Cinnamon Raisin Whole Wheat Bagels Recipe

Hand-shape, boil and bake your own fantastic bagels with the classic chew and crispy crust.

| December 2009/January 2010

cinnamon raisin whole wheat bagels

Homemade cinnamon raisin whole wheat bagels are a sweet, filling, and energizing breakfast treat. If you’re a traditionalist, leave out the cinnamon, sugar, and raisins and you’ll have a terrific whole grain bagel.


The recipe here is excerpted from the new book Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables and Gluten-free Ingredients (Thomas Dunne Books, 2009). This is the much-anticipated sequel to the wildly popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking , which taught us how to craft delicious and crusty artisan bread with just a few minutes of work. We brought you that basic technique in our article Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-baked Bread . Now you’ll be able to use the no-knead storage dough method with even healthier recipes. To order either of the fabulous cookbooks (and get a bunch more yummy-but-easy recipes!), visit MOTHER EARTH NEWS Shopping . If you have questions about these recipes, please post them to the comments section at the end of this article, and the baking experts at King Arthur Flour will answer them.


This recipe makes about 10 bagels.

2 pounds (cantaloupe-size portion) Master Recipe dough
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins

For the boiling pot:
8 quarts water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
Poppy or sesame seeds for sprinkling on top

Using your hands and a rolling pin, flatten the dough to a thickness of a quarter inch. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the dough with the cinnamon-sugar and raisins. Roll up the dough, jelly-roll style, to incorporate the raisins. Shape into a ball.

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