If you love Bagels, you’re going to love how easy and cheap to make this homemade recipe is. Try it and you’ll never go back to store-bought or frozen variety again. The recipe yields 10 medium sized bagels or 20 mini sized bagels, I used a scale to measure each ball, they measured at 110 grams and 40 grams respectively.


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup warm water to activate the yeast
  • ¾ cup warm water for the dough
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt


  • Mix ½ cup water with yeast and sugar, set aside and let it proof around 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl sieve through the flour and salt, create a well, and when the yeast mixture is ready add it and start mixing using a dough hook, gradually add the water to the mixture until the dough comes together.
  • When I made this recipe I had to add an additional tablespoon, it’s important to add the water gradually until you get the consistency you want. It needs to be smooth and elastic, I let it run on the mixer for 10 minutes then kneaded it by hand 5 to 6 times allowing it to form a ball.
  • Lightly coat your bowl with vegetable oil, and cover allowing it to double in size. I let mine sit for 4 hours, fluffier inside.
  • Punch down dough, knead once and then let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Once ready on a floured counter top cut dough into equal amounts and roll them in a ball.
  • Using your palm flatten down each ball, then using a floured finger make a hole in the middle to form a ring. Repeat with all and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 220 degrees and bring a pot of water to boil.
  • Once the water is boiled drop the bagels two at a time maximum, and allow them to boil until they float, flip them and let them boil for a few more seconds and take them out.
  • If you want to add flavored toppings now is a good time, some people add egg wash, I find it easier to take them straight out of boiled water and into a plate of my choice of toppings.
  • Repeat with all, then bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden.
  • Enjoy with cream cheese and chives, peanut butter & jelly, or even Labaneh and mint.

For toppings, I like:

  • Toasted Sesame
  • Poppy seeds & Onion Powder
  • Onion & Garlic Powder

Or you can have them plain, cause their so fluffy there is really nothing plain about a homemade bagel.


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