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Einstein Bros. Bagels Bagels Recipe
Einstein Bros. Bagels Bagels
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Bread
Calories: 337
Cook Time: 2 hours
Recipe Rating: 3.7 (3 reviews)

According to legend, in 1683 a Jewish baker shaped dough into the form of a riding stirrup to honor King Sobieski of Poland, a skilled horseman who had saved the Austrian people from Turkish invaders. Three hundred years later, this Boulder, Colorado chain is the biggest seller of what has become Americas favorite bagel brand. Since the first Einstein Bros. Bagel store opened in 1995, the chain has quickly expanded into 38 states. Today there are around 450 Einstein Bros. Bagel stores serving 16 varieties of the chewy bread snack. The company also owns Noahs Bagels, giving them another 140 stores. Each company has its own style of bagel, but both brands often win awards in local bagel contests. The company strives to open a new Einstein Bros. or Noahs somewhere in the country each business day.

Here are clone recipes for three of the chains most popular bagels plain, everything, and jalapeno. You'll notice the special ingredient that sets these bagels apart from others is molasses. That gives the bagels a sweet flavor as well as a slightly dark tint.


Source: "Top Secret Recipes Lite" by Todd Wilbur.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size--1 bagel
Total servings--4
Calories per serving--Plain 337, Everything 356, Jalepeno 340
Fat per serving--Plain 1 g, Everthing 2 g, Jalepeno 1 g

Plain Bagels
1 cup very warm water (110 to 115 degrees, not steaming)
Elizabeth Foster  
Submitted on: 04/12/13
I made the recipe twice once using hands to knead & the other time using my bread machine to knead and rise the dough. Both times the bagels turned out really bland. Nothing like Einstein's. I've bought a few of Todd's recipes with a lot of success but this one gets a big thumbs down from me.
Submitted on: 05/03/06
This is a great bagel recipe. I have tried several recipes and this is by far the best. Similar to Einstein's taste. I use about a teaspoon less less molasses, it was too strong with all of it.
Submitted on: 03/07/06
I really like this recipe, it is very similar to Einstein's.