Sesame Bagels [Food Processor Attachment]

Skip a run to the bakery and make fresh bagels in your own kitchen with the Vitamix food processor.


  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup (120 ml) warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon instant fast rise yeast
  • 3 ¼ cups (500 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional
  • raw sesame seeds, as needed (or other desired topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Fit the Food Processor with the Multi-Use Blade.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon honey in a small bowl and whisk together. Let stand for 10 – 15 minutes. Place flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. Pulse the mixture 3 – 4 times to incorporate.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the container and start the machine. Process for 15 seconds.
  4. Combine the 3/4 cup of lukewarm water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 2 tablespoons honey. Remove the Small Food Pusher from the Small Food Chute, and with the machine running, pour the mixture through the opening. Process for an additional 25 – 30 seconds or until the dough forms around the blade.
  5. Remove dough from the processor bowl and knead by hand for 1 – 2 minutes. Place into a warm bowl and cover with a kitchen towel until dough rises, about 20 – 30 minutes.
  6. Fill a medium sized pot with water and place over medium-high heat for boiling bagels. Once boiling, add 1 teaspoon kosher salt (optional) and 1 teaspoon honey (optional.) Portion dough into 6 – 8 pieces, depending on desired size. Roll between your hands to get an 8-inch (20cm) rope. Combine ends and pinch together to form a ring-shaped bagel.
  7. Place 2 – 3 bagels into boiling water (depending on pot size) and cook for 35 – 45 seconds. Flip gently with a perforated skimmer, and cook for 10 more seconds. Remove from pot with skimmer and place onto a clean kitchen towel. Dip the tops of each bagel into sesame seeds or other seasoning. Place on a parchment-lined sheet tray and bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Chef's Notes

  • Keep moisture in the oven during the baking process by placing a small, oven-safe pot of boiling water beneath the bagel rack.Control what goes into your body by making your own bagels at home. Salt-free everything bagel seasoning is also a great choice as a topper.