Using the flour, yeast and salt together in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Mixing on low speed slowly add the water. Once just incorporated add the jalapeno, 3 tablespoons syrup and chipotle in adobo. Increase the speed to medium-high and knead until the dough comes together and is smooth, 8 to 10 minutes.
Portion the dough into approximately 10 7-ounce portions. Roll each into 10-inch-long by 2-inch-round tubes. Pinch the ends of 1 tube together to make a bagel shape. Repeat with the other tubes. Transfer the bagel shapes to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and refrigerator overnight, at least 12 hours or up to 2 days.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and coat with non-stick spray.
In a 10 quart stock pot, boil 2 gallons (32 cups) of water with the remaining 1/4 cup of syrup. Working in batches, drop half of the bagels into the boiling water. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bagels. Top each bagel with one Cheddar slice and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Rockin' Dave's Bistro and Backyard Lounge, Bend, OR