Cranberry Cinnamon Bagels


Guys, guys, I made something from my “I’ve never made before and would like to try that” list!  Bagels!  These ones are even kinda healthy, as I used some whole wheat flour.  This recipe was pretty easy, but the kneading got a bit tiresome.  Hey, I’m wimpy like that.  I think next time I’ll use my stand mixer with the dough hook.

They tasted pretty darn good.. cinnamoney, little bits of cranberry, chewy… great with peanut butter and honey.  I like that combo too much to have tried them with cream cheese, but Nathan confirms that the cream cheese is a hit on these guys too.


You make little snakes of dough and then make your bagel shape.


That’s the pot where I boiled them.  Boiling = bagel chewiness.


Fresh baked!

Cranberry Cinnamon Bagels

2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp canola oil
4-5 cups flour – I used 1.5 cups whole wheat.
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup dried cranberries

In the bowl of your mixer, stir the yeast and sugar into the warm water to dissolve.  Let stand for 5 minutes to foam up.

Stir oil and 1 cup of flour into the yeast mixture, then add the salt and 2 1/2 cups of flour to make a soft dough.  Now you can start kneading with your mixer’s dough hook, or by hand.  Keep adding flour to get a smooth and elastic ball – 10-15min.  Cover and let it rest and rise for 15 minutes.

Divide into 10 pieces and roll each piece into a rope, then shape into your bagel, making sure to pinch the ends over each other.  Let rise for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, start boiling a large pot of salted water, and preheat your oven to 425F.

After the bagels have risen, turn the water to a simmer.  Lower a few bagels into the water and simmer for 1 minute.  Flip them over and continue to cook for 30 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a wire rack.

Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray and lay your boiled bagels down, not touching one another. 

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden

Makes 10.

Source:  Adapted from Julie at The Family Kitchen 


About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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2 Responses to Cranberry Cinnamon Bagels

  1. Margaret says:

    oooh! I should make bagels too, the rate I consume them these days! Thanks for inspiring me! (now to to actually do it….)

  2. Amy B says:

    Mmm! I bet those taste as good as they look! I have never made bagels, but it’s on my to-do list now for sure.

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