Montreal style bagel or New York-style? Toasted or untoasted? Regardless of preference, it’s clear bagels are a simple, classic food favourite. Most people have one or two go-to ways to top theirs but are you looking to switch up your topping game?
With its airy interior and crisp golden crust, the only thing better than an ACE® Bagel is when it is topped with something tasty. When loaded with various toppings, they can be a filling and exciting meal for any time of the day.
When you have a fresh, good bagel, to begin with, you sometimes don't need anything more than a hit of plain cream cheese to enjoy. We've got 11 new toppings ideas that maybe even better than just cream cheese.
1. Mascarpone, Maple, Almond, and Strawberries
Start your morning off with this sweet treat. Top your ACE Bakery® White Baguette Bagel with mascarpone cheese, maple syrup, toasted slivered almonds, and thinly sliced strawberries for a creamy and sweet morning meal! Find the full recipe here.
2. Poached eggs with avocado & tomatoes
These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food It’s not surprising how quickly avocados have become a fan favourite. Combine the rich creamy texture of avocados, with a runny poached egg and topped off with freshly sliced garden tomatoes, for a breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime!
3. Eggs, Bacon, and Cheese
A classic breakfast staple – bacon and eggs. It’s not surprising that this duo is a popular first meal of the day, because the flavours work so well together. So ditch the toast and top your brioche bagel with eggs, bacon, and a slice of your favourite cheese for a satisfying way to start your day. Any type of egg works for this so the choice is yours whether you pick scrambled, poached or fried; you have a recipe for success.
4. Peanut Butter and Granola
Peanut butter, almond butter, seed butter - whatever nut butter you choose, you’ve already got a winning spread. Elevate your bagel by adding ACE Bakery® Artisan Granola and add an extra crunch with each bite. Check out our ACE® Artisan Granola selection here.
5. Cream cheese, Dill, Capers, and Smoked Salmon
Go beyond the usual schmear of cream cheese and vary up your routine. A fluffy ACE Bakery® Brioche Bagel topped with Smoked salmon or lox, cream cheese, capers, and sliced onion is to die for. Not only is mouthwatering combo easy to make, but it’s also a perfect breakfast or brunch option that the entire family will enjoy.
6. Egg Salad
Egg Salad is a lunchtime classic – simple yet so delicious. Substitute your slices of bread for a wholesome, ACE Bakery® Bagel instead. With boiled eggs, mayo, a touch of mustard, dill, and chives toppings, smooshed between a cream cheese spread ACE Bakery® Everything Bagel, this twist on a midday meal will leave you satisfied.
7. Garden veggie bagel
Keep it fresh and light with a garden veggie bagel. Spread your preferred flavour of hummus, top with slices of cucumber, grape tomatoes, thinly sliced bell peppers, and alfalfa sprouts. This terrific sandwich will keep you going through your day.
8. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon
Although this concoction may sound off-putting, the saltiness of the bacon perfectly counters the creaminess of the banana and the sweet nuttiness of the peanut butter. Spread the bottom half of your bagel with peanut butter, top with either mashed or sliced banana, and slices of crisp bacon and Voilà an indulgent bagel sandwich!
9. Bruschetta bagel
Who doesn’t love bruschetta? Whether it is dinner for one or for the entire family, bruschetta bagels are a great way to up your app game. Perfect in its simplicity, this classic starter captures the flavours of ripened tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and a fragrant hit of fresh basil on a toasted ACE Bakery® Baguette Bagel. Try it with this ACE® Tomato and Basil Bruschetta recipe.
10. Pizza Bagels
MMMM. Pizza. The texture and size of bagels act like thick-crust pizza dough: the outside crispy, golden brown with a soft inside. Easy to make and a quick dinner option, this recipe is something that the entire family will enjoy.
All you have to do is spread some tomato sauce, sprinkle with some mozzarella, and your favourite pizza toppings for a customized individually sized pizza. Kids and adults alike will love these!
11. Turkey, Apple and Cheddar Bagel Melts
This is an elevated take on a grilled cheese. Top your ACE Bakery® Baguette Bagel with turkey deli meat, apple slices, cheddar cheese, and horseradish mustard for a sweet, savoury and spicy meal. You can also finish this divine combination off with micro-greens for some added colour and crunch. Try this recipe on our ACE Bakery® Sesame Seed Bagel!
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