No yeast bagels are a quick and easy alternative to traditional bagel recipes. Made without yeast and often using baking powder or soda water, these bagels are a tasty option for those who don’t have yeast on hand or who are looking for a gluten-free or vegan recipe.
Making bagels without yeast is simple and delicious. First, mix together all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Then, add in warm water and stir until a dough forms. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Next, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Poke a hole in the center of each ball and stretch it to form a classic bagel shape.
Boil a pot of water and add in honey or sugar to create a syrup. Place the shaped bagels into the pot and cook for 1 minute on each side. Remove the bagels from the pot and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops of the bagels with an egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds or any other desired toppings. Bake in the oven at 425°F for 15-20 minutes or until the bagels are golden brown.
Remove the bagels from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Serve the no yeast bagels warm with cream cheese, jam, or any other toppings of your choice. Enjoy the fresh and chewy texture of homemade bagels without having to wait for yeast to rise. Making bagels without yeast is not only quick and easy, but it’s also a fun and tasty way to switch up your usual breakfast routine.
How to make No Yeast Bagels