apple cinnamon bagels

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if you plan to load up on carbs this holiday season (and I certainly do)

may I suggest apple cinnamon bagels

apple and cinnamon bagels

Every time I make a new bagel, I swear it’s my favorite.

First, there were blueberry;  oh how I love a good blueberry bagel. I may have eaten all 8 by myself. Then I made cinnamon roll and maple bacon. Both delicious. Lemon Poppy Seed  …SO good. The pumpkin blew my mind; unfortunately my family agreed with me and  I had to share those,

and now apple cinnamon

apple cinnamon bagels

quite possibly my all time favorite bagel, and that is saying a lot; in case you hadn’t noticed I LOVE bagels. I’d eat one a day if I could, but there aren’t enough miles to run to make that happen.

Bagels may seem intimidating, but really they are pretty basic. Flour, yeast, salt, water – or in these bagels apple cider, sugar and  maybe a topping. For the apple cinnamon I went with the classic sugar and cinnamon topping.

Boiling is a must if you ask me. You get a nice crunch to the crust and a great texture inside.  The classic NY style bagel.

apple cinnamon bagels

apple cinnamon bagels


  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups apple cider, warmed to 110 degrees
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon , divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • combine the yeast, flour, salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • mix in the the warm cider, and knead with the dough hook attachment of a stand mixer (this can also be done by hand)
  • cover and allow to rise 1 1/2 hours ( dough should be doubled)
  • divide the dough into 8 pieces, roll into balls, press a finger in the center to make the hole
  • allow bagels to rest 30 minutes
  • bring a large pot of water to a boil
  • combine the sugar with the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon
  • boil each bagel 30 - 60 seconds (flip them over if they don't do it themselves halfway through boiling) I boil two at a time
  • remove them with a slotted spoon, place on a lined baking sheet
  • sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar
  • bake at 425 for 20 minutes


apple cinnamon bagels