Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagel are lighter than traditional bagels. Made with a simple cinnamon and vanilla greek yogurt dough that is studded with plump raisins, they are then air fried in minutes to make the softest homemade bagels.

sliced and toasted cinnamon raisin bagel on wood cutting board

What could be better than the smell of a cinnamon raisin bagel?

Whether just baked or freshly toasted, I can think of nothing better.

A few months ago I shared my everything bagel recipe and was asked about converting it into a cinnamon raisin version. Which you know got me thinking about how I would. So after a few attempts I think I’ve done it. A low-fat bagel made with Greek yogurt and sweetened with plump raisins and cinnamon. Not overly sweet and still with those beloved nooks and crannies – just waiting to hold your pools of melted butter or cream cheese.

cinnamon raisin bagel ingredients

To Make These Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels You Will Need:

  • raisins
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • greek yogurt
  • vanilla extract
  • unbleached all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • egg wash – 1 egg plus a splash of water

hot water pouring over raisins in white bowl.

Start by adding 1/4 cup of raisins to a bowl and pour boiling water over top.

raisins soaking

Set the bowl off to the side to soak for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

bowl of Greek yogurt with vanilla

Meanwhile, to 1 cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

vanilla yogurt stirred

Stir well to combine.

glass bowl of flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a large mixing bowl measure and add; 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour with 2-1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon of the ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.

dry ingredients whisked together.

Whisk well to combine.

add vanilla Greek yogurt to dry ingredients

Add the vanilla yogurt to the bowl.

shaggy dough in glass bowl

Stir until just combined.

raisins in bowl after soaking for 10 to 15 minutes

Grab the raisins. They should have soaked and look a little more plump.

soaked raisins drained with cinnamon and sugar.

Drain off all the water and add 1 teaspoon sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

soaked raisins stirred with cinnamon and sugar.

Again, stir to combine.

 

stir raisins into dough.

Add the raisins to the dough and using a rubber spatula, mix until they are throughout the dough.

dough divided into fourths.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into four equal portions. This dough will be sticky, so have a small dish of flour on hand.

fourths rolled in a little flour on wood cutting board.

Lightly roll each ball into a little flour.

shaped dough into 10 inch rope.

Then with lightly floured hands, roll one piece of dough into a 10-inch rope.

dough shaped into a bagel.

Connect the ends, pinching together to hold. 

repeat with the remaining pieces of dough.

Repeat with the remaining portions of dough.

bagels brushed with egg wash.

Brush the tops and sides with the egg wash.

Preheat your air fryer to 300°.

air fryer

What Is Air Frying?

An air fryer is a counter top appliance that requires less oil (anything from a few spritz to 1 tablespoon) yet produces crispy food that rivals most deep fried foods. By using circulating hot air, it moves at a high speed so the food tends to cook in a fraction of the time.

There are a bunch of different makes and models of air fryers. My husband did the research (as he’s known to do) and found this air fryer [affiliate] to be one of the best. But do your research and purchase one that fits your lifestyle.

How is Air Frying Healthier? 

Air frying is healthier because only a thin layer of oil coats the food and when the hot air comes in contact it will crisp. Saving you a ton of fat and calories (without sacrificing any flavor!) because food is not being submerged in a vat of hot oil.

Keep in mind, not all air fryers are equal. Some preheat and some do not. Some are smaller than others therefore you may need to work in smaller batches to air fry.

For more Air Fryer recipes, click here for my growing collection.

bagel placed in air fryer basket.

Working in batches, add 2 of the bagels into your preheated air fryer. Air fry for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

air fryer cinnamon raisin bagels just baked.

Perfection. Repeat with the remaining two bagels.

bagels on wire rack.

Can’t always guarantee the outcome of the shape of your bagels, but these ones are pretty darn adorable.

cinnamon raisin bagel sliced in half.

How To Toast A Bagel In Your Air Fryer:

Use a serrated knife to slice the bagel in half horizontally.

cut bagels slathered in butter get toasted in air fryer

Increase the heat of your air fryer to 360°.

Swipe the cut side with butter (or if using cream cheese, lightly spray with olive oil instead or omit this step) and pop the two halves into your preheated air fryer.

toasted air fryer cinnamon raisin bagel.

Air fry for 2 to 4 minutes or until desired toasty-ness.

close up of bagels nooks and crannies.

Serve and prepare to fall in love.

Not overly sweet but the sweetness of the raisins is all you need.

air fryer cinnamon raisin bagel on wood cutting board for serving.

Enjoy! And if you give this Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

bite missing from buttered and toasted cinnamon raisin bagel.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
Yield: 4

Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Air Fryer Cinnamon Raisin Bagel are lighter than traditional bagels. Made with a simple cinnamon and vanilla greek yogurt dough that is studded with plump raisins, they are then air fried in minutes to make the softest homemade bagels with all the nooks and crannies you love and expect.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • egg wash (1 egg beaten with a splash of water)

Instructions

  1. Place our hot water over raisins and let soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir yogurt with vanilla and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. Add vanilla yogurt and stir until just combined.
  4. Drain the water from the raisins and toss with 1 teaspoon sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Add them to the dough and fold in.
  5. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface, sprinkl with a little flour (dough will be sticky) and divide into 4 equal portions. Roll each one in a little flour.
  6. Working with 1 piece at a time, roll into a 10-inch rope between floured hands. Securely connect the ends to form the shape of the bagel and transfer to a parchement lined plate or pan. Repeat with the remaining portions of dough.
  7. Whisk together 1 egg with a splash of water. Brush the tops and sides of the bagels using a pastry brush.
  8. Preheat your air fryer to 300°. Working in batches, air fry for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. See notes for how to toast your bagel in the air fryer.

Notes

HOW TO TOAST BAGELS IN THE AIR FRYER:

After slicing the bagel in half horizontally, lightly spray the cut side with olive oil spray. Preheat your air fryer to 360° and toast for 2 to 4 minutes. Swipe with some cream cheese (if desired) and sit back and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 bagel

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 792mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 11g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.