like a good little maid of honor, i hosted the morning-after brunch for stoopie's wedding. and like a good little aspiring jewish mother i acquired way too many bagels. and now i am left with an ass ton of bagels that are about to pass that good-even-if-you-toast-them-and-slather-them-with-cream-cheese phase. so this morning i listened to mozart and made french toast and even though the kitchen is currently covered in poppy seeds, it was a delight. the french toast came out super chewy and crispy on the edges, texturally fantastic, i'd say.

i chose to cut the bagel into wedges, as opposed to big slices, because i didn't want to be stuck with two end pieces that were mostly crust (and minorly fun) and also because i envisioned this as a cute little brunch hors d'oeuvre.

bagel french toast

makes one or two servings (depending on the size of your bagel), and you can easily double or quintuple this recipe. 


1 bagel, a couple days old

1 large egg

1/4 c milk (i used vanilla almond milk!)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tb oil, for frying

for serving: syrup, berries, powdered sugar, nutella, whatever you please!


slice bagels into 1-inch wedges.

in an 8-inch pan, whisk together the milk, egg, and cinnamon.

let bagel wedges soak in the mixture for a few minutes on each side.

heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat.

cook the wedges until browned, about 2 minutes on each side.