Cranberry Nut Bagels Recipe

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"After 3 years of trial and error, I came up with a simple and delicious bagel recipe for the bread machine," says John Russel of Greentown, Indiana. "Now I enjoy trying variations, like this fruit and nut favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 250 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add the cranberries and pecans.
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Divide into eight balls. Push thumb through the center of each ball to form a 1-in. hole. Place on a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Drop bagels, one at a time, into boiling water. Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds longer. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain well on paper towels.
  4. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over bagels. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool. Yield: 8 bagels.
Originally published as Cranberry Nut Bagels in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p18

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audreyperry User ID: 2791976 106143
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Wonderful. Could easily not put the brown sugar and cinnamon on top, they had such a good flavor. Thanks John!"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 73562
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"These turned out really well. Was unsure about the long water bath, but it was fine. Only change I will make is to lessen the amount of cranberries - a lot of them fell off in the bread maker and water bath."

anvs User ID: 3554037 37524
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"They were so good. I don't have a bread machine so I did it by hand. I first combined the water, yeast, and sugar and set aside for awhile. Then I just mixed in the salt, cinnamon, cooking oats, and flour and kneaded for a bit. I kneaded in the cranberries and pecans at the end."

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