Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bagel Crisps

Kids and consistency (especially when it comes to their likes and dislikes in food) don't go hand in hand - atleast in the case of my daughter. What is her favorite one day may not be all that appealing to her a few days later and I have to constantly think of new ways to keep her interest engaged and go with what her current preferences. So, what once seemed like the perfect lunchbox idea - bagels and veggie cream cheese (since she couldn't get enough of it & it was an easy fix for me when paired with some baby carrots and fruit) was quickly dismissed and that too soon after I bought a pack of mini bagels. So, these poor guys just hibernated in one of our refrigerator shelves waiting to see the light of day... until I got the idea to use them and make bagel crisps so it could serve as a crunchy snack for tea time. Now, I have a good way to use these leftover bagels and have also figured out my daughter's latest craze which is heart shaped stuff.. so i can send her anything i want for lunch (bread, dosa, idli) as long as they are shaped like hearts... so it all ended well - atleast for the time being :)


Left over Bagels - about 6 mini bagels, sliced very thinly (mine were a bit hard due to the refrigeration so it was easy to do this with a sharp knife)
Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Garlic powder - half tsp
Red Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Italian seasoning - half tsp
Salt & Pepper - 1/4 tsp each or to taste

1) Preheat oven to 300F and line baking sheets with foil and spray lightly.

2) In a small bowl, combine olive oil and heat gently until warm. Stir in the seasonings and remove from the stove.

3) Place the sliced bagels on the baking sheet in a single layer and brush this seasoned oil evenly.

4) Bake in the preheated oven for about 5 to 7 minutes till golden brown and then flip over and bake the other side as well until crisp and golden.

These are delicious as is for a snack or when served with soup.


  1. wow thats really nice snack...looks crispy n yummy

  2. I recently got a pack of bagel crisps from Trader Joes and they looked exactly the same. Am surely trying this!

  3. That is a smart idea Laavanya. Crisped up they disappear quickly.

  4. Brillant idea of making out crispy snack with bagels..looks fabulous..

  5. That is a smart idea Lavy! Love it!

  6. Wow so creative, looks so good

  7. Nice way to use left over bagels Laavanya!

  8. Looks nice and crispy !!

  9. what a great little snack! too bad they dont have heart shaped bagels ;)

  10. Love the idea of crisping and spicing up bagels, looks yum !

  11. Looks yumm and my son loves this..

  12. Crispy bagel, love to have wirh cream cheese!!!

  13. i have never tried bagel crisps...coz i know..once i start i will not stop :D

  14. Wow thats so unique recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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