Pumpkin Spice Bagels

Pumpkin Spice Bagels

2/3 cup plus 2 Tb water (70 to 80 degrees), divided
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3 cup bread flour
1 pkg (1/4 oz) active dry yeast...or 2 1/2 tsp
1 egg white
1 Tb cornmeal

In bread machine pan, place 2/3 cup water, pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, spices, flour and yeast, in order suggested by manufacturer.  Select dough setting (check after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 Tb of water or flour if needed).

When cycle is compelted, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Shape into nine balls. Push thumb through centers to form a 1 inch hole.  Stretch and shape dough to form an even ring.  Cover and let rest for 10 minutes; flatten rings slightly.

Fill a Dutch oven 2/3 full with water; bring to a boil.  Drop bagels, two at a time, into boiling water.  Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds on other side.  Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.

Whisk egg white and remaining water; brush over bagels.  Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal.  Place bagels 2 inches apart on prepared pan.  Bake at 400 degrees fro 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

I made 6 large bagels and 4 mini ones out of this batch.  Not sure why they wrinkled up so much when I dropped them in the water but the texture came out nice.  It's chewy and not real crunchy, which I like.

I tried these with honey and plain cream cheese.  I like the cream cheese way better but it wasn't bad with honey either.  This will definitely be my breakfast in the morning!

This post is linked to:
Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff
Tasty Tuesday at Beauty and Bedlam
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at At the Well
Tasty Tuesday at A Beautiful Mess
Homemaker Monday at 11th Heaven's Homemaker Haven
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative Party Blog
Show Us What You're Working With at Me and My Bucket
Family Food Fridays at Get Healthy Cheap


  1. I've seen other recipes for pumpkin bagels and I so want to make them. I will compare your recipe to the one that I have. It looks fantastic! Thanks!

  2. aren't these delightful?!? We greatly enjoyed the recipe -- the bagels are delicious.

  3. These sound like they could become my new favorite bagel. Love the addition of pumpkin.