This easy 3 ingredient mini bagel bites recipe is protein packed with greek yogurt, and made without yeast. It’s the perfect breakfast to serve with cream cheese or to customize with toppings and spreads.
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that miniature things are always that much better. Especially baked goods, and these 3 ingredient mini bagel bites are so exception.
Mini donuts, mini cookies, mini bagels, anything mini and count me in! It’s probably because you get to eat more than one without feeling guilt, because they are just that tiny and will satisfy all the cravings.
When I think mini, I also think more work. But these homemade bagel bites are such an easy recipe.
They are so quick and easy, and they’re only 3 ingredients! Let me tell you it’s so nice to be able to make these without boiling water and a slotted spoon.
The concept of making 3 ingredient bagels with Greek yogurt isn’t new by any means, it’s been around for a while! I remember the first time I ever made a recipe using greek yogurt and all purpose flour I was blown away!
Gluten free bread can actually be incredibly easy to make. If you’re looking for the best way to get your protein in, while eating delicious food, you have come to the right blog!
Ready in less than 30 minutes, with 3 ingredients, what more could you ask for out of a recipe?
Table of Contents
WHAT ARE THE 3 INGREDIENTS FOR THESE HOMEMADE GLUTEN-FREE BAGELS?
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make these delicious bagels (the full recipe, nutritional information and exact measurements are in the recipe card below):
- Gluten free oats – which you blend into flour. I love using bob’s red mill but any gluten free oats will work.
- Baking Powder – if you decide to use self-rising flour instead, you can omit the baking powder.
- Thick Greek Yogurt – for best results, use a plain yogurt. You don’t want your fresh bagels tasting like vanilla or strawberry yogurt.
- Optional favorite bagel toppings – egg wash, pizza sauce or marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, etc.
These are not traditional bagels with warm water, olive oil, baking soda, egg whites, and active dry yeast. I didn’t want to create a recipe where you had to let dough rise in a warm place and all those extra steps that most people just don’t have time for.
Instead I opted for an easy recipe with simple ingredients. All you need is a few dry ingredients that you mix with greek yogurt to form yourself a dough ball.
I wanted to make sure I used 3 ingredients that I have on hand frequently. These ingredients act as the base, but I added everything but the bagel seasoning to these as well.
You could also add cinnamon and raisins for a sweet version, or blueberries for blueberry bagel bites. The possibilities are endless!
If you are making savoury bagels with the everything but the bagel seasoning, I recommend using plain unsweetened Greek Yogurt. If you are testing out a sweet version, a vanilla or even fruit flavoured Greek Yogurt would be delicious as a replacement!
HOW TO MAKE THIS GLUTEN-FREE BAGEL RECIPE
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Blend gluten free oats in a high power blender or food processor to create oat flour.
- In a large bowl, add the oat flour, baking powder, and greek yogurt. Mix with wooden spoon until combined and dough forms. It will feel sticky initially, and will thicken gradually as the greek yogurt soaks up the oat flour.
- Grease a mini muffin tin and add bagel dough to muffin tins in equal pieces. This will yield 12 mini size bagels.
- Sprinkle with toppings of choice, I used Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (alternatively you could use sesame seeds and poppy seeds). Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Top your homemade 3 ingredient mini bagel bites with cream cheese or serve with melted butter and inhale!
DO I HAVE TO USE GLUTEN FREE OATS?
No, you do not, you can use regular gluten oats if you don’t have celiac disease. I only choose to use gluten free oats as I’m intolerant.
CAN I USE A GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR BLEND INSTEAD?
I have not tested this homemade gluten-free bagel recipe with anything besides oats. It’s safe to say that gluten free 1:1 flour with xanthan gum would work perfectly, as well as regular all purpose flour.
I often hear people talk about interchanging gluten free flour blends in recipes. Since most of us have grown up baking with regular glutenous flour, it’s natural to think flours are all the same.
In the gluten free world, nothing could be further from the truth! Gf bagels are a hard task to nail, but these magical little bites satisfy my cravings when I’m in a pinch!
I would not recommend using coconut flour, as the recipe will flop. If you get adventurous and try with other types of flours leave me a review in the comments and let me know how it turned out!
DO I HAVE TO USE SEASONINGS ON THE PLAIN BAGELS?
No, you do not. They just add some extra flavour. Feel free to mix and match any seasonings you prefer, or omit them altogether.
CAN I USE REGULAR YOGURT OR FAT FREE YOGURT?
No, Greek yogurt is required in this 3 ingredient mini bagel bites recipe. The only other type of yogurt that may work is full fat coconut yogurt.
Regular yogurt will not work as it’s too thin of a consistency. You want the thick yogurts to give it a fluffy, almost chewy texture.
Greek yogurt is also loaded with protein and will keep you feeling more full and satisfied. If you are creating a savoury bagel flavour I recommend using plain greek yogurt.
If you are testing out a sweet version you could try a vanilla greek yogurt flavour, or even a fruit flavour for a sweet blueberry bagel bite! However, I would avoid anything with fruit in it, and just stick with fruit flavours.
CAN I MAKE THESE IN THE AIR FRYER?
Yes, you can turn these into air fryer bagels. Add your mini muffin pan to the air fryer basket at 400 degrees F and cook for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
COULD I TURN THESE INTO SWEET DESSERT BAGELS?
Yes, absolutely you can. Using cinnamon, raisins, and a little bit of sugar you could turn these into cinnamon raisin bagels that will be a guaranteed hit.
You could also try a blueberry bagel with sugar and blueberries. If you’re not wanting to use regular white table sugar, you could also substitute for brown sugar or monk-fruit sweetener or a different sugar replacement.
My favorite way to eat blueberry bagels is warm with plain cream cheese.
IF YOU LOVE THIS RECIPE, HERE ARE SOME OTHER BREAKFAST OPTIONS YOU CAN TEST OUT!
- Starbucks Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites
- Superfood Protein Breakfast Cookies (Gluten & Dairy Free)
- Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap
- Vegan & Gluten Free Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Superfood Smoothie
- 1 cup gluten free oats, blended into flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Blend gluten free oats in a high power blender or food processor to create fine oat flour.
- In a small bowl, add the oat flour, baking powder, and greek yogurt. Mix until combined and dough forms. Dough will be sticky at first, but as it rests the greek yogurt will continue to absorb the oat flour.
- Grease mini muffin tin and add dough to muffin tins. They do not need to be shaped perfectly, just get them in there. This will yield 12 mini bagels.
- Sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Top with cream cheese or vegan cheese spread. Inhale!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
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