Sweet Potato Bagels
Easy to make and the perfect size for breakfast!
Yield: Twelve 2oz. bagels
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1½ Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup warm tap water (110-115°F)
- 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
- 3 Tbsp sugar, divided
- ½ cup sweet potato puree (see note)
- Whisk/sift together flour, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the water, Red Star Yeast and 2½ tablespoons sugar. Allow it to proof for 5 minutes.
- Add the sweet potato puree and mix it into the liquid using a dough hook and then add the flour mixture. Mix on low speed for 5 minutes and then turn the speed up to medium and allow it to mix for an additional minute.
- Form the dough into a ball and place in a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow the dough to double in size, approximately 1 hour. Remove the dough and punch it down.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet. Using a kitchen scale, measure out 2 ounce balls (these will make small bagels compared to what you would buy in a store. For a more traditionally sized bagel, aim for 3.5 ounces). Roll each ball into a 5-inch log. Join the ends and firmly pinch them together. Once all of the bagels are rolled out, let them rest for an additional 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and bring a large pot of water to a boil with ½ tablespoon of sugar. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
- In batches, boil the bagels for around 30 seconds per side.
- Remove the bagels with a slotted spoon and place them on the prepared sheet tray. Bake for 12 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 12 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
- Recipe created by Savory Simple.
You can purchased canned sweet potato puree but it's very easy to make fresh: Use a fork to poke numerous holes in the sweet potato, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and cover it with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 3 minutes, flip the potato and then microwave for another 3 minutes. Allow to cool and then slice in half and scoop out the softened sweet potato with a spoon. Puree in a food processor.