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Toasting Bagels in the Air Fryer

Learn how easy it is to toast bagels in the air fryer! Make perfectly toasted bagels in just a few minutes each and every time. Ditch the toaster and maximize how you use your countertop air fryer.

a bagel on a plate with bowls of toppings and fruit

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Toasting bagels and bread in the air fryer were the last things we needed to figure before finally ditching our toaster. The good news is, air fryer bagels are super easy and the clean up is a breeze!

If your countertop can’t handle one more appliance, let me show you how to make pretty much everything in the air fryer! Delicious treats like Tortilla PizzaAir Fryer Cornbread, or even Crispy Green Bean Fries can be quickly whipped up thanks to the air fryer. This is the one I currently have and we have also owned this model.

Can You Put Bagels in the Air Fryer?

Yes! It’s simple, fast, and works great. You can use storebought bagels or even make your own two-ingredient dough no yeast bagels.

Here’s How You Toast a Bagel in the Air Fryer

Place the sliced bagel in the basket of the air fryer. For a texture that is toasted while still being pliable, cook for 3 minutes at 310 degrees F. If you like a crispy bagel, cook for 4 minutes. If you want it just lightly toasted, 2 minutes is perfect. That’s it!

a sliced bagel in an air fryer basket

For an absolutely delicious variation, when the bagel has finished toasting, spread a bit of butter on it and then toast it at 310 degrees F for an additional minute. It’s SO good!

Awesome Bagel Toppings

Whether you love sweet or savory toppings on your bagel, there is something here for everyone!

Sweet: Strawberry Freezer Jam, No Cook Raspberry Freezer Jam, Strawberry Puree, Peach Freezer Jam, Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam, Cinnamon Almond Butter, or Blackberry Freezer Jam.

Savory: Smoked salmon or lox, capers, Chive Butter, top with Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs, bacon you bake in the oven, or thinly sliced spicy pickled onions. Yum!

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • There is no need to preheat your air fryer.
  • The temp and cooking time remains the same whether you are using full-size or mini bagels.
  • Try adding some homemade pizza sauce and some shredded cheese on your bagel for a fun take on these tortilla pizzas.

a sliced bagel on a plate

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Toasting Bagels in the Air Fryer

Learn how easy it is to toast bagels in the air fryer!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer bagels, can you toast bagels in an air fryer?

Equipment

Ingredients

  • bagel

Instructions

  • Place the sliced bagel in the basket of the air fryer.
  • Cook 3 minutes at 310 F for medium toasted, 4 minutes at 310 F for crispy texture, and 2 minutes at 310 F for lightly toasted.

Notes

Variation: when the bagel has finished toasting, spread a bit of butter on it and then toast it at 310 degrees F for an additional minute. 

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