For a long time I held off trying to make bagels from scratch. The process seemed intimidating and with so many steps, I could easily see myself skipping something and screwing the whole thing up. About a year ago, I found a bread machine bagel recipe and loved it. With my recent switch to whole wheat flour, I'm finding that I can't just switch out the all-purpose flour for whole wheat (on some things that works fine, but with yeast breads, I've had more trouble). So, I went on the hunt for a whole wheat bagel and immediately found one at Heavenly Homemakers. I will say at the start that this recipe has a lot of steps, but if I can follow them and have beautiful bagels at the end, so can you!
I followed the ingredients and directions exactly as written, so head on over to Heavenly Homemakers and check it out.