Have you been looking for a nutritious way to start day? Are you also looking for a way to use leftover bagels you may have? If so, here is a recipe that will do both without making you late for work or sacrificing flavor.
While you can use any kind of leftover bagel for this recipe, wheat and whole grain bagels are the healthiest options. Some of the tastiest options, however, are poppyseed, onion, salt, sourdough and cinnamon bagels. Whatever your personal preference is, this recipe will work for it so choose your favorite. Use bagels from a shop or vendor supplied by a reputable wholesale bagel bakery to get the freshest and most consistent results.
With your bagel chosen, the next step is to grab a couple of eggs. The best eggs are from free range hens; these have the darkest yolks and most vitamins and nutrients. You want to pack in all the protein you can. Don’t forget to eat the whole egg. Most of the protein is in the yolk, and the egg white itself counteracts the cholesterol.
You can now move on to cheese. Choose something milder like cheddar, American or Swiss, or step it up a notch by turning to a cheese containing jalapenos or habaneros; a crumbly feta; some chunky blue cheese; or maybe some Gouda or Havarti. Regardless of what cheese you choose, the key is to ensure it is finely grated or crumbled.
Extra topping time: choose your favorite vegetable of breakfast meat for this step – although choosing one of each can be a real flavor sensation! Some of our favorite toppings are crumbled bacon, ribboned spinach, chopped, browned ham, sausage patties, and sliced veggies, but it’s your bagel so have it your way. Whatever you choose, just make sure it is able to layer neatly.
Place a sheet of foil on a baking sheet and make sure your oven is pre-heated to 375 degrees. Now you can start the process of assembling your breakfast bagel quiches.
- Cut the very bottom off your bagel. Hollow out the inside of the bagel, creating a circular trough. Dab a little melted butter in the bottom.
- Beat the eggs with a tiny splash of milk or cream and add salt, pepper, garlic powder – whatever kind of seasonings you like.
- Pour the eggs into the bagel, and top with your veggies, meats, and cheeses. Poke at the toppings a little so they submerge.
- Bake your bagel quiche until the egg is completely set (usually 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick and big your bagel is).
While you can cook just one to should carry you until lunchtime, why not make a few that you can wrap up and reheat later? Whether it is to nibble on in the afternoon or eat for breakfast the next morning, these make a great mini-meal on the go or for whenever you are pressed for time.