Simple Sourdough Cheddar Bagels

I’m baaaack!

Actually, I should say that Matt’s back. He’s the one who concocted, baked and photographed these tasty treats. All I have to do is share his work—and enjoy these yummy, easy-on-the-budget homemade bagels!

Once the outside temperature drops each fall and we can actually appreciate the extra heat in the kitchen, the [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Apple Cinnamon Bagels

Here’s a recipe that almost got lost in the holiday shuffle. Matt perfected these apple cinnamon breakfast treats just before the full-blown festivities of Christmas kicked in, and we haven’t made a batch since. Now that life has returned to a slightly less hectic pace, it’s time to start baking again. The cinnamon chips [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Peanut Butter Banana Bagels

Ever since posting a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel recipe this summer, I’ve wanted to try something more exotic. While it’s not uncommon to see peanut butter and banana paired together, you’re not going to find this bagel flavor combo at a typical supermarket.

Though I chose to go with walnuts as the add in for [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

My favorite bagels are those with unique flavors, such as cherry, Asiago or peanut butter, which explains why we came up with the recipes we’ve chosen to run so far. For the sake of people who prefer more traditional fare, Matt wanted to create a homemade, whole grain version of the time-honored bagel flavor [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Asiago Tomato Bagels

If you want a flavor combination like this one, homemade bagels are definitely worth the effort. Our cheese-stuffed Tender Tomato Rolls have been such a hit that Matt decided to try a similar pairing in bagels. Not surprisingly, they’re excellent. (Tomatoes and cheese have complemented each other for ages. Why stop now?)

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Triple Sesame Bagels

Though not particularly easy, baking bagels at home is not as difficult as you might think. One of the biggest incentives for us is that it’s less expensive to make them at home than to buy them at a local bakery. Another is that we can customize them to suit ourselves, mixing and matching [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Soft Sourdough Pretzels

Most of the sourdough bagel recipes I’ve found online use metric measurements. Rather than experiment with one of those, Matt decided to create his own. In the end, he opted for pretzels instead of bagels, and we’re glad he did. It’s great to be able to bake this whole-grain snack at home.

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Matt's Cherry Bagels

At last, the “savvy husband” shares his cherry bagel recipe! Because of the required boiling and baking, Matt prefers to make these during the winter months, but he’s been so busy that we had to wait ’til spring.

Why bother making bagels at home? Because they are less expensive than store bought and taste great! [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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