It started last weekend when I had my prerequisite right of fall eating with a Pumpkin Bagel with Pumpkin Schmear, but it didn’t end there. I’ve been spotting a veritable buttload of pumpkin eats over the last week, including Kellogg’s infamous Pumpkin Spice waffles, as well as new Archer Farms Pumpkin Muffins and my beloved Edy’s Pumpkin Ice Cream. Word is, even Panera Bread is getting a Pumpkin Bagel.
I may be no Scott Sevener, but I do love me some pumpkin (speaking of which, can a guy get a pumpkin pie flavored cereal, please?). For no other reason than the love of all things orange, I’m more or less intent on documenting each of these finds, starting with my beloved Einstein’s Bros. Pumpkin Bagel and Schmear.
This is no donut in disguise, mind you. It’s everything you want in a bagel — chewy on the outside, warm and bready with lots of air pickets and pull-apart, yeasty dough, within – with a hint of fall spice and just malty sweetness. The cream cheese schmear is a bit on the vicious side, but it has a sweet, creamy flavor that reminds me of a pumpkin mousse. Actually, it reminds me of a better, richer version of my Grandma’s pumpkin mousse, which might just be the greatest dessert ever created for Weight Watchers.
Anyone else a pumpkin fan with some early fall eats and treats? How about other fall flavored treats? Let me know your picks for the ones to check out!