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Cinnamon Crunch Bagels

Cinnamon Crunch Bagels 
Panera Bread Recipe

4 1/4 cups flour
2 packets dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup vanilla or white chocolate chips
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup cinnamon

Start the dough by mixing the yeast with 1 1/4 cups flour in a bowl. In a small bowl, combine the water, 3 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon, vanilla chips the salt. Add to the yeast mixture, and beat for about 3 minutes. Use your hands to mix in more flour until the dough is somewhat stiff. Place the dough on a floured surface, and knead for about 10 minutes until elastic. Cover and let sit for about 15 minutes.

Divide into 12 portions. Form rounds, and poke a hole in the middle of each to shape bagels. Let sit for 20 minutes while you start a large pot of boiling water, stirring in a tablespoon of sugar. Reduce to a simmer.

Add the bagels in batches, cooking for about 7 minutes each. Flip when halfway done. Heat oven to 425 degrees while bagels are boiling. Drain each bagel when done cooking, and arrange on a baking sheet.

Combine the sugars and cinnamon for topping in a bowl. Brush each bagel with melted butter, and top with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake for 20 minutes until topping is crisp.


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  2. I second that! These are my most favorite bagels in the world! Thank you- Thank You for posting!

  3. I have never seen a bagel recipe where it says to simmer them for 7 minutes, that seems like a long time. Any reason that this recipe calls for that? Most recipes its a minute on each side.

  4. what if tou do not have vanilla or white chololte chips?