Homemade Chocolate Chip Bagels

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Imagine making homemade chocolate chip bagels in 45 minutes. Well, now you can! No yeast, proofing, or kneading required. These homemade chocolate chip bagels are so easy to make, so delicious, and can easily be made gluten and dairy free. If you’re a bagel lover, you have to give this recipe a try!

No yeast? No problem.

These homemade chocolate chip bagels do not require yeast of any kind. All you need is a little baking powder! Because you don’t need to let the dough proof, this recipe can be made start to finish in about 45 minutes.

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What ingredients will I need for these homemade chocolate chip bagels?

You’ll need just 6 simple ingredients to make these bagels. Here’s the list:

If you’re boiling your bagels and adding the optional egg or oil wash, you’ll also need a couple other ingredients. They are:

  • water
  • baking soda and/or a liquid sweetener (honey, molasses, maple syrup, etc.)
  • egg or oil of choice (I like olive oil or coconut)
What kind of gluten free flour do you recommend?

Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1-1 baking flour, King Arthur measure for measure gluten free flour, and Walmart’s gluten free flour are all great gluten free flour options. Another great option is Cup4Cup gluten free flour, though it is not dairy free.

What kind of dairy free yogurt do you recommend?

I typically use Forager Project unsweetened cashew milk yogurt. I love this yogurt because there are no added sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. Another option is Kite Hill plain almond milk yogurt, though I haven’t tried it in this particular recipe.

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Can I use Greek yogurt?

I haven’t tried this recipe with Greek yogurt, but it will probably work. If you want to use Greek yogurt, you will most likely need to add more than 1/2 cup, just because it is so thick!

Can I use other gluten free flours?

While this recipe turns out the best with all purpose gluten free flour, it also works pretty well with both almond flour and oat flour (though the measurements are a bit different). You can find my oat flour bagel recipe here and my almond flour bagel recipe here.

Can I use a different sweetener?

I have’t tried this recipe with any other sweeteners other than pure maple syrup and honey, but it should work okay with other sweeteners. Some options you could try would be monk fruit, coconut sugar or date syrup.

What kind of dairy free chocolate chips should I use?
  • Dairy Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips, I would recommend Enjoy Life Foods dairy free chocolate chips. They have dark, semi-sweet, and white dairy free chocolate chips!
  • Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free: If you’re looking for chocolate chips that are dairy free and refined sugar free, I would recommend Hu Kitchen dairy free chocolate chips (they’re sweetened only with dates!). If you want to try these chocolate chips, use my code bigleybasics for 15% off.
  • Dairy Free & Sugar Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips that are also sugar free, I would recommend Lily’s stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips. They’re sweetened with stevia!
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Do I have to boil the bagels?

You do not need to boil the bagels before baking them, but I highly recommend doing it if possible! I find the bagels look and taste better after being boiled. Bagels are traditionally boiled before being baked.

Should I use baking soda or sweetener in the boiling water?

I have found that both baking soda and sweetener work well. But my favorite way to boil the bagels is using both baking soda and sweetener! If you only have one on hand, that will also work just fine!

What kind of sweetener should I add to the boiling water?

Honey and molasses are both great options to use for boiling the bagels. Simply add enough honey or molasses to give the water a brown tint!

Looking for more bagel recipes?

If you’re in the mood for more homemade bagels, try some of my other bagel recipes!

Ready to make these chocolate chip bagels? The full recipe is below!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Bagels

Servings 2
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

Bagel Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (regular or a gluten free blend)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (regular or dairy free)
  • 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (regular or dairy free)

Other Ingredients

  • water (for boiling the bagels)
  • baking soda and/or sweetener (for boiling the bagels)
  • egg or oil (for an egg or oil wash)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a small baking tray with parchment paper.
  • While the oven preheats, bring a pot of water to a boil (if boiling the bagels).
  • While the water is heating, mix together all of the bagel ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix until the dough begins to take the shape of a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. If it’s too dry, add more yogurt.
  • Once the dough is mixed, add it to a lightly floured surface. Split the dough into 2 evenly sized pieces.
  • To shape the dough into bagels, gently roll each piece of dough into a log shape using the palms of your hands. Then pinch the ends of the each dough logs together to form circular bagel shapes. Another option is to simply roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball and make a hole in the center using your fingers. Then gently flatten the dough into a bagel.
  • Once the water is boiling, add 1 tsp baking soda to the boiling water. I like to add a bit of sweetener to the water as well (honey, molasses, or maple syrup). Transfer the bagels to the boiling water and allow them to cook for 30 seconds on each side (boiling optional, but recommended).
  • Once the bagels have been boiled, transfer them to the lined baking tray. I recommend brushing the bagels with an egg wash or with some olive oil or melted coconut oil (another option is simply spraying the bagels with an olive oil or avocado oil cooking spray).
  • Bake the bagels in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Once the bagels have finished baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely.
  • Once cooled, slice your bagels, toast, top, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • You do not need to boil the bagels before baking them, but I highly recommend doing it if possible! I find the bagels look and taste better after being boiled. But they will turn out fine without being boiled.
  • This recipe makes 1 large bagel, 2 medium sized bagels, or 3 small bagels I would recommend baking the large bagel for 30-35 minutes, the medium bagels for 25-30 minutes, and the small bagels for about 20 minutes.
  • See the body of the blog post for the specific gluten free flours and dairy free yogurt I recommend.
Course: Breakfast
Diet: Sugar Free Friendly, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan
Keyword: chocolate chip bagel, gluten free bagels, homemade bagels, vegan bagels

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  1. Can’t wait to try these! Does boiling make them chewier?

    1. Hi Susan! Yes, I would say it does! I highly recommend boiling them before putting them in the oven for more of a true bagel consistency.

  2. Can you use gluten free flour.

    1. Hi Giulia! Yes, you absolutely can! See the body of this blog post for the gluten free blends I personally recommend/use.

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