No Yeast Everything Bagels

Irma | mycreativekneads
by Irma | mycreativekneads
4 Bagels
40 min

Once upon a time I had a little Cottage Bakery. A friend and I decided we loved making bagels so much that we wanted to share them with others. I got a license and away we started making bagels. I come from a small town and there were no fresh bagels shops back then, so we thought it would be perfect to have a little side business that others can benefit from. Well, I’m a full time RN and making bagels initially didn’t take much time, I could work and come home and bake away. However, word got around that there were 2 ladies making great bagels. When we got up to making 300 bagels a day, we unfortunately decided that it was not doable to sustain our little hobby with me working full time as a nurse. Sadly to say, we stopped making them but I did keep my license, maybe one day…

Why the story your ask lol well, I’ve made lots of bagels in my days, using commercial yeast and sourdough but never like this recipe. I must say though, these are fun and very simple to make. This recipe requires a few simple ingredients, including non-fat Greek yogurt but absolutely no yeast or sourdough starter.

NO YEAST BAGELS 🥯This recipe is for all of you who want to make bagels, have been intimidated to, don’t want to use yeast or don’t have a sourdough starter. This has to be the easiest method for making bagels & I guess you can say they’re protein rich because of the yogurt 🤷🏻‍♀️I’ve read several recipes using only yogurt & decided I’d try to make my own version. Guess what, it worked! Not a typical bagel dough but, they’re easy to make, requires no proofing, no boiling in water, have a soft & chewy crumb & a crispy crust. They truly are delicious. I topped them with Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning but you can use anything you like or make them naked, that’s what we called out plain bagels.

This is a small batch, it makes only 4 bagels but you can double the recipe. I hope those of you who have been intimated to make bagels, give this one a try. You will enjoy them.

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No Yeast Everything Bagels
Recipe details
  • 4  Bagels
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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For the bagels
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (I use 0% fat by Fage)
  • Egg wash: 1 whole egg + 1 tbsp cold water, beaten
For the topping
  • Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (opt).
For the bagels
Preheat oven to 375°F. 
Combine flour, baking powder & salt in a bowl and whisk to combine all ingredients.
With a spatula, add the yogurt and mix until well combined (the mixture will look crumbled). 
Lightly dust your work surface with flour and knead the dough about 10 minutes or until your hand pulls away from the dough without being sticky. 
Roll into a log, cut in half and then cut each half into another half. You will end up with 4 pieces of dough. 
Roll each piece of dough into a ball and poke a hole in the center (shaping your bagel).
Brush the bagels with the egg wash.
For the topping
Pour some everything bagel seasoning into a plate & dip the bagels in the seasoning, ensuring tops and sides are seasoned. I also lightly seasoned the bottoms.
Bake on the top rack for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool completely before eating, if you can wait that long.
  • Kathie Lantz Kathie Lantz on Mar 27, 2022

    sounds easy enough think I will give them a go. I like to toast mine and then spread with oleo and peanut butter for an energy start to the day alongside of some cantaloupe and grapes

  • BARB BARB on Mar 28, 2022

    Your recipe specifies "bread" flour. Will all-purpose work here?

    • Irma | mycreativekneads Irma | mycreativekneads on Mar 28, 2022

      Hi Barb, I’ve only used bread flour but AP flour should work. Give it a try, I would if that were all I had 🤍