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homemade bagels with bagel everything seasoning
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Homemade Bagels

Freshly baked homemade bagels with everything bagel seasoning - the best way to indulge in a chewy bagel is when made from scratch with basic ingredients!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bagel recipe, homemade bagels, vegan bagel
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Dough Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 268kcal
Author Aline Cueni


Bagel Dough

Water Bath

Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • a pinch dried minced onion or 1 tsp dried garlic flakes
  • a pinch dried minced garlic or 1 tsp dried garlic flakes
  • a pinch sea salt


  • 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.


  • Keeps Fresh: Store bagels for 5 days in a Ziploc bag in the fridge. Toast & enjoy!
  • Freeze bagels for up to 3 months in a Ziploc bag, thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature, then toast.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg