{VIDEO} Easy 2-Ingredient Bagels // Healthy Protein Bagels Great for Kids

2-ingredient bagels that are not only fresh and delicious but also super easy to make, in just 1 bowl. Plus, they're packed with protein, and have no added sugar!


This basic 2-ingredient dough recipe is perfect for not only bagels, but pizza crusts, pretzels, breadsticks, and more!

These bagels have lower carbs and higher protein, thanks to the Greek yogurt. They also contain less sodium and less fat, with no added sugars, preservatives, you can even make them organic

Greek yogurt and self-rising flour is all you need to make fresh, homemade, healthy bagels from scratch! These have no yeast and don't even need a mixer to make them. The best part is, you can easily make them gluten-free, if needed!

Self rising flour is what is going to make the dough rise in the oven, for fluffy bagels. If you don’t have self rising flour, you can easily make your own using all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt (recipe below).

You can customize these to make any flavor you like. My kids loved these, especially the sprinkle version. They aren’t as chewy as a traditional bagel, but are a great and easy alternative!

Why Picky Eaters Love These Bagels:

Familiar Flavors: Picky eaters often stick to what's familiar. These bagels have a comforting taste that most kids adore, while the Greek yogurt in this recipe adds protein, essential for growing bodies. Add sprinkles, and they are sure to be a hit!

Endless Variations: You can customize these bagels with your child's favorite toppings, making them feel like they have a say in their meal.

Unlike store-bought bagels, you control the sugar content in these, and there's no preservatives or flavorings, so they are as healthy as the flour and yogurt you use to make them, which is why I always use an Organic Greek yogurt with no stabilizers, flavors or extra ingredients in it.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use regular flour instead of self-rising flour?

A: Yes, you can. Just add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt per cup of all-purpose flour.

Q: Can I make these gluten-free?

A: YES! You can use a gluten-free flour blend, like Bob's Red Mill GF 1 to 1 baking flour and follow the instructions in the recipe for adding baking powder and salt for making it self-rising, so it puffs up when baking.

Q: Can I make these dairy-free?

A: As long as you are using a thick Greek yogurt, that is not thin or liquidy, it should work fine. Natural or "Greek-style" yogurts will make the dough too wet and sticky to work with. 

Experiment with toppings like sesame seeds, cinnamon and sugar, chopped jalapeƱo, or whatever your family will enjoy. 

You can easily double or triple this recipe to make more and keep them in the freezer for an easy breakfast to grab, heat and enjoy. You can also half or quarter it to make just 1 or 2 fresh homemade bagels in minute!

2-Ingredient Bagels

Servings: 4 bagels (recipes easily halves or doubles)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 1/2-2 cups self-rising flour*
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I recommend plain whole milk Greek yogurt)
Flavor Ideas: 
  • Blueberry Bagels: Stir 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries in with the flour
  • Chocolate Chip or Sprinkle Bagels: Stir 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or sprinkles in with the flour
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bagels: Stir 1/2 cup raisins, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons brown sugar in with the flour
  • Everything Bagels: Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning on the tops before baking
  • Cheddar Bagels: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on the tops before baking

*Homemade Self-Rising Flour: Stir together 2 cups all purpose flour + 1 tablespoon baking powder + 3/4 teaspoon salt


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

In a medium bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of the self rising flour and Greek yogurt. Mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles. Add up to 1/2 cup extra flour if needed if it is too sticky.

Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 15 turns and form into a big ball shape (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).

Divide into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion with your hands into 3/4-inch thick ropes and press the ends together to form a bagel shape. 

Please on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Brush a beaten egg or some milk or melted butter on top of the bagel dough, for a shiny finish, and sprinkle with seasoning/topping of your choice. 

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve and enjoy. 

How To Store and Freeze Bagels:

Store bagels in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

To freeze, slice bagels in half, individually wrap in plastic wrap, and place in a freezer bag. Reheat in the toaster to warm.