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Blueberry bagel cut in half on a plate with one half smeared with cream cheese and blueberry jam.

Vegan Blueberry Bagels

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  • Author: Catherine Perez
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Rising Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 31 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bagels 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These blueberry bagels are easy to make and require less than 10 ingredients. They are light, perfectly chewy and bursting with spring flavor.


  • 144g frozen blueberries (1 cup)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 520g bread flour (4 cups)
  • 1 packet instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Water

Water Bath & Baking

  • 2 liters of water
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • Plant Based Milk of choice


  1. Add your blueberries to a small microwave safe dish and cook in the microwave, covered, for 1 minute. Once thawed, carefully mash the blueberries with a fork to release all of their juices.
  2. Place a small sieve over a large measuring cup and pour the mashed blueberries into it to separate the juices. Set the mashed berries aside and to the measuring cup add enough warm water to the juice to fully measure 1 and 1/4 cup liquid then add the lemon juice.
  3. To a small bowl add the cane sugar and lemon zest. Rub the mixture together with your fingers to release the natural oils in the zest.
  4. To a large mixing bowl add the flour, lemon sugar, yeast and salt and whisk together. Pour in the blueberry juice and the mashed blueberries and stir well to form a thick dough.
  5. With your hands or in a stand mixer, knead the dough for at least 10 minutes to develop the gluten. If the dough is incredibly sticky, add a tablespoon of flour. If the dough feels too dry, add a tablespoon of water. Form the dough into a smooth ball and transfer the dough to a greased bowl then cover and place in a warm place to rise.
  6. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down the dough and transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll into a ball and cut the dough into 8 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a round, smooth dough ball. Poke a hole through the center with a flour dusted finger. Carefully pull the hole and use your hands to form a classic bagel shape and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Repeat this with the remaining dough.
  7. Lightly cover and allow the bagels to rest while you bring a large pot of water to a boil and stir in the brown sugar.
  8. Preheat the oven to 425F. Place the bagels into the pot of boiling water, 3-4 at a time. Cook the dough for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove the dough from the water, drain well and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Brush your bagel with plant based milk. Place the bagels on the baking tray and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Allow the bagels to cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack before enjoying.