This copy-cat recipe for Panera’s Cinnamon Crunch Bagel is made healthier with NO butter and uses whole wheat flour, but has ALL the flavour and crunch!
Well, you guys.
I HAVE VACATED THE PREMESIS OF “Early 20’s” and have now reached “MID 20’s”
It was my birthday yesterday, and I turned the ripe old age of 24.
I think that my next purchase will be a cane. Whaddayathink? Good life investment?
BETTER YET. A scooter. Because I am the worlds laziest active person, and I hate any sort of movement outside of my time in the gym.
Just keepin’ it real here on FFF.
You may have seen all the surprise birthday events if you follow me on Instagram, but Imma recap them for you anyway.
We actually celebrated on Saturday, since Sunday is an early to bed work night…and we happen to be about 87 years old, and go to bed around 8:30-9pm.
So. We hit the gym Saturday morning and then BASICALLY RIGHT AFTER he took me to this place where someone teaches you to paint a picture.
And you drink white wine cocktails while doing it. I’m not even much for wine…especially when it’s 11am and I just worked out 30 mins ago.
But, rules are meant to be broke on birthdays. Here are our beautiful, wine-induced photos.
AND THEN, he took me to a super swanky mall and let me SHOP. <— He is a keeper.
Post shopping we went to this funky little joint where they served equally funky cocktails and small plates of food. We shared some goat cheese, sage and chicken endive boats, harissa lamb meatballs, seven spice shrimp and a hash with octopus, chorizo and Marcona almonds. We were unsure about the last one.
Until we tried it. Taste buds? Consider yourself BOOM.
On my actual Birthday, we OBVI went to Ihop for whole wheat pancakes, (he got healthy gluten free samoa scones with Greek yogurt) and then binge watched movies all day.
Needless to say, I had a fab weekend.
Wow, that was A LOT about me…how was your weekend?! Please tell me that you did something that was ALL SORTS of fun?!
If you didn’t, and even if you did, I have something fun for you to do today!
MAKE YOUR OWN CINNAMON CRUNCH BAGELS. Like, you know, those AMAZING ones from Panera?
EX-CE-PT you get to make them with whole wheaty and coconut oily goodness.
Yeahhhhhh I did.
Now. Bagels are a little bit of a challenge. Which I like. Hence the creation.
However, I included some REALLY HIDEOUS process steps for you that were taken in my zero-natural-light kitchen not with fancy cameras.
Sorry about that.
But, I figured I could just hypnotize you by that crunchy, swirly topping and you wouldn’t even notice.
Was I right? Please say yes.
These bagels were the first thing that I tried when I took my legal-alien-resident self down to America and finally got to try Panera.
And then I wanted to eat them for all the evers that were left of my life. Along side the Panera Power Chicken Hummus Salad.
And now I can. And so can you!
Make sure to also check out the Cinnamon Crunch Bagel Recipe over on Food Fanatic!
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