Homemade Pumpkin Spice Bagels with Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter {a step-by-step recipe}
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Pumpkin Spice Bagels with a sweet whipped cinnamon honey butter. Perfect paired with a cup of coffee.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Bread, Snack, Bagel
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup of warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups of bread flour + more if necessary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Olive oil
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • For Cinnamon-Honey Butter:
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Place warm water in a large bowl and add yeast and brown sugar. Stir and let sit for about 3-5 minutes. Add in pumpkin, spices, salt, and 2 cups of bread flour and begin to stir together to form a soft, sticky dough.
  2. Transfer the sticky dough to a lightly floured surface and add in another cup of flour and begin to knead dough by hand until all of the flour is absorbed. Add in another 1/2 cup of flour and knead again until all of the dough is absorbed. Knead dough for about 8 minutes. The dough should not be sticky, but smooth and elastic.
  3. Place dough in a bowl coated with oil, and cover the top allowing it to rise in a warm place until dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  4. After an hour, punch down the dough and shape into 12 balls. Roll each dough ball into a rope, about 8 inches long. Wrap the dough around to form a complete circle and overlap the dough. Seal the two ends together completely by rolling a bit; this is an important step or the ends will come apart when you boil them. Alternatively you can push your thumb through the center to form a 2 inch hole and stretch the dough to form an even ring. Place the bagels on a baking sheet (greased or lined with parchment paper), cover again with plastic wrap and let rise for 15-20 minutes more.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  6. Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water and bring to a boil. Drop bagels, two at a time, into boiling water. Cook for about 45 seconds on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain well on paper towels. Place on baking sheets, brush with egg wash, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool on wire racks.
  7. While the pumpkin bagels are cooling, make the cinnamon-honey butter.
  8. Beat butter with electrical mixer until light and fluffy. Add in honey and cinnamon and mix until well blended. Spread on toasted bagels and enjoy!
Calorie Count for 1 bagel doesn't not include butter.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bagel Calories: 158 Fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 31.5g Sugar: 5.6g Fiber: 1g Protein: 5.8g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/homemade-pumpkin-spice-bagels-with-whipped-cinnamon-honey-butter-a-step-by-step-recipe/