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How to Make Pumpkin Fry Bread

In the western United States, some folks refer to this as Pumpkin Navajo Bread.

They’re a delicious way to indulge in your pumpkin craving.

Let’s Make Pumpkin Fry Bread!

Pumpkin Fry Bread

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine 1 and 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast, 2 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 cup warm milk.

Let stand a few minutes, until foamy.

In a second mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 pinch ground cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Add 4 tablespoons cold butter cut into pieces, and, using a pastry cutter, combine until mixture resembles cornmeal.

Put dry ingredients in large bowl with the yeast. Mix slightly on a low speed for 30-60 seconds.

Add 1 large egg and 1 cup pumpkin puree. Beat on low until well mixed.

Continue to mix on low (knead), adding small amounts of the remaining flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

Kead on a medium speed another 3-4 minutes, and then transfer to a well greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double the size which should take about 1 hour.

Punch the dough down and transfer to a floured counter.

Check out the video below for all of the tips and delicious details.

Break off walnut sized pieces. Roll the balls out into flat pieces, fairly thin, but not transparent.

Fry in hot oil (350 to 375 degrees) on both sides until golden brown.

Cool on a paper towel covered rack.

Then serve with cream cheese butter, eat and enjoy!