Blueberry Bagels

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Fresh, homemade bagels are what's for breakfast!


Yields 8 servings

  • 2 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1 c. lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. Firebee Elderberry Honey, divided
  • 3 1/2 c. bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 8 c. water


Step 1

In a small saucepan, heat the blueberries, crushing them to release the juices. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow the juice to reduce down. Pour them into a bowl and allow them to cool.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the water, yeast, and 2 Tbsp. Firebee Elderberry Honey. Allow this to sit for about 5-10 minutes or until it is foamy. 

Step 3

Once the yeast is ready, add in the flour, salt, blueberries, and vanilla. Mix until a thick dough forms. It should be slightly sticky. If it's too dry, add a bit more water. If it's too sticky, add more flour.

Step 4

Knead the dough for about 10 minutes and then allow it to rest, covered with a damp towel, in the mixer bowl for about 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.

Step 5

Punch the dough down and turn it out onto a floured surface. Cut it into 8 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Using your thumb and index finger, push a hole into the center of the dough. Make it large as it will shrink back as it sits. Place these on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper to rest for 30 minutes.

Step 7

While they are resting, bring a large pot of water to a boil. When it is boiling, add a tablespoon of Firebee Elderberry Honey. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 8

Drop the bagels a couple at a time and poach them for 1 minute, flipping them halfway through. Place them back on the parchment paper and repeat with the remaining bagels.

Step 9

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.  


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