NY style Blueberry Bagels

fresh from the oven

NY style Blueberry Bagels make a delicious breakfast

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My family loves bagels. Especially good blueberry bagels.

Plain or toasted

Buttered or with cream cheese

Jelly  {lots and lots of jelly} for Stella

and an egg for Charlie. this kid could loves his egg on bagel sandwich.

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We go through so  many bagels, that I’m not sure why I haven’t tried to make them before.


NY Style Blueberry bagels


I suppose they seem a bit intimidating, but really they are pretty easy, and once  you try a fresh from the oven bagel, there will be no going back. Seriously, no going back. I am addicted to homemade bagels now.


NY Style Blueberry Bagels


NY style Blueberry Bagels


  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups of warm water
  • 3 1/2 cups of AP flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of blueberries {tossed in 1/4 cup of flour}


  • dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water {let rest 5 minutes}
  • mix together the salt and the flour - making a well in the center
  • add the yeast and the additional water to the flour
  • gently fold in the berries
  • knead until you have a soft and elastic dough {either by hand or using the dough hook of a stand mixer}
  • don't worry - the dough will look quite purple
  • cover the dough and let rise until doubled {about 1 - 1/2 hours}
  • divide the dough into 8 balls
  • press into the center of each ball forming a hole, and stretch to form the bagel shape
  • let rest 30 minutes
  • pre-heat the oven 425 degrees
  • bring a large pot of water to a boil
  • boil the bagels - 1 or 2 at a time for 3 - 4 minutes {they will float to the top when ready}
  • place on baking sheet and bake 20 minutes


By boiling the blueberry bagels before baking, you end up with a crispy crunchy crust and  a soft and chewy center.  Just like a true bagel shop bagel {only a whole lot cheaper}, only better if you ask me.

Of course if blueberries aren’t your thing, just leave them out. But blueberry bagels are a must in my house, so we added plenty.


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