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two ingredient dough bagels

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You can seriously make your own bagels in 30 minutes. And they can be healthy-ish.

I kept seeing people using this magical two ingredient dough on instagram. Finally, I caved and decided to try this out for myself. How can yogurt and flour really make bagels?

The truth is, this dough tastes kind of like sour dough. It isn’t a bad thing, if you like sour dough! Being from New Jersey and working in New York for over 10 years now, I hesitate with using the title, “bagels”… but they look like bagels and you can put cream cheese on them. So they’re bagels.

two ingredient dough bagels

course baking, Breakfast
cuisine American
keyword bagels, baking, breakfast, healthyish
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 35 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 8 bagels
Author Christine


two ingredient dough

  • 1 cup self rising flour*
  • 1 cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • *If you do not have self rising flour(like me) you can substitute 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 1/2 t baking powder, and 1/2 t salt

egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 T water

optional toppings


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray. If you do not have a donut pan, you can lay your donuts on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and yogurt with your hands. Mix well. The dough might feel super sticky or crumbly at first, but keep mixing and it will combine.
  3. On a floured surface, knead the dough for 3 minutes, or until it surface is smooth, and if you poke the dough with your finger, the hole bounces back up.
  4. With a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the dough in half. Cut those halves in half, and then those four pieces in half. You will have eight pieces. Roll those pieces in your hands to make snake shape. Pinch ends together to make a ring and lay on the donut pan.
  5. Brush egg wash on each bagel. Sprinkle optional toppings if using.
  6. Cover the bagels with a damp towel and allow to rise 15 minutes. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Store in refrigerator or freezer.