Cheesy Bread Machine Bagels

Recipe by Jake Wheeler
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
YIELD: 12 Bagels




  • Combine water, cheese, sugar, salt, flour, and yeast in the bread machine. I let the cheese kind of melt into the water for a minute before adding the remaining ingredients. Use the dough setting on your bread machine. If you machine doesn't have a dough setting stop it after the second kneading.
  • Remove the dough after it has finished rising in the bread machine and divide into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a ball.
  • Using fingers, poke a hole in the middle and form into a bagel shape.
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Let rise under a wet tea towel or paper towels for 30 more minutes.
  • While bagels are rising, start boiling a large pot of water with 3 TBS of sugar.
  • After bagels have risen boil each side for 30 seconds, place on dry paper towels to dry before transferring to cornmeal dusted pan. (I divide them between 2 jellyroll pans).
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the egg whites on top of the bagels.
  • You can sprinkle extra cheese on top of bagels for a caramelized cheese crunch.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Turning the pans halfway for even baking.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on wire rack and enjoy!