Easy Homemade Bagels

All you need for the basic dough is yogurt and self-rising flour. From there, you can add any toppings that you wish like sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic and onion. After the bagels are done, smear some cream cheese or load it up to make a delicious sandwich. The possibilities are endless!

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

25 mins

Total Time

40 mins


  • stand-up mixer with dough hook
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • small bowl
  • spatula
  • baking sheet pan with parchment
  • pastry brush


  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp (250ml + 15ml) yogurt
  • 1 ¼ cup (310ml) self-rising flour
  • 2 tsp (10ml) white sesame seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) granulated garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) granulated onion
  • 1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp (5ml) sea salt
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) poppy seeds


  1. In a small bowl mix together the sesame seeds, garlic, onion, salt and poppy seeds. Set the Everything Spice aside for later.
  2. Preheat oven to 350˚F (190˚C) and line a sheet pan with parchment.
  3. Place the flour in the bottom of a stand mixer bowl. Now add 1 cup of yogurt. Using the dough hook put the mixture on low and mix just until dough comes together. Scraping down the sides. 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few strokes. Divide dough into four.
  5. Roll each piece into a ¾” log and bring the ends together to form a bagel. Place bagels onto sheet pan.
  6. Mix 1 tbsp of yogurt together with 1 tbsp of water to make a wash for the bagels. Now brush the yogurt wash onto the bagels. Sprinkle each bagel liberally with Everything Spice.
  7. Bake bagels for 23-25 minutes until they start to colour. Remove from the oven and turn the oven up to 475˚F (245˚C).
  8. Put bagels back into the oven for 2-3 minutes until tops are brown. Enjoy with your favourite cream cheese!

Watch the video below for a step-by-step demonstration of this delicious recipe!


  • If you can’t find self-rising flour at your local grocery store you can also easily make it at home. To make 1 cup of self-rising flour, sift together 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour plus 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt.