Everything Bagels

Homemade everything bagels are perfect when you are looking for that fresh, chewy bite at breakfast. Add your favorite fillings!

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everything bagels on a piece of parchment paper
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Fresh baked and made in your kitchen, these everything bagels are so good!

20 minutes
Total TIME:
35 minutes
15 minutes


  • 1 small envelope of dried yeast
  • 1 ½ cups plus 2 tbsp warm water
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp cornmeal
  • 4 quarts boiling water
  • 1 ½ tbsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups everything bagel seasoning on a sheet pan or large plate.

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Combine the water and the yeast and stir gently, let sit for a few minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour, salt and 1 tbsp of brown sugar.
  3. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto a large baking sheet and set aside. Also cover another large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. On low speed, add the water/yeast mixture to the bowl and mix until a dough forms around the hook. Mix for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead into a ball.
  6. Place the dough into a large bowl that has been lightly rubbed with oil, cover with a clean towel and let rise in a semi-warm place for an hour or until roughly doubled in size.
  7. Once the dough has risen, dump it back out onto the table, knocking all the air out of it.
  8. Using a knife or bench scraper, divide the dough into 3oz pieces and roll each piece into a tight ball. You should have 10 pieces.
Recipe insights & TIPS

Making your own everything bagels at home is much easier than you think. There's nothing beats a fresh bagel from the oven, toasted and covered in butter for breakfast.

everything bagels on a piece of parchment paper

If you're looking to experiment with yeast baking, I recommend you try making bagels. These everything bagels are chewy in the middle but with that crispy outer layer sprinkled heavily with that overly addicting everything bagel seasoning. From the first rise to taking them from the oven only takes about two hours which is doable for a fantastic weekend breakfast. Making your own bagels will give you lots of satisfaction, with friends and family asking for more after they taste them.

Everything bagels are of course topped with everything seasoning. It's a combination of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion and salt and don't be surprised if you have all of these ingredients in your pantry right now. Make sure the dried garlic is minced though and not powdered, and I prefer sea salt rather than regular table salt. You can even make these ham and cheese croissants and top them with the seed!

Ingredients needed to make everything bagels

  • Flour- Bread flour is best as it'll provide better gluten.
  • Water- Warm water must be used.
  • Yeast- Dried .
  • Salt.
  • Brown sugar.
  • Baking soda.
  • Everything bagel seasoning- easily made at home but even easier to pick up a jar at the store.
everything bagels fresh from the oven

FAQ's about making homemade bagels

Best fillings for bagels? Toasted with butter is always a favorite, though I really like smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onions a nd capers for a special treat. Egg, sausage or bacon are also really good fillings.

How long do bagels last? To enjoy a bagel at its best, I recommend eating it on the day it was made. You can seal them in a ziplock bag and toast the next day, but you might not get that crunch the way it was when fresh baked.

Why do my seeds fall of the bagels? There is a small window when the bagel comes out of the boiling water and the surface becomes tacky. This is the best time to gently press them into the seeds and most of them should stick well.

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