These easy bagels are SO yum and SO easy. They are made with two core ingredients: self-raising flour and yoghurt. These are ingredients you probably have laying around your house most of the time which means that you can always have bagels in 30 minutes if you fancy them!
I used plant-based yoghurt and it worked perfectly so I am sure that you could use whatever yoghurt you fancied here. In terms of the self-raising flour, you need to ensure that the flour has baking powder in it. Some that you buy from shops already has baking powder and salt in it, which is ideal! If you can't find this, you can easily make self-raising flour by using plain white flour, baking powder and salt. In this recipe you would need 1 cup/ 150g plain white flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt. Then you have self-raising flour ready to go for this recipe!
You can top these bagels with whatever you fancy: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, everything bagel seasoning, poppy seeds or just leave them plain! If you add seeds, you will want to do this before baking so that they stick nicely to the bagel. All you will need is the following:
- Self-raising flour
- Plain yoghurt
- Some form of 'egg' wash
- Choice of topping like nuts/ seeds
You are going to wash the bagels with a milk wash before adding them on top. If you keep them plain, you will still milk wash your bagels and then 5 minutes before the end, brush a little oil on top to brown the bagels.
Combine the yoghurt and flour
Cut into four
Form a dough mixture
Make holes in the middle
This recipe is already dairy-free and vegan. However, there are still some substitutions you may like to make.
- Seeds - you could top these bagels off with whatever you fancy: nuts, seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, sugar, cinnamon... whatever you want! I do think these are best when you add something to them!
- Flour - instead of plain white flour, you could use gluten free flour to make this gluten free. I recommend a 50/50 gluten-free flour.
Use a large baking tray with baking paper to bake these!
Store the bagels in an airtight container for 2-3 days. They are best when they are fresh but you could easily toast them in the days after for that fresh taste again!
I hope you love these easy bagels as much as I do! They are a super healthy, easy way to enjoy a bagel. Shop bought bagels have all sorts of weird ingredients in them but these ones are completely additive free and still DELICIOUS!
- 150 g Self-raising flour ensure this includes baking powder and ideally salt - see directions to make this yourself if necessary
- 245 g Plain yoghurt
- 2 tablespoon Milk/ oil/ 'egg' wash
- 4 teaspoon Seeds
- Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/ 356°F. In a bowl, combine your flour and yoghurt. Ensure that your self-raising flour has baking powder in it (and ideally salt). If yours doesn't have baking powder in it, you can easily make a self-raising flour. You will need 1 cup/ 150g plain white flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt to make this recipe. Once your dough has come together, put it onto a floured surface and knead briefly. You may need to scatter more flour on at this stage. Then, divide into four and form each section into a bagel shape.
- Place each for bagel shape onto a lined baking tray. Then, use a brush to provide a wash for the bagels. If you are adding seeds to your bagel (recommended), brush on a little bit of milk and then scatter the seeds on top. You can also use 'egg' wash or a bit of oil. Bake for 25 minutes, until brown and crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
- Remove the bagels from the oven and leave to cool. Then, slice them up, add your toppings and enjoy!