What We Tried : Homemade Bagels Recipe


Prep Time: 30 Min   Cook Time: 25 Min Ready In: 2 Hrs 55 Min
bagelsOriginal Recipe Yield 1 dozen
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 2/3 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  1. Mix together the unsifted flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, yeast, water, and butter in the bread machine on the manual setting.
  2. OR, mix 1-1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, and yeast. Heat water and butter to 120-130 degrees F. Add water to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed on mixer. Add 1/2 cup flour, beat at high speed 2 minutes. Stir in more flour to make a stiff dough. Knead 8-10 minutes. Cover and let rise. Punch down. Cover; let rest 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from bread machine.
  4. Divide dough into 12 pieces; shape 3 pieces into smooth balls. Place on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper instead). If desired, before baking, mix 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon water, brush on bagels, and sprinkle with sesame, poppy, or caraway seeds. I’ve even added half a package of dry onion soup mix with a fabulous outcome!
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes. Remove from sheets and cool.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 204 | Total Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 0mg

Recipe & photo credit original recipe included boiling the bagels. If you like "new york" style bagels check it out! Omitting this step makes them more like bakery bagels.





  1. how were they> worth the effort. never have tried but would love to

  2. i love your site great site

  3. this sounds delicious! cant wait to try it out! thanks so much!!

  4. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says

    I love bagels can not wait to try & make these…Thank You

  5. Wow, those sounds good and easy to make. Thank you for the wonderful reciepe.

    – Beckie

  6. R Hicks says

    These look really tasty. Nice and fluffy inside them too.

  7. Missy Jerrett says

    gonna try these this weekend ty !!!!!

  8. Beth R says

    Those look yummy! I have been wanting to try bagels for a while. Thank you

  9. Thomas Murphy says

    sounds good, thanks for the recipe!

  10. I used to work in a bagel shop in high school and there is literally nothing better than a legit, fresh bagel. The kind they sell at the grocery store is none that can be compared. I’ll have to try this recipe out!

  11. Gina Brickell says

    These look so wonderful! I am a huge lover of carbs.. Bread, pasta and of course bagels!! I bet these are delicious when they’re still warm!

  12. I would love to try these out. The granddaughters just love bagels and we go through so many. Might be kid of fun to make them with the girls. We made homemade pretzels and homemade potato chips and they were a hit. With 8 girls eating the chips I couldn’t keep up. Too much work! LOL I will try this though. Thanks for sharing.

  13. We tried this recipe and absolutely love it. They are not that hard to make and the granddaughters just love them too. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

  14. marissa lee says

    i love bagels..going to give this a shot….thank you

  15. Michelle F. says

    I love bagels and these look good.

  16. Karen Propes says

    Got to try this recipe, I love bagels, but not too hard. These look like they would melt in your moutn when you take them from the oven. I pinned thanks for sharing.

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