Whether your appetite hits at breakfast, lunch, or snack time, a fresh homemade air fryer bagel will satisfy those hunger pangs fast!

This quick and easy recipe delivers a delicious combination of soft, chewy, crusty, and cozy in every bite, without having to wait for the dough to rise.

Enjoy this quick-bread recipe anytime a craving for something starchy and satisfying hits.

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Best Air Fried Bagels

  • Indulge in the homey taste of freshly baked bagels without having to wait for yeast dough to rise.
  • Almost instant! Thanks to the magic of air frying, there’s no need for the extra boiling step. These bagels go from prep to table in just 20 minutes!
  • Air fryer bagels are made from simple pantry staples that you probably always have on hand.
  • Easy to customize! Make them big, or shape them into minis. The size is up to you. Season the tops with your favorite bagel toppers.
  • Perfect for lunch. Just slice in half, toast, and spread with chicken salad with a bowl of creamy cauliflower soup.
ingredients to make Air Fryer Bagels

Ingredients & Variations

Flour – All purpose flour is your go-to for this recipe. It produces fluffy, chewy bagels with a golden brown crust. Self-rising flour is also an option and will eliminate the need for added salt and baking powder.

Greek Yogurt – Use whole, plain yogurt Greek yogurt for the best flavor and thickness that will give dough the right consistency. It’s packed with protein and has those fermentation byproducts that help dough become fluffy and light. If you only have plain regular yogurt, you can make it Greek by placing it in a sieve or cheesecloth for the whey to drain.

Variations – Get creative and customize your bagels. Add dried herbs such as rosemary, taco spices, or grated Parmesan cheese to the dough. Top with pink Himalayan salt crystals, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or this DIY everything bagel topping

How to Make Bagels in the Air Fryer

Once you make bagels in the air fryer you’ll never want them any other way!

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together (per the recipe below).
  2. Stir in the yogurt with a rubber spatula until it turns into a sticky dough.
  3. Divide the dough ball into four and roll each section into an 8-inch rope. Shape into circles leaving a hole in the middle and pinch the ends together.
  4. Brush with an egg wash, and sprinkle with your desired toppings.
  5. Place the bagels into a greased air fryer basket and bake until golden brown.

For a quick snack, spread bagels with cream cheese, butter, or hummus.

stack of Air Fryer Bagels

Tips & Tricks

  • Always preheat the air fryer. Most small to medium-sized air fryers require only 3 minutes to preheat, while large or oven-sized fryers require 5 minutes.
  • To ensure bagels are of uniform sizes, use a kitchen scale to measure the divided dough.
  • Don’t forget the hole! The hole is necessary for even baking, so make sure the center edges do not touch.
  • Don’t crowd the air fryer basket. Leave at least an inch between the bagels and cook in batches if necessary.
  • Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to a week, and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Toast bagels from frozen in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes at 350°F. Do not thaw before air frying.
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Air Fryer Bagels

Get the cream cheese and butter ready for these warm Air Fryer bagels.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 bagels
Author I Don’t Have Time For That



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (whole milk or non-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • bagel toppings sesame seeds, coarse salt, everything seasoning, etc.


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add the Greek yogurt. Mix with a spatula until the mixture turns into a sticky dough. Using your hands, roll the dough into a ball.
  • Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Lightly flour a surface. Roll each ball into an 8-inch long rope, then bring the edges together to form a circle. Pinch the ends of the dough together.
  • With a non-stick cooking spray, lightly grease the bottom of the air fryer basket. Place the bagels into the basket, leaving about an inch of space between each. Note: To avoid crowding, it may be necessary to cook the bagels in batches.
  • Make an egg wash, by mixing 1 egg and the water together in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the egg wash over the bagels. Sprinkle with toppings.
  • Air fry the bagels at 350°F for 10 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  • Remove the air fryer basket from the air fryer and allow the bagels to cool for 5 minutes. Remove the bagels from the basket. These can be sliced and served warm, or allow them to cool and then toast.


Bagels will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for 3 days. They will also keep in the freezer for up to 3 months
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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