Homemade Bagels

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The Bread Machine makes baking bread for busy moms one of the easiest taks in the kitchen, yet it produces spectacular results.

Summary: Dense and chewy, bagels are a delight when they are split and toasted and served with butter, cream cheese or your favorite jam. They also make a delicious sandwich. You can experiment by adding chopped sauteed onions, sliced jalapenos, shredded cheese or raisins and cinnamon, to the dough.

Recipe: Homemade Bagels


1 egg
1 cup milk
1 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon Bread Machine Yeast
I Tablespoon sugar
1 egg white


  • Put all but the last two ingredients in bread machine in order listed. Set bread machine for dough stage. Press start.
  • When dough is ready, remove from bread machine and punch down. Cut dough into equal pieces (8-10 for small), (12 to 15 for large).
  • Roll each piece into a ball. Using your thumb press middle of ball all the way through to form an open circle in the dough, allowing the dough to stay together.

    • Set the bagels in a warm place to rise and cover them loosely. This takes approximately 15 minutes.
    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While the bagels are rising, bring about 2 quarts of water to a boil in a stockpot.
    • Add 1 Tablespoon sugar to water. When the bagels have risen, drop one or two at a time into boiling water, handling as gentle as possible so they do not deflate. (They will rise to surface of the water and swell up.) Let them cook 1 minute, then turn them over and let them cook 3 minutes longer.
    • Remove bagels, let drain over the water, and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet. Beat egg white and brush over bagels.
    • Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.


Noel’s Quick Notes: Prior to baking, sprinkle with seasame or poppy seeds or coarse salt if desired.

Variations: Recipe variations are listed above in summary of recipe. Use this recipe as a base and add your favorite toppings of choice. Whole Wheat bread flour also works well in this recipe.

Makes: 12-15 bagels

Cooking Time: Approximately 30 minutes (4 minutes boiling time, 20-25 minutes baking time)

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes in Bread Machine on dough cycle. (Some bread machine times vary) 15 minutes rising time.

Total Cooking Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Meal Type: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

My Family Rating: 5 stars

What are some of your favorite bagels?

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About noelskitchen

Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.


  1. Claire K Creations

    I don’t think that could be any easier! I haven’t attempted dough in my bread maker yet but I might have to give it a go now.

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  3. Yes, it took me some time to perfect it. I’ve already made two batches today and they will last through the week. They freeze perfectly! The bread machine helps a lot with timing and meal planning days.

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