Mornings can be hard. If your house is anything like ours, then your mornings aren’t just hard, but they are crazy busy. We are running around, shuffling lunches, trying to get kids dressed and ready, trying to get ourselves ready all while attempting to guzzle down a glass of coffee.
There are a few things that help our mornings run a little smoother like kids getting to sleep on time the night before or laying out clothes ahead of time. Homemade bagels also help. And dare I say, but homemade blueberry bagels almost make you want to jump out of bed. Even get out of bed early. Ok, maybe that last part was a stretch. But seriously, these homemade blueberry bagels are so good.
Making bagels may sound complicated, but they are really pretty easy. A little bit of effort makes a HUGE difference! I promise, after you make these homemade blueberry bagels, you may not ever want to buy them from the store again!
1 pack yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1 ¼ cup warm water
3 ½ cups all purpose flour + ¼ cup
1 ½ tsp salt
1 cup blueberries
In a small bowl, mix 1 ¼ cup warm water and 2 tbsp sugar.
Pour in 1 pack of yeast and allow to rest for 5 minutes and it gets foamy.
Make a well in the center and pour the water and yeast mixture.
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.
A quick note before you make them:
- Feel free to double this recipe! If for some weird reason, you and your family don’t gobble them up in time, you can put them in the freezer. Just thaw and toast as normal.
- A mixer makes this recipe super simple. But if you don’t have one, you can knead them by hand.
- If your store doesn’t have fresh blueberries, you can substitute frozen ones.
Whether you top your homemade blueberry bagels with cream cheese, butter, cinnamon sugar or Nutella (yum!), I’m sure you are going to enjoy this recipe. I really hope you love these homemade blueberry bagels as much as we did! I would love to hear about your experience while making them or I would love to see your pictures of them. If you make them, be sure to let us know! Also, don’t forget to pin our homemade blueberry bagel recipe!