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Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
These homemade bagels are a delicious way to start the day.
Yield: 8 bagels
  • 13 ounces (about 3 cups) bread flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1½ Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110-115F)
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar, divided
  • ⅔ cup seedless raisins
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, salt and cinnamon.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the yeast, warm water and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Allow it to proof for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the flour mixture to the stand mixer. Mix on low speed for 5 minutes and then turn the speed up to medium and allow it to mix for an additional minute.

  4. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and gradually knead in the raisins by hand, a few at a time. Use your fingers to separate any clumps and disperse them evenly.

  5. Form the dough into a ball and place in a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow the dough to double in size, approximately 1 hour. Remove the dough and punch it down.

  6. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Using a kitchen scale, measure out 3-ounce dough balls. If you don't have a scale, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each ball into a 5-inch log. Join the ends and very firmly pinch them together. There will be approximately 1 additional ounce that can be rolled into a bite sized “chef’s” bagel. Once all of the bagels are rolled out, cover and let them rest for an additional 20 minutes.

  7. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, stir in remaining 1 Tbsp brown sugar. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.

  8. In small batches, boil the bagels for 30 seconds per side.

  9. Remove the bagels with a slotted spoon and place them on the prepared sheet tray. Bake for 12 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 12 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

  10. Recipe created by Savory Simple.

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels | Just like your corner bakery makes them -- or even better! These homemade bagels are perfect for breakfast or after school snack. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

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  1. This recipe is legitimate!! Wow they taste exactly like fresh from the bakery, but even better when made with love here at home. This recipe is a keeper. I just added an extra tablespoon of dark brown sugar for just a bit more flavor. I also use a tablespoon of dark brown sugar for boiling. I read that it evens the browning. Thank you so much, Red Star. I am a loyal customer always.

  2. this recipe came together beautifully followed exactly as written. I made 7 bagels weighing 103g each. I added 5g of baking soda andv1 tbsp of molasses to the water for boiling. Baked as instructed and the result was a delicious chewy bagel. A definite keeper!

  3. best yeast ever! everything comes out right. Thank you

  4. can you use all purpose flour?

    • Hi Sandy,
      Bread flour has a higher protein content, and provides a chewy texture to bagels. In a pinch, you can use all-purpose flour. You may need to add a little more flour using all-purpose flour because it has a lower absorption, just keep an eye on your dough during kneading. If needed, add a tablespoon more at a time until your dough reaches desired consistency.
      Happy baking!

  5. Easy. Great tasting and perfect texture. Way better than store bought!

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