These homemade bagels made with fresh milled flour are so delicious and surprisingly easy to make at home! This recipe uses everything seasoning, but you can get creative and use asiago cheese, dehydrated blueberries, cinnamon and sugar, really anything that comes to mind to flavor them.Jump to Recipe
When I first started making yeast breads, I hadn’t put much thought into making bagels until I saw a video of a bakery making rainbow bagels. Then I was inspired! I made them and they were a hit! Chewy, soft, and delicious everyone enjoyed when I made them and shared.
They are not hard to make, but they have an extra step compared to regular bread making. After you shape and do your 2nd rise you boil them and that gives them their chewy “bagel” texture. So don’t skip this part.
I generally like to make a double batch so I can share some and have enough for my family to munch on. Aside from eating them with just cream cheese we enjoy using them for breakfast bagels. We do turkey sausage patties, eggs, and cheese with mustard and my homemade mayonnaise. It’s the best treat and it’s so rewarding eating and seeing your family enjoy something that you created from scratch.
What You’ll Need To Make Homemade Bagels With Fresh Milled Flour
1 batch of my basic bread dough: A single batch of dough will yield about 10- 4oz. bagels. For my family of 4 and sharing I like to make a double batch.
Everything Seasoning: I add 2 tablespoons per batch and then sprinkle extra on top.
Pot: You’ll need a pot for boiling your bagels before they bake to give them their chewy bagel crust.
Egg: Give your bagels an egg wash before baking to give them beautiful brown tops.
Honey or Brown Sugar: Use one or the other and add to your boiling water. I’ve tried both and I don’t see much difference so whatever you have on hand. This helps give your chewy crust a nice flavor and texture.
Other Flavor Ideas
Asiago Cheese Bagels: Just add 1 cup of shredded asiago cheese per batch and sprinkle some on top after you brush on your egg wash.
Cinnamon Sugar: Add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to your dough. Then sprinkle some on top before baking.
Some other flavor ideas to experiment with: onion, chocolate chip, poppy seed, garlic, cheddar jalapeno. If you come up with something amazing please tell us in the comments!
How much dough should I use per bagel?
4oz. of dough will give you a standard size bagel. I like to use a kitchen scale to weigh them out so they’re the same size. If you don’t have a scale then you can just divide evenly as best you can.
How do I shape a bagel?
Take your dough ball and pull all of the edges towards the bottom like you’re shaping a dinner roll. You want the top to be smooth. Then pinch together at the bottom. Poke a hole in the center and stretch and twirl around to create your shape. You can see a demonstration in my video here.
How To Store Homemade Bagels Made With Fresh Milled Flour
When cooled you can store your bagels in a ziploc bag or airtight storage container for 3-5 days.
For longer storage, cut in half wrap tightly in plastic or foil and keep in the freezer for 6 months. You can pop it right in the toaster from the freezer.
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Homemade Bagels Made With Fresh Milled Flour
- 1 batch Basic Bread Recipe You can find the link in the notes
- 2 tbsp Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 2 tbsp honey or brown sugar
- 1 egg for egg wash
- Prepare the basic bread recipe for your bagel dough and add 2 tbsp. everything bagel seasoning.
- Let rise until doubled. About an hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 °F. Then bring a large pot of water and 2 tbsp. honey or brown sugar to a boil. I like to start this before I shape my bagels so it's ready to go. If it takes longer than anticipated and some water boils out just add more to top it off.
- Weigh out dough into 4oz pieces. Shape and let rise for 20 minutes. Make sure to cover them with plastic wrap or a towel so they don't dry out.
- Boil the bagels for 1 minute on each side.
- Set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with everything seasoning.
- Bake for 20 minutes. If you are unsure if they are done you can check with a meat thermometer and they need to reach 190°F. You can let them go a little longer if you want them to be more browned.
- Move to a cooling rack and enjoy!
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