This easy, no-rise Greek yogurt bagel recipe is easy to make and only uses 5 basic ingredients. There’s no need to hit the café when you can bake these deliciously chewy bagels at home.

A pile of freshly baked homemade Greek yogurt bagels topped with

If you’ve any fears about baking with yeast, this recipe is for you because it doesn’t use any! No yeast, no rising, and no sweat with this simple bagel-baking process.

Once you’ve tasted the fresh-from-the-oven, homemade bagel flavor, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought. Try my chocolate chip bagel recipe for a sweet and chocolatey version.

A woman's hand holding a homemade Greek yogurt bagel covered in everything bagel seasoning with more bagels in the background.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS NO-RISE GREEK YOGURT BAGEL RECIPE

  • Easy, shape-and-bake bagels require no fussy rising or boiling, saving extra steps and time.
  • Only 5 ingredients are needed to make these soft and chewy bagels.
  • Made with protein-packed Greek yogurt, these bagels are a perfect breakfast pick-me-up bite.
  • Homemade bagels taste way superior to their supermarket counterparts, plus they’re way cheaper!

HOW TO MAKE GREEK YOGURT BAGELS

What you will need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Egg
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning

I like to use sea salt in this recipe because regular table salt will result in a much too salty bagel. Plain Greek yogurt works best and helps keep the bagels moist while adding a delicious tangy flavor. I used Chobani brand when testing this recipe, but you can use your favorite brand.

You can get creative with your toppings, but I’ve found the Everything Bagel Seasoning blend seems to please everyone.

Recipe Instructions:

Step 1: Get your oven preheating to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and sea salt until combined.

A woman whisking flour, baking powder, and salt in a stoneware mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add the Greek yogurt to the flour mixture.

A woman using a spatula to scoop plain Greek yogurt from a mason jar into a stoneware mixing bowl.

Step 3: Use a spatula or wooden spoon to combine the yogurt and flour mixture together. The dough will look crumbly.

A woman using a spatula to mix Greek yogurt and the dry ingredients for homemade bagels in a large stoneware mixing bowl.

Step 4: Once the dough comes together, turn it out onto your work surface and divide it into 8-10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place the dough balls onto a sheet of parchment paper to prevent them from sticking.

A woman placing raw bagel dough balls onto a sheet of parchment paper.

Step 5: Flatten each dough ball into a disc shape and use your finger to poke a hole in the center. Gently shape the dough into a bagel shape, flattening and pressing as needed.

Raw, shaped bagels lying on a sheet of parchment paper getting brushed with egg wash.

Step 6: Brush the tops with egg wash, and if desired, sprinkle “Everything Bagel Seasoning” over the wet egg wash.

Raw, shaped bagels on a sheet of parchment paper on a kitchen counter that are brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with

Step 7: Line a cast iron skillet or baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the bagels on top.

Bake bagels in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

A woman's hand placing raw homemade bagels that are ready to be baked into a parchment-lined cast iron skillet.
Freshly baked homemade Greek yogurt bagels in a parchment-lined cast iron skillet.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH YOUR BAGELS

I always think bagels are best served with freshly brewed coffee, but that could be the coffee addict in me talking.

If you’d like a great side to serve along with this delicious breakfast treat, here are some scrumptious ideas.

VARIATIONS

While these “Everything Bagel” sprinkled bagels are one of my favorite ways to enjoy these savory breakfast snacks, there are endless ways to change things up. Here are a few of my best-loved versions.

  • Sprinkle a few raisins into the flour mixture and make them into raisin bagels.
  • After the egg wash, dip the tops of the bagels in a cinnamon-sugar mixture for a warm and sweet variation.
  • Leave the bagels plain and use them for making sandwiches. They are great for breakfast sandwiches or even lunchmeat.
  • Last but not least, these bagels are delicious with a slather of cream cheese and salami!
A homemade Greek yogurt bagel with

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT GREEK YOGURT BAGEL

  • Don’t worry if the dough mixture looks dry and shaggy; it will all come together with enough kneading. Resist the urge to add additional liquid.
  • I skipped the typical step of boiling the bagels in a baking soda and sugar bath before baking them because I like to save time and effort, but if you’d like your bagels to have a darker, chewier exterior with a little extra shine, you can opt to boil them before baking.
  • Oven temperatures can vary, so check on your bagels at 25 minutes. Mine were baked perfectly in 30.
  • If you don’t have parchment paper to line your skillet or baking sheet with, be sure to preheat the cast iron and lightly oil the surface so the bagels don’t stick.
  • Avoid over-greasing the skillet because it’ll cause the bottom of the bagels to get too crispy.

WHY I MAKE MY OWN BAGELS

I love the creative possibilities that baking at home offers. There are endless combinations of flavors, add-ins, and toppings when you make your own. Plus, you really can’t beat the taste of a homemade bagel, still warm from the oven.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I substitute regular yogurt for Greek yogurt in bagels? Regular yogurt will have a lot more liquid content than Greek yogurt, so you’d want to strain it through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth before adding it to the recipe.

Can I substitute sour cream for the Greek yogurt? Sour cream is a good substitution for the Greek yogurt in this recipe.

What does Greek yogurt do in baking? The acidity level in Greek yogurt helps the baking soda to activate, giving the bagels a better rise. This is especially helpful since we are not using any yeast in this recipe.

WRAPPING UP

Homemade bagels are not as intimidating to make as most people think, especially with this recipe, which eliminates a lot of traditional bagel-making steps.

It’s wonderful to be able to bake up a large batch of delicious grab-and-go food like this and have the option to freeze it for later. These bagels freeze beautifully. Simply pop them in the toaster oven when you’re ready to gobble them up.

I hope you love these Greek yogurt bagels as much as I do. Be sure to leave a comment below, letting me know what you think!

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Greek yogurt bagels with no yeast cooling on parchment paper and topped with everything bagel seasoning.

No Rise Greek Yogurt Bagels

Laura Ascher
With just 5 simple ingredients, these easy homemade Greek yogurt bagels come together without the fuss of rising dough. Delicious and simple!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt not table salt
  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg beaten for egg wash
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning blend for topping

Instructions
 

  • Get your oven preheating to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and sea salt until combined.
  • Add the Greek yogurt to the flour mixture. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to combine the yogurt and flour mixture together. The dough will look crumbly and sticky.
  • Once the dough comes together, turn it out onto your work surface and divide it into 8-10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place the dough balls onto a sheet of parchment paper to prevent them from sticking.
  • Flatten each dough ball into a disc shape and use your finger to poke a hole in the center. Gently shape the dough into a bagel shape, flattening and pressing as needed.
  • Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle "Everything Bagel Seasoning" over the wet egg wash.
  • Line a cast iron skillet or baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the bagels on top.
  • Bake bagels in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

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Notes

If you don’t have parchment paper to line your skillet or baking sheet, be sure to grease the cooking surface to prevent bagels from sticking.
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Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 540mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 145mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy breakfast, no rise, no yeast bagel
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