These delicious bagel hacks will make your mouth water

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Bagels are a classic breakfast staple. But did you know bagels also make a great ingredient in a wide variety of other snacks and desserts? From crunchy bagel chips to a decadent bagel bread pudding, bagels are the key to upgrading your snack time. Here are three delightfully creative bagel hacks you need to try!


Bagel Hack 1: Make Bagel Chips

These crunchy bagel chips are perfect for snacking on throughout the day. Simply cut a bagel vertically into thin slices, add the slices to a baking sheet, and drizzle them with olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and some everything bagel seasoning. Then bake the chips in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Serve them up with the dip of your choice!

Bagel Hack 2: Make Bagel Croutons

You need to add these bagel croutons to your next soup or salad! To make them, add ⅓ cup of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 2 ½ teaspoons of Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt to a bowl. Mix the ingredients. Then add 9 chopped mini bagels and toss to coat. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Then transfer the croutons to a baking sheet. Bake them in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for around 10 minutes, and then toss with 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley and enjoy!

Bagel Hack 3: Make Bagel Bread Pudding

Transform your leftover bagels into a dessert that’s sure to have your family begging for more! Start by whisking 4 eggs in a bowl. Then mix in 3 cups of Half-and-Half, ¾ cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 teaspoons of orange zest and a pinch of salt. Pour the mixture over a baking dish containing cranberries and around 5 cubed bagels. Cover the dish and let it rest overnight. Then remove the cover and sprinkle the pudding with sanding sugar. Bake it at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 to 50 minutes, and then serve it up!

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