Homemade Bagels Recipe

How to Make Homemade Bagels - Easy Bagel Recipe
Homemade Bagels - The Easiest and Most Delicious Bagel Recipe
Delicious Bagel Recipe - Homemade Bagel Recipe for an affordable breakfast option

Yesterday was National Bagel Day. Of course, I decided to make bagels in celebration. When I first thought about making bagels years ago I thought they would be difficult. When I finally made homemade bagels I realized they were actually pretty easy.

When it comes to breakfast I run a strict help yourself meal plan. I am not a morning person, I need at least a full cup of coffee before anyone speaks to me. I make it up to my family by making sure there are easy breakfasts in the house.

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These bagels are a family favorite. My husband loves turning them into breakfast sandwiches, my son loves them toasted with butter. Everyone eats, mommy gets her coffee, the whole family is happy.

There is a huge savings of cost to making your bagels instead of buying them. Outside of the wait time it really doesn’t take much effort to make them. I’m all about easy and affordable.

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This recipe makes 16 bagels and the total cost is $1.60. We used to get 6 bagels for $2.50. That is a huge savings and money well spent.

It takes about 3 hours total to make these bagels almost 2 hours of it is rise and rest time. Additionally, there is very little kneading needed for these homemade bagels. Most of which is done in your stand mixer.

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Homemade Bagels

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Makes: 16 Bagels
Time: 3 Hours


  • 1 ½ Tbsp Yeast
  • 2 ½ Cups Warm Water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 5-6 Cups Flour

Sugar Water Boil

  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey


  1. Mix yeast, water, and sugar and let sit for 5 minutes till foamy.
  2. Add oil, honey, and salt.
  3. Turn on stand mixer with dough hook and slowly add flour ½ cup at a time till a soft not sticky dough forms.
  4. Transfer dough to counter and knead for 5 more minutes adding flour if needed.
  5. Coat a large mixing bowl with oil and put dough in the bowl turning to coat. Cover with saran wrap and let rise 1 ½ hours.
  6. Split dough and shape into 16 balls. Let rest of 10 minutes.
  7. Fill a large saucepan with water and add the ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, and 2 tbsp of honey. Bring to a boil.
  8. Poke a hole in the middle of each ball and shape into bagels.
  9. Place 3 bagels in the boiling sugar water flipping sides after 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  10. Rub an egg white wash on top of each bagel.
  11. Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.

Toast the bagels and use your favorite topping. They are soft on the inside with a nice crunch on the outside. After they are cooled completely I put them in a plastic ziplock bag.

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If you don’t want 16 bagels the recipe can be cut in half. Additionally, after you apply the egg wash you can add toppings like everything seasoning, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, or cheese.

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What is your favorite topping on homemade bagels? Leave a comment below letting me know. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your food or breakfast boards.

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