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Whole Wheat Bagel


  • 1 c lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp dry instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or whichever oil you prefer to use/available
  • a pinch of salt


  • sunflower seeds whole or chopped
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • bagel salt


  • enough water
  • 1 tbsp baking soda


  • Bloom yeast in lukewarm water then add in peanut oil and salt
  • Mix in 1 1/2 c flour, stir with wooden spoon then add in the rest of the flour, knead
  • Cover with clean towel and let stand for an hour
  • Divide dough into two portions and shape into long ropes. Cut into smaller ropes and make bagels from each rope. place on aluminum foil lined baking sheet and let rest for half hour
  • Bring water to boil and dissolve baking soda in it. Low heat to simmer.
  • Drop a bagel each at a time (or two), for a minutes or two, turn over bagel and boil for another minute or two
  • Place bagel back on baking sheet and sprinkle with toppings
  • Bake bagel for 10 minutes at 475 F
  • Best freshly baked, but good in room temperature for 2-3 days (without them getting hard/stale)
  • Enjoy :)