Fluffy & Chewy Soft Spinach Bagels

Fluffy & Chewy Soft Spinach Bagels

Thanks to the joshinko, these bagels are really fluffy and chewy.

Ingredients: 6 small bagels

★ Bread (strong) flour
150 g
★ Joshinko
50 g
★ Soft light brown sugar
20 g
★ Salt
3 g
★ Dry yeast
3 g
Spinach (parboiled and drained)
50 g
100 ml
Honey (for kettle boiling)
2 tablespoons


1. Blend cooked spinach (thoroughly drained) and milk in a blender. (You will end up with about 145 g of paste.)
2. Add the ingredients and spinach paste into the bread maker and knead. Let rest for 30 minutes.
3. You can let the bread maker do everything until the end of the first rising, but the bread seems to rise too much in the machine, so I take it out after 30 minutes.
4. Punch down the dough and divide into 6 portions. Roll into balls and let rest for 15 minutes. (Make sure to cover with a dampened towel to prevent drying out.)
5. Roll up the elongated dough, and create it into a bagel shape joining the ends together. Make sure to seal them well.
6. Let rest for 30 minutes in a 35℃ oven. Once this is done, preheat the oven to 190℃.
7. A little before the preheating is done, bring water to a simmer in a large frying pan. (Do not let it boil). Add the honey and cook 30 for seconds on each side.
8. Once the kettle boiling is done, transfer immediately into the oven, and it's done after baking for about 18 minutes at 190℃ The cut part looks like this. The coloring is beautiful too.
9. For a bacon filled bagel: Lightly cook a slice of bacon in a frying pan and wipe out the oil with a paper towel. Sprinkle plenty of coarsely ground salt and pepper on top.
10. Place the bacon in the middle of the dough and fold in 3 layers to shape into a bagel. You can fill 3 of these bagels using one slice of bacon. You could then leave the rest plain.
11. When cut they look like this. The smell of spinach will be covered by the black pepper. Great for kids? These actually goes well with beer too.
12. If you make the paste using 70 g of spinach and 100 ml of milk, it'll become really green. It won't be popular to the kids as the aroma is quite strong.

Story Behind this Recipe

My kids love soft bagels. But I like to make their food as healthy as possible, so regularly make veggie packed bagels.