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Bagel French Toast

Bagels make a french toast that is extra satisfying - the custard soaks into all those nooks and crannies. Adding cinnamon whipped cream puts it over the top.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword: bagels, French toast
Servings: 2
Calories: 771kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00


  • 9x9 Baking Dish
  • Skillet
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Stand or Handheld Mixer


For the French Toast:

  • 6 Eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Bagels, halved (just about any flavor will work, but plain or slightly sweet flavors are my preference)
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter

For the Whipped Cream Cheese:

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon


  • In a square baking dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, and salt. Add the bagel halves and flip to coat both sides. Soak the bagels cut-side down in the egg mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Use a fork to transfer the bagels to the pan (discard egg mixture), and cook on both sides until golden brown and crisp.
  • While bagels are cooking, beat cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy. (If too thick, add a bit of milk.)
  • Serve bagels topped with whipped cream cheese.


Calories: 771kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 1538mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1766IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 4mg