Airfried 3-Ingredient Bagels are a quick and easy way to enjoy homemade bagels without the need for traditional baking. With just three simple ingredients, you can create delicious bagels with a crispy exterior and soft, chewy interior. Here’s a description of the Airfried 3-Ingredient Bagels:
The base of the bagels is made with self-rising flour, which already contains baking powder and salt, eliminating the need for additional leavening agents. This simplifies the recipe and ensures a good rise and texture.
Greek yogurt is the second key ingredient in these bagels. It provides moisture, tanginess, and helps bind the dough together. The combination of the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt creates a dough that is easy to work with and results in a tender bagel texture.
The third ingredient is an egg wash, which is optional but adds a nice shine and golden color to the bagels. It can be brushed on top of the bagels before air frying.
To make the bagels, the dough is prepared by combining the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt until a smooth and elastic dough forms. The dough is then divided into equal-sized portions and shaped into rings, traditionally with a hole in the center.
The bagels are then air fried until they are golden brown and cooked through. Air frying provides a crispy exterior similar to traditional baking, while also reducing cooking time.
Once cooked, the bagels can be enjoyed plain or customized with various toppings such as sesame seeds, poppy seeds, everything bagel seasoning, or cheese. They can be sliced and enjoyed with spreads like cream cheese or butter, or used to make sandwiches.
The result is a batch of homemade bagels that are flavorful, satisfying, and ready to be enjoyed in a fraction of the time it takes to bake traditional bagels.