Bagels are one of our favorite breakfast and snack items. But who has the time and money to go to a bagel shop each day? Luckily, you can get the taste of freshly made bagels at home. Check out this Blueberry Bagels Recipe, and see how easy it is to enjoy yummy New York style bagels without ever leaving the house.
Why this recipe is awesome
It can be intimidating to think of making bagels at home, but with a few simple steps you will master the skill to make delicious homemade bagels bursting with blueberry flavor.
Blueberry Bagel Recipe Ingredients
- yeast - helps the bagel dough to rise
- fresh blueberries - add flavor and purple color to bagels
How to make bagels with blueberries
To make these blueberry bagels, mix 1 ¼ cup warm water and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl.
Pour 1 packet of yeast into the bowl and allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes until it gets foamy.
Mix 3 ½ cups of all purpose flour and 1 ½ teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the water and yeast mixture. Mix well.
In a small dish, coat 1 cup blueberries with ¼ cup flour.
Fold the blueberries into the bagel dough. Knead, by hand or with a stand mixer, for about 10 minutes. Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it rise about 1 - 1 ½ hours or until it has doubled in size.
Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. I usually will weigh them on a food scale to make sure they are equal.
Make a hole into the center of each ball of dough. Set the bagels on a baking sheet and let them rise for 30 minutes.
While the bagels are rising, boil water in a stock pot. When the bagels have finished their last rise, put them in the large pot of water. Flip the bagels after 1 minute and allow them to boil on the other side for 1 minute. If you want extra chewy bagels, allow them to boil for 2 minutes per side.
Place the bagels back on a greased baking sheet or use parchment paper. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
I love eating these bagels fresh from the oven, generously topped with butter or cream cheese. If you want to try and make air fryer blueberry bagels, try this recipe from Fork to Spoon.
Frequently asked questions
Butter and cream cheese make great toppings for blueberry bagels.
Yes, they toast up really nicely. I love toasted them and serving them with butter.
If you plan to eat the leftover bagels within a few days, simply place in a zip top bag, seal, and leave out. They should last 2 days.
Yes you can. I often make a big batch and freeze the leftovers in a airtight sealed bag. They will last for a few months this way.
Yes, you can. They will add some moisture to the dough and your dough will be more purple.
Blueberry Bagels Recipe
- 1 pack yeast
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 ¼ cup warm water
- 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup flour (for dusting blueberries)
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup blueberries
- In a small bowl, mix 1 ¼ cup warm water and 2 tablespoon sugar.
- Pour in 1 pack of yeast and allow to rest for 5 minutes and it gets foamy.
- In a bowl,mix 3 ½ cups all purpose flour and 1 ½ teaspoon salt.
- Make a well in the center and pour the water and yeast mixture.
- Mix well.
- In a small dish, coat 1 cup blueberries with ¼ cup flour.
- Fold the blueberries into the bagel dough.
- Knead, by hand or with a mixer, for about 10 minutes.
- Cover and let rise about 1 - 1 ½ hours or until it has doubled in size.
- Divide the dough into 8 balls.
- Using your thumb, make a hole in the center.
- Set on a baking sheet and let rise for 30 minutes.
- While the bagels are rising, in a stock pot, boil water.
- After their last rise, put the bagel in the boiling water. Flip after 1 minute and allow to boil on the other side for 1 minute. (For extra chewy bagels, allow 2 minutes per side.)
- Put back on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
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