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Bagel Chips (Baked or Air Fried!)

January 14, 2022 by Chris Collins

These Bagel Chips are super crunchy and so easy to make!

Just when you thought you couldn’t love bagels anymore, prepare to fall even deeper in love. Follow me…

close up overhead shot of bagel chips fresh out the oven on black tray

Bagel Chips

Bagels are actually perfect to turn into chips, not only for their shape and size, but also because they come out super crunchy. Before testing this recipe I imagined they might come out with a texture more like toast, but the bagel’s dense texture means they come out nice and firm/crunchy.

Bagel chips ingredients

All you need to make bagel chips is bagels, olive oil and salt. That’s it!

What kind of bagel to use?

You really want to use everything bagels for this recipe, mainly because they’re loaded with more flavour. You can make these with regular bagels, I just recommend adding a little more seasoning along the salt i.e garlic powder.

Process shots: add bagel to chopping board (photo 1), slice in half (photo 2), slice in a straight line into wedges (photo 3&4)

4 step by step photos showing how to cut bagel chips

Baked Bagel Chips

To bake the chips you’ll need a large baking tray, and just make sure all the chips are spaced out. Use two trays if you have to – just to try and avoid the chips overlapping and not crisping up properly.

Once you’ve brushed both sides with oil, season with a hefty pinch of salt and bake away. Keep an eye on them as they burn quite quickly. You also don’t need to flip them!

Process shots: space out and brush with oil (photo 1), season then bake (photo 2).

2 step by step photos showing how to bake bagel chips

Air Fryer Bagel Chips

Air fryer fanatics – don’t despair! These are awesome in the air fryer too.

Whilst they arguably do come out slightly more crispy in the air fryer and they take less time cook, I tend to bake them purely because you can cook them in larger batches. In the air fryer you’re limited to around 1 bagels worth of chips at a time to prevent overlapping. When I make these chips it’s usually for a crowd, so I bake at least 2 bagels worth.

Process shots: salt and oil chips then add to air fryer (photo 1), air fry, flip then fry again until golden/crunchy (photo 2).

2 step by step photos showing how to air fry bagel chips

close up shot of bagel chips on wooden board served with bowl of hummus

Serving Bagel Chips

I usually serve with an extra pinch of salt, depending on how salty I’m feeling! They will also crisp slightly more as they cool. These are great with Dips (Hummus is my fave). They’re also great to turn into mini crostini and add cream cheese, salmon and dill – perfect as Party Finger Food!

Can I store leftovers?

Yes – just allow to completely cool then tightly store at room temp for a few days. Pop back in the oven for a couple of mins to crisp up if needed.

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these bagel chips shall we?!

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How to make Bagel Chips (Full Recipe & Video)

close up overhead shot of bagel chips fresh out the oven on black tray

Bagel Chips (Baked or Air Fried!)

These Bagel Chips are super crunchy and so easy to make!
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Servings (click & slide): 4
Course: Finger Food / Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories per serving: 220kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment:

  • Large Baking Tray or Air Fryer
  • Small Bowl & Brush (for oil)
  • Bread Knife

Ingredients (check list):

  • 2 Bagels, preferably Everything Bagels (see notes)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt, as needed

Instructions:

  • Prepare: Slice the bagels in half, then slice into chips around 1/4" thick. You should get 18-20 chips per bagel (see video below on guidance for slicing). Brush both sides on each bagel chip with oil.
  • Baking Method: Space out on a large baking tray and sprinkle over a hefty pinch of salt. Bake in the oven for around 12mins at 350F/180C, or until deep golden and crunchy.
  • Air Fryer Method: Space out in the basket and top with a good pinch of salt. Fry for 4mins at 170C/340F. Pull out basket, flip each chip then fry again for 2mins, or until deep golden and crunchy. You may need to do this in batches depending on how big your air fryer is.
  • Serve: Toss with an extra pinch of salt if needed, then serve up and enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Bagels - Everything bagels are best because they're loaded with flavour. You can use regular bagels, I just recommend adding a good pinch of garlic powder (or your favourite seasoning) to spruce them up. For reference, the bagels I use are around 3oz-3.5oz/90-100g each. You'll find everything bagels in most UK supermarkets.
b) Serving - These are awesome with a Dip (Hummus is my fave). You can also turn them into mini crostini and top with cream cheese, salmon and dill - awesome for a party!
c) Storage - Best served fresh, but you can allow them to completely cool then tightly seal and store at room temp. I usually pop in the oven for a couple of mins to reheat if they need crisping up again.
d) Calories - Based on 1 serving:

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Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Bagel Chips (Baked or Air Fried!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.78g17%
Saturated Fat 1.576g8%
Trans Fat 0.015g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.326g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.485g
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 25.93g9%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 4.17g5%
Protein 5.23g10%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.82mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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