Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels


Soft and golden, these homemade simple bagels emanate a hearty, bready flavor. For a variation, you can add cinnamon, raisins, honey or maple syrup to the dough. They are great for sandwiches or make perfect grab-and-go breakfast, spread with cream cheese. One of our most favorite easy breakfast recipes!


  • 1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 1/4 Cups Warm Milk (110-115 Degrees)
  • 1/4 Cup Butter (Softened)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 3 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour


  1. In a bowl, add yeast and warm milk and stir till yeast is dissolved. Add sugar, butter, egg yolk and salt and mix well. Add flour and mix until a soft dough is formed.
  2. Place dough onto a floured surface and with your hands, knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl and turn once to grease top. Cover the bowl and keep aside in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 large baking sheets.
  4. With your hands, punch the dough down. Make 12 equal sized balls from dough. With your thumb, create a 1-inch hole in the center of each ball. Arrange balls onto a floured surface. Cover the balls for about 10 minutes. Then, flatten each ball.
  5. In a large pan of boiling water, place bagels, one at a time. When bagels float to the surface, with a slotted spoon, transfer onto prepared baking sheets in a single layer about 2-inch apart.
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer bagel pans onto wire racks to cool before serving.