Toasting Bagels In The Air Fryer

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Get rid of your toaster and free up some counter space because you can now make toasted bagels in the air fryer! You’ll end up with a perfectly toasted bagel for breakfast!

Toasting Bagels In The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Toasted Bagels

I am a huge breakfast person but I just don’t always have the time to make a whole breakfast meal. I am all about the ‘quick and easy’ or the ‘grab and go’ types of breakfast meals.

These recipes are usually:

But, I also really love a delicious toasted bagel and cream cheese some mornings!

air fryer toasted bagels

Now that I use my air fryer to make so many recipes, I’ve found myself needing my toaster less and less every day. So now, I like to make toasted bagels in the air fryer!

a slice of toasted bagel

How To Toast Bagels In The Air Fryer

Toasting up your favorite bagels in the morning has never been easier. Here are 3 simple steps to follow.

Take the bagel and slice it evenly in half.

Place the bagel halves into the air fryer basket (cut side up).

air fried toasted bagels

Set the air fryer at 370F for 3 minutes. You can always add a minute or two longer if you really like it extra toasted.

2 halves of a bagel in an air fryer basket

What To Serve With Toasted Bagels

Bagels are a great base for so many different recipes.

toasted bagels in an air fryer basket

For Breakfast:

  • You can go the classic route and smear on your favorite kind of cream cheese! My personal favorite is onion and chives with a dash of everything but the bagel seasoning. Not a fan of cream cheese? Check out this list of bagel spread ideas and find the one you like the best.
  • You can also make yourself a glorious breakfast sandwich with some air-fried bacon and cheese topped with a sunny-side-up egg. The yolk is everything in this kind of sandwich!

a slice of toasted bagel

For Lunch and Dinner:

  • Like my breakfast sandwich idea, I also love to make a deli-style turkey sandwich using the bagels as the bread. You can also just make your favorite kind of sandwich and add some of your go-to sandwich toppings. I’ve been wanting to try to make a PB+J sandwich with my homemade orange marmalade recipe so, I’ll let you know how it goes!
  • One of my favorite dinners on a busy weeknight is a quick and easy homemade pizza. I have used pita bread to make air fryer pizza before. So, when I don’t have pita, I sometimes like to use toasted bagels instead.

Any way you decide to eat your bagels, just make sure to use your air fryer to toast them first!

toasted bagels halves on a white plate

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this recipe for air ‘fried’ bagels, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some other recipes I love to make:

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Air Fryer Toasted Bagels

Toasting bagels in the air fryer is so easy! If you have an air fryer, you don't need a toaster! Just put a bagel in the air fryer and it will toast it to perfection!
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bagel
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 289kcal

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  • 1 bagel

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  • Slice the bagel in half. Put the bagel halves in the air fryer basket cut side up.
  • Air fry the bagel at 370F for 3 minutes.


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Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Because I had so little space in my so-called “kitchen,” I went with the Cuisinart toaster/convection/air fryer etc combo. I love it … and I have the best of both worlds: toaster oven and air fryer etc. I keep my bagels frozen and then bake them for about 5 minutes to defrost and get the outside of the bagels nice and brown. I cut them after the defrosting/baking. I use the flavored cream cheese from the bagel shop. Now, if I wanted to have one with just butter, I would cut them in half but then I have to worry about melted butter dripping on me and my shirt. LOL.

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