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Sweet Muesli Bagels

May 14, 2013

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There’s this one bakery at Karlsplatz in Munich where they sell these incredibly fluffy, sweet muesli bread rolls. The bakery isn’t really on my way home but more often than not I’ll pick up a few bread rolls after work. They’re a combination of a whole-wheat bread rolls and a cereal bar. Filled with dried fruit and oats they can be eaten for breakfast with preserve or nutella, or as I prefer to do, with a generous serving of cream cheese.

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I don’t quite know how you feel about combining sweet and salty but I truly believe that muesli bread rolls are best consumed with plain cream cheese. The saltiness of the cream cheese complements the sweetness of the dried fruit like nothing else. Trust me on this one, guys.

For a very long time now I’ve wanted to re-create the bread rolls at home since it would save me a ton of money. I’ve bought the bread rolls often enough now to know what’s in them: raisins, apricots and oats. So when I was home over the weekend the first thing I made was these bagels. I didn’t quite know how they’d turn out or if they’d even be edible but they were spot-on.

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I had one straight out of the oven with cream cheese {of course} and was completely surprised at how similar these tasted to the bread rolls I buy at the bakery. I’ll probably still go home via Karlsplatz since it gives me a chance to hang out with my friends a bit longer but now I can stuff my face with these beauties whenever I feel like it. A win-win situation!

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Sweet Muesli Bagels

adapated from Chocolate Chip + Granola Bagels from A Beautiful Mess

yields 8 bagels

Ingredients:

  • 300ml lukewarm water
  • 1.5 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 sachet {7g} dry active yeast
  • 320g all-purpose flour
  • 200g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 100g raisins
  • 75 dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
  • 35g oats + more for sprinkling onto the bagels
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions:

Combine the water, sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Stir and then let it rest for ~10 minutes. In a separate, bigger bowl combine the flours, salt, oats, raisins and dried apricots. Combine using your hands. When the yeast has activate add the water, which should be slightly bubbly, to the flour mixture. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for a few minutes. Then form a big ball and place it into a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl with kitchen towel and let it rest in a warm place for approximately an hour.

After an hour take the dough out of the bowl and knead it shortly on a floured surface. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 8 smaller bits. Form balls use your finger to make a whole in the middle. Let the bagels rest for 5 minutes.

Bagel Preparation

In the meantime beat the egg yolk in a small bowl. Brush a small amount onto each bagel and immediately sprinkle with a pinch of oats.

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Transfer the bagels onto the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. I like these best with cream cheese but they taste equally as delicious plain or with jam!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kathryn May 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I bet these make such a great snack – love the idea of having some on hand for a quick breakfast!

  • Reply Sara @ Magia e Pasta May 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Mmm, I love muesli and I love bagels, so this is just a wonderful combination! I’ve always been a bit timid to make bagels because I thought you had to go through this long ordeal of boiling them, but seeing how well yours turned out in the oven makes me want to give it a go!

  • Reply Bec May 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Oh wow. These look so fantastic. I absolutely adore bagels but I have never tried making them. I will have to give these a go soon. I will let you know when I do 🙂

  • Reply Christina May 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Yummy!! Die schauen VOLL gut aus!xx

  • Reply Kristie Hauser August 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Oh please tell me which bakery in Karlsplatz!!!

    I moved to Munich recently from Australia, and was given one of these rolls at work a few weeks ago. Ever since I have been stalking bakeries to try and find them because they were just so delicious. Especially with cream cheese! Please help a fellow sweet muesli bagel lover out!

    • Reply Antonia August 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Kristie! Hope you’re enjoying Munich. Is it not one of the best cities?! The bakery that I went to was at Kaufhof in Stachus. It’s called Konditorei Münchner Freiheit. They sell the same rolls at the Kaufhof at Marienplatz, but I only figured that out after writing the blog post! Here’s the link, in case you’re interested: http://www.muenchner-freiheit.de/content/startseite.html

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