Copycat Panera Bread Pumpkin Spice Bagel Recipe


I have something in my kitchen that will make your mouth water:  Pumpkin Spice Bagels that taste like they were baked at Panera Bread!  Oh my goodness, I cannot even explain to you how good these bagels are.

You have to try these!  They’re easy to make and they’re worth the small effort.

Copy Cat Panera Bread Pumpkin Spice Bagels in the Bread Machine


  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 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 cloves
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

In bread machine pan, place 2/3 cup + 2 T water, pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, spices, flour and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. For me, this is liquids, followed by everything else, then yeast in a flour well.


Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into eight balls. Push thumb through centers to form a small hole.  Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Fill a large pot two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Drop bagels, 2-3 at a time, into boiling water. Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds longer. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.


Place bagels on parchment lined cookie sheet.  Spray tops of bagels with butter flavored cooking spray, then sprinkle tops with mixture of brown sugar and powdered sugar. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Panera Bagels do not have a large hole in the center, which is the way I prefer my bagels.  Top with cream cheese or butter (which does not fall through the hole!)

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  1. Oh sorry nevermind, it says 1/2 cup not 1/2 can sorry

  2. Also, what size can of pumpkin?

  3. For those of us without a bread maker would you happen to have alternate instructions?

  4. how much yeast?

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