5 Ingredient Homemade Bagels

Ever thought about making your own bagels?

I know it's kind of a weird thought, sometimes it's just easier to buy baked goods from the store. But ever since I got my bread machine, the range of baked goods that I realized I can make myself has significantly grown!

My friends Jackie, Ashlee and I are back with another blog hop, and we're making breakfast! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day but I wanted to share a recipe that not everyone might think to try. 

My bread machine is an Oster bread maker, and it's apparently sold out everywhere. I will keep an eye out for it to come back into stock and update the post when it does!

The recipe is simple, but I need to give props to my parents, they spent some time perfecting this recipe (you can visit my mom's blog, The Apple Street Cottage, right here). 

You'll need:

1 1/8 cup warm water
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp yeast

Follow the instructions for your bread machine. Liquids go in first, then the dry ingredients, then find the dough setting. Hit start and walk away!

Mine runs for about 2 hours and when I pulled the dough out it looked like this: 

Let it rest for a few minutes then cut it up into 8 pieces (they're definitely not even but hey, I tried)

Next up, poke holes in the middle with your thumb. I highly recommend keeping your hands well floured, the dough is super sticky

Next, put them in the oven covered with a towel at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes


Ok, this next part is probably most important. Bring a saucepan of water to boil with 2ish pinches of sugar in it. I used the biggest one I have and was able to fit 4 bagels at a time. Boil them on each side for 1 minutes. This is how bagels get their outer "shell"

Important part done, next step is a quick egg wash, then back into the oven for 25-30 mins at 375 (they're not the prettiest but the house starts to smell amazing at about the 15 min mark!)

And when they're done, cut and enjoy with butter, cream cheese, or my personal favorite - Mom's strawberry jam!

Now on to what Ashlee and Jackie are cooking up! 

Ashlee is on a new journey to recreate her grandmother's biscuit recipe, and she's sharing her first attempt! I love carbs so I'm excited to follow along with her! You can read about it here!

Jackie is teaching us how to spruce up some ordinary boxed muffin mix - I'm also very excited for this because muffins are another favorite breakfast food of mine! You can check her post out here!

Thanks so much for hanging out, I hope you're feeling inspired to make some breakfast!


  1. Wow! I love the idea of homemade bagels! These look so delicious, I think I can smell them through the screen!

    1. They make the house smell absolutely amazing!!

  2. Oh boy, how I love carbs! And these bagels look great. I don't have a bread machine, but I may try to use your recipe to make mine by hand and let rise. Great tip on the boil for both sides! Thanks so much for blog hopping with me Liz- love you!

    1. Thank you! It's definitely do-able by hand if you're willing, but the machine sure makes it easier!

  3. Your bagels look delicious and I'm sure some other family members think so too - 4-legged & 2-legged! Thanks for the shout-out...strawberry season is coming.....



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