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New York-Style Everything Bagels + Vegan Cream Cheese Recipe

Wow. Can I just say wow! These bagels actually turned out pretty tasty, & caught the attention of my whole family. Everyone was trying to grab a warm bagel fresh out of the oven. I don’t blame them, because these buddies are so good!

Please don’t be intimidated by the long instructions, I just went into detail to make sure they are fool-proof! It is so worth it!

you can even make these cute mini bagels… be your creative self 🙂

New-York Style Everything Bagels:


  • 3.5 cups Flour, preferable Bread Flour
  • 2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1.5 tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 2 tbsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg

(Optional) Seasonings:

  • Caraway Seeds
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • White Sesame Seeds
  • Sea Salt
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Fresh Garlic, Minced
  • QUICK TRICK: take the easy way out and use Trader Joes “Everything But The Bagel” seasoning.


  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and active dry yeast. Pour in 1/2 cup warm water over the sugar and yeast. Give it a quick stir to combine, and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • In a separate larger bowl, mix together the flour and sea salt. Create a large well in the middle of the flour mix and pour the yeast mix into the well. Pour in 2/3 cup warm water into the well, too.
  • I recommend using the kneading hook on a stand mixer to mix it all together for about 10-12 minutes. Otherwise, mix all ingredients together and then knead by hand for 10 minutes.
  • Lightly grease another large bowl with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. Place the kneaded dough into the bowl, cover with sera wrap, then place a damp towel over the serene wrap. Set aside for one hour, or until it doubles in size.
  • Punch down the dough, and allow it to rise for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Take the dough out of the bowl, and place on parchment paper, or a greased baking pan. Evenly cut the large dough ball into 8-9 small dough balls.
  • Take each dough piece and form into a circular ball. Then press your finger into the middle of the dough to create a hole. Place back onto a greased baking pan or pan lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all bagels are formed.
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Cover the bagels with a damp paper towel or dish towel. Set aside in a warm place for 10-15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, boil a large pot of water with the baking soda.
  • Place the dough-y bagels, two at a time, into the boiling water. Flip to the other side of the bagel after 1-2 minutes. Boil for 1-2 minutes on the other side, then place each back onto the baking pan. (For a chewier bagel, opt for 2 minutes.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg. Use the egg to wash each the top of each of the dough-y bagels. Sprinkle the seasoning on top of each dough-y bagel.
  • Bake the bagels for 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

Healthy Vegan Cream Cheese:


  • 14 oz Firm Tofu
  • 2-3 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • Optional Combinations:
  1. Sun-dried Tomatoes & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. Chives & Dill & Garlic & Parsley


  • In a blender, add the firm tofu, sea salt, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast together. Blend until smooth.
  • Fold in optional combinations to create your favorite cream cheese flavor.

10 thoughts on “New York-Style Everything Bagels + Vegan Cream Cheese Recipe

  1. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?|

  2. Random q ..when do you add the baking soda? I’ve read the instructions a few times ..am I missing something

    1. Hey Amanda! It can be easily overlooked in the instructions, but the baking soda is added into the boiling water in step 10. It is not actually added into the batter itself. Hope this helps! 🙂

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