Chocolate Chip + Granola Bagels

Chocolate granola bagel recipeI have a bagel story I need to get off my chest. I love bagels! I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s all the carbs. Those are supposed to be addictive, right? I really do get excited, when I walk into a bakery and see baskets or trays filled with different bagel options. And I’d like to say the best bagel I ever had was from some artisan bakery in San Francisco (or something equally as cool sounding), but the truth is the best bagel I ever had was from Panera Bread Co. It was a peanut butter and banana bagel that they immediately discontinued. Ah! I’ve asked many Panera employees over the years if they will ever bring this flavor back. But so far the answer is a very polite and vague no.Chocolate + granola bagelsOf course I plan to make my own homemade version someday. It turns out that peanut butter banana is a difficult flavor to make because it involves adding two very moist ingredients into your bread dough. Dough can be so finicky. Anyway, I digress. This week my bagel journey continues with a concoction involving chocolate chips and granola. This bagel is almost like a dessert. And if you think chocolate has no place in a breakfast food might I point out the number one offender: donuts! Get angry at donuts, not me. Also, why are you so mad about chocolate? 🙂Homemade chocolate chip + granola bagelsChocolate Chip + Granola Bagels

1 1/3 cup warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup granola
1 egg

In a bowl, combine the water and sugar and stir to dissolve. Pour in the yeast and allow this to sit for 6-8 minutes, it should bubble/fizz slightly. In a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, chocolate chips and salt. Once the yeast mixture has had time to activate, pour it in to the flour mixture and stir until a crumbly dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 6-7 minutes until the dough begins to become elastic-like. You can also do this in a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into eight equal pieces. Shape into a ball and press your finger through to form the center hole. Once you have shaped all the bagels, allow them to rest for 10 minutes or so. Now place them into a pot of boiling water. They should float. Let them cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side, then remove to your prepared baking sheet.Chocolate chip bagels!Whisk the egg plus 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl and brush this over each bagel. Sprinkle on the granola. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes. Enjoy warm with a little peanut butter, cream cheese or (dare I say it) Nutella! xo. Emma

  • I’m way behind but I was going to suggest the same as Helena…PB2 works great for things like this!

  • Bread Flour? What kind did you use? Is it gluten free? If not what could be subbed to make these gluten free? Thanks they look sooooo yummy..

  • I have never considered making my own bagels until I found this. Thanks for the inspiration, can’t wait to the weekend to experiment.

  • So I used peanut butter powder and substituted banana for pumpkin puree in another bagel I made once. The flavors were present but not overpowering –

  • I can’t wait to try and make these. They definitely look and sound delicious

  • Oh my goodness, those look SO delicious!


  • Have you tried writing an email to Panera? I believe that’s how they got Starbucks to stop putting beetles in their strawberry smoothies. Personally, I think they should have just changed the name to Beetlejuice Smoothie.

  • sounds great… now when you say granola, do you mean those sugary covered oats that are baked until crispy, or would regular rolled oats work? (all the granola in South Africa is filled with raisins and seeds and bits)

  • Who’s ever mad at chocolate? We can’t be friends. I’m scared to make my own bagels, but putting chocolate in them makes them so much more tempting.

  • Oh dear god. A woman after my own heart. These look fabulous! Can’t wait to try! Also, loving your blog. Keep up the awesome work!

  • I would definitely try grinding banana chips to a powder and use peanut butter powder vs. the actual creamy stuff. These look like fun bagels, but this Jersey girl holds there is nothing better than a salt bagel with REAL veggie cream cheese! Best of luck!

  • One word for these- AMAZING!!

    Lulu xx

  • Now this sounds like a bagel that I might actually eat!!

  • I LOVE homemade bagel! Peanut-butter banana sounds like such a yummy combination, but I must admit I’m shocked to hear your favorite bagel ever came from Panera. Their bagels’ texture is sooooooooooooooo wrong! Too fluffy and not a thick enough crust for me.

  • Wow! I usually don’t comment, but these bagels are blowing my mind! They look fantastic!

  • Woah! Those look AMAZING. wow!


  • These look so good and I am currently working my way through various bread making recipes. This is a very welcome addition!

    Thanks 🙂

  • Looks delicious !

  • OMG yummy! I am not big on bagels but I do love Panera bagels when I get a craving. This looks so good, I will have to try this one day. I love chocolate! Who does’nt? 🙂

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  • oh my goodness these sounds absolutely delicious!

  • bob-o, you totally could! the chocolate PB2 would probably be a perfect addition. if you try it let us know how it goes. 🙂

  • These look so good! Thanks for all the great baking inspiration, Emma!

  • oh my gosh…these looks SO YUMMY! Chocolate bagels for breakfast sounds perfect!!

    Katie xx

  • Wow it looks delicious !
    Love from Paris

  • Wauw, looks so good! I’m getting hungry 🙂

  • Wow! These are making me SOOOOOO Hungry :0

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  • These look so ridiculously good my morning snack is in no way going to come up to this level, ha! Also considering making a gluten free version? Should work fine due to the chocolate!


  • Oh my gosh Peanut Butter and Banana bagels sounds delicious! Try using PB2 and banana to help with the “two moist ingredients” issue. I have never used it before but it may work.

  • Yummy and healthy, got to love it! xx

  • You know, bagels aren’t a big thing in the UK, but this blog has gotten me into trying them, and I love them now!! Thank you for introducing me to all these variants, they’re wicked delicious.

  • Oo, looks great and I am now hungry.

  • These look incredible! Nutella on these bad boys would be live changing

  • thank you! this looks delicious and i am definitely going to try this at home!

  • I am a bagel freak! I’ve been making my own for a few months now. Nothing beats homemade! Plus, they cost less than $1 a batch to make. I just made onion garlic bagel foe the first time yesterday. So good! Happy to share my step-by-step bagel recipe. I’m going to try yours too!

  • Can I substitute large flake oats for the granola?
    Man, these look so good!

  • Oh my, this looks delish! xx

  • not a good idea looking at this yummyness at 10 pm haha

  • PB2 – it’s powdered peanut butter! all the taste and none of the moisture content, so it would probably be perfect for creating peanut butter banana magic.

  • Ummm, best idea ever! Plus peanut butter on the side? That just sounds like the perfect way to start a day! I’m definitely trying this out.

    XO Allison

  • that looks so yummy! thanks for sharing!

  • Whip cream cheese and nutella together and put it on this bagel. JUST DO IT.

  • What!? I cannot accept that the best bagel you have ever had came from Panera!! (The chain right?)

    For the ACTUAL best bagels you will EVER have, visit La Bagel Delight in Brooklyn (you can take the F train straight to 7th Ave in Park Slope and walk down the street) the next time you go visit New York. I could easily live on these bagels. They don’t have many unusual bagels but lots of fun spreads!!!

  • Good thing I just ate or I would be craving like crazy right now… Craving craze 😀

  • Chocolate, granola and peanut butter all in one recipe, and BAGEL at that?! Holy delicious. Thank you for this piece of awesomeness.


  • I have never thought of making my own bagels… these sound AMAZING, though!

  • Everything I love with all my heart gets discontinued or changed just slightly enough to make it not quite right! Ok – not EVERYthing but many things. It makes my blood boil – ok not quite but my brow is definitly furrowed. Obviously.
    Tell you what? I will ask for a peanut butter and banana bagel EVERY time I enter a Panera Bread Co. if you ask Loreal why they don’t make Bath and Body Works makes ‘Fresh’ Linen now instead of Linen. My favorite smell is now just slightly off… or Sunsilk why they don’t make ‘Straighten Up’ best smellin’ hair cream EVER. Lets start a revolution – listen to the people. 😉

  • Oh Emma you just crack me up every time! I feel like I can hear your ‘voice’ so much in your posts. funny funny funny funny 🙂 And these look rad!



  • yep, these look like the perfect weekend dessert :).

  • oh sweet jesus this looks so good !

  • you, sir, are killing me! i am on a low-carb diet. asking myself a big old why right now
    kw ladies in navy

  • I love bagels and these look SO yummy!!!

    Is it ok to sub regular all-purpose flour for bread flour?

    Thanks for the awesome recipes you always share! xo

  • AH-MAZE-ING!!!! Will be trying this delicious recipe!! Thanks for sharing it!


  • These look soooo good! I will try these bagels for sure 🙂

  • These look so beyond amazing! I bet they’d be great with some jam too!

  • Oh YES.
    If I’m ever going to take the plunge and attempt bagels, these are the bad boys I’m going to try and make!


  • Bagels with peanut butter! Yummy!!

  • Emma, I love reading your posts because they way you write them is how I talk to myself in my head. Please never change 🙂

  • This looks amazingly delicious!

  • These would be so nice for breakfast!
    Katie xx

  • I’ve never made a bagel, but now I might need to give it a try!

  • Great alternative to standard bagels!

    Carina xx

  • wow…so this is top sweet recipe i have to try !!

  • Oh gosh ! I can´t read your blog in the afternoon !! I am immediately hungry 🙂

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  • Challenge accepted! I never heard of those bagels from panera but now I want to try and imagine what they’d be like and make them.

  • Oh my! You must go back to New York and do a bagel sampling! I could guarantee that every bagel joint would challenge SF and Panera when it comes to having the best bagel. 🙂

  • Oh gosh these look absolutely delicious!

  • Oooh, these look good…maybe even good enough that my kids will eat them! Maybe 🙂

  • These look delicious! I absolutely love bagles, especially the chocolate chip ones, so I’ll have to make some.
    Thanks for sharing.


  • Yum, looks delicious! I keep seeing recipes for bagels, and I think it’s high-time I made them for myself!


  • Oh my goodness, glad someone loves bagels as much as I do! I have one everyday, and I absolutely love making them! This is such a fun recipe, I’ll have to give it a try!

    Juliette Laura

  • I have bagels every morning, thanks for this! Will deffo be trying!

  • Chocolate is so amazing in things like croissants also 🙂

    I like blueberry bagels dipped in chocolate milk. I’m not sure how my brother and I came up with this combo when we were younger, but we did and it’s still a favorite!

  • This looks sooooo delicious! All your food post make me so hungry and crave for it!

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  • looks delicious, I will cook it this weekend

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  • Yumm, these look so delicious, can’t wait to try!

  • Perfect to spice up my breakfast routine. I tend to eat quite unhealthy in the morning, but this would be a great solution to start the day a little healthier.

  • Man, I already love bagels, but jiminy christmas! These sound delicious.

    Jillian –

  • These look super delicious! I might to try these instead of my usual egg sandwich.

  • Emma,
    Perhaps create a peanut butter bagel with bananna chips as a topping? Just a thought!

    I’ve made the everything bagels tons of times now and am HOOKED, so keep up the fun varieties!

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