Breakfast

Pumpkin Bagels

Pumpkin Bagels are a quick and healthy breakfast recipe that is perfect for the fall. These bagels are made with a blend of flour, spices, and greek pumpkin yogurt and can be made in the oven or the air fryer!

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pumpkin bagels on a piece of parchment paper

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Pumpkin Bagels come together quickly and easily!
  • They can be easily be made in the oven or air fryer.
  • They are the perfect fall breakfast item.
  • Enjoy with cream cheese or pumpkin butter.
  • Make them dairy free with the use of dairy free yogurt.
  • These bagels are made with a homemade pumpkin yogurt that is filled with probiotics.
  • Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin E.
  • If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out my cream cheese muffins!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Pumpkin Bagels. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

The base of this bagel is made with all purpose flour, but can substitute for whole-wheat. I have not tested this recipe with a 1:1 gluten free flour yet.

Baking powder will help to create a fluffy texture in these bagels.

Salt helps to balance out all the flavors.

Use cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to ensure you’re getting all those fall flavors in this recipe.

These bagels are made with greek yogurt which also helps to activate the baking powder to create a really lovely texture. If you are dairy free, feel free to use dairy free yogurt as an alternative.

Use Pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling.

A touch of maple syrup will add a subtle sweetness which tastes amazing with the pumpkin flavor.

Add on pumpkin seeds before baking.

all the ingredients that you need to make these pumpkin bagels

How To Make

ONE: Start by mixing together the wet ingredients and set aside. Then, in a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients.

TWO: Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a spatula until a dough is formed. Roll the dough into a ball and cut into four equal parts. Then, roll each section into a ball and create a large hole in the center.

FOUR: Brush each bagel with an egg wash and top with pumpkin seeds. Place in the air fryer and fry at 350F for 12-15 minutes, or bake in the oven at 350F for 20-25 minutes.

FIVE: Slice into and enjoy!

the cooked pumpkin bagel cut in half.

Tips And Tricks

Mix together the wet ingredients separately from the dry and then add them together. This is to ensure all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

If your dough is too sticky, just add in a touch more of flour until it’s workable.

Depending on the size of your air fryer you made need to fry the bagels one at a time. The oven also works great.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Pumpkin Bagels toasted and with a touch of cream cheese and pumpkin butter.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy up to 5 days. Reheat in the toaster or air fryer.

a hand holding a bagel

Taste And Texture

The taste of these delicious Pumpkin Bagels are filled with pumpkin spice and have a subtly sweet flavor.

The texture is chewy, soft and crispy on the edges.

the bagel cut in half and topped with cream cheese and pumpkin butter

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use almond flour instead of all purpose flour?

Unfortunately almond flour is not a 1:1 substitute

Can I make these vegan?

Yes, just use a vegan yogurt and oil instead of an egg wash.

Why is my dough so sticky?

The greek yogurt or pumpkin may contain too much moisture, but don’t worry, simply add in a touch of more flour until the dough is workable.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Pumpkin Bagels, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Pumpkin Bagels

Pumpkin Bagels are a quick and healthy breakfast recipe that is perfect for the fall. These bagels are made with a blend of flour, spices, and greek pumpkin yogurt and can be made in the oven or the air fryer!
5 based on 2 reviews
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
15 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
25 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 + 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

4 bagels

Directions

  1. To start, combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl. This includes, flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, chia seeds, salt and ground flaxseed meal.
  2. Then, in a separate bowl combine greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup and mix with a spatula until a dough starts to form.
  3. Flour your hands and flour a clean surface. Bring the dough out of the bowl and start to kneed for about 1 minute. Then, roll the dough into one large ball and cut in half vertically, and then again horizontally until you have four equal parts.
  4. Take each half and roll into it’s own mini ball. Then, create a large hole in the center.
  5. You want the hole in the center to be larger than the end result as these will rise during baking time. Repeat this process for all four halves.
  6. Brush each bagel with an egg wash which is egg mix with a splash of water. Sprinkle the tops with pumpkin seeds and place in the air fryer at 350F for 12-15 minutes. Or you can bake in the oven at 350F for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly, cut into and enjoy with cream cheese and pumpkin butter.

Notes

  • Mix together the wet ingredients separately from the dry and then add them together. This is to ensure all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • If your dough is too sticky, just add in a touch more of flour until it's workable.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer you made need to fry the bagels one at a time. The oven also works great.

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I tried the 1:1 gluten free flour and I’d say it worked although the dough was quite dry. Not sure if that was the flour or if elevation plays into that??? I also had to air fry the 4 bagels about 10 extra minutes. Enjoyed it with some cream cheese spread.

Hi sherri! amazing, I’m happy to hear it worked. The dryness could amount to it just being a different flour source, maybe just add a touch less of flour next time or some more greek yogurt/pumpkin!