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A lot of the recipes that I am blogging, are first timers!  I don’t know if I ever explained the fact that I am a newbie to the culinary world!  I have always appreciated ALL food, but have only recently started recreating, and reinventing recipes.  I got a text that I needed to bring bagels to my Bible study.  Bagels?!  I hate to just go out and buy bagels… so, lets make them!  If all else fails, I’ll go buy them.  This really was an easy recipe.  Maybe 20-30 minutes of actual work.  The rest is patience!

Blueberry Cinnamon Bagels

1 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees)

2 1/4 tsp yeast

2 tbsp sugar

4 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp cinnamon

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup sugar

Mix the yeast, sugar, and warm water, and allow to proof for about 5 minutes till it gets foamy.  In a kitchen aid mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the 4 cups flour (reserving 1/2 cup for kneading), salt, and cinnamon.  Slowly pour in the yeast mixture and as the dough starts to form, add in the blueberries.  Once its combined, knead in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour.  Knead for a total of 5 minutes.

Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and cover.  Allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours or till doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and arrange them on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Cover again and allow to rest for 20 minutes.  Then poke holes in the middle of the dough and form a “ring” shape.  Cover and rest one more time for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees, and bring a stock pot of water to a full boil.  On a plate, stir the oats and sugar together. Drop each bagel into the boiling water and cook 30 seconds on each side.  When removing dip the top of each bagel into the sugar and oat mixture and place onto a newly parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 5 minutes at 500 degrees then lower the temperature to 350 and bake another 10 minutes.  Remove and allow to completely cool on a wire rack before slicing and enjoying!