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Air Fryer Bagels

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 217kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Stand mixer with dough hook or bread machine
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Kitchen towel or plastic wrap
  • Pastry cutter
  • Pot
  • Spider strainer


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Seasoning optional

For boiling

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon barley malt syrup, honey and/or baking soda


  • Heat water to 110°F, then add the sugar and yeast. Stir. Let sit for 10 minutes until frothy.
  • Add flour and salt to the wet ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Gently knead the dough using stand mixer with dough hook, bread machine or by hand.
  • Grease a large mixing bowl with olive oil or cooking spray. Place dough inside the bowl, rolling it around to coat in oil.
  • Cover bowl with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Wait one hour.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl. Punch it down to force out air.
  • Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Shape dough portions into balls.
  • Use your fingers to create a hole in the center of each dough ball. Pull at sides to widen holes to 1 inch.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium high and add the barley malt syrup, honey and/or baking soda.
  • Add 2 to 3 bagels to the pot (do not crowd). Boil for one minute, then flip the bagels over and boil for another minute.
  • Season bagels (if desired).
  • Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add bagels to air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg