Quick Bagels

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These homemade bagels are tasty, quick and easy to make. I’ve seen this recipe a handful on times and I could not wait to try, and see what all this excitement was about, and I got to say I was very impressed! It is now possible to have fresh, chewy, soft bagels in less than 45 minutes!

 Seems to be that this recipe has been popular in the Weight Watchers Community, though I found out about it from Skinnytaste.

While doing research for this recipe I found many different, great ways on how to prepare these bagels. I decided to go with the simplest and easiest way to do it and its safe for me to say that I was very pleased and will be making these more often.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, whole wheat or gluten-free mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust measurement if needed)
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (not regular yogurt, it will be too sticky)
  • 1 egg white, beaten (whole egg works fine too)
  • Everything bagel seasoning (optional)

OVEN METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  3. Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky.
  4. Divide into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball into 3/4-inch thick ropes and join the ends to form bagels. (or you can make a ball and poke a hole in the center then stretch it slightly)
  5. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with seasoning of your choice. Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting.

AIR FRYER METHOD: (Method I used)

  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  2. Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 20 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).
  3. Divide into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball into 3/4-inch thick ropes and join the ends to form bagels.
  4. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with seasoning of your choice.
  5. Preheat the air fryer 325F degrees and set for 11 to 12 minutes. Transfer in batches without overcrowding and bake 11 to 12 minutes, or until golden. No need to turn. Let cool before cutting.

With love and a pinch of salt always,

Ana.

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