Air Fryer Stuffed Bagel Bites are homemade bagel balls that are stuffed with thick and tangy cream cheese filling. You’re going to love this easy air fryer breakfast recipe.
These Stuffed Bagel Bites are a great unique air fryer breakfast idea.
They are made with self-rising flour instead of yeast so you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise with this easy recipe.
We’re rolling them in cinnamon sugar for a hint of sweetness, almost like a churro bagel stuffed with cream cheese.
And we’re stuffing it with plenty of sweetened cream cheese to make them extra special.
Add this recipe to your ‘must make’ list!
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Key to Success #1 – Use Self-Rising Flour
For this bagel recipe, you will need some self-rising flour.
Self-rising flour allows your baked goods to rise without the need for yeast.
And without yeast, you won’t need to wait for your dough to rise before baking it.
If you only have all-purpose flour, you can use it to make self-rising flour.
To make self-rising flour, simply add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt for every cup of all-purpose flour.
You can use this easy substitute if you don’t have self-rising flour on hand.
Combine the self-rising flour and yogurt together and stir until fully combined.
I just use a wooden spoon to stir the dough.
No need to get out the mixer for this easy recipe.
Key to Success #2 – Roll Bagel Balls Into Cinnamon Sugar
We’re adding extra flavor to our bagels with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
Divide the bagel dough into about 14 even pieces and roll each one into a ball.
Roll the balls of dough into the cinnamon-sugar mixture to fully coat it.
Finally, place the coated bagel balls into the greased air fryer basket.
Be sure to leave a little room between your dough balls so that your bagel balls can expand while they are cooking.
I have a 5.8 QT air fryer and all the bagel balls fit in my air fryer with plenty of room to spare.
If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to cook the bagel bites in batches.
Key to Success #3 – Stuff With Sweetened Cream Cheese
Before I start talking about the cream cheese, it’s important to keep in mind that you will need to allow the bagel bites to cool completely before you add the cream cheese filling.
And be sure to allow the cream cheese to soften so that it will be easier to mix with the powdered sugar.
Allow the cream cheese to soften on the countertop for at least an hour.
If you’re short on time, you can soften the cream cheese in the microwave by heating it on the defrost setting for about 30 seconds.
In a small bowl, use a spoon to mix the cream cheese with the powdered sugar.
Keep stirring until the sweetened cream cheese is smooth and creamy.
Fit a long, thin piping tip into a pastry bag then add the sweetened cream cheese.
Use a sharp knife to poke a hole in the side of each bagel bite then insert the piping tip and squeeze in some of the cream cheese mixture.
If you don’t have a pastry bag and a piping tip, you can slice the bagel bites and add the cream cheese filling with a small spoon.
Don’t worry, they will be just as good either way.
Save this Air Fryer Bagel Bites recipe to your favorite Breakfast Recipes board or your Air Fryer recipes board.
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
- Preheat air fryer to 330 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together Greek yogurt and self-rising flour until it forms a thick dough. Knead together 1-2 minutes until smooth.
- Divide dough into 14 even pieces and roll into balls.
- In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
- Grease air fryer basket with olive oil.
- Roll each ball of dough into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place into greased air fryer basket.
- Cook for 5 minutes. Flip bagel bites over and cook another 4-6 minutes until they are browned.
- Remove bagel bites from air fryer and allow to cool.
- In a small mixing bowl, whip together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fit a pastry bag with a long thin tip then fill with the cream cheese mixture.
- Use a sharp knife to poke a hole into the side of each bagel and fill with cream cheese mixture.
- If your dough is super sticky, you may need to add a little more flour. Try adding a quarter cup more then stir and knead until smooth.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
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