Is there anything better for breakfast than a fresh, hot homemade sourdough bagel? Trust me on this, when it comes to this recipe, there isn’t.

Sourdough Bagels

Sourdough Bagels

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 16 hours
Total Time: 17 hours 10 minutes


  • 125g sourdough active starter
  • 240g warm water
  • 25g organic raw honey
  • 10g sea salt
  • 575g organic bread flour
  • For boiling the bagels
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Combine sourdough starter, water, honey, salt, and 275g of flour to a stand mixer.
  2. Mix until it comes together, about 10 minutes on low speed. The dough will be really sticky.
  3. Slowly add remaining flour, about 100g at a time. Use a dough hook and knead until you've added all the flour and the dough is smooth and pliable.
  4. Cover the dough with a wet cotton towel, plastic wrap, or beeswax wrap and allow to ferment for 8 to 12 hours.
  5. After the dough ferments, divide into 8 equal balls.
  6. Flatten the balls down a bit, and poke a hole in the middle with your finger. Stretch the hole a bit to widen.
  7. Cover with a cotton towel and allow the dough to rise in a warm spot for 1-4 hours or until puffy. Patience is key.
  8. Preheat oven to 425F degrees.
  9. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the baking soda and sugar.
  10. Using a slotted spoon, gently add bagels to the water. I use a chop stick to spin the bagel and widen the center hole. Boil for one minute on each side.
  11. Shake off excess water and dip into desired toppings (optional).
  12. Place boiled bagels on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden on top.


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