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Banana Nut Bagels

Breakfast just got better with homemade banana bread bagels. With crunchy walnuts, chewy bagel, and spiced banana flavor in every bite, these bagels are a perfect addition to your morning routine.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bagel recipe, banana bread bagel recipe, banana bread bagels, banana nut bagels
Servings: 6 bagels
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal


  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 bananas about 3/4-1 cup mashed
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups bread flour, divided may not need all

Will Also Need:

  • large pot of water
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 TBSP water


  • Mix yeast, water, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Let rest 10 minutes until foamy.
  • Add in mashed bananas, walnuts, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Stir in 2 cups of flour and the cinnamon.
  • Stir in one more cup of flour and mix again.
  • Slowly add in more flour as needed until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough ball in a greased covered bowl and let rest for about 1 hour until doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough and form into 6 equal sized balls. Roll and shape into 6 bagels.
  • Lay the bagels on a baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest as you bring a large pot of water and 3 tablespoons of sugar to a boil.
  • Drop the bagels one or two at a time into the boiling water and allow to boil for 30 seconds per side for a total of 1 minute each.
  • Place bagels on a baking sheet, repeat until all are boiled.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl beat 1 egg and add in 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Brush the eggwash mixture over the bagels.
  • Bake the bagels for 20-25 minutes or until a golden brown color.


Serving: 1bagel | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 80.6g | Protein: 12.7g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 586.1mg | Potassium: 263.5mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 9.2g | Vitamin A: 1.2IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 26.7mg | Iron: 1.1mg