Homemade Bagels

Everyone in my house loves bagels! I make them as often as I can and we eat them for breakfast all week long.  They are easier to make than you would think. As usual, I had my helper today! And yes, that is the face my son ALWAYS makes when I tell him to smile!


2 cups warm water
1 1/4 tsp yeast
6 tbsp sugar (4 for recipe, 2 for water)
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp honey
6 cups flour ( I use high gluten, but you can use all purpose, they both taste great)

Mix all ingredients except for the flour, let sit 5 minutes for yeast to dissolve.  Add flour, mix in your kitchen aid or by hand until a ball forms. Let rise an hour.  Split in half.  Cut each half into 7 bagels, roll out like a snake and pinch the ends together. (make sure you get them together tightly or they will com apart when you boil them) Now add whatever ingredients you want if they are ingredients that go inside (blueberries, cinnamon swirl, onions) Let bagels rise for 20 minutes before boiling.  Boil a pan of water and add the 2 tbsp sugar.  Boil each bagel separately (or 2 at a time) for 45-60  seconds on each side. Place on baking sheet. Add topping ingredients, sugar, cheese, sesame seeds whatever you’d like.  Bake at 500 for 12-15 minutes.  There you go, fresh, delicious, homemade bagels!  I figure these are about 10 cents each to make, a lot cheaper than store bought! Makes 14 bagels. If you can’t tell by the picture, there’s only 13 left 🙂


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  1. Julie Seeber says:

    Those bagels look great. Do you boil them for 45-60 seconds? I might need to see you make them- is that a possibility? I am
    a better visual learner. You are extremely organized. Great picture of Levi. Hope to see you in the next few weeks.

  2. Oh my goodness, oh my gosh! I am completely excited about this recipe! I totally need to make these. Tasty and frugal! AWESOME!

    Thank you for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    • Marissa says:

      Jennifer, they are acutally really easy and they taste sooo good. Let me know how they turn out! Stop by again!

  3. Holy Moly! You had me at carbs. Bagels are by far my weakness, and I’d LOVE to try them out myself. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it out myself.

    ps. That picture of your son is beyond adorable!

    • Marissa says:

      Mary, thanks for stopping by. Once you try these bagels, you’ll never buy bagels from the store again. I stopped over at your blog, I’m loving your recipes and tips. The bacon tip….genius! Stop by again!!

  4. YUM! We love bagels and buy them often, but making them would be so much better (plus I could make all kinds of different, fun flavors)! I’m stoked to have this recipe!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday last week! We’d love it if you’d share a link back to one of the hosts so your readers know where to find more amazing recipes like this one! We have it pinned on the DDT board (can’t wait to try this)! We hope to see you back at Delicious Dish Tuesday this week with another awesome recipe! Happy Tuesday!!

  5. These look SO good! I have never tried to make my own bagels before. My kids just love bagels, so you have definitely inspired me! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you can join us again this week.

  6. These look GREAT!! Thanks so much for sharing!!