2 Ingredient Bagels (Cinnamon)

The classic 2 ingredient bagel recipe made with greek yogurt and flour is made healthier using whole wheat flour, and turned sweet using a vanilla yogurt and cinnamon sugar topping for the ultimate breakfast bagel experience.

Okay so I know the first thing you are going to say to me is “but Megan these are not made with only 2 ingredients.”  And you are correct. I call them two-ingredient bagels because that is the base of their dough – it is made mainly using greek yogurt and self rising flour.  This is the classic combo we see out there when it comes to 2 ingredient bagels.

So what did I do differently?  I swapped the self rising flour for whole wheat to add nutrients back into the recipe, and I swapped plain greek yogurt for vanilla to give us a hint of sweet flavor.  I also put cinnamon in them, and topped them with a cinnamon coconut sugar sprinkle for extra flavor.  Let’s just say these two-ingredient bagels got an upgrade.

What is Self Rising Flour?

Self rising flour is all purpose flour that has baking powder and salt added. That’s how most 2 ingredient bages are made but if you want to use whole wheat flour, you can make your own whole wheat self rising flour by adding baking powder and salt, as noted in the recipe below.

Ingredients You Need for Cinnamon 2 Ingredient Bagels:

  • Whole wheat flour – I like using whole wheat flour because it is less refined than white flour and retains more nutrients and fiber.  If you want a gluten-free option your best bet would probably be gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Vanilla greek yogurt – I use a protein yogurt I buy from Aldi, and it has zero added sugar.  I think the Oikos Triple Zero brand also doesn’t have added sugar.  You could try to swap this out for a dairy free yogurt, just make sure it is really thick.
  • Baking powder – to help them rise!
  • Salt – adds depth to our other flavors in the dough
  • Cinnamon – they are cinnamon bagels after all!
two ingredient bagels

Tips for the Perfect Bagels:

  • Use a thick yogurt.  You can try swapping out the greek yogurt for a dairy-free alternative, but make sure it is thicker so you get a good dough to form.
  • Don’t over-knead.  You want everything combined, but similar to over-mixing muffins, if you overdo it too much you will end up with dense bagels.
  • Don’t skip the egg wash (if you can) – it helps make the cinnamon and/or sugar sticks and it helps give a good glossy finish to the bagels.  It is not necessary if you want a vegan option though.

Variations and Substituions

You can also make savory bagels if you prefer. Use plain yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt and add your favorite seasoning instead of the cinnamon. I used Everything But the Bagel seasoning for this batch below and it was delicious!

If you have any other questions that I didn’t answer feel free to reach out to me by leaving it in a comment below or shooting me a DM on Instagram!

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a medium sized mixing bowl
  • something to stir with
  • counter space to knead and roll dough
  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper
  • a brush to brush on the egg wash (nice, but not completely necessary)

If you are looking for other ideas to round out your breakfast or brunch, I recommend my air-fried french toast sticks, my sweet potato crust quiche, and my apple cinnamon overnight oats.

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2 ingredient cinnamon bagels with butter

2 Ingredient Bagels (Cinnamon)


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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bagels 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free Option

The classic 2 ingredient bagel recipe made with greek yogurt and flour  made healthier using whole wheat flour, and turned sweet using a vanilla yogurt and cinnamon sugar topping for the ultimate breakfast bagel experience.


Ingredients

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Basic 2 Ingredient Bagels:

  • 1 cup self-rising flour OR 1 cup whole wheat flour + 2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl. add your flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix to combine.
  3. Pour in your yogurt, and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Using your hands, transfer to a flour-covered countertop.  Knead for a couple of minutes until everything is well combined and the dough feels firm, and then roll into a ball.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the ball into quarters.
  6. Take each quarter, and roll into logs until long enough to create a circle.  Pinch the ends together with your fingers.
  7. Place the bagels on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk your egg, and then brush it on the top of your bagels.  Sprinkle with cinnamon, or with cinnamon mixed with some coconut sugar.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack until cooled.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Bagels
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bagel

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