French Toast Bagel Bites

2 servings

The recipe comes from Brittany Nettles of Sweet Note Bakery (, a Philadelphia company that makes bagels that get praise even from New Yorkers. Nettles says the recipe was a childhood favorite that she revamped to make it gluten free.

Younger children will need some help slicing the bagels into chunks and cooking them on the stove. But otherwise, the recipe is easy to make with a few readily available ingredients.

Optional Topping

  • Syrup
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit


  • ½ cup coconut milk (or milk product of choice)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 gluten-free cinnamon raisin bagels, such as Sweet Note Bakery bagels
  • 2 tablespoons butter


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all liquid ingredients and the cinnamon.

2. Slice each bagel vertically, cutting it into chunks.

3. Place the bagel chunks into liquid mixture and stir well. Let the bagels soak to make sure they absorb some of the egg mixture.

4. Bring a large skillet to medium heat and add butter.

5. When the butter is melted, add the bagel chunks and cook until each side is browned, flipping them over a few times.

6. Remove the skillet from the heat and put bagel chunks on two plates. Add optional toppings (syrup, confectioners’ sugar, fresh fruit, etc.).

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories: 600, Carbohydrates: 50 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 39 g, Cholesterol: 215 mg, Sodium: 530 mg, Fiber: 5 g