Homemade Everything Bagels

Homemade Everything Bagels. They make the perfect breakfast and freeze really well! A lot easier to make than you think and so much better than store-bought!

Serve these homemade bagels with my Veggie Loaded Cream Cheese! It is the perfect combination!

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I have a huge weakness for Everything Bagels. They are my go to choice for breakfast. I am so excited to share this recipe with you guys on how to make these bagels at home!

These bagels are perfectly chewy with a golden brown exterior and are loaded with tons of seasoning!

I made my own everything seasoning to go on the bagels. If you are not a fan of the everything seasoning you can always bake them plain, or with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese + jalapeño.

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How to make Homemade Bagels

Step 1 ✓ Dissolve your yeast in warm water and add all of the ingredients to a stand mixer. Mix the dough for about 8 minutes.

Step 2 ✓ Form into a ball and rest for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is puffy.

Step 3 ✓ Divide the dough into 8 balls. Use your thumb to push a hole through the center of each ball.

Step 4 ✓ Boil the bagels for 1-2 minutes in a honey + water combo.

Step 5 ✓ Brush with egg wash then sprinkle with seasonings. Bake until golden brown and enjoy!

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How to make your own Everything Seasoning

The everything seasoning makes these bagels! I like to make extra of this seasoning and use it on everything from eggs to chicken to salads! Simply combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and store in an airtight container or jar up to 6 months in your spice cabinet! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Onion Flake
  • Garlic Flake
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Kosher Salt

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These bagels can be frozen up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight then reheat in the morning!

They are totally worth the effort. There is nothing like a homemade bagel for breakfast!

Here are more breakfast recipes to try!

Homemade Everything Bagels

4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rise time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 bagels
Homemade Everything Bagels. A lot easier to make than you think and so much better than store-bought!



  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon active yeast
  • 4 cups bread flour I sometimes do a mix of whole wheat and bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg white + 1 tablespoon water whisked together

Homemade Everything Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon onion flake
  • 1 tablespoon garlic flake
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt



  • Combine water and yeast in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is dissolved.
  • In a stand mixer with the hook attachment combine flour, brown sugar and salt.
  • On low slowly add the yeast mixture and increase the speed to medium and beat for 8 minutes. The dough will be stiff / dry (that is ok!)
  • Shape the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to coat all the sides in oil. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise for 1 1/2 hours. The dough will look larger and puffy. (It will not quite double in size)
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place a wire rack over a third baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Using your fingers poke a hole in the center of the dough about 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter. Cover the bagels you are not working with with a damp towel.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Fill a large pot with water and whisk in the honey. Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Drop bagels in, 2-3 at a time, making sure not to overcrowd. Cook the bagels for 1-2 minutes on each side. Using a slotted spoon place the bagels on the wire rack and brush the egg wash on each bagel, then sprinkle with the homemade everything seasoning.
  • Place the bagels onto the prepared baking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow the bagels to cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Homemade Everything Seasoning

  • Combine all of the seasoning in a small bowl. Set aside.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Everything Bagels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 606mg26%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bagel, Baking, Breakfast, Homemade Everything Bagels

Originally published May 5, 2017


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  • Kacie

    I’m not sure what I was doing wrong, but mine kept falling apart after I cooked them for 1-2 minutes in the simmering water. Any thoughts as to my mistake?
    Other than that, these were fairly simple and really fun to make!

  • Hi Kacie!

    You can in fact over boil your bagels. They do not need very long in the water. I would try next time boiling them for less time and this should help them stay in tact.

    Thank you!


  • Patricia

    much easier than how I originally learned to do it, and EXCELLENT.
    Thank you.

  • Nathan

    Hi Patricia,

    I’m so glad you liked them!
    Thank you for trying them out!


  • Evan

    Hmm, seems like you forgot to add the rising time into the total time.

  • Hi Evan,

    Thanks for pointing this out to me! I have included the rise time in the recipe.



  • Susan Viane

    After the bagels are boiled can they be wrapped in plastic and held in the fridge overnight and baked in the morning?

  • Nathan

    Hi Susan,

    Yes they can! Let us know how you like them! Thank you for commenting!


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