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How to Make Bagel Bites Easily

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Bagel bites are favorite fun snacks for all ages, be it a kid’s party or even a small family gathering. With just a few minutes needed to whip up these homemade bagel bites, you get to enjoy the best bagel bites with toppings of your choice.

These bagel bites can be prepared in your conventional oven, microwave, or toaster oven as a quick lunch or dinner. The good thing about trying out this recipe is that you get to try your own version.

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Homemade Bagel Bites Recipe

Follow this recipe to make the most delicious bagel bites at the comfort of your home.

Bagel Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • ¾ cup water

Bagel Bites Toppings:

  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • Pepperoni

Note that: you can use your choice of toppings.

Equipment Needed

  • Bowls/ basin
  • Mixer
  • Aluminum foil/ clean kitchen towel
  • pan
  • Skimmer
  • Serrated /bread knife
  • Baking sheet
  • List Element

For Pizza Sauce:

  • 28oz tomatoes- should be peeled, drained, chopped, and the liquid retained.
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil- extra virgin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried bay leaves
  • Handful fresh basil
  • Salt
  • pepper

Bagels Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 395 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, add some warm water, yeast, olive oil, and sugar and combine them. After the mixture is well mixed, leave it to sit for up to 15 minutes.
  3. Pour salt into the mixture and add your flour; mix until they combine well. Ensure you end up with an elastic, shiny mixture.
  4. In another bowl, smear some olive oil into it and place the dough in it. Next, cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or aluminum foil.
  5. Leave the dough to sit for an hour, so it doubles in size.
  6. Divide the dough into little balls and make holes with your fingers’ help at the center of each ball.
  7. Place a large pan with some salted water onto the stove and let It boil.
  8. The next step is dropping the balls into the water and letting them sit for a minute or so.
  9. Remove them after a minute with your skimmer, and place them onto a baking sheet.
  10. Sprinkle your sesame and poppy seeds onto them.
  11. Place the bagels into your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes until they turn brown.
  12. Remove the bagels from the oven and allow them to cool down.

Pizza Sauce Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat some oil onto a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Pour your tomatoes into the pan and let them cook for 5 minutes. Keep stirring as they cook.
  3. After the tomatoes are well cooked, set the cooking heat to low and add the sugar, oregano, basil, garlic, bay leaves, thyme.
  4. Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes and keep stirring now and then.
  5. Get the sauce from the stovetop.
  6. Blend it to make a smooth puree.

Bagel Bites Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 3500 F.
  2. Cut all your bagel bites into two halves using a serrated knife.
  3. Place the bagels onto a baking sheet with the cut side up. Broil them until the top part becomes crispy.
  4. Spread thin, even amounts of the sauce onto every half-cut bagel piece. Add all your toppings on top of the sauce.
  5. Place the bagel bites into the preheated oven and let it cook for 15 minutes until all the cheese is melted.

Tip: Do not add too many toppings, so it doesn’t melt everywhere.

Different Methods of Cooking Bagel Bites

You can get your bagel bites ready in several ways. They can be cooked in a toaster oven, microwave, or baked in an oven.

  • 1. Using a Toaster Oven

  • When preparing bagel bites in a toaster oven, ensure you first preheat it to 4000 F. Different bagel bites variety have different cooking times on the oven. Another determinant of the cooking time is the total number of bagel bites being cooked. Check out some of these cooking tips:

  • For mozzarella Bagel Bites, Cook For:
    • 12 minutes for every 4 pieces
    • 16 minutes for 12 pieces.
  • For Cheese & Pepperoni; Cheese & Sausage & Pepperoni Cook for:
    1. 12 minutes for every 4 pieces
    2. 16 minutes for 9 pieces
    3.  18 minutes for 12 pieces
  • For Bacon, Egg & Cheese, Sausage, Cheese & Bacon, Cook for:
    • 13 minutes for every 4 pieces.
  • 2. Using a Microwave to Cook Bagel Bites

  • Bagel bites packages come with a crisping tray used when microwaving them. The plastic should be removed and placed onto the microwave tray, the shiny side up. This crisping tray prevents the bites from getting soggy and always be used when cooking.

    Different types of bagel bites have different microwaving times. The cooking time is also determined by the number of bites being cooked. For instance:

  • Mozzarella Bagel Bites
    • 55 seconds for every 4 pieces
    • 3minutes for 12 pieces
  • Bacon, Eggs and Cheese; Sausage, Egg, and Cheese; Bacon, sausage & Cheese
    • 1 minute 15 sec for every 4 pieces.
    • 2minutes 30 sec for 9 pieces.
  • Pepperoni & Cheese; Cheese, Sausage & Pepperoni
    • 11minutes for 9 pieces
    • 3 minutes for 12 pieces
  • 3. Using an Oven to Bake Bagel Bites 

  • The oven should be preheated at 4250c. Ensure that the bagel bites are well spaced for even cooking. The oven rack should be set in the middle rack for proper cooking. If placed in the lower rack, chances are that the bottom side will burn before the top part turns brown. On the other hand, if the bagel bites are placed in the top rack, the top part of the bagels might burn before the bottom part is cooked.

    Here are some tips on how you should set the cooking time for different bagel bites varieties.

  • Mozzarella Bagel Bites
    • 14 minutes for every 12-24 pieces.
    • Bacon, Eggs & Cheese; Sausage, Egg & Cheese; Bacon, Sausage & Cheese
    • 12 minutes for every 4 pieces
    • 14 minutes for every 9 minutes.
  • Pepperoni& cheese; cheese, sausage & pepperoni
    • 12 minutes for every 4 pieces
    • 14 minutes for 9-12 pieces

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    Conclusion

    If you haven’t tried out making some homemade bagel bites, then it’s time to! With the help of this recipe, I hope things will be much easier. Good luck as you prepare to try this recipe.

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