Black Midnight Bagels

August 3, 2017
Black Midnight Bagels

I thought I’d put a spin on the classic bagel by making them black! I thought Midnight was a good way to describe them – so feast your eyes upon our Black Midnight Bagels!

Black Midnight Bagels

Black Midnight Bagels

I used activated charcoal to give them the colour – which you can usually find at a healthfood store, or online.

Black Midnight Bagels


Bagels are that perfect blend between sweet and savoury. So you can add savoury toppings or sweet toppings and they’ll still taste great! They’re perfect for breakfasts, brunches, or lunches!


Black Midnight Bagels

If you want toppings to go on your bagels, try out our Cajun Spiced Tofu! Also, we’ve got something pretty epic coming to you in our next post that will go absolutely perfectly with bagels! (it’s our Vegan Smoked Salmon – Carrot Lox!)

Black Midnight Bagels


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Black Midnight Bagels
Black Midnight Bagels

We put a spin on the classic bagel by making these Black Midnight Bagels! They taste just as good and are perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch! 

Servings: 8 bagels
  • 7g yeast
  • 4g sugar
  • 375ml warm water
  • 490g bakers flour
  • 30g sugar
  • 14g salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp activated charcoal
  • 1 - 2 tsp oil for oiling the bowl that the dough will rise in
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp plant based milk for brushing
  • 1 Tbsp oil for brushing
  1. Firstly add the yeast, 4g of sugar and warm water into a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. 

  2. Place the bakers flour, 30g of sugar, salt and activated charcoal into a mixing bowl and mix well. Then using the dough hook on your standing mixer add the yeast mixture and mix on medium speed for 5-7 minutes or until dough is thoroughly mixed. Round the dough into a ball shape and place in an oiled bowl in a warm place, covered with a tea towel for 1 to 2 hours. 

  3. The dough will double in size. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, round them and place them on grease proof paper under a moist cloth or tea towel. With each round of dough push your index finger through the middle and then from the other side push your other index finger through, and circle your fingers around so that the gap in the middle becomes bigger, resembling a bagel or donut shape. Do this with all 8 rounds and then let them rest for a further 20 minutes still covered with the moist cloth or towel. 

  4. Pre heat the oven to 220℃

  5. Heat up a large saucepan 3/4 full with water, and dissolve the rice malt syrup in it (you could use maple instead, or even raw sugar). Once the water is simmering place the bagels one or two at a time into the simmering water and simmer them for 1 minute each side. Then place them back on the tray to dry.

  6. Once they have dried out, brush the bagels with some plant based milk or olive oil (or a mixture of both) and top with sesame seeds if desired. 

  7. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes at 220℃. Let bagels cool and then top with your favourite toppings and enjoy! 




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