Homemade bagels, easier to make than you think!

There are some baking items that seem harder to make than they truly are. Bagels are one of those items. Even though I have gotten quite skilled at cooking and baking, I honestly believed I couldn’t make bagels. They just seemed so difficult to make. However, after looking through several recipes, I realized that they are easier to make than I first thought. So, I decided to try my hand at making homemade bagels.

It took a few tries, but I was finally able to find the perfect recipe for them. Combining a few of the recipes that I found, I managed to make homemade bagels that are soft on the inside with that wonderfully chewy crust on the outside.

These bagels make an excellent breakfast. Serve buttered or with cream cheese. Add some fruit on the side to make the meal even healthier. Once you try these homemade bagels you may never eat store-bought bagels again.

Homemade bagels


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 cups water


  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together all ingredients except the water.
  2. Add 1 cup of water and mix. Slowly continue to add water until a firm dough forms. The dough should not be wet. It should feel heavy when you pick it up.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Let rest for about 20 minutes.
  4. Using your fingers, push a hole into the middle of the ball and slowly shape into a bagel.  Let rest for another 20 minutes.
  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Preheat oven to 425.
  6. Boil the bagels for 1 minute on each side. Drain and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Flip over bagels and then cook for another 5-10 minutes. Bagels should be golden brown.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days.

Have you ever tried making homemade bagels? If not, I would highly recommend giving these a try.


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    I’ve never baked anything in my life but I think I will start with your bagels recipe. It sounds really easy and they look delicious. Thanks for sharing xx

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      I’m glad to hear you are going to try them. I hope you enjoy them and the experience of baking.

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      I’m still surprised by how easy they are to make. Hope you enjoy them.

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    Oh my, those look delicious. I love baking and will totally have to give these a try 😊

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      I hope you enjoy them.

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    Wow these look fantastic! I love bagels and will definitely give these a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    I’ve never tried to make my own because I figured I never could. You make it look so easy! I’ll have to step out of my comfort zone and try this recipe.

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    I love bagels! I need to pass this recipe on to my husband. He has been the main cook for awhile now and he is great at making new foods!

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    They look delicious! I absolutely love bagels. I love how versatile they are with what you can put on them! x

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    These bagels do sound easy! I didn’t realize that they were so easy to make.

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    Omg! So I never thought about making my own bagel. However, I love the fact that these are vegan and you can do so much like ass cinnamon an raisins or garlic and onions! Thanks for sharing and giving me ideas!

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