Amazing Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist


Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist

We are excited to share this recipe for making a homemade cheddar cheese bagel twist with you. This recipe is similar to a Dunkin’ Donuts version, however, you can put your own twist on this delightful bread recipe. Check out the step-by-step instructions below for how you can simply make this homemade bread on your own. 

Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist streight on

Copycat Dunkin’ Donuts Cheddar Bagel Twist

There’s nothing quite like a fresh cheddar cheese bagel twist. With this delicious recipe, you can make your own homemade version which is similar to Dunkin’ Donuts’ cheddar bagel twist, plus you can enjoy it anytime you want.

Below we will walk you through the step-by-step instructions of how you can make these delicious bagel twists, then enjoy anytime you wish. 

Homemade Bagel Twists (Dunkin’ Donuts style)

Homemade bagel twists like Dunkin’ Donuts are not as difficult to make from scratch as you might think. Never fear though, we will walk you through exactly how you can make these at home.

Let’s begin by looking at the ingredients you will need, followed by your step-by-step instructions on how to prepare these bagels. 

Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist top down

Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist Recipe


This recipe will walk you through the process of making a copycat version of Dunkin’ Donuts’ cheddar cheese bagel twist.

Its cheddar cheese bagel twist is just like a bagel, only it is in a twisted form, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. This is a delicious bread, that you just can’t go wrong with. 

Recommended Equipment

Stand mixer

Mixing bowls

Dutch oven or large pot



1 cup warm water

1 Tbsp active dry yeast

1 tsp granulated sugar


1 Tbsp olive oil

1 ½ Tbsp brown sugar, packed

3 cups bread flour

2 tsp salt

Water Bath

8 cups water

¼ cup honey

Egg Wash

1 large egg

1 Tbsp water

Topping and Finishing Up

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Make the Starter

Begin by making your starter. In your mixing bowl, combine water, active dry yeast, and sugar. Stir until the yeast is dissolved in water, then allowed to say for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it begins to form. 

Bagel Twist Dough

Next, stir in brown sugar and oil. Using a dough hook on your mixer, add flour and salt. Gently sprinkle into your mixture while you stir until your flour is completely mixed into your mixture.

Your dough should be sticky and pulling away from the outsides of your mixer. If it does not pull away from the edge of your mixture, sprinkle a little bit more flour into it and stir. 

Knead your dough using your mixer’s dough hook for 4 to 5 minutes. If your mixer can’t handle it, roll it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead your dough by hand. 

Lightly oil a clean mixing bowl, and cover with a damp cloth. Place into a warm dry location until your dough rises and is doubled in size. This should take between one and two hours. 

After your dough has risen, gently divide it into approximately six balls. Take each ball and use your thumb to gently create a center opening. Then carefully make the opening wider and twist your bagels into the twisted bagel shape. Lay your bagel twists on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover with a towel, and allow to rise. 

Preheat your oven to 425°F. 

Prepare the Water Bath

In a large Dutch oven, or large pot, add your water and honey then stir and place over medium-high heat. Bring your mixture to a rolling boil. Boil each bagel 45 to 60 seconds on each side, then remove from the water. Place the boiled bagel twist back on the baking sheet. 

Brush & Bake

After all of the bagels have been boiled, brush the top with the egg wash, and top with shredded cheese. 

Bake in your oven at 425°F for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, serve, and enjoy once cooled. 


Cheddar cheese bagel twists can also be made in a bagel shape if desired. Simply leave the hole small and your dough in a rounded shape. These bagels may also be finished off with other toppings if desired. Simply add your toppings after your egg wash has been brushed on top. 

Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist side view

Dunkin Donuts White Cheddar Bagel Twist Nutrition Facts

We have based the following nutritional facts on the assumption that this recipe makes approximately six bagel twist. Please note that the nutritional facts may vary depending upon how many bagel twists you make from this recipe, and also what specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition Facts

We have estimated one serving to contain approximately 395 calories. We have also estimated one serving to contain approximately 10.1 g total fat, 51 mg cholesterol, 908 mg sodium, 63.3 g total carbohydrates, and 13 g protein. Please note that most of the fat content comes from the shredded cheese on top.

Copycat Dunkin Donuts White Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist 


The best way to store your cheddar cheese bagel twists is to keep them at room temperature. The best storage method is to transfer them to a sealed plastic bag, or an airtight container and store them at room temperature.

This will help them keep from going stale as quickly. If desired, they may also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, however, this is likely to cause your bagel twist to become hard. 

Tips & Tricks

These cheddar cheese bagel twists can be made in any shape you wish. If you want a more standard bagel shape, feel free to leave them in a circle rather than making them into a twist. 

You may also choose to top your cheddar cheese bagel twist with other toppings if desired. There are several other toppings that may be tasty to enjoy, such as various kinds of cheese, or seasonings such as everything bagel seasoning. 

Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twists

Cheddar garlic bagel twist can easily be made using this recipe. Simply prepare as instructed above, brush your bagels with your egg wash, then sprinkle with garlic salt and everything bagel seasoning, if desired before adding your shredded cheddar cheese. Otherwise, prepare as instructed above. 

Where Can I Find The Original Treat?

One of the original sources that serve cheddar cheese bagel twist, is Dunkin’ Donuts. Our copycat recipe is very similar to their bagels, however making them on your own allows you to enjoy them while fresh, and you can top them as you wish. 

Is Dunkin Donuts White Cheddar Bagel Twist healthy?

Dunkin’ Donuts white cheddar bagel twist is not exactly healthy. To make it more healthy, you can simply make our homemade recipe, and minimize the shredded cheese included on top. 

Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist 1

Dunkin Donuts White Cheddar Bagel Twist

Dunkin’ Donuts white cheddar bagel twist is one version of the cheddar cheese bagel twist. Not only can you purchase it from Dunkin’ Donuts, but you can also enjoy our homemade version of the cheddar cheese bagel twist. It’s difficult to go wrong with something so delicious. 

Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist

Our homemade recipe for the cheddar cheese bagel twist is so delicious you have got to try it for yourself to believe how good it is. This recipe is one that can be easily made from home anytime you have a craving. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions above for a walk-through and how are you two can make this delicious bread. Give it a try today, and let us know what you think about it!

For more posts like this one, follow us on PinterestFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Related Posts

Share or Like this Food

Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist pinterest image

You May Also Like

Photo of author
Faith Has been cooking and baking for many years! she loves to share her recipes with the world, and hopes you will enjoy them too!

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating