If you haven’t caught a glimpse of these rainbow bagels yet, you’ve probably been living under an Instagram rock. The Bagel Store in Brooklyn, NY has actually been making these technicolor masterpieces for over 20 years, but the world has just caught on. They’re crazy. They’re neon. And they’re actually really easy to make. So get your rubber gloves on, things are about to get colorful.

Rainbow Bagel with Funfetti Cream Cheese

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:6 servings
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 packages premade biscuit dough
  • 4 bottles food coloring (different colors)
  • 1 tub cream cheese
  • Sprinkles
Photo by Max Bartick
Photo by Max Bartick

Step 1

Separate biscuit dough into four equal pieces.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 2

Add a different color food coloring to each piece of dough.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 3

Flatten each piece of dough to pancake size.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 4

Stack the layers.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 5

Slice the stack into long strips.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 6

Roll the dough into a long cylinder and twist so the colors swirl.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 7

Round the dough into a bagel shape.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 8

Egg wash the dough.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 9

Bake at 375ºF for 15 minutes.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 10

Mix cream cheese with sprinkles and smear onto bagel.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 11

Eat this beautiful thing.

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GIF by Max Bartick