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Nutrition: Easy Homemade Bagels

This easy homemade bagel recipe is for you to make at home from scratch with only 5 simple ingredients! Greek yogurt, salt, egg whites, baking powder, and flour!

These bagels are high in protein thanks to the Greek yogurt, and can be made in either the oven or air-fryer! I love making these on a weekend morning, in preparation for a delicious breakfast sandwich, or when I am craving something a bit simpler, like a bagel and cream cheese.

You can get creative with the toppings or dough to create a wide variety of flavors!

Here are some ideas:

Cinnamon & Raisins in the batter!
Cheese & Jalapeno peppers
Everything but the bagel seasoning (On a bagel!)
Sesame Seeds
Poppy Seeds
Minced dried garlic as a topping!
Minced dried onion as a topping!

Are you intrigued? Let’s get baking!

Easy Bagel Recipe


1 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder (make sure it is not expired, or else it won’t rise!)
¾ tsp kosher salt
1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (not regular yogurt, it will be too sticky)
1 egg white (beaten (whole egg works fine too) – This will be your egg wash at the end.
Optional toppings: everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes)


Preheat the oven to 375F. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet, and spray oil to avoid sticking.

In a medium-sized bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together well.

Next, add in the yogurt, mix with a spatula until well combined.

Lightly dust some flour onto your counter, and then remove the dough from the bowl. Knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, and not sticky, about 15 turns in total (the dough should not stick to your hands by the end).

Divide the dough into four equal balls. Roll each ball into ¾ inch thick ropes and join the ends to form bagels. You can also make a ball and then poke a hole in the center then stretch it slightly.

Top the bagels with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with the seasoning of your choice! Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes!

Take out of the oven, and let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting!

Nutrition Tips:

These bagels are higher in protein and lower in carbs than the average bagel!
You can use either white or wheat flour with this recipe. Wheat bagels will have a higher content of fiber and B vitamins.

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If you have additional questions about Home Base’s Nutrition services or would like to speak to one of our registered dietitians, visit www.homebase.org/nutrition. You can also call our clinic at 617-724-5202.

About the author: Emilie Burgess is a Registered Dietitian for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, where she provides individual nutrition counseling to veterans and their families. Originally from Connecticut, Emilie brings her love of food, fitness, and performance nutrition as she supports patients with individualized nutrition plans and guidance.