Homemade Bagel Chips

Bagel chips, from Cheap Recipe Blog

I’m always on the lookout for good deals on food. Like the day-old bread at Jimmy John’s (they sell it for 50 cents). Fruit that is on the brink of being too old, which is sometimes highly discounted at the supermarket (I freeze it and add it to smoothies). And of course, day-old bagels at bagel shops.

Awhile back, I experimented making bagel chips out of day-old bagels. I think I paid somewhere around $1.50 for six bagels. They were crispy, flavorful, and perfect for dipping.

Serving Suggestions

These bagel chips can be eaten on their own or with dip. Depending on the flavor of the bagel, you’ll want to choose an appropriate dip, such as:

  • Blueberry bagel chips with strawberry cream cheese dip
  • Poppy seed bagel chips with green olive cream cheese dip
  • Everything bagel chips with chipotle hummus
  • Plain bagel chips with bruschetta topping

These can also be eaten with soup or as croutons in a salad. Do you have additional serving ideas? Please share them below!

Other Alternative Chips, Crackers, and Dippers

Wonton crackers recipe from Cheap Recipe Blog

Get the recipe: Wonton crackers

Homemade crackers recipe

Get the recipe: Homemade olive oil crackers

Homemade pita chips from leftover pita bread

Get the recipe: Homemade pita chips

Thin crust bagel pizzas

Get the recipe: Thin-crust bagel pizzas

Do you have additional uses for day-old bagels? I would love to hear them. Please comment below or send me a message on Facebook.

Homemade Bagel Chips Recipe

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Feel free to add additional spices and seasonings to make these bagel chips even more tasty.


  • 2 bagels any flavor (I used everything bagels)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fine grain sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut bagels into small coins. Place in a large mixing bowl and toss with olive oil and sea salt.
  2. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bagel chips are lightly toasted brown.

2 Responses to “Homemade Bagel Chips”

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    Eileen — September 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

    Our local bagel shop slices their day-olds, fries them, and sells them as house-made bagel chips! So now I’m wondering where else I might find some cheap day-old bagels, because these totally need to happen. 🙂

    • Haley replied: — September 10th, 2014 @ 2:08 am

      Sounds like they do the work for you! You might have to just buy some fresh bagels 🙂

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