Bagels are amazing. They’re tasty, handy, and just a perfect partner for a lot of things. But despite its wonderful taste and versatility, a lot of people still see it as a boring piece of bread. Luckily, there are a lot of twists that you can add to your bagels to make them not just more aesthetically appealing but also exciting in terms of taste. And a great example of that is a Pumpkin Spice Bagel.
Pumpkin Spice Bagel combines one of the most popular flavors of fall and the classic goodness of a bagel, making it a mouthwatering baked treat that will have you feeling like it is the autumn season whole year long.
Here's an awesome pumpkin bagel recipe that can teach you how to make some pumpkin bagels in the comfort of your own home.
- 6 cups of water, plus extra
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour, plus extra
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup of canned pumpkin
- 2/3 cup of warm water (around 45 degrees C preferably)
- 1 envelope (about .25oz) of active dry yeast
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon of cornmeal
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
- To make some pumpkin spice bagels, you must first pour warm water into a large mixing bowl then dissolve your yeast in it.
- Next, add your cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, pumpkin, brown sugar, and cloves. Mix until they are well incorporated.
- Fold in the flour and stir until you get a dough-like mixture.
- Prep your workspace by dusting it lightly with flour.
- Transfer your pumpkin bagel dough from the bowl onto the workspace. With the use of your hand, knead it for about 6 to 8 minutes. You can also use a mixer if you don’t want to do it manually.
- Grease a separate bowl with oil.
- Remove your dough from the workspace and transfer it to your greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it rise in a warm area for about an hour or until it doubles in size.
- Once your dough has doubled its size, transfer it back onto your workspace.
- Punch down the dough to remove the extra air. Next, divide it into 8 different parts equally.
- Use your finger to poke a hole in each bowl. After that, arrange them on a baking sheet then allow them to rise further. This should take around 10 to 15 minutes only.
- Get a large pot and fill it with about 6 cups of water and white sugar. Stir and let them bring to a boil.
- Preheat your oven to 200o degrees C or 400 degrees F.
- Slightly flatten your bagels and then drop them a few times in the boiling water – letting them stay there for about 1 and a half minutes each time.
- Turn your bagels upside down and repeat the process until all 8 pieces are boiled and dried with the use of a clean towel.
- Get another baking sheet and spray it with cooking oil. Next, sprinkle some cornmeal on top of it. (Or if you’re using our BakersLove™ - Roll N’ Go Non-Stick Baking Rug, you can skip the oil spray and go straight ahead to applying cornmeal).
- Transfer your bagels into the greased-up baking sheet. Make sure that each bagel is at least 2 inches apart from the other.
- Pop them in the oven and let them bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.
- When they’re done, pull them out of the oven and let them cool down completely on a wire rack.
- Serve the pumpkin spice bagels with your favorite cup of tea. Enjoy!