Pumpkin Spice Bagel Recipe

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Pumpkin Spice Bagels (Makes 8)

1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons water
3 cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 2 cups unbleached flour)
4 T brown sugar
2 T pumpkin butter
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Place ingredients in bread machine and run on dough cycle. Divide dough into 8 equal balls, shape into bagel. While bagels rise, bring a pot of water with 1 tablespoon sugar to a rapid boil. Working in small batches (2-3 bagels at a time), boil bagels 30 seconds on each side. With a slotted spoon, transfer bagels to a baking sheet covered in cornmeal. *Use a baking stone or pizza stone if you have one - my bagels kept sticking to the metal baking sheet*

Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.

We just can't get enough of these bagels. George and I eat them with cream cheese and pumpkin butter, while the kids prefer theirs smothered in Nutella (they'll eat anything smothered in Nutella).

I also can't get enough of Molly Irwin's new blog and flickr group, One Good Loaf. Check it out if you haven't already. Molly and other One Good Loaf contributors have inspired me to try new things with flour and yeast. This is the perfect time of year to bake bread, such a natural way to warm up the house, the belly and the soul. The act of making bread really stimulates all the senses.

Happy kneading, shaping and baking friends! Don't forget to take pictures of your culinary creations and submit them to the One Good Loaf photo pool.


  1. Thanks for the recipe!
    I have some butternut squash that would work well for this.

  2. When Jeff sees this there will be no end to the bageling, I am sure. Heather just turned us on to Molly's bread blog last week and we are loving it. But it all diseappears too fast to photograph. How do three thin people eat two loaves of bread in two hours? Oh well. Yeast ho!

  3. Mmmm. I'd love to make my own bagels. We spend a fortune on the really good ones from a local bakery, but homemade sounds so fun! Unfortunately, I don't have a bread machine though. Maybe I can get my husband to knead some dough. He loves that stuff.

  4. oh my those look yummy! we are hooked on pumpkin spice doughnuts!

  5. Mmmmmm...I MUST try these! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. these do look so tasty :o)

    yum yum :o)


    p.s. thanks for the new links :o)

  7. Sounds yummy, yummy, yummy! Hmmmmm....maybe I do need a bread machine! :)

  8. Danger, danger, danger! Pumpkin spice bagels sound like the perfect way to start on Thanksgiving morning!

  9. Looks delicious! I, too, have a butternut squash that needs to be used up...

    Now to check out Molly's bread blog.

  10. mmmm..looks addictive. Can't wait to try this recipe.

  11. Thanks for the recipe! My kids will love them--and they loooooove Nutella too!

  12. woah! yum!

  13. These look SO good! I have a great and welcome weakness for anything with pumpkin in it. And I've had bagels on the brain, especially since a trip back to NYC last week -- thinking it's nigh on time I learned to make my own. And then I read this! Completely inspiring. Soon soon soon I'll make some...

  14. This sounds DELICIOUS!

  15. Oh, I forgot to ask, can we use pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin butter?

  16. I'm so happy for the recipe! NOW, I will dust off the bread machine. I think this will be one of our weekend activities... so we're all home and can enjoy them. Thanks, Molly!

  17. anna - if you don't have pumpkin butter on hand, use 2 tablespoons more of brown sugar or honey. the pumpkin butter lends both sweetness and extra spice.

  18. okay. i want to make those now.
    better yet, i just want to eat one now.
    i can't wait to try it. thank you!

  19. Totally going to make these. We are bagel'holic's over here.
    Thanks for sharing such a fab recipe with us!

  20. These look really good, we have been in bagel making mode here too! My fave, cheddar cheese and onion!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  21. wow! i have some roasted pumpkin in the freezer, and i need something other than the old standby pumpkin bread if i'm going to get it all used up! i think i have time tomorrow to give this a try. thanks!

  22. Yum! Are you willing to trade a jar of pumpkin apple butter I made for a couple of the birds you make? I've been dying to make a couple in cute fabrics but haven't had the time. I can drop off a pint jar any time you're ready!!! Hopefully the stuff I made does the trick for your bagels. It was my first attempt and tasted good on my toast this morning. Let me know! Patty T

  23. I made these for my family at Thanksgiving and they loved them -- making more this afternoon! They're excellent!


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