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Pumpkin Garlic Knots, whole-grain
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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Garlic Knots

Pumpkin Garlic Knots made with whole wheat flour and slathered with an olive-oil-garlic sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Baking, Italian, Vegan
Servings: 24 knots
Calories: 77kcal


  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups bread flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree

For garlic oil:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic minced


  • In a large bowl, place the warm water. Add the yeast and maple syrup and allow the yeast to "flower" about five minutes.
  • Add the oil and pumpkin puree, mix, then add the flours and salt.
  • Knead for 3-4 minutes until you have a smooth dough. If sticky, add more flour and continue kneading.
  • Shape the dough into a smooth ball. Place the dough in a bowl coated with oil spray, and spray the top of the dough.
  • Cover the bowl tightly with cling wrap or a kitchen towel, and set aside to rise in a warm place, about 1 ½ hours, or until doubled.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal on two baking sheets.
  • Punch down the dough and divide into two.
  • Shape the half into a rectangle, about 9 inches wide and six inches tall, using a rolling pin or your palms.
  • With a cookie cutter or knife, cut the dough lengthwise into 12 strips.
  • Tie each strip loosely into a knot. Place each knot on the baking sheet about an inch apart.
  • Let the knots rise, loosely covered, until puffy and doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • While the knots are rising, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the risen knots in the oven and bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove and place the knots on a rack.
  • While the knots are in the oven, make the garlic oil by heating the olive oil and garlic for five minutes over medium-low heat. Don't let the garlic burn. The oil is ready when the garlic gets fragrant.
  • When the knots are on the rack, brush on the garlic oil with a pastry brush.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 1knot | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1192IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg