seeds for a poppy seed bagel, etc.
Homemade Bagels can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen.
For a dairy free bagel, there are several dairy free Greek style yogurts that are a good swap.
This recipe is easy to double or modify the batch size. Just keep the 1:1 ratio of Greek yogurt and self-rising flour.
3 Ingredient Homemade Everything Bagels
- 1.5 cups Greek yogurt
- 1.5 cups self rising flour
- 2 tablespoons Homemade Everything Bagel seasoning, see recipe below
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Combine yogurt and flour in a large bowl, mixing until forms a sticky dough.
- Sprinkle flour on a clean surface and knead the dough for 1 minute, adding more flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
- Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and poke a hole through the middle. Stretch into a bagel shape and place on the baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of each bagel with water or a little egg wash. Sprinkle bagel seasoning on top. Bake for 24-26 minutes on the top shelf, until lightly golden brown.
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