1 1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp unpasteurized honey
1 tbsp bread yeast
1 tsp egg replacer + 1/4 cup water
2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup chia seeds
4 cups spelt flour
baking soda (approx 2 tbsp)
1. mix the honey into the warm water, and stir in the yeast (the water should be about bath temperature). Set aside
2. mix the egg replace with the 1/4 cup water and set aside
3. in your mixing bowl add the sea salt, spelt flakes, flax meal, chia seeds, whole wheat pastry (soft) flour, and apple cider vinegar
4. add the egg replacer mixture, and the proofed yeast/water, and mix it into dough
5. knead the dough for about 15 minutes (thank you Obsidian Betelgeuse)
6. divide the dough into 24 equal balls, and make those balls into bagel shapes. I did mine by weight, and ended up with 24 x 54 g bagels.
7. rise the bagels uncovered for about 1 hour
8. preheat the oven to 345. Heat a big pot of boiling water, and boil the bagels for 2 minutes per side (you can probably do between 4 and 6 at a time, depending on the size of your pot)
9. drain the boiled bagels on a cooling rack before placing them on a baking sheet (lined with parchment or silicone is best)
10. bake for 26 minutes at 345, switching the positions of the trays halfway through
makes 24 bagels -- delicious while warm -- can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge once thoroughly cooled on a baking rack.
Now an important thing to mention is this:
The top side of the bagels will be dry and firm, while the underside will be soft and malleable after rising. For this reason, I like to pick the bagels up one by one, and put them top side down onto a slotted metal spatula to deposit into the water. This way the bagel won't get squished and compressed before boiling. I also like to make sure the original top side is up when baking the bagels after boiling, and if I put the top side down for the first side of boiling, the top side is naturally up after the 2nd side of boiling.
Also, it is possible to coat the bagel in seeds or sprinkles of some kind after boiling, when the seeds will stick to them because they are wet. You absolutely don't want to add these before boiling. ;)
I hope that made sense.