You can make bagels in the slow cooker in 2 hours! This easy homemade bagels recipe is made with all purpose flour and other simple ingredients. A fun simple recipe that you have to try!
Keyword homemade bagels, slow cooker bagels
Prep Time 1hour
Cook Time 2hours
Total Time 3hours
2 1/4teaspoonsactive dry yeast
3cupsall purpose flour
Pour warm water into a large bowl. Add honey and mix with a spoon until dissolved.
Add dry yeast and stir. Place the bowl in a warm spot and let sit for about 10 minutes, or until foamy.
Add salt and vegetable oil into bowl, stirring until salt is dissolved.
Add flour into bowl, and mix with hands until completely combined. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Form the dough into a ball and place in bowl that's been coated with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm spot and allow the dough to rise, doubling in size, about 30-45 minutes.
Separate the dough into 6 even size pieces, rolling them into balls. Each ball should weigh about 4 ounces if you want to exact, but you can just eye them up.
Put a small hole in the middle of each piece of dough, carefully widening it with your fingers, until the hole is about 2 inches big. The hole should not be any smaller than 2 inches or your hole will disappear while cooking. The pieces of dough should now be in the shape of bagels.
Place a piece of parchment on the bottom of your slow cooker. Add 2-3 bagels on top of parchment paper, depending on how big your slow cooker is, making sure the bagels aren't too crowded and have a little bit of room to expand. Place another layer of parchment paper on top of the bagels and stack the remaining 2-3. Do another layer if you need to for size.
Cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
Remove from slow cooker. You have 2 options now, leave as is, or brown the tops. I highly recommend you brown them. To do this brush a little butter on top of each bagel and place on cookie sheet. Place in oven under broiler for about 1 minute or until slightly brown - watch them very carefully once under broiler as they will burn quickly! Remove from oven.
Slice bagels open and serve with butter or cream cheese. Enjoy!