This Blueberry Bagel Recipe is made without yeast, instead it’s made with simple ingredients like whole wheat flour and yogurt, making them easy and healthy! These bagels are fun to make, they are absolutely delicious and you only need 5 ingredients to make them!

Healthy Blueberry Bagel Recipe made without Yeast!

I have a confession. I’m scared of yeast. Not scared as in “I have a yeast phobia”, I just haven’t used it very often and the times that I have used yeast, the recipes have not been successful. Perhaps I’m a bad baker, perhaps I’m impatient; either way, I just stay away from yeast.

So when I discovered that you can make dough with just flour, baking powder, and yogurt I was overjoyed! “This is a bit of me” – I thought. Simple, quick, and easy recipes are my love language. These Bagels consist of this three-ingredient dough merged together with some blueberries to create easy, fluffy, no-yeast blueberry bagels. And they’re phenomenal.

The blueberries offer a delicious pop of flavor and sweetness that pairs beautifully with a layer of cream cheese and fresh blueberries – a perfect snack or breakfast.

Not only is this blueberry bagel recipe easy and delicious, it’s also healthy! They’re made with simple, nourishing ingredients and contain 15g of protein each, which is a whopper for something so simple! I think you’re really going to love these.

Blueberry bagel sliced in half.

Why you’ll love this Blueberry Bagel Recipe:

  • It’s made with just 5 simple ingredients.
  • No yeast needed!
  • They contain 15g of protein each.
  • They’re refined sugar-free and nut-free.
  • They can also be made dairy-free, egg-free and vegan!
  • They’re fun to make.
  • They’re a great meal-prep snack or breakfast.
  • They’re good for your soul and your body!

How is this Blueberry Bagel Recipe Healthy?

This Blueberry Bagel Recipe offers a healthier alternative to traditional bagels by using wholesome ingredients. Here’s why it’s a nutritious choice:

  1. Whole Wheat Flour: Whole wheat flour is rich in nutrients, protein, and fiber compared to refined white flour. It provides complex carbohydrates that offer sustained energy and helps keep you feeling full for longer periods.
  2. Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is used to add sweetness to the bagels while keeping them refined sugar-free. Compared to white sugar, coconut sugar contains small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a slightly healthier sweetener option.
  3. Yogurt: The inclusion of yogurt adds moisture, texture, and a subtle tanginess to the bagels. Yogurt also contributes protein and healthy fats, promoting satiety and providing essential nutrients for overall health.
  4. Blueberries: Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They add natural sweetness and a burst of flavor to the bagels without the need for excessive sugar. Blueberries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and may help improve heart health and cognitive function.

Ingredients Needed and Substitutions

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make these Blueberry Bagels. You can find the exact measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Blueberry Bagel recipe ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour – I use whole wheat flour as it contains more nutrients, protein, and fiber compared to refined white flour. You can use all-purpose flour if you wish. I have unfortunately not tested this recipe with any other flours, but oat flour might work too.

Baking Powder – Instead of yeast, this bagel dough uses baking powder as its raising agent making it super fluffy!

Coconut Sugar – To add a touch of sweetness to these blueberry bagels whilst still keeping them healthy and refined sugar-free I use coconut sugar. Other options are: panela sugar, monkfruit sweetener or regular white or brown sugar.

Yogurt – To create the simple 3-ingredient dough whilst adding a good dose of protein and healthy fats. Try to use a thick yogurt like Greek yogurt or Double Cream yogurt, and make sure that there are no additives or artificial sweeteners. You can use a dairy-free alternative like Soy or Coconut Yogurt to make vegan blueberry bagels.

Blueberries – For a pop of flavor and juicy sweetness I like to use frozen blueberries – they’re also sweeter than fresh blueberries and are always available! You can use fresh or freeze-dried blueberries too.

Egg – This is optional as it’s only used for an egg wash to make the bagels golden and crispy. You can skip the egg-wash altogether or you can use some milk or plant-based milk to make these bagels vegan-friendly.

A blueberry bagel with a bite taken out.

Equipment Needed

How to make this Blueberry Bagel Recipe

Here is a detailed summary of how to make these Blueberry Bagels. I’ve also included some photos, and you can find the recipe video in the recipe card. At the bottom of this page is a summarized version that can be printed.

Step 1:
Start by pre-heating your oven and lining your baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.

Step 2:
Add the flour, baking powder and sugar to your bowl and mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.

Step 3:
Add in the yogurt and fold with a spatula to combine. Use your hands to work the mixture into a solid dough. If the dough seems too wet add some more flour and if it’s too dry, add some more yogurt.

Step 4:
Evenly divide the dough into four pieces. I do this by weighing my doughball then dividing that total by four and weighing out the individual pieces.

Step 5:
Lightly dust a flat surface or countertop with flour then spread each piece of dough out into a flat, round shape – almost as if you’re making a pizza.

Step 6:
Add a few blueberries around the edge, then fold over the edges to cover the blueberries. Squeeze the edges so that the dough sticks together, then use your finger to poke a hole in the center. Shape the dough into a bagel shape, making sure the blueberries stay inside the dough. Make sure the hole is around 3 cm wide.

Step 7:
Bring a pot of water to a simmer then individually drop the bagels in, leave each for two minutes, flip over in the pot for a further minute then remove from the water.

Boiling a blueberry bagel.

Step 8:
Place the bagels on your baking paper.

Step 9:
Whisk an egg if you’re doing an egg wash then lightly brush over the top of each bagel and then sprinkle some sugar on top to create a sweet, caramelized crust.

Step 10:
Bake for 25-28 minutes until golden and cooked through, then leave to cool completely.

How to Customize your Blueberry Bagel:

While this Blueberry Bagel Recipe is delicious as is, feel free to get creative and customize it to suit your preferences. Here are some ideas for customization:

Variety of Berries: Experiment with different types of berries to change the flavor profile of your bagels. Instead of blueberries, try using raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, or a combination of your favorite berries.

Add Nuts or Seeds: For added texture and nutrition, consider incorporating chopped nuts or seeds into the dough. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds can provide a delightful crunch and extra nutrients.

Swap Sweeteners: If you prefer a different sweetener or have dietary restrictions, feel free to substitute coconut sugar with alternatives like honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia. Adjust the quantity according to your taste preferences.

Three blueberry bagels stacked on top of each other.

Flavor Enhancements: Enhance the flavor of your bagels by adding spices or extracts. Cinnamon, vanilla extract, almond extract, or lemon zest can add depth and complexity to the dough. Experiment with different flavor combinations to create unique bagel varieties.

Dairy-Free Options: If you’re lactose intolerant or following a dairy-free diet, you can easily swap dairy yogurt with plant-based alternatives like almond yogurt, coconut yogurt, or soy yogurt. Ensure that the yogurt is thick and creamy for best results.

Toppings and Fillings: Get creative with toppings and fillings to customize your bagels. Consider adding a sprinkle of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or flaky sea salt on top before baking. You can also fill the center of the bagels with cream cheese, nut butter, or fruit preserves for added flavor.

Blueberry bagel with cream cheese.

Tips and Notes:

Handling the Dough: When working with the dough for these blueberry bagels, it’s essential to strike the right balance between wetness and dryness. If the dough is too wet, add a bit more flour until it reaches a manageable consistency. Conversely, if it’s too dry, incorporate a bit more yogurt to achieve a smooth, pliable texture.

Even Distribution of Blueberries: To ensure that each bagel is filled with juicy blueberries, distribute them evenly throughout the dough. Avoid clumping them together in one area, as this can lead to uneven baking and distribution of flavor. Gentle folding and shaping techniques can help incorporate the blueberries uniformly.

Perfecting the Bagel Shape: Shaping the dough into a classic bagel shape requires some finesse. After forming the dough into a ball, gently flatten it into a disc and use your fingers to create a hole in the center. Make sure the hole is large enough to prevent it from closing up during baking, but not too wide that it compromises the structure of the bagel.

Blueberry bagel sliced in half.

Boiling Technique: Boiling the bagels briefly before baking is a crucial step that helps achieve the characteristic chewy texture and glossy crust. Ensure that the water is at a gentle simmer, and carefully drop the bagels into the pot. Allow them to cook for the specified time, flipping them halfway through for even cooking.

Egg Wash Variation: While an egg wash adds a golden hue and crispy texture to the bagels, it’s entirely optional. If you prefer a vegan-friendly option, you can omit the egg wash altogether or brush the bagels with a non-dairy milk alternative before baking.

Creative Serving Suggestions: Get creative with serving these blueberry bagels by pairing them with a variety of toppings and spreads. Cream cheese, almond butter, jam, or even savory options like avocado and smoked salmon can elevate the flavor profile and provide endless customization possibilities.

Blueberry Bagel.

How to Store Blueberry Bagels

Room Temperature: Once baked and cooled, store the blueberry bagel in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.

Refrigeration: To maintain their freshness, you can also refrigerate them for an additional 2-3 days.

Freezing: If you’d like to enjoy the bagels beyond this timeframe, they can be frozen for longer-term storage. Simply wrap each bagel individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months.

Thawing: When ready to eat, thaw the frozen bagels in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours. You can also reheat them in a toaster oven or conventional oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes until warmed through. Enjoy your homemade blueberry bagels whenever you crave a delicious and convenient snack or breakfast option!

Blueberry bagel with cream cheese.


Can I use other types of flour in this recipe?

While whole wheat flour is recommended for its nutritional benefits, you can experiment with other flours such as all-purpose flour or oat flour. Keep in mind that different flours may alter the texture and flavor of the bagels slightly.

Can I omit the yogurt or use a dairy-free alternative?

Yogurt adds moisture and richness to the bagel dough, but you can substitute it with a dairy-free alternative like soy or coconut yogurt for a vegan-friendly version. Make sure the yogurt is thick and unsweetened to achieve the desired consistency.

Can I use fresh blueberries instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh blueberries instead of frozen ones. However, fresh blueberries may release more moisture during baking, potentially affecting the texture of the bagels. If using fresh blueberries, consider reducing the amount of yogurt slightly to compensate for the additional moisture.

Can I make the bagels without an egg wash?

The egg wash adds a golden and crispy crust to the bagels, but it’s optional. You can skip the egg wash altogether or use a plant-based milk alternative like almond or oat milk for a vegan-friendly option. The bagels will still bake up deliciously without the egg wash.

How do I know when the bagels are fully cooked?

The bagels are ready when they turn golden brown and feel firm to the touch. You can also insert a toothpick into the center of a bagel; if it comes out clean, they’re done. Be sure to allow the bagels to cool completely before slicing and serving for the best texture.

Can I customize the toppings on the bagels?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with the toppings by adding seeds, nuts, or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar before baking. You can also brush the bagels with melted butter or honey for extra flavor and shine after they come out of the oven.

How should I store leftover bagels?

Store any leftover bagels in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for 2-3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate them for an additional 2-3 days or freeze them for up to 1-2 months. Thaw frozen bagels overnight in the refrigerator before reheating or enjoying.

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Blueberry bagel sliced in half.

No-Yeast Blueberry Bagel Recipe

This Blueberry Bagel Recipe is made without yeast, instead it's made with simple ingredients like whole wheat flour and yogurt, making them easy and healthy! These bagels are fun to make, they are absolutely delicious and you only need 5 ingredients to make them!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course bread, Breakfast, Snack
Servings 4 bagels
Calories 341 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350℉ / 180℃ / 160℃ fan and line your baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add flour, baking powder and sugar to a bowl and mix with a spatula.
  • Add yogurt then fold with a spatula or mix with your hands to combine the dough. If it feels too sticky, add more flour and if it's too dry, add some more yogurt.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.
  • On a floured surface, spread the dough into a flat, round shape (around 15cm wide).
  • Place some blueberries around the edge then use your fingers to fold the edges of the dough over the blueberries, ensuring they are covered. Create a hole in the middle of the bagel (around 3cm big).
  • Bring a pot of water to a simmer then place the bagels in the water for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Place the bagels on your baking tray. Reshape the bagels and the hole if needed.
  • Whisk your egg, if using, and lightly brush over each bagel. Sprinkle some more coconut sugar on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.



  • Achieving the right consistency is key when working with the dough. Adjust the wetness by adding more flour if it’s too wet or extra yogurt if it’s too dry, ensuring a smooth texture for easier handling.
  • To evenly distribute the blueberries, gently fold them into the dough, avoiding clumping in one area. This ensures consistent flavor and baking throughout each bagel.
  • Shape the dough carefully into a classic bagel shape by flattening it into a disc and creating a hole in the center. Maintain the size of the hole to preserve the bagel’s structure during baking.
  • Boiling the bagels briefly before baking contributes to their chewy texture and glossy crust. Use gently simmering water and flip the bagels halfway through boiling for even cooking.
  • While an egg wash adds color and texture, it’s optional. For a vegan-friendly option, skip the egg wash or brush the bagels with a non-dairy milk alternative before baking.
  • Customize your blueberry bagels with various toppings and spreads like cream cheese, almond butter, jam, or savory options such as avocado and smoked salmon to enhance their flavor profile and versatility.
I always recommend using a kitchen weighing scale and using weighted measurements. This will result in a more accurate process and your bagels will come out perfectly.
Read the blog post for a more in-depth explanation of how to make these blueberry bagels and more tips and storage instructions.
These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.


Nutrition Facts
No-Yeast Blueberry Bagel Recipe
Serving Size
1 bagel
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Blueberry Bagel, Blueberry Bagel Recipe, Healthy Bagel Recipe, No Yeast Bagels
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