Bagel French Toast

Don't throw away your stale bagels! I've found that they make wonderful French toast.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (Optional)

  • 4 stale bagels, split

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, or to taste


  1. Beat milk, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large, flat container.

  2. Place bagels, insides-down, into the egg mixture. Let sit for 30 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bagel slices and cook, working in batches if needed, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

If bagels did not come split, slice into thirds. If you cut the bagels in thirds you will have to either ladle the mixture over the top or flip the bagels over in the egg mixture.

If you want custard-like French toast, refrigerate the bagels to sit overnight. Cook time may be longer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
4g Fat
34g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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