Best Breakfast Bagel

Almost every Saturday, I treat myself to a Breakfast Bagel. The capital letters are needed – this is an Event. I have been having these bagels for several years now, varying the ingredients weekly until I came up with this one. And now, there are no more other bagels I would want to eat. (This is a lie. I love all types of bagels. But this one is a particularly good one.)

This bagel has only 4 ingredients. It’s ready in about 30 minutes. It has that perfect level of crunch and softness and chewiness that you want in a bagel. It’s massively satisfying and, I’m speaking from experience here, if you are looking for a perfect post parkrun breakfast, this is exceptional.

The ingredients below make one bagel, but just multiply them to feed a crowd.

Best Breakfast Bagel

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Harriet Young
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 person


  • 1 white bagel
  • 2 slices of good quality smoky streaky bacon
  • 2 frozen hash browns
  • 20 g cheddar grated


  • Heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, then cook the hash browns for about 20 minutes until crisp and nearly done. (The crisper the better for this recipe).
  • Add the bacon to the hash brown tray and cook for a further 4 minutes. Keep an eye on the bacon – you want it to be slightly crisp but not burned.
  • Remove the bacon and hash browns from the oven. Slice the bagel in half and spread the grated cheese over the cut sides.
  • Put the bagel in the oven, cheese side up, for about 3 minutes until warmed and the cheese is starting to melt.
  • To make, place the hash browns on top of the bottom bagel slice. Put the bacon on top of that, then top with the final bagel half. Ketchup optional (and, I think, unnecessary!)
Keyword bagel, brunch

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