Multigrain Bagels

These bagels were created because I was lacking an important ingredient: whole wheat flour. There was only a tiny bit left but I had lots of other flours and flakes. So I threw in a lot of different things to make up for it. These came out as perfect bagels. Make them if you’ve got some flours to use up and don’t hesitate to substitute some of the ingredients with what you like.

Multi-Grain Bagels (makes 14 small)

4 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds, measured and then ground in a food processor or chopped
120 g barley flakes (= rolled barley) (3/4) cup, ground into a course meal
150g whole wheat flour (1 1/8 cup)
3 TB gluten flour
120g whole rye flour (1 cup)
135 g wheat flour (all purpose) (1 cup + 1 tablespoon)
1 pkg. active dry yeast (7g)
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar beet syrup (or corn, maple, agave)
420 ml water (1 3/4 cup)

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients and knead until your dough gets soft and elastic (maybe you need to add a little bit more flour or water). Knead for ten minutes by hand or with the help of a bread machine, hand held mixer, food processor… Put the dough back into the bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled (1-1/2 hours). Bring a large pot with water to a gentle boil, add some salt. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour your working surface. Knead the dough for another minute and divide it into 14 balls. Shape the bagels by poking your thumb through the centre. Stretch the dough into a ring and place it on a floured surface. Cover and let rise for another 20 minutes. Cook the bagels in hot water for one minute then turn them around and cook for another minute. Depending on the size of your pot, cook only one or two bagels at a time. Bake them for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely and serve or freeze them.


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  • Colleen Wilson
    2 years ago

    is gluten flour vital wheat gluten?

    • Mihl
      2 years ago

      Yes, it is (in this case – wasn’t sure about the correct translation at that time).

  • 10 years ago

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  • textual bulldog
    10 years ago

    these look so yummy! i’ve never made my own bagels before, so i love this post.

  • Mihl
    10 years ago

    Thank you everyone for your nice comments!
    happy herbivore – thank you so much! I am glad you like the recipe. Please tell me how it goes, if you try them.
    madeleine – thank you so much for your feedback! I am so glad you liked them and they turned out well. :)

  • Jess - The Domestic Vegan
    10 years ago

    Goodness, those look amazing! I absolutely adore homemade bagels! Such a fun treat.

  • madeleine
    10 years ago


    I made those bagels for a dinner party, people loved them. The next day I sliced them thinly, sprayed with oil, little bit of salt and baked the –> wow, delicious bagel crisps, sooo good!

  • Veg-a-Nut
    10 years ago

    Fantastic looking bagels! I want one! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am printing this one for sure. :o)

  • Hannah
    10 years ago

    I’ve been meaning to try making bagels for the longest time, but I just find it so intimidating… Yours look just perfect! If only I had that kind of skill!

  • Rural Vegan
    10 years ago

    Those bagels are stunning; I am so jealous of your baking skills!

  • Bianca
    10 years ago

    Tag! You’re it! I’m tagging you to name five things about yourself that others may not know.

    In the post, link back to my blog, and tag five others (also linking to their blogs).

    Sorry if you’ve done this one before!

  • Doodleyboo
    10 years ago

    Oh my! Those look way nicer than my bagels. I’ll have to try your recipe :o)

  • bazu
    10 years ago

    those looks so amazing! I have never attempted baking bagels at home- I really should just get over it and try some already!

  • Melisser; the Urban Housewife
    10 years ago

    Oooh, they look yummy!

  • VeggieGirl
    10 years ago

    mmm, so delicious and nutritious!

  • aTxVegn
    10 years ago

    I’ve never made bagels, but you make it sound easy by making the dough in the breadmaker.

  • Wheeler's Frozen Dessert
    10 years ago

    I love bagels! Especially whole grain ones. Yum!

  • Vicarious Foodie
    10 years ago

    I’ve never heard of a bagel with pumpkin seeds before, but now I’m dying to try one. Looks great!

  • Bianca
    10 years ago

    Those are beautiful bagels! And thanks for providing non-metric measurements too! Even though I’m sure if I try to make these, they will not turn out as lovely as yours.

  • ChocolateCoveredVegan
    10 years ago

    I’m a big bagel-fan, but I’ve never made my own.

  • Happy Herbivore!
    10 years ago

    i love you. no I LOVE YOU! I am from NY and I miss bagels like I’d miss a limb if my arm was cut off. I’ve seared all over LA and NO ONE makes decent whole wheat or multigrain bagels. Store bought suck. I’ve always ALWAYS wanted to try to make my own but I never knew where to start… taking my @$$ to the store right now so I can spend my day in my kitchen, playing with these!


  • Romina
    10 years ago

    Delicious!! I wish I had the skill and patience.

  • Celine
    10 years ago

    I’ll take one for each finger, por favor!