Back with another bagel recipe — but this time, we’re getting fancy ~
Fear not, though, for this fanciness doesn’t bring extra complexity. In fact, this is exactly the same as my plain bagel recipe — see my previous blog post for this one — just with chocolate chips added! Just as simple, just as easy.
And who doesn’t love chocolate chips? As a “chocolate makes everything better” believer, I would say these are one of the best types of bagels I’ve made (giving my pumpkin bagels a run for their money — post coming soon!). Warm, fluffy, chocolate-y, perfect with melted butter or cream cheese — have one of these bad boys for a sweet breakfast, a quick snack, a yummy dessert, whenever!
Let’s level up your bagel repertoire, why don’t we?!
- 3 3/4 cup bread flour
- 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I like to use Ghiradelli)
- Preheat oven to 425° F and prep a baking sheet with parchment.
- In the bowl of a mixer with the dough hook attachment (or a large mixing bowl & spoon), mix together flour, salt & yeast.
- Add water, honey and vanilla – continue mixing until combined (If mixing by hand, start using your actual hands at this point). There may be some extra flour in the bottom of the bowl, but keep mixing. (If there is way too much flour, add a bit more water)
- Mix in the chocolate chips, incorporating as best as your can.
- Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5-10 minutes.
- Put dough in a buttered bowl, cover with plastic wrap & let rise in a warm area for 1 hour and 45 minutes. (I prefer the microwave – just pop the bowl in there. It works wonders.)
- After the first rise, dump dough onto a cutting board and knead a few times to release air. Separate into 6 equal sections, and roll into balls. Make a large hole in the middle of each dough ball & form into bagel shapes.
- Place each bagel on your prepared baking sheet, cover with a dish towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
- During the rise, heat water in a large pot, bring it to a boil.
- After the second rise, place bagels in the boiling water, cooking about 30 seconds on each side. (This helps create the chewiness we all know and love!)
- Return to baking sheet & bake 15 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 390°F & bake 4 extra minutes.
- Allow to cool almost completely – I think these are better served warm, so keep that in mind! ENJOY & try not to eat them all in one day ;)