Mix 1 ¼ cup warm water, instant yeast, and maple syrup in a small bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Mix all-purpose flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Add yeast mixture and knead at low speed for 5-10 minutes until you have a smooth dough. → If the dough is too stiff, you might need to add up to an additional 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) of warm water.
Grease a large bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil, place the dough in it and turn until coated in oil, cover with a damp kitchen towel (or plastic wrap), and let it rise in a warm place for 60-90 minutes until doubled in size.
Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for the everything bagel seasoning in a small bowl.
Preheat oven to 430°F (220°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Shape The Bagel: Turn the dough out on an unfloured work surface and divide it into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Then, coat your thumb with flour and press it through the middle of the dough ball to make a hole. Stretch it until you have a 1-inch large hole. Place the bagel on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough balls.
Boil The Bagel: Heat a large pot with water and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. The water should slightly bubble but not boil. Add 2-3 bagels at a time (don't crowd the pot), and boil each side for 30 seconds (flip them over using a slotted spoon and a spoon). Remove bagels with a slotted spoon and place them back on the baking sheet.
Sprinkle immediately with bagel everything seasoning.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly golden brown - rotating the baking sheet halfway through. Transfer on a wire rack to cool completely.