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Mini Cream Cheese Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bagel Poptarts…the perfect fall treat!
It’s about time, right?
Just kidding, but today marks the first day of fall, so these are finally acceptable.
As of the last couple of days, I have made us a lot of cinnamon goodness. I honestly cannot get enough cinnamon in my life right now – talking sweet and savory people. Asher and I are calling ourselves cinnamon freaks because cinnamon has been the main ingredient in practically all of our meals lately. I am on a huge kick and everything needs to involve either cinnamon, pumpkin, apples, or butternut squash (acorn and spaghetti too). I’m also in love with figs at the moment as well.
Oh, and cheese and stews + soups, cookies, pies, and all of the cozy foods.
Basically, I am obsessed with all things fall-like. I think it’s because we’re immersed in fall up here in the mountains. You see, our trees are the most gorgeous shades of yellow and orange right now. My little mini pumpkin collection in my office (because there is no room anywhere else) is just so cute. And the weather was so incredible last weekend.
It was a perfect fall Saturday that ended with a cozy storm late Sunday afternoon. It was one of those fall days that makes you just want to snuggle up by the fire with a good magazine. I didn’t do that because I had a chicken to roast and a bunch of boring emails to respond to. But I was wishing that’s what I was doing. Fall is awesome up here, but it doesn’t last long. Soon the white stuff will be falling and mixing itself in. Just like in this picture of a nearby trail in Dillon.
Can I also just say that if you have never been to Colorado in the fall then you should probably schedule a trip. But come in late September or early October. By late October we are pretty much into winter up here in the mountains. Halloween equals a very, very cold night with snow showers and freezing temps totally possible.
So now that fall is officially here, I figured it was time for a real pumpkin recipe.
I have so many that I want to share this year, but I promise I will try not to overload you guys with “fall” recipes and pumpkin this, pumpkin that. It’ll be a good balance of everything… I hope. I think you can tell, I am pretty excited about this fall season. It holds so many exciting things for me and I am not just talking about the food, although that’s where it all starts.
Even still, I promise not to go overboard, Or I will try not to go overboard. I mean, fall has so many other great things to offer.
Now about these cute little bagel pop tart things I made here.
My family is a tad addicted to them. Can you blame us though? See, these are kind of like a bagel cinnamon roll. They may even be better than a cinnamon roll though because, do you see all the cinnamon sugar on these things?? Not to mention that they are stuffed with sweetened whipped cream cheese.
Don’t worry though, I made them with pumpkin and whole wheat flour, so that equals a balanced breakfast or afternoon snack, right? Yup, let’s just at least tell ourselves that.
These are actually pretty basic, so don’t be intimidated. The bagel dough is adapted from my go-to bagel recipe (it’s easy!). I literally just added some pumpkin and cinnamon. The filling is a whipped cream cheese, and the toppings are as simple as cinnamon, sugar, and a drizzle of white chocolate glaze.
The hardest part is rolling and filling the bagels, and it’s not really that it’s that hard, it’s just a little tedious. I found that I liked smaller-sized bagel pop tarts vs larger ones. With a smaller size you get a better ratio of bagel, filling, and cinnamon sugar. Plus, everything mini is always better… or at least cuter.
Once you’ve boiled the bagels, you dip them into browned butter (ah huh) and a good, heavy dusting of cinnamon sugar. Perfection.
Well, almost. You really need the sweet white chocolate drizzle. You do, you do. Just ask Asher, I ran out and she almost cried. We obviously made more.
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Come on, doesn’t that look so delicious??. These cute little bagels will put smiles on everyone’s faces!
A couple of the process shots:
Lastly, if you make these Mini Cream Cheese Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bagel Poptarts be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Can you please tell me what a perfect sub for the pumpkin purée would be? My fam hates pumpkin and I am dying to make this recipe!
Hi Fallon! Try using yogurt in place of the pumpkin. I think that should work well. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan
I cannot wait to try these! I’ve always wanted to try making poptarts from scratch, but these look crazy good! Thanks a bunch for sharing such a cool recipe!
THANK YOU! Hope you love them!
These look amazing and I’m making them asap! What temperature should I set the oven to?
Thanks Jenny! The oven temp should be 425 degrees F. Hope you love them!
Total comfort food!
Gotta love comfort food! 🙂
I am totally on a cinnamon kick right now, too! Which is why I need like a bajillion of these pop tarts in my belly ASAP.
It’s fall, I think the cinnamon kick it’s everyone! 🙂
Yay for pumpkin goodness, these look incredible!! Love that cinnamon sugar coating!
Thank you, Laura! Cinnamon sugar is the best, right?!
I want to cozy up with a bowl full of these beauties. Nom!
These look incredible Tieghan! I can’t wait to make them!
Thank you, Kathy! Hope you are having good week!
Tieghan these look so yummy!! Cinnamony pop tarts stuffed with cream cheese – Girl fall can’t get better!!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
I agree with Angela–first finish the barn, take time to enjoy the barn, and then make a cookbook–LOL.
I can’t wait for the maple trees here to change.
Awe, thank you so much!! You are always so kind, Nancy! 🙂
The title just kept getting better with every word! That bottom shot with the bite is ridiculous. YUM.
Thank you so much, Katie!! 🙂
These sound ahhh-maazing! Such a creative recipe as always! 🙂
Thank you so much, Alexandra! Hope you are having a great week! 🙂
these look phenomenal. I love!
Yum!! I’ve never been to Colorado in the fall, but I need to make the trip. And while I’m there, I should eat one of these. A perfect autumnal moment 😉
You have to make it out here in the fall, so pretty!
Thanks so much, Brandon!