Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Easy Bagel Bites, made with basic ingredients like cinnamon, plain yogurt, and California raisins. These bite-sized treats are perfect for a quick snack or a delicious breakfast on-the-go.
Cinnamon raisin bagels are a popular flavor of bagel because they offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavors. The raisins add a natural sweetness to the dough, while the cinnamon provides a warm, comforting spice that is both familiar and nostalgic.
Moreover, the texture of the raisins adds a chewy and satisfying contrast to the soft and fluffy bagel. The combination of the soft dough with the chewy raisins creates a delightful contrast of textures in every bite.
The best part about these easy air fryer bagels is that they’re made with simple ingredients, and they’re made in the air fryer. They take about 15 minutes from start to finish and you’ve got yourself an almost gourmet new york bagel.
If you love homemade bagels you also need to try my Original Easy High Protein Everything Bagel Recipe and my Gluten Free Sundried Tomato & Cheddar Bagels.
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WHAT ARE BAGEL BITES STUFFED WITH CREAM CHEESE?
Bagel bites stuffed with cream cheese are small, bite-sized bagels that are filled with a creamy mixture of cream cheese and sometimes other ingredients such as herbs, spices, or vegetables. They are typically made by cutting a small hole in the center of a mini bagel, scooping out some of the bread to create a hollow space, and then filling it with the cream cheese mixture.
These bagel bites are a popular breakfast or snack food, and can be found in many grocery stores or bakeries. They can be served cold or warmed up, and are often eaten plain or with toppings such as smoked salmon, tomatoes, or cucumber slices.
They are a delicious and convenient option for anyone who loves the combination of bagels and cream cheese.
WHY CHOOSE CALIFORNIA RAISINS?
- They are naturally sun-dried for that unique California raisin flavor.
- They are an economical, all-natural dried fruit.
- They have no sugar added and are a 100% fruit serving always available in your pantry.
- They are also the closest, most sustainable source of raisins for Canada.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE MINI BAGELS
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the gluten free bagels (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post):
- Gluten-free all purpose flour – you can also use whole wheat flour, regular all-purpose flour, or self-rising flour if you omit the baking powder. Do not use coconut flour in this recipe it will not work as a replacement.
- Baking powder
- Vanilla protein powder
- Sea salt
- Plain greek yogurt – plain nonfat greek yogurt or sour cream also work well.
- California raisins
- Brown sugar
- Melted butter – egg wash, oil, or cooking spray also work to coat the bagel shape with the cinnamon sugar.
HOW TO MAKE THE HOMEMADE BAGELS
In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, vanilla protein powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
Add raisins to the bagel dough and mix them in. Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces and shape each piece into a smooth dough ball on a lightly floured work surface.
Flatten each ball and add approximately 1 tsp cream cheese. Fold dough over the cream cheese to form back into a ball shape.
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Add cooking spray, olive oil or egg wash to plain bagels and roll into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Add bagels to air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes, then flip over and cook for another minute, or until golden brown.
CAN I BAKE THESE GLUTEN FREE BAGELS IN THE OVEN?
Yes, if you don’t have an air fryer you can make them in the oven. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet or baking tray with parchment paper.
The cooking process is very similar, you will still follow all the same directions on a well floured surface. The only difference will be the cooking time in the oven.
Bake the bagels for 10-15 minutes or until bagels are cooked all the way through.
HOW TO STORE THE CINNAMON RAISIN BAGELS
Cinnamon raisin bagel bites can be stored in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 1-2 days. If you want to keep them for a longer period, you can freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 2-3 months.
Keep in mind these are best fresh out of the air fryer. They begin drying out after the first day.
To freeze them, place the bagel bites in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the freezer until they are frozen. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing.
When you want to eat them, simply thaw them in the refrigerator or at room temperature, then warm them in the oven, air fryer, or toaster oven until they are crispy and warm.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS FOR THIS PROTEIN BAGEL RECIPE
There are many different flavors of homemade bagels that you can try making at home! Here are some ideas:
- Plain Typical Bagel – the classic flavor! Brushed with egg wash or egg whites so the bagels get golden brown.
- Everything Traditional Bagel – topped with a mixture of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt. This makes everyones favorite bagel seasoning from trader joe.
- Blueberry Bagel – with fresh or dried blueberries mixed into the dough.
- Asiago Cheese Bagels – with chunks of Asiago cheese baked into the dough.
- Jalapeño Cheddar Bagels – with diced jalapeños and shredded cheddar cheese mixed into the dough.
- Garlic Bagels – with fresh minced garlic mixed into the dough.
- Chocolate Chip Bagels – with mini chocolate chips mixed into the dough. Could also add peanut butter to mix throughout to make peanut butter chocolate chip bagels.
- Onion Bagels – with minced onions mixed into the dough. Could even throw some bacon bits in there.
- Sundried Tomato and Cheddar Bagel – with chopped sundried tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese.
The possibilities are endless! Experiment with different flavors and your favorite bagel toppings to create your own unique bagel creations.
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- 2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 30g
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- egg whites or cooking spray for the outside of bagels
1. In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, vanilla protein powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in the greek yogurt and stir until bagel dough forms.
2. Add raisins to the bagel dough and mix them in. Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces and shape each piece into a smooth dough ball on a lightly floured work surface.
3. Flatten each ball and add approximately 1 tsp cream cheese. Fold dough over the cream cheese to form back into a ball shape.
4. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Add cooking spray, olive oil or egg wash to plain bagels and roll into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
5. Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Add bagels to air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes, then flip over and cook for another minute, or until golden brown.
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