For a cozy family breakfast or hosting Sunday brunch for a hungry crowd, my Bagel Board makes a flexible, creative, and delicious meal. With a variety of fresh toppings and spreads, it offers something yummy for everyone!

Bagel Board by The BakerMama

One Board to Feed Them All

Plain or all dressed up, there’s something about a fresh, chewy bagel that just hits the spot for me. I’m craving one now! That’s why the Bagel Board is on repeat at our kitchen table all the time. I created a bagel board for my first cookbook, Beautiful Boards and I can’t believe I haven’t shared a version here! From savory to sweet and everything in between the Bagel Board makes a perfect brunch they won’t soon forget.

Watch Me Make a Bagel Board

Join me in the kitchen as I build a build-your-own bagel board for breakfast!

Your Morning Variety Show

Variety makes the bagel brunch board a hands-down favorite in our house. From toppings to spreads to the bagels themselves, there’s so much to choose from! Your bagel creation can be different every time! Feeling a little salty? Try the smoked salmon and capers on a plain bagel. Got a bit of a sweet tooth? Go for peanut butter and strawberry slices on a blueberry bagel.

Bagel Board by The BakerMama

My kids love to sample a little bit of everything on the board. Half of the fun is seeing what new combos we can come up with! I’ve listed a bunch of toppings in the recipe card, but you do you! That’s what’s so great about this board. Tons of flexibility. If you’re making this board for a later brunch, try toppings like tomato, cucumber and cold cuts.

Bagel Board by The BakerMama

Build to Suit!

One of my favorite things about the Bagel Board is how easy it is to size up or down. Need something to nosh for brunch with the girls? Bagel Board. Feeding the whole team? Bagel Board. I built the board pictured below on a 36” x 12” wood board but you can just as easily make your creation bigger or smaller depending on the group you’re feeding.

Quick Tips!

  • Keep a toaster handy for those that would like to toast their bagels.
  • Good fresh bagels don’t have to be toasted! Some people actually prefer their bagels not toasted (and who can blame them?).
  • Pre-slicing the bagels in half lets each person enjoy ½ of a bagel at a time rather than committing to a whole bagel. We often enjoy one flavored ½ bagel one way and then another flavored ½ bagel a completely different way.

What Do I Need to Build a Bagel Board?

  • Some combination of: plain bagels, honey whole wheat bagels, everything bagels, cinnamon raisin bagels, blueberry bagels and poppyseed bagels
  • 12 slices baked bacon
  • Watermelon chunks, strawberries, mandarin oranges, cantaloupe chunks, kiwis, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple chunks
  • Red onion, capers, drained
  • Plain cream cheese and strawberry cream cheese
  • Honey butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, strawberry jam, peanut butter and honey
  • Sliced smoked salmon
  • A 36” x 12” wood board
  • Small serving bowls

Bagel Board by The BakerMama

How to Build a Bagel Board

Start by baking the bacon and keeping it warming in a 200°F oven while you prepare the board. While the bacon is cooking, wash the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and set aside to dry. Then peel and slice the kiwi. Peel and separate the mandarin oranges, quarter the strawberries, and cut the watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple into chunks, if you didn’t buy it pre-cut. Slice the red onion and drain the capers.

Slice the bagels in half, and layer them down the center of a 36” x 12” wood board.

Fill small bowls with plain cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese, strawberry jam, honey butter, hazelnut spread, peanut butter and a little jar with honey and place them on the board.

Fill bowls with prepared watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, oranges, kiwi, blueberries, and raspberries and arrange them on the board.

Add the sliced red onion and capers to small bowls and place them on the board.

Arrange the warm baked bacon in the top left and right corners of the board and the sliced smoked salmon in the bottom left and right corners of the board.

Serve and Enjoy!

Bagel Board by The BakerMama

More Outstanding Breakfast Boards

Breakfast boards are a fun and delicious way for the whole family to start off the day! From a sweet and indulgent Donut Board, to the hearty and wholesome Fix-Your-Own Biscuit Board, to the fiesta fun of a Build-Your-Own Breakfast Taco Board, my Breakfast Boards Galore! has all the yum your morning can handle!

If you’re inspired to make this delicious Bagel Board, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me @thebakermama on Instagram so I can see. I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas and recipes I share.

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Bagel Board by The BakerMama

Bagel Board

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Yield: 1012 servings 1x

Description

For a cozy family breakfast or hosting Sunday brunch for a hungry crowd, my Bagel Board makes a flexible, creative, and delicious meal.


Ingredients

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  • 2 plain bagels
  • 2 honey whole wheat bagels
  • 2 everything bagels
  • 1 cinnamon raisin bagel
  • 2 blueberry bagels
  • 1 poppyseed bagel
  • 12 slices baked bacon
  • ½ cup watermelon chunks
  • 8 strawberries, quartered
  • 3 mandarin oranges, peeled and separated
  • ½ cup cantaloupe chunks
  • 2 kiwis, sliced
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup capers, drained
  • 1/2 cup plain cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup strawberry cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup honey butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 ounces sliced smoked salmon

Instructions

  1. Start by baking the bacon and keeping it warming in a 200°F oven while you prepare the board.
  2. Wash the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and set aside to dry.
  3. Peel and slice the kiwi. Peel and separate the mandarin oranges. Quarter the strawberries. Cut the watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple into chunks, if you didn’t buy it pre-cut. Slice the red onion and drain the capers.
  4. Slice the bagels in half, and layer them down the center of a 36” x 12” wood board.
  5. Fill small bowls with plain cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese, strawberry jam, honey butter, hazelnut spread, peanut butter and a little jar with honey and place them on the board.
  6. Fill bowls with prepared watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, oranges, kiwi, blueberries, and raspberries and arrange them on the board.
  7. Add the sliced red onion and capers to small bowls and place them on the board.
  8. Arrange the warm baked bacon in the top left and right corners of the board and the sliced smoked salmon in the bottom left and right corners of the board.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Keep a toaster handy for those that would like to toast their bagels.
  • Good fresh bagels don’t have to be toasted. Some people actually prefer their bagels not toasted.
  • Pre-slicing the bagels in half lets each person enjoy ½ of a bagel at a time rather than committing to a whole bagel. We’ll enjoy one flavored ½ bagel one way and then another flavored ½ bagel a completely different way.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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