Jalapeño Bagel Recipe

Enjoy a jalapeño bagel recipe that's easy to make from scratch.

Jalapeño Bagels

Add a little cool cream cheese, and you've got the perfect combination of cool and spicy.

Karen Keb

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Add a little kick to your homemade breakfast with this Jalapeño Bagels recipe.

Jalapeño Bagels

1 1⁄2 cups warm water
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups bread flour
1⁄3 cup fresh jalapeños, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried red chili pepper flakes
1 egg, optional 

Water bath:

1 gallon water
1 tablespoon sugar 

Combine warm water, yeast, salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add flour, jalapeños and red chili pepper flakes; mix into a ball.

Knead for 10 to 12 minutes, adding more flour if necessary, until dough is stiff. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.

Divide into 8 equal pieces and form into balls. Punch a hole in middle with floured finger and gently pull to enlarge hole to 2 inches.

Place bagels on greased baking sheet; cover with tea towel and allow to rise for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oven to broil. Prepare water bath and put it on to boil.

After bagels have risen for 20 minutes, broil for 1 1⁄2 minutes on each side.

Once water bath is boiling, reduce heat. Place bagels, 3 at a time, in water for 1 1⁄2 minutes, turning after 45 seconds.   

Drain and place on greased baking sheet. If desired, brush with egg wash (beat egg with 1 tablespoon water).

Bake at 400°F for 18 to 20 minutes.