Breakfast is one of my favorite meals. Well wait, who am I kidding? I love every meal because I love food! But seriously, breakfast foods definitely have my heart. I love making savory selections like my tomato quiche, where herbed eggs drape fresh tomatoes and melted cheese, all in a buttery flaky crust.
Other times, my sweet tooth is what wakes me in the morning so I find myself craving cardamom lemon rolls. These are ah-mazing! Cardamom scented dough filled with a lemon-zested sugar, finished with a drizzle of glaze. But today I’m talking about something that’s a little more classic, a breakfast staple. I’m talking about bagels.
I’m so excited to share these cranberry bagels with cinnamon with you all today because I made bagels. At home! Can you tell it was my first time? Turns out that bagels aren’t very difficult to make at all. I must say though, having this new skill set in my arsenal is just a tad bit dangerous because my family really loves bagels.
I’m excited to try making new and creative flavors too. But for my first ever go at making homemade bagels, I fully intended to go with my personal classic flavor which is cinnamon raisin. As I gather ingredients to get moving on my latest endeavor I came to find that we had no raisins. Surely, they ended up in lunch boxes and as afternoon snacks without me even realizing they were all gone.
Know what we enjoy just as much as raisins at our house? Dried cranberries! Thankfully I had plenty of those on hand because I have to say, I love this cranberry bagel with cinnamon recipe so much more than cinnamon raisin. After having these, cinnamon raisin bagels just seem plain ol’ boring. Second best.
Enjoy them as they are, or toast them up until they’re crisp and golden outside while still chewy inside bursting with sweet cranberries and fragrant cinnamon. A hearty smear of cream cheese is the perfect finishing touch. They’re perfect for an easy breakfast or an afternoon snack. These bagels will go fast!
Adapted from Averie Cooks.