If you love to bake, these hearty homemade bagels are well worth the effort. Serve them warm with a little reduced-fat cream cheese.
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour, or white whole-wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 3-4 cups bread flour
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- 6 quarts water
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- Put raisins in a small bowl and add enough boiling water to cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and blot dry with a paper towel.
- Whisk lukewarm water, 1/4 cup brown sugar, honey, yeast and oil in a large bowl until the yeast dissolves. Stir in whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, salt and the raisins. Stir in enough of the bread flour to make a soft dough, about 21/2 cups.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead, gradually incorporating more flour, until the dough is smooth and quite firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Cover with a clean cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 10-inch-long rope. Form bagels by overlapping the ends by 1 inch. Pinch together firmly. Set the bagels aside, uncovered, to rise until slightly puffy, about 20 minutes.
- To kettle & bake bagels: Preheat oven to 450°F. Line 1 large or 2 small baking sheets with parchment paper. Bring 6 quarts water and 2 tablespoons brown sugar to a boil in a large pot.
- Slip several risen bagels at a time into the pot"the water should be at a lively simmer. Cook for 45 seconds, turn them over with a slotted spoon or tongs and cook for 45 seconds longer. Remove the bagels with a slotted spoon and drain on a clean kitchen towel; place on the prepared baking sheet(s). Brush with egg white.
- Place the bagels in the oven, reduce heat to 425° and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the bagels over and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes more.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Freeze fresh (and properly cooled) bagels immediately unless you are eating them all that day.
- If you like, substitute the new white whole-wheat flour for the regular whole-wheat flour in this recipe. You will get a lighter texture but have all the nutrition found in regular whole-wheat.
- If it's not on your supermarket shelves, it can be ordered from The King Arthur Flour Baker's Catalogue, (800) 827-6836. Whole-wheat flours should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
Per bagel: 261 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 55 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 4 g fiber; 613 mg sodium; 21 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Fiber & Iron (15% dv), Folate (26% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 3 1/2
Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, /2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate
More From EatingWell
Ready in 30 minutes or less, these healthy spring recipes are...
Whether you’re making soup for an appetizer or a main-course...
Few things are more satisfying on a chilly night than a...
Asparagus is high in folic acid and is a good source of...
Comfort foods are notoriously high in calories and saturated...
Entertaining is made easy with these delicious brunch recipes...
Spend less time in the kitchen; plug in your crock pot! Slow...
Healthy dinners that fit in one bowl are quick and convenient...
There's nothing better than a quick, easy and affordable...
Our low-calorie comfort food recipes are soothing, comforting...
Your slow cooker is the perfect tool to prepare an easy meal...
If you’re hoping to get a better night’s sleep, try adding...
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate this year...
If planning out quick and healthy meals for your family is a...
Adding lean protein, such as chicken, turkey, lean beef, low-...
Canned tuna is a quick, healthy and delicious option for...
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- 8 or more
- Preparation/ Technique