Homemade Bagels: Blueberry or Garlic Multigrain

Today I want to show you how to make your own bagels. I love bagels, but the homemade version is even better. Soft, full of flavor, how does it get better than that? Plus, you can create your own flavors. This time, I made a blueberry, and a garlic multigrain. Yum.


I  have a confession to make. Lately I have been totally slacking off in the kitchen, which resulted in our grocery bill skyrocketing. Everytime I make something at home, it means more money in my pocket. For me that means being able to be a stay at home mom, which means everything to me. This recipe made 48 bagels! At 50¢ a bagel in the store, that is $24.00! Besides ingredients of course, which I have estimated to be about $5.00 for this recipe. Read more on saving money in your kitchen right here.


As I strolled through the grocery store last week, I passed by many things I would have normally bought. Instead I wrote them down and made a mental note to make them at home. Yes, there was a shelf full of fresh baked bagels, and I didn’t have a hot clue how to make them. But if somebody else can make them, so can I. Now you can make them too!


Yield: 48 bagels




  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 2 T yeast
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 9 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Garlic Multigrain

  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 2 T yeast
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 3 T salt
  • 2 T garlic powder
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flax seed
  • 2 cups sunflower seeds



The first part of making bagels is just like making buns. Read this for more tips on making a great bread dough.

  1. Combine yeast, 1 cup warm water, and 1 T sugar in a bowl and let dissolve until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, combine second group of ingredients and whisk together.
  3. Add yeast mixture to your second group.
  4. Slowly incorporate third group of ingredients, adding flour one cup at a time until thick. Knead in remaining flour, and continue kneading for 10-15 minutes until dough is soft and no longer sticky.
  5. Knead in remaining ingredients (fruit, nuts, seeds). Your dough should look like this: Homemade blueberry bagelsHomemade Multigrain Bagels
  6. Lightly oil a large bowl and place dough inside. Turn dough until covered in oil. Cover with plastic and a towel. Let rise in a warm dark place until doubled.
  7. Once dough has risen, take dough by the handful and roll tightly into a ball. Poke hole into the middle and slightly flatten. It should have the shape of a bagel.
  8. Place in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then remove and place on a greased pan.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 25-30 mins, or golden brown.


I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make these, or how delicious they were! I have to be sure to control myself! If you decide to try them out, let us know how it went for you. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Enjoy!

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