Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Bagels

March 31, 2015
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When I said in previous posts that Kodiak Cakes was quickly replacing just about all of my baking flours, I was not kidding. I have been using the mixes for EVERYTHING (waffles, pancakes, donuts, scones, muffins) and I think I just created the cherry on top of my Kodiak Cakes sundae… BAGELS!!!!

Up until now, I hadn’t EVER made a bagel from scratch.  I was always under the impression that they were really difficult to make, included a ton of steps, and would have me pulling my hair out.  Boy was I wrong!  They aren’t as easy as throwing stuff in the mixer and then baking, but with only a handful of ingredients and a some easy steps, bagels are actually quite simple to make!  I chose to use the Kodiak Cakes “Power” mix for the bagels because I wanted the extra protein to balance out some of the carbs that bagels tend to have.  Having the added protein from the Kodiak mix provides a MUCH better macro ratio.  It all worked PERFECTLY!!!!  So perfectly that right after the family and I tasted these bagels, everyone was asking me to make their favorite flavored ones.  No additional proof needed for me.  These are pure gold!

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Can the coloring on the outside get much better?

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And you can literally see the whole grain Kodiak goodness in them…

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And now for those insides… texture A+ and bits of blueberry perfectly baked throughout.

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Toasted with some butter to a golden perfection?  Yes, please.

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And no bagel is ever complete (in my book) without a nice layer of cream cheese….

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Yeah, I’m pretty darn proud of these!  I honestly shocked myself when they came out of the oven.  I couldn’t believe I had just made bagels, that is was easy, and that they tasted awesome!!!  Looking forward to more flavors now!

Kodiak “Power Cakes” Blueberry Bagels

Serves 8
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 30 minutes
Meal type Bread, Breakfast
Misc Freezable


  • 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water (110-120 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups Kodiak Cakes Mix
  • 1 cup blueberries (I used fresh, but would have preferred dried)


  • 30 drops Berry Sweet Leaf Stevia (added for extra sweetness)


Step 1
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine warm water, yeast, honey, and optional Berry stevia drops. Let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine salt and Kodiak Cakes mix in a separate bowl.
Step 2
With the mixer set to low, SLOWLY add the flour/salt mixture until dough forms into a ball. Additional water may be needed, add 1-2 tablespoons at a time until dough comes together. Let mixer knead the dough on low for 8-10 minutes.
Step 3
Roll mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead blueberries into dough. (NOTE- I used fresh blueberries but dried or dehydrated ones would give much better flavor). Once blueberries are evenly distributed, place dough into a large bowl (lightly coated with non stick spray), cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 1 hour until it has doubled in size.
Step 4
In a large stock pot, boil 6-8 cups of water. While water is heating, divide dough into 8 equal pieces (I used a scale to get them exact). Roll each portion into a ball, poke your finger through the center, and begin to form a circle. You will need to stretch dough out slightly to form a nice circle/bagel shape. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining balls of dough. Let sit 10-15 minutes.
Step 5
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Once water is boiling, add 2-3 bagels at a time (just ensuring they do not touch). Cook for 1 minute, flip and cook other side for 1 minute. Place each bagel on baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.
Step 6
Bake bagels for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (makes 8 bagels): calories-176, fat- 2 grams, carbs- 29 grams, protein- 12 grams (per bagel)

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    March 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Those bagels look great! And fantastic macros! I would even consider adding in a scoop of protein powder to get the protein macro up a bit! I’ve gotta get my hands on some of this pancake mix!

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    April 16, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Would this work with a magic bullet blender or mixing by hand?

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      April 17, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      You could probably mix it by hand but it will take a bit more time… a magic bullet won’t work though.

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    April 18, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    This might be a silly question, but are you putting the bagels in the boiling water? I don’t understand why they would need flipped. Wouldn’t tbey be submerged?

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      April 22, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Yes, but they float to the top so turning them just ensures they are cooked evenly!

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    January 3, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Would this recipe work with the regular buttermilk Kodiak cakes?

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      January 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Yes, definitely!!! The macros will be different, but it will still be delicious!

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    January 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    These were trickier then I thought they would be. I don’t have a stand mixer so I kneaded them by hand. After sitting in the bowl they really didn’t rise and when I boiled them they were flipping over constantly due to the boiling water and some fell apart. They are in the oven now so I will se how they turn out. Any suggestions on what I may have done wrong? I live in Colorado, could it be the elevation?

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      January 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Did you use the exact same ingredients?

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