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Vegan Onion and Herb Bagels- Make brunch even better with a batch of homemade onion and herb bagels!

Herb and Onion Bagels

  • Author: Abby Bayatpour
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Make brunch even better with a batch of vegan homemade onion and herb bagels!


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110-115ºF)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 envelope Red Star Quick Rise Yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried, minced onion
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 10 cups water


  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups warm water, the sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top. Set aside for 5 minutes, or until the mixture foams.
  2. Add the flour and olive oil and mix on low speed with the dough hook attachment until well combined. Change to medium speed and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the dried, minced onion, garlic powder, dried thyme, and dried sage. Knead for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer, or until herbs are incorporated.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and oil it lightly with olive oil. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  5. Once dough has risen, turn dough out onto a floured work surface.
  6. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces, dividing the dough in half, then halving each half twice, creating 8 pieces total.
  7. Roll each dough piece into a 10-inch long rope, rolling the dough with your hands outward until rope has formed.
  8. After dough has been rolled out into a rope, squish down one end of the rope and form into a bagel (circle) shape, pushing the squished end into the side of the bagel. Repeat the rolling and forming process until all bagels have been formed.
  9. Place formed bagels on a greased, rimmed baking sheet. Cover lightly with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for 15-20 minutes, until bagels are puffy and slightly risen.
  10. After the bagels have risen, heat the oven to 425ºF. Line 2 half sheet pans with parchment paper and lightly brush with oil. Set aside.
  11. Bring the 10 cups water to a boil in a large dutch oven.
  12. Three at a time, place the bagels in the boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove them from the water using a large flat spatula and return them to the sheet pans, brush the top of each bagel with a little more olive oil and sprinkle with extra dried onion and herbs.
  13. Bake until dark golden brown in color, 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before serving. Best served within the first day of baking.

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