Homemade Bread Machine Bagels

by Merissa on October 13, 2010

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What you need:
  • 1 1/8 c. warm water
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 T sugar
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 1/4 t. yeast
Add ingredients in order listed to the bread machine. Run on a "Dough" cycle. After the cycle finished take out the dough and let it rest for a minute.


Form the dough into 9 balls. Put your finger through the middles.
Flatten the bagels around the holes. Let them rise for 10 minutes in a warm place with a clean towel over the top.
Drop the bagels in boiling water with a little bit of sugar added. Boil for 1 minute on each side of the bagels. After you remove the bagel from the water lay on a greased, cornmeal sprinkled cookie sheet. Brush the tops with eggwhites.



Bake at 375F for 20 -25 or until browned on the tops. They aren't the prettiest to look at but they sure are light and fluffy!
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1 Bonnie October 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Take your balled dough and roll into strips. connect the strips together with water to dampen ends so they hold together, then do as you normaly would in your recipe they will be more attractive. If you want them to look different. To me they look just fine the way you made them. Have a good day,
Thanks so much for the recipes.



2 Cammie October 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Can this be done without the bread machine, just let rise?
It looks really good.


3 Merissa October 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm

It probably can, just make sure you knead it for long enough before you let it rise.


4 Kathy October 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I just tried this recipe although I have to admit I had to change it up a little. I was almost done adding all the ingredients and I realized I didn’t have 3 cups of flour . I only had almost 2 cups. My husband and I share a car right now due to hard times and I didn’t want to walk to the store and spend money on groceries not because I’m lazy but because we need groceries so I am waiting for my husband to get home from work so I have the car. I was looking all around my kitchen and came across pancake mix. It was the only other option I had so I used a little over a cup of it. They still came out and they are still very good so success after all.


5 Merissa October 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Great improvising!


6 amanda January 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm

these turned out amazing!!!! I will never buy a store bought bagel again!!!


7 Mary April 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

I made these last night, they were so easy! My kids loved them and have already requested that I make more! Thanks for a great recipe!


8 Merissa April 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

So glad everyone enjoyed them!


9 Jocelyn December 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Do I use AP flour or bread flour?


10 Merissa December 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm

You could use either in this recipe.


11 Amanda May 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

If I wanted to make these flavored, say cinnamon raisin, would I just add the ingredients in with everything else in the bread machine??


12 Merissa May 18, 2014 at 7:42 am

Yes you would.


13 Sandra Feury May 17, 2016 at 9:07 am

Oh I am making these today for my husband. He is a bagel man and his favorties are the salted bagels with cream cheese of course. However wanted to let know I tried your saltine receipe and was a great hit especially for the shrimp cocktail. I really enjoy your receipes and is a pleasure to find them easy. Thanks again.


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