sourdough cornbread bagel

Corn Sourdough Bagels (with Masa!)

Corn Sourdough Bagels (with Masa!)

The Best Corn Sourdough Bagels Ever

The best corn sourdough bagels ever! This fluffy, naturally sweet cornbread bagel is easy to make with under 8 ingredients. It has the perfect amount of sweetness thanks to a touch of honey and from the stone-ground masa. It will become your new go-to bagel to have with a little melty butter or cream cheese.

I was inspired to make this bagel after I fell in love with cornbread this year. I made my first sourdough cornbread for Thanksgiving and it instantly became my favorite dessert. I had it with Vanilla Bean Icecream and a little grass-fed butter. It was so moist, flavorful, and nutritious (thanks to sourdough fermentation!).

And more recently, I have been working on a Cornbread Muffin Mix to add to our Sourdough Baking Mix Collection (hopefully coming this Spring/Summer)

Here’s how I healthified this recipe:
  • Masa instead of cornmeal (Masa is the traditional way of preparing corn + has similar health benefits to sourdough fermentation) 
  • The dough is naturally fermented with sourdough so it’s gut healthy and nutritious
  • Raw Honey
  • My favorite Nancy’s probiotic cream cheese. So delicious!
sourdough cornbread bagel

Here’s where to get Masa

I bought my yellow masa on Amazon from one of my favorite brands Macienda but Bob’s Red Mill has one that you can easily buy at most stores.

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sourdough cornbread bagel

Corn Sourdough Bagels (with Masa!)


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  • Author: Jesha Stevens
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 68 Bagels 1x

Description

The best corn sourdough bagels ever! This fluffy, naturally sweet cornbread bagel is easy to make with under 8 ingredients. It has the perfect amount of sweetness thanks to a touch of honey and from the stone-ground masa. It will become your new go-to bagel to have with a little melty butter or cream cheese.


Ingredients

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Bagel Dough:

  • 375g Organic Bread Flour, A high protein flour is needed for bagel making
  • 65g Organic Masa Flour, Yellow or White
  • 200g Water, Preferably warm water is best (Warmer water helps kickstart fermentation!)
  • 100g Sourdough Starter, active sourdough starter not discard
  • 8g Sea Salt, enhances flavor and nutrition by slowing fermentation
  • 15g Honey, I use raw honey

Additional/Optional:

  • Olive Oil, used to grease the pan or plate where shaped bagels will rise
  • Eggs Wash, used prior adding toppings and gives bagels a beautiful golden brown color


Instructions

  1. MIX DOUGH:
    1. STAND MIXER: In a stand mixer, add flours, sourdough starter, water, honey, and salt. Place the dough hook on the mixer and mix the dough on the lowest speed for 3 minutes.
    2. BY HAND (My Preferred Method): In a bowl, add flours, sourdough starter, water, honey, and salt. Mix by hand for a couple of minutes until a ball forms. Now, turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for 3-4 minutes or until the dough looks smooth.
  2. FIRST RISE / STRETCH AND FOLDS: Place dough in a tupperware and cover securely. Let the dough rise at room temperature for 6-8 hours or until it doubles in size. If you have the opportunity, stretch and fold your dough 3-4x during the first rise (ideally within the first few hours). To do this, stretch one side of the dough up and fold it all the way over to the other side. Then, rotate the bowl and continue on all four sides.
  3. OVERNIGHT RISE: Place your dough covered in the fridge for an overnight rise. This is where your dough will develop flavor and L.A.B bacteria will get to work enhancing the nutrition of our dough.
  4. DIVIDE AND SHAPE: The next day, dump out and divide your dough into 6-8 pieces, you can eyeball it or weigh out 80g-120g pieces. Shape each into a ball by pulling the corners up and over. Now, use your finger to poke a hole through the center of each ball and rotate the dough with two fingers to form a ring. Refer to visual.
  5. FINAL (SHORT) RISE: Place your bagels in a greased tupperware and cover securely or a greased baking sheet and covered with plastic wrap. Make sure the bagels are covered tightly so the tops do not dry out. Let the bagels rise for 1-3 hours or until puffy to the touch. In the summer, this will take 2 hours and in the winter, it could take 3-4 hours.
  6. BOIL BAGELS: Preheat oven to 400f. Fill a large, wide pot of water and bring to a boil. Drop bagels in, 1-2 at a time, making sure they have enough room to float around. Cook the bagels for 1 minute on each side and remove with a slotted spoon; drain well. Place on a baking sheet or plate and brush with egg wash. Now, place them on a clean, parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. BAKE: Bake bagels for 20-23 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.
  • Prep Time: 16-18 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 – 23 Minutes
  • Category: Sourdough Bagels
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

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