I have elderly bagels - help me make bagel chips!

Just like it sounds. I’ve got a sack of leftover bagels that are on the road to stale. Rather than toss them out, I had the idea of making bagel chips out of them, but realized I don’t really know how to do it. Is it as simple as slicing the bagels into chips and baking them?

If so, roughly what temperature and for how long?

I’m probably giving away super-secret info (my first job was at a Bruegger’s and I worked there for nearly 3 years), but here’s what we did in that store:

We used 2-day old bagels (leftover bagels were packed up at the end of the night and bagged for the next day as “day old” bagels. At the end of the next day, those are what we’d make bagel chips).

-Step 1: Slice them into slices maybe 1/8" thick.

-Step 2: heat your oven to 425 (I think that’s the temp our oven was at–we used the same temp that we baked at)

-Step 3: spread the slices on a parchment-covered baking sheet so that they’re one layer thick

-Step 4: cook until golden brown (sorry for no time, it was over 5 years ago). You may want to flip them over once while cooking to brown both sides.

No seasoning needed. Usually I’d cut up a couple salt (or everything bagels, which have salt) bagels for the flavor.


Looks like they really are as simple as I thought they’d be. :slight_smile:

GAH! I read ‘beagles’.
I was gonna drag you off to the pit.
Never mind. :slight_smile: