From My Kitchen: Homemade Bagels!

I’ve posted about the bagels before, but I love seeing pictures of all the steps, so that’s what I have for you today. My mom BEGS for homemade bagels. BEGS. They are delicious, I’ll admit. I love Panera bagels, but these throw Panera out of the water. They are buttery, and crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Not to mention how WARM they are out of the oven. Is your mouth watering yet?

I took the recipe from and tweaked it to my liking.

Here’s what I use! Bread flour, sugar, salt, active yeast, and water. My bread maker is the Hamilton Beach 29881 HomeBaker Breadmaker -works awesome for me!

And there’s the dough -fresh out of the bread maker.

After letting the dough rise, you need to shape it into little bagels. The recipe says you’ll get about 9 bagels out of the dough -I’ve NEVER gotten 9 bagels. I usually get 6-8, but maybe I like my bagels big 😉 Don’t worry about making extra, because they are really no good left over. Also, I’m sure your bagels will look better than mine. By this point, my family was begging for them to be done, so I whipped them together super fast!

Here are the bagels after their bath! This is a very important step! I add a bit of baking soda for whatever reason. This step is where the bagels get their fluff. Instead of using egg to top them, I use melted butter and toss on some sea salt.

Ahhh, and here they are! Fresh out of the over. Yum. Yum. Yum. Enjoy everyone!

3 replies
  1. Mac says:

    Ok…you keep tempting me with your homemade bagels, only thing is I don’t own a bread maker. I will have to find an alternate recipe. We love bagels, but there are just so expensive and I can’t find organic ones where I live. Yours look so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    • Brandi says:

      That’s a good point! You definitely don’t need a bread maker to make them 🙂
      The bread maker only makes the dough, which you’ll be able to make by hand (I just take the lazy way out)! Just look for a homemade bagel recipe, without using a bread maker, I am sure it’ll be very similar.

      They are delicious and I love how few ingredients it takes. And you know exactly what’s in them! Plus, you can top them with other goodies (cheese, cinnamon sugar, poppy seeds, etc!).

      Good luck 🙂

  2. DP says:

    Soooo, make you a deal??? You come to sunny FL for a while, and bring your breadmaker, and stay on our couch for a while!!! Deal????mmmmmm

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