Cinnamon-Raisin Bagel for One & Melt Buttery Spread

by Erin

When I first got to try Melt, I fell in love with how fantastic it worked in my favorite chocolate chip cookie. Who knew a butter substitute could taste so good? After that it because my go-to butter substitute and I even participated in a challenge where I used it for all my butter needs for a week. Never heard of Melt? It is a healthy butter substitute made with “good” fats like coconut butter and  virgin coconut oil. It even comes in honey and chocolate flavors!  Unfortunately, I was unable to find those fun flavors in stores near me, but I gladly snagged some more of the regular.

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel 1

After so much success using Melt as a substitute in baking and cooking in the past I decided to post about it as a condiment on a nice, warm, toasty cinnamon-raisin bagel. And since it is Single Serving Sunday, it’s a recipe for just ONE bagel!  Because if you are like me, you sometimes don’t need an entire batch of bagels, or don’t have room for them all in your freezer to save for later. So I whipped up this one bagel and immediately scarfed it down with some Melt spread on top.

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel 2

 One year ago: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Molten Lava Cake


Serves 1



1/3 cup white whole wheat all-purpose flour

1 heaping Tbsp raisins

Pinch cinnamon

Pinch of salt

1 tsp active dry yeast

3 to 4 Tbsp warm water


1/2 cup hot water

1 tsp baking soda


1 egg white


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in 3 tablespoons of water first. If the dough is dry, then add a little more and mix again.
  2. Pour the entire contents of the bowl out, onto a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle with flour. Knead gently until the dough comes together into a slightly sticky ball.
  3. Poke a hole in the center and stretch out to desired size.
  4. In a shallow dish, combine the water and baking soda. Dip the bagel into the mixture and flip to coat completely. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush with egg white.
  5. Leave in a nice warm place to rise while you preheat the oven to 450 degrees, for about 15 minutes.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Eat immediately.

Source: Adapted from Top with Cinnamon.

Disclosure: I was provided with a sample kit of Melt butter spread from SmartClick Advertising. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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laurasmess June 23, 2014 - 9:43 pm

What an awesome recipe! I just followed the link from JJ’s single bagel recipe back to you and I love both the single-serve recipe and the idea of that Melt buttery spread… oh my gosh, melty, buttery coconut?! Yum. Not sure that we get that over here in Australia but I will be trying the bagel recipe, with or without the spread. Thanks so much! x

spiffycookie June 23, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Thanks Laura I hope you are able to make it!

JJ - 84thand3rd June 23, 2014 - 7:00 am

Thank you for the brilliant SRC inspiration!

Tracey October 20, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Dude, 1 bagel? I had no idea that was even possible. You are a master of the small serving recipes!

spiffycookie October 23, 2013 - 10:10 am

Yes!! I adapted it from a recipe for ONE pretzel. Gotta try that next.


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