November 02, 2021

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels are made with white-whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt and require no boiling or yeast! The bagels are baked in the oven and ready in 30 minutes- this recipe makes a dozen bagels.

Tray of homemade cinnamon raisin bagels

I love making homemade bagels! My kids, husband and I are all fans of bagels but I don't like that they're made with white-flour. A few years ago, I made Easy Whole-Wheat Blueberry Bagels and Easy Whole-Wheat Everything Bagels and now, I want to share with you these delicious Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels.


Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

I know that making bagels can seem intimidating but I promise you, it isn't. I am not an expert baker which is why I do not mess around with yeast and can make these perfect every single time. These bagels are very forgiving- if they seem to wet when you're trying to roll out the dough, you just add a little more flour and it saves them. Very simple!


Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Ingredients in Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

  • White whole-wheat flour- This is my favorite kind of flour to use for everything because it gives you the benefits of whole-wheat flour (fiber, nutrients) while baking just like all-purpose flour.
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Raisins
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Plain Greek yogurt- I actually use my homemade yogurt for this but feel free to use any thick plain yogurt.
  • Karuna Empower- Banana and Cinnamon- I love adding this Karuna drink because it adds natural sweetness from the banana and delicious cinnamon flavor. These drinks are delicious drank on their own or added to recipes.
  • Egg whites- you can brush the egg whites on top for a nice shiny bagel top.


Cinnamon Raisin  Greek Yogurt Bagels
Tips for the Best Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

  • I like spraying my sheet pan with nonstick spray or covering it with parchment paper or a baking mat so that my bagels do not stick.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.
  • Do not overmix the dough.
  • Skip using regular plain yogurt- your best results will be with Greek yogurt since it is thicker and has less liquid.
  • Make as many bagels as you like. You can double or triple this recipe and freeze the extras.
  • Leave plenty of room on the pan because the bagels will expand as they bake.

Healthy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels Nutrition

I love these bagels because they are high in protein, calcium and fiber from the whole-wheat flour and the Greek yogurt. I like knowing that my family is starting their day with a nutritious breakfast. These bagels taste delicious with butter or cream cheese but they're also really good with nut butter for extra protein and healthy fats.


Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

How long do homemade cinnamon raisin bagels last?

I keep mine in the fridge because of the Greek yogurt in them and they last about 3 days. They firm up after awhile so you can just heat them in the microwave or toast them in the toaster. For the very best bagels, enjoy them the day you make them and the day after. You can also freeze them to make them last longer. Though I don't think your family will have any problem enjoying these in just a few days- they go very quickly around my house!  

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Yield: 12 bagels 

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bagels are made with white-whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt and require no boiling or yeast! The bagels are baked in the oven and ready in about 30 minutes- this recipe makes a dozen bagels
Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Total time: 25-30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place baking mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet. Spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar, Greek yogurt and Karuna drink. Mix well. Mixture may be crumbly.
  3. Dust work surface with flour and place dough on top of floured surface. Knead the dough about 15 times until dough is combined and not sticking to your hand. If dough is sticky, add more flour until it is no longer sticky. 
  4. Divide into 12 balls. Roll each ball into ropes that are about 3/4 inch thick and join the ends to form your bagels.
  5. Brush bagels with beaten egg white. Bake for 15-20 minutes on the top rack of the oven leaving plenty of space between bagels as they expand.
  6. Top with cream cheese for extra deliciousness!
Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

This post is sponsored by Karuna. All opinions are my own.

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