Vegan - Vegetarian - Dairy Free - Oil Free - No Added Sugar - No Added Salt
It's a great how wholemeal bagels are now widely available for us to buy. However, one of the nicest (in my opinion) bagels available on the market is the cinnamon raisin bagel. The problem with this bagel is that it is primarily made from refined white flour and it also contains a fair amount of sugar. Unfortunately, there is no wholemeal variety of this bagel avilable (well not that I know of anyways, be sure to comment below if you've ever come across one). So because of this, I took it upon myself to create a wholemeal bagel with the same flavours of my favourite cinnamon raisin one. Now, it's a big ask to make your own bagels from scratch (what with the yeast and the rising and the boiling before even baking), though I wil definitely attempt to make my own some day. So that's why I call this recie my 'cheats' cinnamon raisin bagel, because I don't actually make my own bagels from scratch, but rather 'cheat' and just create those same flavours on a pre-bought wholemeal bagel. So for me, and for all those people who want to capture that same flavour of a cinnamon raisin bagel, but in a quick, easy and healthier way, this is what I came up with.
Like my previous post, I used a wholemeal bagel slim/thin for this recipe as they contain only 120 calories in comparison to approximately the 250 calories contained within an ordinary wholemal bagel. But by all means, use a normal wholemeal bagel if you prefer or if that's all that is available to you. The only other ingredients I used for my version of a cinnamon raisin bagel are; a healthy liquid sweetener (I used mapel syrup, but you can use either honey or agave nectar instead), ground cinnamon and some sultanas (but you can use raisins or any other dried fruit for that matter).
Cheats Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
1 wholemeal bagel thin/slim
1 tablespoon mapel syrup/honey
1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sultanas/raisins
- Toast the bagel slim until lightly golden.
- Pour half a tablespoon of mapel syrup on one side of the toasted bagel and the other half of a tablespoon onto the other side of the toasted bagel.
- Disperse the ground cinnamon evenly over both side of the bagel.
- Then, finally, evenly distribute the sultanas over both sides of the toasted bagel.