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7 Vegan Bagel Toppings You Need to Try

Posted by Aaron Seminoff on

Bagels are a gift to the vegan world. They are one food that is normally safe if made according to their usual recipe. However, when it comes to toppings the games begin again.

Finding tasty options that are free of animal products can be tricky. Even when you find something you like it's easy to get tired of the same old things when you eat them constantly. Never fear, below are some tasty vegan bagel toppings to spice up your bagel habit.

Hummus, Sun Dried Tomato, and Pickle Relish

Hummus and veggies are a vegan's best friend, right? Don't let the constraint of "breakfast" stop you from using tasty bagel toppings. Grab a sesame bagel, spread with hummus, and top with sun dried tomatoes and a few dots of pickle relish. This savory combo doesn't disappoint.

Peanut Butter and Banana Mash With Apples

Sweet and salty, crunchy and smooth, all the classic combinations come together as one on this bagel. Mash a couple of spoonfuls of vegan peanut butter with a ripe banana. Leave the mixture as chunky or smooth as you would like and spread on your bagel. Then top with apple slices and enjoy. This nutritious bagel will get your day started the right way.

BLT and A

Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and of course avocado! Slightly mashing the avocado will help it stick to the bagel a little better, but if you prefer slices that works great too. Just spread on the avocado and top with lettuce and tomato. Use a vegan bacon bits and top with Sriracha for a spicy spin on this breakfast classic.

Tofu Cream Cheese and Blackberries

When the cream cheese craving kicks in don't worry. You can have your cream cheese and eat it too while still showing your vegan pride. Yes, tofu cream cheese is actually a thing.

Spread some vegan cream cheese on a bagel, top with blackberries, and add a little lemon zest for a burst of bright flavor. These vegan bagel toppings are refreshing and also curb that craving for cream cheese! Speaking of cravings, check out what Ben & Jerry's is doing to help the vegan community with some new ice cream flavors!

Coconut Butter and Dark Chocolate

This delicious combination is sure to put a smile on your face. Not to mention it's super easy! Just spread some  vegan coconut butter and top with dark chocolate shavings. These toppings taste great together, not to mention some of the amazing benefits of coconut butter. Coconut butter is full of healthy fats to keep you full, boosts metabolism, and can even boost your immunity.

Vegan Cream Cheese With Herbs and Cucumber Slices

If you're looking for something that sounds unusual but actually tastes amazing this one's for you! Either mix up your own herb cream cheese or use one like Tofutti's garlic and herb dairy free cream cheese. Add some fresh cucumber slices and enjoy. The refreshing cucumbers combined with this savory cream cheese spread is one addicting combination.

Peanut Butter, Cranberries, and Pumpkin Seeds

Another sweet and salty combination uses peanut butter or SunButter, with cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Just spread on your peanut butter of choice and top with cranberries and pumpkin seeds. These three come together in a perfect harmony of sweet and salty flavor with crunchy and smooth textures. For some fresh flavor top with apple slices.

When you're wondering what to put on vegan bagels you may feel slighted on the traditional options. However, with a little creativity and willingness to try some new things you'll never return to your ordinary bagel.

Vegan options actually offer more diverse and nutritiously delicious options for your bagel toppings! Sweet, savory, classic, or a new twist, there are plenty of vegan toppings out there in the world at your disposal. Just reach out and try them, and don't be afraid to mix it up.

Add some diversity to your bagel portfolio with these nutritious and delicious vegan toppings.


*Images taken from California Avocado and Wonky Wonderful.

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