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Bread Machine Bagels Recipe
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Bread Machine Bagels

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"Quick and easy bagels you can make with your bread machine! You can use whatever topping that you wish, many like poppy seeds."

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Original recipe makes 9 bagels Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 25 mins

    3 hrs 55 mins


  1. Place water, salt, sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting.
  2. When cycle is complete, let dough rest on a lightly floured surface. Meanwhile, in a large pot bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Cut dough into 9 equal pieces, and roll each piece into a small ball. Flatten balls. Poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole. Cover bagels with a clean cloth, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal. Carefully transfer bagels to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on baking sheet. Glaze tops with egg white, and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F (190 degrees C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until well browned.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 2007

This recipe is fantastic! I increased the water to 1 1/8 cups as suggested by other reviewers. We love Panera Asiago Cheese bagels, so I added 1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese to the dough, shaped them, let them rise for 30 minutes (great tip!), boiled them, then topped each with a little more shredded asiago cheese. My husband said if he didn't know I made them, he would have thought they came from the bagel shop! Since the original recipe made 9 large bagels, which are pretty big, I made them again, and divided it to make 12. They were a little smaller, but a better portion for us. I'll be making this recipe again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 04, 2004

I used to work in a Jewish Bakery. You should roll out the dough and then pinch to form a circle. Also, let the bagels rise for at least 1-2hrs after forming, this will enable them to take shape and not look so narly. I think 9 bagels for this amt. of dough is too much. Make 6, so they are big. The flavor was good, and its a fun thing to do with your kids, but I will stick to the bakery. Thanks for the recipe though, it was fun:)

Dec 12, 2007

Revised: These were just like the bagels I used to get in Boston. I always double this recipe which means I have to use my kitchen aid instead of my bread machine. I let the dough rise for a 1/2 an hour, punch it down and repeat. After making the bagels into their shape I let them sit for an hour to make sure they are nice and fluffy. I usually get 9 large bagels. I used 2 tbs of molasses in the water instead of sugar. I also used olive oil glaze because the egg had a funny after taste

Jan 07, 2007

My husband loves these. I must admit, however, that I can't (or won't) follow directions. I made whole wheat cinnamon raisin bagels as follows: I used 2T of Splenda instead of the sugar in the beginning. I then tried to make them healthier by using 1 1/2c of whole wheat flour and 1/2c of wheat germ. I mixed it all in my Kitchenaid. Once it had all pulled together I added 1c of white bread flour about 1/4 c at a time until the whole cup was mixed in. I then added 2t of cinnamon and 3/4c of raisins. I let that all rise in a warm oven (covered) 30 minutes. I shaped them into balls, stuck a finger in the middle and placed them back in the warm oven (covered) for another 1/2 hour. I then boiled them in water with 3T blackstrap molasses as someone else recommended. I think you could probably get away with only 1T. I'll try that next time. I boiled them closer to 2 minutes each. I realized too late I didn't have any cornmeal so I just sprayed the pan real well and it was fine. I also forgot all about the egg wash which was fine too. Watch your baking time as mine didn't need 20 to 25 minutes.

Jul 21, 2003

Very good! I tripled the recipe, but only made 18 bagels with it. They were a great size. I made them in my KitchenAid mixer (not in a bread machine) like I make all my breads. Very yummy and chewy. They were really easy to make, as well. Just a note: They do rise in the boiling water and in the oven, so you might want to make the center hole quite large.

Nov 16, 2006

I make these bagels every couple of weeks and they really are easy and delicious. My only trouble was shaping them, so now I just cut them in even squares and poke a hole in the middle. They come out a little square but I'm not entering any contest for the roundest bagel.

Sep 21, 2006

This is the PERFECT bagel recipe! My husband and I could not believe how delicious they were and they tasted better than our local "Gourmet Bagel" shop. I made cinnamon raisin bagels by kneading in 1/2 cup of raisins and about 1 tbsp of cinnamon after I took the dough out of the bread machine. I could not believe how easy these were to make! We will be making them all the time and will not be wasting money on freezer or grocery store bagels, these are SO much better! Can't wait to try some with asiago cheese baked in. Mmmmm!

Feb 01, 2007

These bagels are just as good as Panera or Einstein. I make 8 and let them rise more like 20 minutes. My first topping choice was a combo of onion flakes, coarse salt, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. We added 2t of cinnamon to our second batch and topped with cinnamon sugar. We're going to try mocha chocolate chip next. I may never have a reason to go to the bagel shop again! Thanks for publishing this one!


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  • Calories
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 405 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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