Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bagels

You know, for being married to someone who’s allergic to gluten, my husband still manages to be utterly spoiled in the breads department.

The other day, I decided to treat him to a batch of my homemade bagels. It’s been a while, I definitely haven’t made them since the tornado, so it’s probably been over two years. Wow!

From the smell of these, right from the raw dough making through to the finished product… I would think that they were very much worth the wait. Hell, I seriously debated whether I should just snarf one and accept the week or two of serious fibromyalgia that THAT would mean, to me. I didn’t… but OH so close! So close. Also, there are three of them left in the kitchen right now, and my husband is away at work… oh, willpower!


Bagel making is a little bit of effort, but *nothing* beats fresh, homemade bagels. These are traditional bagels – chewy, dense, and wonderful. As we’re big fans of the cheddar / jalapeno / beer, I created this recipe to encompass those flavors. Sigh. I miss bagels…

Says my husband:

“They’re SO good; no bagel from a store can compete with an oven fresh bagel bursting with flavor and that amazing texture.”

Anyway, I’m gonna go ahead and post this recipe, so I can move on to something else… maybe distract myself from the thought of those golden rounds of heaven on the kitchen counter.


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5 thoughts on “Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bagels

  1. Tried these out for the first time today. The recipe is fantastically easy to follow, and the dough seems to be turning out WAY better than the bagels I spent 4 hours trying to make yesterday. They’re in the oven right now, and smell absolutely wonderful. I used whole wheat flour for mine. I’ll let you know how they turned out! Thanks for the recipe!

      1. They turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Color, consistency, everything is absolutely perfect! Thank you, again, for the awesome recipe!

  2. I’m so excited to try these. If possible I’d like to do part of the process tonight and just bake in the morning. Have you ever done that? If so, do you know what step is best to cut off at?


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