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Easy Blueberry & Sesame Bagels
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Blueberry & Sesame Bagels

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Servings: 8


  • 2 1/2 cups Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 3/4 tsp. Active Dry Yeast, a little more than a single packet
  • 1 tbsp. Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Frozen or Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • 2-3 tbsp. White Sesame Seeds


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, lightly whisk together the warm water, active dry yeast, and granulated cane sugar. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, until foamy.
  • Add in the flour, blueberries, and kosher salt. Mix on low speed for 3-4 minutes, until crumbly texture.
  • Increase to medium speed and knead in the mixer for 4-5 minutes, until smooth and pliable.
  • Transfer the dough ball to a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set in a warm environment (such as oven with light on) for 1-2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Once risen, transfer the dough to a clean, lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 even pieces, then roll eat piece into a ball, then shape into a bagel by pressing your thumb through the center. Gently cover the bagels with a kitchen towel to rest for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 425F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Also, prepare a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Reduce the water to a simmer, then add in 2-3 bagels at a time. Cook for 1 minute on each side. Transfer the bagels to the parchment paper with at least 1/2" space in between each.
  • Brush each bagel with a little olive oil or a whisked egg white. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  • Bake on the top oven rack for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Allow the bagels to cool for at least 15 minutes, then enjoy!