If you've ever stopped by a bakery or bagel shop, you've seen these and may already be a huge fan. This recipe for homemade everything bagels is a perfect beginner bagel recipe. It's a simple process, and while a bit time-consuming, is worth it to slice open your own freshly made bagel. Toast and use for breakfast, sandwiches, or just a snack, and enjoy homemade bagels every day of the week!
Everything Bagels Recipe
Trader Joe's shoppers have known about Everything but the Bagel Seasoning for a few years now, and they can get a bit crazy about using it on everything. It was marketed because of the popularity of this simple herb, spice, and seed blend that is sprinkled onto bagels. This recipe makes it easy to make them in your own home and share with your family, or just to serve up your own favorite breakfasts.
If you are new to making homemade bread, this is a super fun option that is very rewarding. It's a bit more difficult than our homemade naan bread recipe or this soft potato bread recipe, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth every minute you spend to make. You are going to love the result and make these on a regular basis.
Are These Traditional Boiled Bagels?
Yes. These bagels are traditionally made and boiled before baking. This adds an important step to the process that gives you the texture expected from a bagel. While this may not be a true New York style bagel, it is an excellent recipe for a homemade bagel that is likely better than any local bakery or the grocery store bags you usually buy.
Why are Bagels Boiled?
Boiling the bagel before baking helps to create a thicker and chewier crust and texture. It seals the crust before the baking process. A shorter boiling time gives a softer interior result while a longer boiling time makes it a bit denser in texture.
What is Everything Flavor?
Everything flavor is a blend of spices and seeds that creates a salty and nutty flavor. It adds crunch and a strong flavor while also being mild. Rather than spicy or peppery, this is focused more on the umami of a blend of items together that pairs well with many dishes, but especially when toasted on a bagel.
What's in Everything Bagel Seasoning?
If you can't find this seasoning blend in your local grocery store, you can make it by mixing together the following items. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
- 2 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoon coarse salt
What If I Don't Use Bread Flour?
The lower protein in all-purpose flour will often result in a wetter dough. This means you may need to use more flour and could eventually change the texture of the bagel. It is not impossible nor detrimental to the process, but the investment in bread flour is definitely worthwhile.
Fun Ways to Serve Everything Bagels
The best part of bagels for me is just how versatile they are. You can eat them just as they are, or use them to dip things, or even create sandwiches. This everything bagel recipe is perfect for becoming a whole new favorite bread product on your menu. Below are some ways we often serve these and that turns into a delicious addition to the menu.
- Toast and spread on butter, margarine, cream cheese, goat cheese, or other traditional bagel toppings.
- Use as the base for any sandwich, especially breakfast sandwiches.
- Slice thin and toast to create bagel chips for use with hummus and hearty dips.
- Serve with soups, chili, or stew.
How Long are Bagels Good For?
These homemade bagels are good for 2-3 days at room temperature or 5-7 days in the refrigerator. As with any homemade bread, the things to watch for are going stale or getting moldy. As long as they are not moldy, they are generally safe to eat. If stale, toasting will help with serving.
Can I Freeze These Bagels?
You can definitely freeze these bagels. If you want to make a large batch, just warp them individually in plastic wrap then place them into a large Ziploc freezer bag. Label and date the bag and store it for up to 4 months in the freezer. You can leave it out to thaw or thaw in the refrigerator overnight. After freezing, they are best served toasted.
- Granulated sugar
- Bread flour
- Olive oil
- Everything bagel seasoning
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How to Make Homemade Everything Bagels
In a small bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and granulated sugar then set aside for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to bloom.
Stir together the bread flour and salt in a large bowl.
To the flour mixture, add the yeast mixture and then work the dough together by hand until smooth.
This will take 7-10 minutes.
Add olive oil to a clean bowl, and place the dough in the bowl then cover with a damp towel, and set aside in a warm area for one hour to rise.
Prepare a clean surface with a light dusting of flour.
After an hour, when the dough has risen, punch the dough down, then place it onto the prepared surface.
Divide the dough into 6 pieces. and then roll into balls pinching the edges underneath.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and lightly flour it, then place the dough onto the baking sheet.
Cover the bagels again and let them sit for 10 minutes. Once the water is boiling, flour the tips of your fingers, and pinch a hole into the middle of the ball of dough to create the traditional bagel shape.
Place them onto the baking sheet until ready to boil. Do this in batches if necessary.
Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare a large stockpot with water, bringing it to a boil over high heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon water then set aside.
Place the bagels into the boiling water for one minute on each side, making sure not to overcrowd the pot.
Return the boiled bagels to the prepared baking sheet.
Brush the tops of the bagels with the egg wash.
Sprinkle the tops with everything bagel seasoning.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
More Tasty Recipes
If you want more delicious homemade recipes that are comforting and perfect for brunch or breakfast, you might like some of my other favorites. Whether you like a flapjack recipe, a fluffy pancake recipe, or a traditional Belgian waffle recipe, we have you covered. You can serve up decadent cinnamon rolls or red velvet cinnamon rolls and enjoy cream cheese frosting on both, or just make this deliciously rich burst tomato frittata with fontina and basil oil for an upscale egg bake breakfast!
Easy Homemade Everything Bagels Recipe
Make your own delicious homemade everything bagels following this easy step by step recipe! A delicious spin on a classic bagel recipe.
- 1 ¼ cups (300 ml) warm water
- 3,5 teaspoon (10 gr) active yeast
- 1 ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
- 3 ½ cup bread flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup everything bagel seasoning
- In a small bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and granulated sugar then set aside for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to bloom.
- Stir together the bread flour and salt in a large bowl.
- To the flour mixture, add the yeast mixture and then work the dough together by hand until smooth. This will take 7-10 minutes.
- Add olive oil to a clean bowl, and place the dough in the bowl then cover with a damp towel, and set aside in a warm area for one hour to rise.
- Prepare a clean surface with a light dusting of flour.
- After an hour, when the dough has risen, punch the dough down, then place it onto the prepared surface.
- Divide the dough into 6 pieces.
- Then pinch the dough into circles as shown.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and lightly flour it, then place the dough rings onto the baking sheet.
- Cover the bagels again and let them sit for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare a large stockpot with water, bringing it to a boil over high heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon water then set aside.
- Once the water is boiling, flour the tips of your fingers, and pinch a hole into the middle of the ball of dough to create the traditional bagel shape.
- Place the bagels into the boiling water for one minute on each side, making sure not to overcrowd the pot.
- Return the boiled bagels to the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of the bagels with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle the tops with everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
This recipe can be used to make traditional plain bagels by leaving off the sprinkle of seasoning before baking.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 21g
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