How To Toast A Bagel In The Oven: Quick Guide
The bagel is popular for a good reason. The firm and spongy texture of a bagel are perfect for spreads, and a quick breakfast sandwich. But it would be nice to enjoy a bagel warm, so we are going to teach you how to toast a bagel in the oven so you can replicate that delicious warm serve you get fresh off the store.
A Quick Guide To Toasting A Bagel In The Oven
When learning how to toast a bagel in the oven, you have to note the important features of your toaster oven to achieve the crisp, golden effect.
Toasting A Frozen Bagel
What if you buy bagels by the bulk and decide to freeze them, so you have breakfast bagels for the weekend? These are some steps on how to toast a bagel in the oven if it's frozen:
- Step 1 - If your oven toaster has a bagel function, you can use this feature.
- Step 2 - Some oven toasters have smart features that automatically defrost your bagel and adjust the time it takes to toast your bagel.
- Step 3 - If you don't have this feature, all you need to do is defrost your bagel for 20 seconds through microwave and then slice it.
For oven toasters without a bagel function, these are some tips:
- Step 1 - Use the broil function in your oven toaster. The broil function uses the upper heating element of your oven toaster, which replicates a 'bagel' function.
- Step 2 - Position the rack in the middle of the toaster oven.
- Step 3 - Cut your bagel and put it on the rack with the insides facing up.
- Step 4 - Put your toaster oven to broil for 2 to 4 minutes.
- Step 5 - The resulting bagel will be crisp on the inside with a chewy bottom.
- Step 6 - If you want a crisp bottom for your bagel, just position it upwards when you broil it in your oven toaster.
For conventional ovens:
- Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F for at least 5 minutes.
- Step 2 - Toast the entire bagel without slicing it.
- Step 3 - The resulting bagel will be a crispy crust with chewy insides.
Reminders For Storing And Toasting Bagels
Now that you know how to toast a bagel in the oven, here are a few things to remember:
- Bagels are best enjoyed fresh.
- Storing bagels for at least two days will cause dehydration, and you can avoid this by storing them in a plastic bag.
- Store your bagels properly, so the reheating and toasting process is effective.
- It is recommended that you defrost the bagels while wrapped in foil at room temperature before attempting to toast them.
You can still enjoy bagels even if you've stored them for a few days. Now that you know how to toast a bagel in the oven, you can plan out your weekends better with some bagel recipes everyone will love.