Whole Wheat Bagels

Whole Wheat BagelsIngredients (makes 8 bagels)

  • 11g dry yeast
  • 200ml warm water
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 300g whole wheat flour
  • 40g mix of seeds (whole poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)
  • 20ml canola oilWhole Wheat Bagels

For boiling:

  • 1,5l water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

For topping:

  • mix of seeds; whole poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds) Mix of seeds


  1. Place yeast and sugar in a mixing bowl and pour over warm water, leave it for 5 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. Add salt and egg and mix well then sift in half of the flour, add the seeds and mix.Whole Wheat Bagels
  3. Gradually add the remaining flour and knead until the dough is soft but not sticky, add flour if it’s sticky. Keep kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a oiled bowl and leave in warm to rise for one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 250°C and prepare a baking sheet with baking paper.
  6. Knead the dough again and divide it into 8 pieces and shape in to a ball.Whole Wheat Bagels
  7. Make a hole in the middle of each ball using a wooden spoon or with your index finger spinning around to make a hole about 2 cm wide, cover with a kitchen towel.Whole Wheat Bagels
  8. Meanwhile bring water to boil and add sugar. Slip the bagels in the boiling water 2 at time. Cook for about 2 minutes turning the bagels around in the water once a skin has formed.Whole Wheat Bagels
  9. Place your seed mix in a plate or a bowl and dip the bagels in one at time covering both sides, then place on baking sheet.
  10. Bake for  about 20 minutes. Let them cool down for few minutes then serve warm.Whole Wheat Bagels
Whole Wheat Bagels
Yummy for breakfast, brunch or any other time 🙂


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