Southern Chic


Homemade Bagels

If you haven't noticed already, I love breakfast. I wake up starving and ready to eat. My husband doesn't understand it. He could care less about eating first thing in the morning. He doesn't get hungry until around 11, and by then I am ready for lunch. I think it must come from teaching Kindergarten for 4 years and having to eat lunch at 10:00.

Anyway, after our Girls' Trip to Asheville last week I have had a craving for bagels. My sister-in-law, Ashley, and I went to City Bakery every morning for a bagel and a cup of coffee. They had these incredible Oatmeal Bagels. They were so delicious with some yummy cream cheese.

So last night, I decided to try making my own. It was so easy! I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly they came together.
It is a bit of a process, but if you have the time you should definitely give them a try.

I used this recipe from I used the suggestion in the comments section and used whole wheat flour and oatmeal.

Mix the dry ingredients in the mixer, then add the wet. Mix for 3 minutes and then placed on a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then form into little balls. Poke a hole through the center and slowly form the bagels around your finger. Let those sit for 20 minutes. While you are waiting, boil some water and add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Boil the bagels 4 at a time for about 7 minutes.

Place on a greased cookie sheet.

At this point I added some Cinnamon Sugar to some of the bagels.
(I'm going to work on making them prettier and more of a bagel shape)

Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. I let them cool completely and then stored them in a container for breakfast this week!

They are delicious and see, they really aren't hard!
Mine turned out to be the same size as the Mini-Bagels that you buy in the store,
but that was just perfect for me.

Yummy with my morning coffee...go make some of your own!

Here is the final recipe with all of the changes:

Oatmeal Honey Bagels


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups of ground oatmeal
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. In large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and yeast. Mix water, 3 tablespoons sugar and salt together, and add to the dry ingredients. Beat with a mixer for half a minute at a low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl clean. Beat at a higher speed for 3 minutes. Then, by hand, mix in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
  2. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes). Cover, let rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Cut into 12 portions, shape into smooth balls. Poke a hole in the center with your finger, and gently enlarge the hole while working the bagel into a uniform shape. Cover, let rise 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, start a gallon of water boiling. Put 1 tablespoon of sugar in it, mix it around a bit. Reduce to simmering.
  5. When the bagels are ready, put 4 or 5 bagels into the water, and cook 7 minutes, turning once. Drain them. Place on a greased baking sheet, and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, eat hot or cold.
  6. Broiling option: For a glossier surface, place raised bagels on an ungreased baking sheet prior to boiling them. Broil them five inches from heat for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Then put them into the hot water to be boiled as above. Note: do not bake broiled bagels as long as non-broiled ones, 25 minutes should be long enough.


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