The photo above is mine.
Last week I tried out this air fryer healthy chicken nugget recipe and I loved it so much that I decided to try another air fryer recipe because I love how quick it can cook my meals. This week I took a swing at making bagels in an air fryers. Yes, you read that right. Bagels can be made in an air fryer (and the oven). I found this great bagel recipe on SkinnyTaste.
I really wanted to try this recipe out because I don’t really like how packaged bagels taste and was interested in how bagels would taste if I made them from scratch. It said that it would only take 5 minutes to prep and only 30 minutes of my time to try out this recipe, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.
This recipe really caught my attention when I saw that there was only five ingredients that I needed to make these. The less ingredients the better, right?
Here are the ingredients that are needed:
- 1 cup (5 oz) unbleached all purpose flour, whole wheat or gluten-free mix*
- 2 teaspoons baking powder (make sure it’s not expired or it won’t rise)
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (use less if using table salt)
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (not regular yogurt)
- 1 egg white, beaten (whole egg works fine too)
- optional toppings (depending on what type of bagels you want to make).
With simple ingredients like flour, baking powder, kosher salt, non-fat Greek yogurt and eggs I was excited to try this out.
Starting off, I had to grab a bowl and mix together the flour, baking powder and kosher salt with a whisk. After this I had to add the yogurt and mix it with a fork. When it’s all said and done it should look like small crumbles.
Next, find a clean surface to work on. Lightly cover it with some flour and take the dough from the bowl and place it on the surface and then start kneading it. Here’s a video of how to knead the dough if you’re unsure of what to do.
Once it’s kneaded, separate the dough into four equal balls (this will make four bagels). Roll the balls until you have 3/4 inch ropes. Once it looks like a rope, connect the endings together. Do that for all of them. Then top all of the bagels with egg wash and any toppings that you may want (though I just made plain bagels).
Lastly, preheat your air fryer to 325 degrees for 11 to 12 minutes. Once it is preheated bake them for 11 to 12 minutes but make sure to give each bagel enough room because you don’t want them to bake into each other. If you have to do two separate batches, that’s fine.
When they are done SkinnyTaste says to leave them cool for 10 minutes, but when they smell as good as they do it might be hard to resist.
And that’s all there is to it! Easy right? Let me know what you think!
Until next time…