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Day 271: Whole Wheat Bagels

It's bagel time! I haven't had a bagel this good in a long time. I sprinkled some everything bagel season on the top of my bagels, but that's optional.

That being said, there are many different ways to top your bagels off. These are super easy so give it a go!

On my other bagel recipes, I use a mixture of flour, water, and yogurt. In this recipe, we're going to use flour, salt, yeast, water, maple syrup, cinnamon.

I like the cinnamon because it gives the bagels a flavor. You can even add some raisins to make it a cinnamon raisin bagel. When you place the bagels in the water bath make sure to not overcook them. Otherwise, they will be tough and a little hard to eat.

These bagels are healthy, delicious, and fun to make! They are so fluffy, and perfect for an afternoon snack.


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 3 hours|Serves: 6|



  • ¾ cup of warm water

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, divided

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (for the foil)

  • Toppings of choice


  1. Stir the water, olive oil, maple syrup, and yeast in a bowl. Let the mixture sit for five minutes. Add in 1 1/2 cups of your flour, salt, and cinnamon to the yeast mixture bowl. Mix with a spoon and transfer into a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add 1/2 cup of flour to this bowl and beat on medium until you have a smooth ball. Cover with a dishtowel and proof for one hour.

  2. Divide your dough into 6 sections and roll each into a ball. Poke a hole out of the center and repeat.

  3. Now comes a crucial step. Take aluminum foil and grease it with olive oil (use the olive oil instructed for the foil). Place your bagels onto this foil. Cover again and rest for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Boil two cups of water in a pot. Place two bagels in the water bath and cook on medium-high for one minute on each side. Lay the bagels on the parchment paper and sprinkle the toppings. Bake for 25 minutes and serve!


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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