As easy as 1, 2… That’s it! For mouth-watering, homemade bagels, try this simple recipe.

Usually, you would boil bagels in water before baking, giving them their unique flavour and texture. However, this recipe skips the boiling step, although still delivering a delicious flavour and a smooth texture.

Bagels have become a staple of many breakfast menus. They are often enjoyed as a quick and satisfying snack, paired with a coffee or tea.

Bagels recipe

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  • 3 Cups of Plain Yogurt
  • 4 Cups of Self Raising Flour

Pro Tip: It’s so easy to change this recipe to fit a gluten-free diet. Just replace the flour with gluten-free self-raising flour. The texture and taste will not falter.


  1. Combine both ingredients and feel free to add more flour if the dough mixture is too wet.
  2. Mix the dough, but no kneading is required.
  3. Once a tacky dough is formed, separate the dough into smaller balls.
  4. Roll out each ball into a cylinder/pipe shape.
  5. Attach the two ends of the pipe and tie it into a knot – creating the hole in the centre.
  6. Brush with milk or an egg wash to allow the bagels to turn golden brown in the oven.
  7. You can sprinkle it with bagel spice, Himalayan salt crystals or sesame seeds.
  8. Pop bagels in the oven at 200 degrees for 25-35mins until soft yet crispy and golden.

PRO TIP: Once your bagels are ready, these dense, chewy textured rounds with a distinctive hole in the centre can be served plain, or with a variety of fillings of your choosing. Our favourites include salmon and cream cheese or a breakfast filling of bacon and scrambled egg.

Enjoy bagels as a meal or a snack with a rich cup of coffee at the start of your day.

Also see: The surprising difference between light and dark roast coffee

Written by Amy Steenkamp for Woman&Home

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