Everything bagels were created in the 1980s to use leftover bagel toppings, resulting in a bagel with everything, including sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion flats and other goodies.
Everything bagels are crowd-pleasers, and they’re versatile — eat them as is or fill them with cream, ham or smoked fish — everything goes! Now you can make everything bagels at home with an air-fryer, ensuring they’re fluffy, nicely browned and crispy.
Everything bagels follow a standard bagel recipe of all-purpose flour, sugar and dry yeast. Water helps combine the ingredients, and a pinch of salt highlights the bagel’s flavors.
The secret ingredient is the everything seasoning, a combination of seeds, granulated garlic, onion flakes and salt. Although you can make your own seasoning, many brands are available, and they’re all a bit different, so find your favorite.
The moment you have a dense but fluffy everything bagel in your hands, you’ll know exactly what to do with it.
These bagels have a neutral flavor other than the nutty taste of the toppings, which means they are compatible with cream cheese, roast beef, salmon or any other savory ingredient. Treat your everything bagels like you would with any other bagel, and you’ll end up with a wholesome two-hand lunch.
In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, yeast and water. Mix well and allow the yeast to hydrate for 10 minutes.
Incorporate the flour and mix well.
Knead the dough, roll it and turn it into a ball.
Place the ball in a clean mixing bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel and allow it to rise for 1 hour at room temperature. The dough should double in size.
Flour your hands and a clean surface and make equal-sized balls, between 4 and
Punch a hole in the middle with your thumb to give the bagels their shape.
Preheat the air fryer to 300°F and bring a pot of water to a boil.
Boil the bagels for 3 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Pat the bagels dry and sprinkle the bagels with everything seasoning.
Spray the bagels with cooking oil and arrange them in the air fryer basket.
Air fry for 8-10 minutes until golden and remove.
Serve your everything bagels with your favorite toppings and fillings, including cream cheese and smoked salmon.