Everything Bagel Bites

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Made with the magical 2-ingredient dough, these everything bagel bites are the perfect way to start your morning. They’re stuffed with cream cheese for soft and creamy bites you won’t be able to resist. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have the most satisfying, savory breakfast ready to serve!

Everything bagel bites served with berries.

If you’re a bagel lover, these mini bagel bites are calling your name. Bagels smothered in cream cheese is a classic and with these bites, you get that savory combo all in one. The two-ingredient dough makes the perfect base for these bagels and can also be used in things like homemade mini pizzas and cinnamon sugar pretzel bites! The possibilities are endless and if you’ve been on the hunt for more breakfast options, these everything bagel bites are definitely one to add to the list!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these everything bagel bites:

Ingredients to make everything bagel bites.
  • Self Rising Flour: The main base of the dough. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own by combining all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt (see below)!
  • Greek Yogurt: Makes the dough soft and pliable, making it easy to roll out. 
  • Cream Cheese: To stuff the bagel bites with for a smooth and creamy filling. Feel free to omit it or swap it with your favorite filling.
  • Egg: Brushed on top of the bagel bites for a golden shiny color and slightly firm crust.
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning: The star ingredient for that signature bagel taste. You can omit this for plain bagel bites but this seasoning blend adds the perfect amount of flavor to these bites.

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Self-Rising Flour: No self-rising flour? No problem! You can make your own by mixing together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Once that is mixed together, measure out 3/4 cup to use in this recipe. To make these bagel bites gluten-free, use gluten-free all-purpose flour in a 1:1 ratio.
  • Egg: To make these bagel bites egg-free, swap it out with either 2 tablespoons of melted butter or 2 tablespoons of milk.
  • Greek Yogurt: I used full-fat milk Greek yogurt, but you can swap this out with dairy-free Greek-style yogurt. If using dairy-free, try to use yogurt that is thick in texture and not thin which will be very difficult to work with.

Recipe Variations

  • Plain Bagel Bites: Omit the everything bagel seasoning and sprinkle some flaky salt on top of the bites.
  • Cheesy Garlic Bagel Bites: Add 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the dough when mixing. Coat the bagels with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  • Bacon Bagel Bites: Add bits of cooked bacon in with the cream cheese filling when rolling the dough into balls. The combo of bacon with cream cheese is unmatched!
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Bites: Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of raisins and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon into the dough mixture.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Bagel Bites: Swap the cream cheese for something sweet like mashed berries or jam. Once air-fried, brush some melted butter on the bagel bites and coat in a cinnamon-sugar mixture for a sweet and crunchy crust!

Step By Step Instructions

Steps to make everything bagel bites.

STEP 1: Add the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt to a bowl and mix it with a fork until it becomes crumbly in texture. Use your hands to knead the dough for a few minutes until it comes together into a ball. It will seem very dry at initially, but continue mixing and kneading with your hands until the flour is incorporated (Images 1 & 2).

STEP 2: Sprinkle a little flour on a surface and place the dough ball on top (Image 3). Use a knife to split the dough ball into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a small ball (Image 4).

Steps to make everything bagel bites.

STEP 3: Split the cream cheese into 8 equal pieces and gently shape each piece into a small cube to make it easier to fit inside of the bagel bite. Each piece will be about 1/2 tablespoon of cream cheese (Image 5).

STEP 4: Take one of the dough balls and press and flatten it into a small circle (Image 6). Place one of the cream cheese cubes in the center of the flattened circle and pinch up the sides of the dough around the cheese cube to seal it closed (Image 7). Roll it out between your hands to shape it back into a ball so that the cream cheese is fully secured and sealed inside (Image 8). Repeat for the remaining bites.

Steps to make everything bagel bites.

STEP 5: Place each stuffed bite in a small bowl with everything bagel seasoning to move it around to coat it in the seasoning mixture. Once coated, use your hands to roll the ball and gently press the seasoning into the dough so that it sticks to the dough (Image 9).

STEP 6: In a small bowl whisk together the egg with 1 tablespoon of water to form the egg wash. Brush all sides of the bagel bites with the egg wash and place them in an air fryer basket with some space between each bite (Image 10). Air fry the bites at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes or until golden. Let them cool completely before serving.

Storage Instructions

These bagel bites can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Reheat them in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Stuffed everything bagel bites served with berries.

Tips For Success

  • To make these bagel bites egg-free, brush the bites with melted butter or milk.
  • Do not overfill the bagel bites so that the cream cheese does not ooze out while cooking. Stick to 1/2 tablespoon of cream cheese per bite.
  • There are so many fun variations of these bites that you can make, both savory and sweet! See all of our favorite variations in the post above.
  • You’ll need to use your hands to knead the dough into a ball. It will seem dry at first but will come together into a dough. Depending on the type of yogurt you use, the texture may vary but add a little flour or yogurt as needed to get the right consistency.
Everything bagel bites served with berries.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these bagel bites in the oven?

Yes! To bake these bakes in an oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Can I use this recipe to make normal bagels?

Yes! To make normal bagels, split the dough into 3 or 4 pieces, roll it into a thin log and join the ends to form a bagel shape. Brush them with the egg wash, sprinkle the everything bagel seasoning on top and air fry for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Can I make my own self rising flour?

You can make your own self rising flour by mixing together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Once that is mixed together, measure out 3/4 cup to use in this recipe.

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Stuffed everything bagel bites served with berries.
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Everything Bagel Bites

Made with the magical 2-ingredient dough, these everything bagel bites are the perfect way to start your morning. They're stuffed with cream cheese for soft and creamy bites you won't be able to resist. In just 20 minutes, you'll have the most satisfying, savory breakfast ready to serve!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 bites

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup self-rising flour
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 – 3 tbsp everything bagel seasoning

Instructions 

  • Add the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt to a bowl and mix it with a fork until it becomes crumbly in texture. Use your hands to knead the dough for a few minutes until it comes together into a ball. It will seem very dry at first but continue mixing and kneading with your hands until the flour is incorporated.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on a surface and place the dough ball on top. Use a knife to split the dough ball into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a small ball.
  • Split the cream cheese into 8 equal pieces and gently shape each piece into a small cube to make it easier to fit inside of the bagel bite. Each piece will be about 1/2 tablespoon of cream cheese.
  • Take one of the dough balls and press and flatten it into a small circle. Place one of the cream cheese cubes in the center of the flattened circle and pinch up the sides of the dough around the cheese cube to seal it closed. Roll it out between your hands to shape it back into a ball so that the cream cheese is fully secured and sealed inside. Repeat for the remaining bites.
  • Place each stuffed bite in a small bowl with everything bagel seasoning to move it around to coat it in the seasoning mixture. Once coated, use your hands to roll the ball and gently press the seasoning into the dough so that it sticks to the dough
  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg with 1 tablespoon of water to form the egg wash. Brush all sides of the bagel bites with the egg wash and place them in an air fryer basket with some space between each bite. Air fry the bites at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 minutes or until golden. Let them cool completely before serving.

Notes

  • To make these bagel bites egg-free, brush the bites with melted butter or milk.
  • Do not overfill the bagel bites so that the cream cheese does not ooze out while cooking. Stick to 1/2 tablespoon of cream cheese per bite.
  • There are so many fun variations of these bites that you can make, both savory and sweet! See all of our favorite variations in the post above.
  • You’ll need to use your hands to knead the dough into a ball. It will seem dry at first but will come together into a dough. Depending on the type of yogurt you use, the texture may vary but add a little flour or yogurt as needed to get the right consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.004g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 232mg, Potassium: 46mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 126IU, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 0.2mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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  1. 5 stars
    these are winner and now a staple in our house. I’ve already made them twice this week. once everything bagel with cream cheese center and another time cinnamon sugar variation. Both times my 2.5 year old ate them up! Thank you!

    1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed these bagel bites! Thank you for sharing your feedback, Caitlin!😊

    1. I’m so glad you liked them, Haneen! I haven’t tried using almond flour so I’m not sure how they would turn out but since almond flour absorbs moisture differently, the amount of almond flour needed and texture would vary. Let me know if you try it out!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these gluten free and they turned out sooo good! My wife (who is not gluten free) was very impressed and my toddler loved them too! Will definitely make again and try different variations.

    1. Hi Dina! I prefer to use the block cream cheese because the wrappers usually have the measurements in ounces pre-labeled but the tub kind will work as well! If using a tub, it would be about 4 tablespoons of cream cheese needed with about 1/2 tablespoon inside of each bite. I hope that helps!😊

    1. Hi Ash! Yes, you can! To bake these bakes in an oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. I hope you like them if you try!😊

  3. can we using regular flour and baking powder? if so what would be the measurements?

    love all your recipes !

    1. Hi Dani! Yes you can make your own self rising flour by mixing together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Once that is mixed together, measure out 3/4 cup to use in this recipe. I hope you like them if you try it out!😊

      1. I’m making them now and I’m so sorry I re read everything and you have that in your notes how to make your own self rising flour …can’t wait to try them!

        1. Hi Dani! To make your own self rising flour by mixing together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Once that is mixed together, measure out 3/4 cup to use in this recipe. I hope that helps!