Nothing like warm toasty bagels! I have always wanted to make bagels from scratch. I used my Cuisinart Bread Machine to make the dough. They turned out really good! Follow along to see how I made Homemade Bread Machine Bagels.

Homemade Bread Machine Bagels.


  • 3 1/4 cups flour (I used a mixture of AP flour and WW flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (I used Pink Himalayan)
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water (Not boiling, just warm, I used a little extra to get the dough to come together)
  • 2 TBS white sugar (plus extra for boiling water step)
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • Cornmeal for baking sheet
  • 1 egg for eggwash
  • Desired toppings

Homemade Bread Machine Bagels Step 1

Place warm water, salt, and sugar into bread machine insert. Mix well to dissolve. Add flour to insert, put yeast on top of flour. Set machine to dough setting. I like to check the dough to make sure it has come together during the knead cycle. I had to add a little more water to get the dough to come together. Allow to rise.

Homemade Bread Machine Bagels Completed Dough.

Step 2

After the dough cycle has completed, take the dough out and punch it down. Cut it into 8 equal pieces, I used a bench scraper to cut mine. I had to flour my work surface, the dough was kind of sticky at this point.

Homemade Bread Machine Bagels Cutting Dough.

Step 3

Shape the dough into the bagel shapes, this was kind of fun. First, I flattened it out into a flat circle, then you poke a hole in the middle with your finger, and spin it around your finger to make it an even size. After shaping, allow to rest for 10 minutes covered with a clean kitchen towel.

Shaping step 1.
Shaping step 2.

Step 4

Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot, add 3 TBS sugar to boiling water, and carefully drop bagels into the boiling water and allow to boil for 1 minute, turning halfway through. I did mine in batches of 4. Drain briefly on paper towels.


Step 5

Now it’s time to bake! Sprinkle non-stick baking sheet with cornmeal, place bagels on corn meal separated evenly. Make egg wash and brush each bagel with egg wash, top with whatever ingredients you want. I used sea salt and sesame seeds. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.



Once they are browned evenly, I allowed them to cool, however they did not get very cool because we ate them pretty fast! Thanks for following along! Let me know if you try these, tag me on Instgram #xoxotinadesign, I would love to see what you make!


Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, Tina

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