Saturday, January 8, 2011

Whole Grain Bagels and a winner!

Recently, I contacted Bob's Red Mill to see if they wanted to do a giveaway for my readers and they said YES!! I love this company. Look at the awesome stuff I got on my most recent order:

They offered to send me some free samples as well, so I took them up on their offer. I was expecting tiny little bags of stuff, but they sent full sized bags, like this one, which I used in my bagel recipe and they turned out great :)

So stay tuned for an awesome giveaway from Bob's Red Mill. And there will be THREE winners!!

In the meantime, here's my recipe for whole grain bagels:

Tanya's Whole Grain Bagels:

1 1/2 cups water
1 TB agave nectar
2 cups Bob's Red Mill whole wheat flour
2 cups of Bob's Red Mill 10 grain flour (-2 TB vital wheat gluten)*
2 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast

poppy seeds, minced garlic, sesame seeds, coarse salt, etc...for toppings.
few tablespoons of non-dairy milk for glazing

This recipe is for a bread machine (mine is a Zojirushi), but you can make it by hand. Just follow a standard bagel recipe instructions for mixing and kneading until they're ready to shape.

Place the first 6 ingredients into your bread machine according to your machine's instructions. Mine puts it in the order of liquids first, then the rest, with the yeast last, making sure it doesn't touch the liquid. Mine also warms up the ingredients. If yours does not, use lukewarm water and let your flours warm up to room temperature first. Turn on your machine for the wheat dough setting. Mine takes just under 2 hours.  

*note: I put the 2 TB of vital wheat gluten at the bottom of a measuring cup and fill the rest with the flour.

When it's done, take out the dough and on a good work surface, divide it into about 10 pieces.  (if you want larger bagels, divide into 7-8 pieces instead) Roll each into a ball.  Cover them with a towel and let rest in a warmish place (no drafts) for about 30 minutes.  

In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove and preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Also spray a large cookie sheet with oil and set aside.  When your dough balls are ready, poke your thumb into the middle of each and create a hole. Loop the dough around your finger a few times to widen the hole. When your bagels all have holes, put them into the boiling water, 3-4 at a time.  Boil them for about 30-60 seconds on EACH side. Transfer them to the sprayed cookie sheet.  

Put the non-dairy milk into a little bowl and use a brush to glaze each bagel before you add the toppings.  Add toppings as you wish...seeds stick easily. If you use dried minced onions, like I did...soak them for a few minutes first. They tend to burn (I let them burn), so if you don't want burnt onions, add them 10 minutes before the end of your baking time. Garlic and onions are more difficult to spread on top of your bagels, so do those first, before you pour on your seeds.  Place the bagels in the oven and bake for approx. 20-25 minutes.  If they aren't quite browned, leave them in for a few minutes longer.  When done, transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

(you can use whatever whole grain flour you like, but I really like Bob's Red Mill)

....and the winner of the Tasty Bite giveaway is.......Elisabeth!

Her comment was: "The Bombay potatoes look great!"
Please send me your full name and address, so I can send out your box of goodies! Congratulations :)

Stay tuned for another amazing giveaway from Bob's Red Mill. It's gonna be a good one!

Eat smart,


  1. I love Bob's Red Mill products :)

  2. I am so happy that I won! Thank you!

  3. Yes, those bagels look amazing! I cannot wait for your giveaway!



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