If you love to bake, these hearty homemade bagels are well worth the effort. Serve them warm with a little reduced-fat cream cheese.
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.
2 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate