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Bagel Recipe Made Easy

Bagel is what I go for when my day is busy, and I have no time to make breakfast. I make my bagel with cinnamon and raisins, and of course a little of that good stuff called butter.

Single American bagel topped with sesame seeds.

Past days I’ve been busy working on the technical side of my blog and it was a challenge. However, I’m glad that now my home (blog) is faster and browsing my recipes will be a better and more pleasant experience for you.

Back to our recipe of the day. I believe that home-baked goods are fresher and taste better all the time, so I mostly bake our bread and pastries.

I know it’s easy to pick a bag of bagel from the store but the homemade version will always win. Let me not forget to remind of my Turkish Simit (Turkish Bagel.) if you are interested in trying another interesting version.

Jam spread on Bagel slices.

In this homemade recipe, I have used all-purpose flour but feel free to use half all-purpose and half whole wheat flour. There are no eggs in this version and a small amount of oil is used to help the bagel stay moist longer.

Bagel dough is a forgiving dough; you won’t mess up this recipe I promise! I know that some bagel recipes ask for molasses, but here I used honey instead.

Making bagel is as simple as adding all the ingredients in a bowl and kneading it for eight whole minutes.

American bagel with raisins and sesame seeds.

Homemade Bagel

Yes, the kneading part may take time since you need to develop gluten for a softer bagel, you can use a stand mixer for this step, although, kneading a bagel dough, in my opinion, is therapeutic.

The labor you put in kneading plus the aroma of the cinnamon will give you a pleasant feeling.

close up image of bagel.

To make the bagel look good, you can go creative with the toppings. Sesame seeds and coarse sugar will look great on a bagel.

I didn’t brush the bagel with eggs, after boiling the bagel for 1 minute on each side, I placed it on the sesame seed and the seeds stuck on it perfectly.

If you have flour, oil, salt, water, yeast, cinnamon, raisins, sugar, honey, and some love for a homemade bagel, waste no time and make some today, the bagel if stored in an airtight container will stay fresh for few days.

You can freeze the bagel up to two months.

Homemade delicious bagel.

Let’s make some bagel; I promise it will be fun!

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  1. They look great with sesame seeds and raisins, Muna.

  2. What beautiful and enticing photographs you have, I love the clean fresh appearance of your blog. Now to bagels, I too make all of our own bread and bake most days, yet, I still have not tried bagels. This recipe looks really easy to follow so I’ve pinned it and will attempt them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I made these bagels today and I am pleased at how easy they are to make. Thanks for the recipe.