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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

When Fall rolls around everyone has their favorite local spot to buy Apple Cider Donuts, but my new favorite this year might just be homemade. Nothing beats the taste of a hot, fresh Apple Cider Donut right out of the frying pan. There’s something about […]

Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

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Pumpkin Spice Bagels

Pumpkin Spice Bagels

Ok so I know that every single store has flipped the switch from Halloween to Christmas, but you guys, I’m not done with pumpkin everything season yet! You can take away my pumpkin spice lattes but I’m still gonna celebrate. So this next recipe not only celebrates my favorite time of the year, but it’s literally shouting from the rooftops loud and proud just how AHH-mazing this Fall flavor can be. I’m just gonna say it. Pumpkin Spice Bagels are the BEST BAGELS EVER!!! Seriously. This tasty, chewy, pumpkin flavored bagel has the perfect texture and obviously plenty of flavor. Eat ’em hot out of the oven, toasted, buttered, use them as sandwich bread, slather on some honey pecan cream cheese, Nutella, you name it. Pumpkin Spice Bagels can handle just about anything!

Here’s all you need: canned pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, flour, yeast, an egg white, and cornmeal.

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Ok so I know what you’re thinking….I could never make my own bagels. That’s way too hard! Umm….but it’s totally not. Especially if you have a handy dandy bread machine or Kitchen Aid mixer to mix the dough for you. So first the easy peasy bread machine instructions. Place 2/3 cup of warm water, pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, flour and yeast in the bread maker pan. Select the dough cycle let the bread machine do all the work.

But if you don’t have a bread maker handy, first off let’s put that at the top of your Christmas wish list, then follow these directions. Dissolve the yeast in 2/3 cup warm water (let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it’s nice and frothy). Blend in the pumpkin and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and flour and whisk to blend it all together. Using a hand mixer at a low speed, add the flour mixture to the wet mixture a little at a time. Once you get to the point where it’s too hard to mix in the rest of the flour with the hand mixer, break out the elbow grease and knead in the rest by hand. Knead until the dough is soft and smooth. Then cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.

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Alrighty! Once the cycle is complete (or your dough has finished rising) split it up into 9, as equal as you can make them pieces. Then on a lightly floured surface, shape them into 9 balls. First you roll it and pat it and mark it P. Put ’em in the oven for pumpkin and me. Sorry I couldn’t resist!

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Next we’re going to shape the dough into bagels. This part was literally mind blowing for me! To form a bagel, stick your thumb directly through the center of the dough and stretch it to form a hole in the middle. That’s it. It’s literally that simple. I don’t know why but I always pictured a special bagel pan or a bagel cutter (like a cookie cutter) for this part. Nope! Your thumb is the only tool you need. Super helpful hint: Make the holes way bigger than you think they should be. The bread will continue to rise in the oven which makes those holes shrink quite a bit. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

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While the dough’s resting, fill a Dutch oven (or big pot) 2/3 of the way full with water and bring to a boil. Drop the bagels a few at a time into the boiling water. Boil for 45 seconds on one side, then flip them over and boil for 45 seconds on the other side. If the yeast proofed correctly your bagels should float. If they don’t float, don’t fret. Check the date on the yeast label, it could be a bad batch, but bake them anyways!! The flavor will still be delicious! (I’ve eaten a batch of Pumpkin Spice Bagels that floated and a batch that didn’t). Remove the bagels with a slotted spoon and drain.

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Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (aka my bestie!) and sprinkle with cornmeal. You can spray the baking sheet with cookie spray if you don’t have parchment on hand (but we need to have a serious talk about why you don’t have parchment paper on hand….because I’m obsessed with it!!!). Whisk the egg white with two tablespoons of water til it’s nice and foamy then brush onto the tops of the bagels.

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Bake in a 400 degrees preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until nice and golden brown. My bagels were perfect at about the 17-18 minute mark for reference. Remove from the baking sheet and cool on a wire baking rack. Seriously though, how fabulous do these homemade Pumpkin Spice Bagels look??? It really doesn’t get any better than this!!

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Slice down the middle once they’re cool enough to handle and gobble these bad boys up!!! My family sure did!! Pumpkin Spice Bagels will keep best in the fridge for about a week. Or store in the freezer for up to three months so you can enjoy them every day of the year!! If you’re all about letting your pumpkin freak flag fly then you better get after our Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Whipped Cream or our Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread ASAP!!!!

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Pumpkin Spice Bagels

November 9, 2018
: 9 bagels
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast (3 teaspoons)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
Directions
  • Step 1 BREAD MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS: Place 2/3 cup of warm water, pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, flour and yeast in the bread maker pan. Run the dough cycle.
  • Step 2 BY HAND INSTRUCTIONS: Dissolve the yeast in 2/3 cup warm water (let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it’s nice and frothy). Blend in the pumpkin and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and flour and whisk to blend it all together. Using a hand mixer at a low speed, add the flour mixture to the wet mixture a little at a time. Once you get to the point where it’s too hard to mix in the rest of the flour with the hand mixer, knead in the rest by hand. Knead until the dough is soft and smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Step 3 When the cycle is complete, split the dough into 9 evenly shaped pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a ball.
  • Step 4 Push your thumb through the center of the ball and stretch to form a large hole in the middle. (Make the holes larger than you think. The dough will continue to rise in the oven). Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Step 5 Fill a Dutch oven (or big pot) 2/3 of the way full with water and bring to a boil. Drop the bagels, a few at a time, into the boiling water. Boil for 45 seconds on one side, flip them over and boil for 45 seconds on the other side. Remove the bagels with a slotted spoon and drain.
  • Step 6 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with cornmeal. Whisk the egg white with two tablespoons of water and brush onto the tops of the bagels.
  • Step 7 Bake in a 400 degrees preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet and cool on a wire baking rack. Slice down the middle once cool enough to handle and enjoy!!

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