Homemade & Easy 4 ingredients Mini bagels Recipe

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Anyone and I mean anyone can make this easy mini bagels recipe. You do not have to be good at baking to make this mini bagels recipe, I promise.

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These mini bagels are done in a flash, it will 30 minutes to make yummy, chewy, and delicious mini bagels. No kneading is required and you do not need to wait for any dough to rise. Novice bakers can make these homemade bagels for a quick breakfast idea.

MINI BAGEL

It is a quick and easy recipe that will help you have mini bagels for a traditional breakfast or dress it up in many other ways.

We have to mention that it is freezer friendly and affordable since it only takes 4 ingredients to make. If you are always on the go this is also the recipe for you, these mini bagels are just the right size to throw in a lunch bag or take on the go.

Mini Bagels Recipe Table of Contents

You won’t have to take out any kitchen appliance like an air fryer or a stand mixer to make this mini bagel recipe, and no boiling water is needed!

In no time flat, you can make about 8-7 mini bagels with this recipe (depends how big you make your mini bagels. This fool-proof mini bagel recipe can be doubled to make big batches of mini bagels to help you meal plan for your week.

So with just a couple of supplies and simple ingredients, I will show you how easy this recipe is. 

mini bagels on a sheet pan

Mini bagels recipe Supplies

Large mixing Bowl: You don’t need a huge bowl but any large or mid-size bowl will get the job done. I always use glass or stainless steel bowls when I make anything because they are the most durable. 

Measuring cups: Glass measuring cups are handy but as long you have measuring cups of flour you will be good to go. 

Measuring spoons: My go-to spoons are my stainless steel ones and my wood set of spoons, they will both last for a while. Any measuring spoons you have on hand will work. 

Sheet pan: Grab your most reliable sheet pan, or the biggest one if you’re making a big batch of this mini bagel.

Baking Sheet: Silicon baking mat or parchment paper: I love using my silicon baking mats! They save me money on parchment paper but I use parchment too.

Cooling rack: Great to cool off your mini bagel at room temperature preventing soggy bagel bottoms.

mini bagels ingredients

Mini bagels recipe Ingredients

1 & 1/2 cups flour: If I’m not using gluten-free flour like almond flour then I’m always using organic flour. Organic flour is the best flour you can buy because it’s less likely to be sprayed with glyphosate (which is the main ingredient in round-up). 

The best way to learn more about clean ingredients and healthy baking tips is by reading our post, Ultimate Guide to Clean Eating Desserts.

1-½ cup of extra flour: This is for spreading out when you are shaping out the mini donuts.

1 cup Plain yogurt: Either use yogurt or greek yogurt both will give the same result. My go-to yogurt is from Stonyfield’s organic probiotic plain yogurt.

1 tsp baking powder: Baking powder will help the mini bagels rise by adding gas bubbles making chewy bagels soft. 

½ tsp pink Himalayan salt: You can use any salt on hand, but I always have Himalayan salt on hand so that’s what I use. 

Extra Ingredients: You can use these toppings to sprinkle on your mini bagel before baking.

  • Poppy seeds
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning:
  • Sesame seeds
  • Onion flakes
mini bagel dough ball and bagels shapes

Mini bagel Step-by-step instructions 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees feherintait 

First, mixin all the dry ingredients in a bowl

Second, pour the yogurt into the center of the flour and incorporate till you get a big sticky ball mixture

mini bagel dough shape

Third, cut out small dough balls and shape mini bagels by pressing a while in the middle of the dough ball.

Place all bagel-shaped dough on a large piece of parchment paper or sheet pan ( you would sprinkle your toppings at this time) and bake for 20-25 minutes or till you see some crisp edges on the mini bagels. 

pile of mini bagel

Mini Bagels Recipe Notes

Add sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning on top of your bagel cough right before placing it in the oven for more flavor. 

You can Substitute Cream Cheese for other dairy-free cream cheese 

Make sure you have enough flour to spread around your dough when you’re shaping your mini donuts.

You do not need to knead the dough or let it rise, as soon as you make it shake it and then bake it.

a hand holding a mini bagel

Storage Tips

You can store your mini bagels in plastic wrap or paper wrap for at least 3 days on your countertop. If you are using zip- loc bags to store mini bagels for the long term. 

If you don’t plan to use your mini bagels in the next 3 days it’s best to freeze your mini bagels because they do not have preservatives in them to keep them from going bad.

Paper is always better than plastic when you are choosing the type of wrapping to store any bread products.

According to the USDA, you should store bread in the freezer for about 3 months. You might see a lot of others sharing that you can keep bread products in the freezer for 6 months.

Do not place your mini bagels or any bread goods in the fridge because it can help mold growth grow faster and speed up the process of staling 

Avoid storing your mini bagels in a damp or warm place, and avoid placing them in direct sunlight to prevent mold from forming quickly. 

Placing your bagels in a dry cool place and away from moisture is key!

inside of a mini bagel

Can you freeze bagels?

Freezing bagels is the preferred method of bread storage because it will prevent mold growth and keep it fresh for about 3 months per USDA. 

When you freeze bagels be sure to wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. If you want double protection you can wrap aluminum foil on top of the plastic wrap. Storing them in a freezer bag is also a great option. 

The ultimate goals in freezing your bagels or anything for that matter is to prevent freezer burn and avoid freezer cool air from creeping into your baked goods 

one mini bagel

MINI BAGELS RECIPE IDEAS

There are so many ways to dress up mini bagels, you don’t always have to eat them for breakfast. Even though there are also many ways to eat mini bagels for breakfast, here are some mini bagel recipe ideas. 

Breakfast sandwiches

You can play around with your mini bagel and make a mini egg sandwich instead of adding a traditional cream cheese spread to them. 

Snack Bagels with Cream Cheese are always a simple & go-to idea. But here are some mini bagel breakfast sandwiches variations include: 

  • Avocado scrambled egg & bacon 
  • Lettuce, egg, and cheese 
  • Ham, egg & cheese 
  • Avocado & Sun side up egg
  • Cream cheese smoked salmon & cucumbers slices 

The unconventional way of adding mini bagel filling is to fill it with various ingredients. Homemade bagel bites give you equal portions that will satisfy you with just enough carb consumption.

Below are some great mini-bagel spread ideas. 

  • Ricotta and strawberries 
  • Chicken salad with lettuce 
  • Peanut butter and chocolate chips
a whole sheet pan of mini bagel pizza bites

Make your own mini pizza bagels

If you love bagels and pizza then this recipe is for you! Mini pizza bagels are a perfect after-school snack too. 

Below is a video in which I show you how I turn my mini bagel bites into bite-size pizzas. 

Mini Pizza bagel instructions: 

  1. Add pizza sauce to the already-baked mini bagel. You can add your sauce as I did by adding 1 tsp each of maple syrup, salt, Italian seasoning, parsley, and garlic spice to a jar of tomato sauce.
  2. Sprinkle your cheese of choice on the sauced bagels
  3. Cook for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees in the oven or until the cheese is melted.
sheet pan of mini pizza bites

Mini Bagels Recipe FAQ

Can I use all-purpose flour to make bagels?

Yes, you can use all-purpose flour to make bagels or mini bagels. I specifically recommend using organic all-purpose flour from your local grocery store.

I love organic flour from brands like. and buying in bulk. 

You can make bagels with actually any type of flour as long as you have the right ingredients that will help it rise to create a soft and chewy bagel. 

What yeast should I use?

I use Fleischmann’s Active Dry Yeast because it is easy to get in my local grocery site, its reliable, and is compatible with various bread dough recipes. Active dry yeast is used to make homemade bread like mini bagels and it is also gluten-free.

Whichever yeast you decide to use, simply dissolve it in warm water or you can just throw it in your baking mix without dissolving it first. Storing yeast in the fridge to keep it fresh and you can have it open in the fridge for at least 6 months. 

pan of mini bagels

Do you put baking soda in boiling water for bagels?

For this recipe, you do not need to place the bagels in boiling water with baking soda in them. A lot of other recipes require you to place bags in baking soda and water. 

This is because boiling water with baking soda provides your bagels with a chewy consistency. In this recipe, the main ingredients are flour, baking soda, and yogurt which 

Is equivalent to one teaspoon of baking powder. 

Plain Yogurt provides the right acidity to make bread dough rise when combined with baking soda or baking powder. 

Our recipe ingredients help bagels swell and raise creating a chewy bagel without the use of boiling water process/baking soda. 

What are small bagels called?

Small bagels are called mini bagels and they are miniature bagels that are bite size. Faster to grab and an on-the-go bagel is great for people who want the satisfaction of eating a bagel while controlling the portion size. 

I hope you make our lovely little bagels over and over again. Make your own bagels with this mini baels recipe and let us know how they came out in the comments section.  

a pile of mini bagels

Homemade & Easy 4 ingredients Mini bagels recipe

These mini bagels are done in a flash, it will basically 30 minutes to make yummy, chewy, and delicious mini bagels. No kneading is required and you do not need to wait for any dough to rise.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 10

Equipment

  • bowl
  • measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • silicon baking mat or parchment paper:
  • sheet pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 & 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees feherintait 
  • First, mix in all the dry ingredients in a bowl
  • pour the yogurt into the center of the flour and mix in
  • Third, cut out small balls of dough and shape mini bagels by pressing a while in the middle of Doug
  • Place all bagel-shaped dough on a sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or till you see some crisp edges on a bagel.
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