Popular Bagel Spreads
Everyone has their favorite bagel flavor and most enjoy their breakfast treat with a spread. From butter and cream cheese to peanut butter and flavored jellies there are a number of ways to jazz up any flavor of bagel.
Here are just a few of the more popular ways to enjoy your favorite bagel.
Butter – Easy and simple, butter has been the preferred bagel spread for years. When you toast a bagel and spread some butter on top you see how easy it melts and this salty dairy product goes great with any bread product. A great way to enjoy a buttered bagel is to slice the bagel in half, toast each side, spread the butter on one side after toasting and then pressing the halves together so the butter melts evenly on both sides.
Cream Cheese – A soft, mild-tasting cheese with a high fat content, cream cheese is often chosen by bagel lovers as the spread of choice. Plain cream cheese is always a favorite but today there are a wide variety of cream cheese flavors to tempt many palates including scallion, lox, garden vegetable, garlic and herb, strawberry and honey almond.
Peanut Butter – Whether you prefer smooth creamy peanut butter or chunky peanut butter, this is a great and tasty spread for any bagel flavor. Packed with protein, a peanut butter spread on a breakfast bagel is a great way to start the day and if you toast the bagel just a little bit you get a fantastic tasting treat.
Jelly – Jelly and fruit preserves make for a tasty bagel treat. The best part of jellies is how many mouth-watering flavors that are available. When you toast up a plain or wheat bagel consider spreading on apricot, grape, black cherry, blueberry, peach or red raspberry jelly to create a breakfast treat you will definitely look forward to.