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Easy Homemade Bagels


These Easy Homemade Bagels are, you guessed it, easy to make! We love making them because we can decide the size. When cutting calories and trying to eat healthier, sometimes people say, “I’ll just have half”. But who wants half a bagel?? So, we started making smaller bagels, that are half the size of a large one, and now enjoy the whole thing. You can trick yourself into getting the satisfaction of a whole bagel that’s really just the serving size of your half bagel. Or, if you’re feeling it, you can make super large ones, you’re in control!!! Plus, everyone can have the toppings they want. Some days I want an everything bagel and then some days I want a sesame topping.

Enjoy with favorite toppings!!!

My favorite bagel is in the summertime. Spread some cream cheese, top with cherry tomatoes and some Jalapeños or Serrano peppers for some heat. And of course add some bacon to really make these easy homemade bagels a yummy morning treat.

How do you make homemade bagels??

This is so easy to make and so rewarding. I don’t know why but making homemade bagels really makes me feel happy. The cost is a lot less than buying them at the local shop. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for ways to save money!!! Plus, you don’t have to drive to the store to pick them up. For us the local shop is 20 minutes away. So, I’m not going there very often.

Also, the bagels can be made small or very large depending on how hungry you might be. The toppings can be different for everyone in the house.

So, with 5 ingredients – Yeast, Sugar, Flour Salt and your favorite topping, plus water. Some mixing together, letting the dough rise, form the shape and size, sprinkle on your favorite topping, boil them and then cook in the oven for a few minutes and you have nice fresh hot bagels ready for breakfast or brunch.

Toppings for Easy Homemade Bagels

Some toppings for the bagels are; Everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, onion flakes, parmesan cheese, poppy seeds, garlic, salt, or even a plain bagel. This is where you can use your imagination and have fun with making the bagels.

Just an Idea: Easy Homemade Bagels are really good with Poached Eggs and Salmon.

Easy Homemade Bagels

Everything you need to know for making perfectly delicious easy homemade bagels with just a few pantry items.


Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bagel
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Author: Belly Laugh Living


1 Package Instant Yeast

2 teaspoons Salt

3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour

4 teaspoons Sugar

1 1/4 Cups Water


Place Flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stir together. Set Aside
In a separate bowl add the sugar to the water and stir to dissolve
Add yeast and sugar water mixture to the flour and mix with the dough hook attachment on the mixer.  Or hand mix on counter top (we use the mixer so much easier)
When the dough starts to come together and form a ball, sprinkle 2-3 Tablespoons of flour in the bowl and continue to let the dough hook stir on the lowest setting.  If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour 1 tbs at a time.  Continue to knead the dough on the lowest setting for 6 to 7 minutes.  The dough will be firm but elastic. 
Place the dough ball in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel.  Let rise for 1 hour.
Punch down the dough and let rest for 5-10 minutes
Cut the dough into portions. 
Form the portion into a ball and poke your finger through the center to form the bagel hole. 
Lightly stretch the dough around the hole until the hole is about an inch wide.  Set aside. 
Form the rest of the bagels.  After all the bagels are all formed, let them rest for 10 minutes.
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
When the water is boiling, add the bagels but don’t overcrowd the pot, work in batches.  The bagels will float.  Boil the bagels for 1 minute, then flip them in the water and boil the other side for 1 minute. 
Remove from boiling water and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Immediately top bagels with your favorite seasoning. 
Once all bagels are boiled and topped, bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
Enjoy with your favorite topings
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