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Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe

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The best home-made cinnamon raisin bagel recipe for a glorious breakfast, snack or afternoon tea. Fluffy, deliciously golden, and great for all tastes. Happy, happy days!


Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe

Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe

Oh, how l love a good bagel! Freshly baked, fluffy, with a gorgeous aroma. I can hear it calling my name! These home-made bagels are so easy to make and so scrumptiously tasty, that you will never ever buy the cheap-price-cheap-quality bagels from the store again.

Those are just unfortunate imitations of what a good bagel should be like. Now, if you know any good bakery with proper bagels, well done to you!

Back to those days when l’m forever peckish and craving all sorts of stuff. The beauty of pregnancy, l’m not to be blamed at all!!! Luckily, this time around l can eat to my heart content without felling unwell whatsoever, so another reason to indulge like there’s no tomorrow.

And guess what l was craving today. Yes, that’s right, bagels. I could eat them all day long, they are low in refined sugar, since the raisins are naturally sweet anyway, so no point in adding too much of the nasty thing. And then, cinnamon. Feel free to add more or less, depending on how much of a cinnamon fanatic you are. You don’t need any bread machine, those hands of yours can do an excellent job, just a few minutes of kneading. Dead easy!

Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe

Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe


If the chocolate croissants are the French morning treat, then bagels are the favourite with the English people. Served hot, with a bit of butter and a nice cup of tea, they are my morning dream come true.

The secret to making perfect bagels is double proving them. We need the yeast action first and get the dough to double its volume, then, once the bagels have been shaped, they need to be left to rise again before being baked.

In this way, they will be well risen, fluffy, and delicious. You really have to try them!

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Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe, , gloriously golden, fluffy and so delicious.
cinnamon raisin bagel recipe
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hr 20 mins
The best home-made cinnamon raisin bagel recipe for a glorious breakfast, snack or afternoon tea. Happy, happy days!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: English
Servings: 6 bagels
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 350 g strong white bread flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 sachet 7 g fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a handful of raisins
  • 250 ml luke-warm water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, yeast and raisins.
  2. Make a well in the middle and add the water.
  3. Knead for about 5 minutes until the dough becomes elastic and it does not stick to your hand anymore. I find that kneading in the bowl is pretty easy, but, if you prefer, you can transfer the dough to the work surface and knead it there.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, lightly oil the bowl, cover with clingfilm and a clean tea towel, and let it rest for 1 hour until it doubles its size.
  5. Knead again for 2-3 minutes, then divide the dough into 6 smaller balls, and using your thumb, make a circle in the middle of the ball, giving it the shape of a bagel.
  6. Arrange on a baking sheet, leave them rest for about 30 minutes to double in size.
  7. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add a tablespoon of honey, then slowly drop the bagels in water, one at a time, for 30 seconds on each side.
  8. Remove from water, leave to dry, then arrange them on a baking tray
  9. Slightly beat the egg yolk with a teaspoon of water and brush the bagels with it.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. (390 Fahrenheit)

  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
Nutrition Facts
cinnamon raisin bagel recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 392mg 16%
Potassium 62mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 15.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe

Cinnamon raisin bagel recipe



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1 Comment

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    August 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    YUM! I have made bagels before and it gives me such a huge sense of accomplishment. I have never tried cinnamon raisin bagels though – I am inspired!

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