I had a month of free bagels from a chain bagel shop and honestly, there are only so many times when you can eat a bagel for breakfast. So I had to think of what else we could do with bagels. And thus, this Air Fryer Bagel Chips recipe was born.
These are honestly so incredibly simple to make. And they come together in only a handful of minutes, so if you’re craving a snack and don’t have anything in the cabinet, you can make these quickly.
And these are a great way to use up any bagels that you have that might be getting a little old. If you buy a dozen bagels, and some are nearing their end of their freshness, this is a good way to use them and extend their life.
Air Fryer Bagel Chips Recipe
Air Fryer Bagel Chips Ingredients:
How To Make Air Fryer Bagel Chips:
Cut the bagel into thin strips that are about 1/8 of an inch thick.
A serrated knife works great for this because it cuts through the bagel with teeth rather than a flat knife. A flat knife pushes through things as it cuts, and that deflates and/or squishes then. You don’t want that to happen with your bagel or you’ll end up with tiny pieces that won’t really be a great vessel for your dips.
Leave the first two to three pieces from each size as is. Cut the middle pieces in half.
Using a pastry brush, brush one side of the bagel pieces with olive oil. Sprinkle with the seasoning.
Flip the bagel pieces over. Brush the other side with olive oil. Sprinkle each piece with the rest of the seasoning.
Alternatively, if you have olive oil spray, you ocean use that to spray both sides of the bagel pieces instead of brushing the oil on the pieces.
Pre-heat the air fryer to 350 F.
Arrange the bagel pieces in a single layer in the air fryer. Don’t overcrowd the bagel chips and don’t overlap them.
Air fry the bagel pieces for three minutes. Flip them and air fry for an additional two minutes.
Remove the bagel chips from the air fryer and let them cool before eating.
Additional batches may require a little less time, so air fry them for two minutes on one side and two minutes on the opposite side.
Air Fryer Bagel Chips: Frequently Asked Questions
Homemade bagels or store-bought bagels work perfectly in this recipe. I haven’t tried using frozen bagels to make bagel chips, so I can’t tell you how those would work.
As far as flavor of bagel, anything from plain to everything will work. Plus whatever is in between.
You will end up seasoning the bagel anyway, so you can just vary your seasoning based on the variety of bagel you begin with.
You could even use a sweet bagel, like a cinnamon crunch bagel. Those would be perfect to dip into a sweet dip, like a cannoli dip and enjoy as a dessert.
If you have leftover Air Fryer Bagel Chips, store them in an air tight container at room temperature. They should last at least one to two weeks on the counter.
We haven’t left these longer than two weeks, mostly because we eat them within that time frame.
Personally, we love using everything but the bagel seasoning on bagel chips because there’s a little bit of everything in it and it lends well to a plain bagel. But, you can really use any type of seasoning you like best.
We have a few examples below of different bagel chip seasoning combinations.
Air Fryer Bagel Chips Variations
These Everything Bagel Chips aren’t the only variety you can make. In fact, there are nearly endless possibilities of bagel chip flavors. The only thing stopping you is your imagination.
A few of our other favorite bagel chips varieties are below. If you create your own, let us know in the comments so we can try it.
Cheesy Bagel Chips
To make Cheesy Bagel Chips, start with an asiago cheese bagel and sprinkle it with grated parmesan cheese and salt.
Sweet Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Chips
To make Sweet Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Chips, start with a cinnamon raisin bagel and sprinkle it with light brown sugar.
Ranch Bagel Chips
To make Ranch Bagel Chips, start with a plain bagel and sprinkle it with a ranch seasoning packet.
Roasted Garlic Bagel Chips
To make Roasted Garlic Bagel Chips, start with a plain bagel and sprinkle it with garlic powder and salt, in a 2:1 ratio.
Sea Salt Bagel Chips
To make Sea Salt Bagel Chips, start with a plain bagel and sprinkle it with sea salt.
Can you make bagel chips in the oven?
If you don’t have an air fryer, you absolutely can modify this recipe make bagel chips in the oven.
The beginning of the process is the same. Slice your bagel into 1/8-inch pieces, sprinkle both sides with olive oil and seasoning.
Then, put the bagel pieces in a single layer on a baking pan. You can line the baking pan with a silicone baking mat for easy clean up, but it’s not necessary.
Bake the bagel pieces at 350 F for five minutes. Flip the bagel pieces over and bake for an additional five minutes.
Let the bagel chips cool completely before serving.
What can you serve with Air Fryer Bagel Chips?
Air Fryer Bagel Chips work perfectly as dippers. So any type of dip that you can make or buy would be perfect to serve with these bagel chips.
Our favorite recipes to dip air fryer bagel chips into are below:
Purchase Bagel Chips:
If you don’t want to make bagel chips at home, but now you’re hungry for bagel chips, don’t worry. You can just order bagel chips online.
- 1 bagel
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon everything but the bagel seasoning
- Cut the bagel into thin strips that are about 1/8 of an inch thick.
- Leave the first two to three pieces from each size as is. Cut the middle pieces in half.
- Using a pastry brush, brush one side of the bagel pieces with olive oil. Sprinkle with the seasoning.
- Flip the bagel pieces over. Brush the other side with olive oil. Sprinkle each piece with the rest of the seasoning.
- Pre-heat the air fryer to 350 F.
- Arrange the bagel pieces in a single layer in the air fryer.
- Air fry the bagel pieces for three minutes. Flip them and air fry for an additional two minutes. Remove the bagel chips from the air fryer and let them cool before eating.
Amount Per Serving Calories 137Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 281mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 4g
Have you made these Air Fryer Bagel Chips? Let us know in the comments.