36 Leftover Bagel Recipes [French Toast & More]

Having leftover bread can be a tricky thing, especially when it’s bagels! Many bagels are already flavored, like blueberry bagels and everything bagels. You might be asking yourself, “What can I even do with these?”

Fortunately, there are many ways to get creative! I love making bread pudding or even croutons with my leftover bagels, those recipes are suitable for bagels that have gone stale.

Leftover Bagel Recipes

If you have extras that are still nice and soft, there are tons of sandwiches and meals you can make with them. Let’s get to it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Make Stale Bagels Soft Again?

One trick that I’ve learned to revive a stale bagel would be to “steam” it in the microwave!

Lightly brush the bagel with warm water, then cover it with a paper towel and heat it in 10-second intervals, until it reaches the softness you’re looking for.

How Can You Tell If A Bagel Has Gone Bad?

If the bread has any signs of bad odor, discoloration, or mold; you’ll need to toss it! If it is just stale, there are plenty of ways you can use it up!

How Should I Store My Leftover Bagels?

To keep them fresh as long as possible, keep them in a sealed bag at room temperature. Freeze them immediately.

If they have already started to become stale, it is best not to freeze them but to use them up as soon as possible!

Final Thoughts

I hope you have learned some new ways that you can make use of your extra bagels! They have so much potential to become fun snacks, appetizers, and even entrees!

I never worry when I find myself with leftover bagels because I know they’ll be used up one way or another.

Feel free to switch out different kinds of bagels than what the recipe suggests.

Many of the recipes call for plain bagels that could easily be substituted for a different flavor! Who knows, maybe you’ll create a new flavor combination that your family will love!

You might want to check out our Leftover Biscuit Recipes.

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