Throughout the week, our breakfast routines can be pretty standard. Breakfast bars and muffins make for perfect on-the-run meals, and a hearty bowl of oatmeal is a great way to gain energy and warm up before heading out into the cool weather. But come the weekend, it’s safe to say we’re ready for something a little less basic and a lot more extraordinary — and in comes *brunch.* Ooey gooey breakfast sandwiches are a guaranteed treat, but we’re thinking bigger and better, like sumptuous bagels. We’ve got 15 exciting bagel creations that will rock you and shock you.


1. Smashed Pea and Asparagus Breakfast Bagels: Sautéed asparagus, smashed peas and a generous smear of mint and feta pesto adorn these toasty bagels. This is a fab way to treat yourself this weekend and indulge in something that goes above and beyond your standard spread of cream cheese. (via Almond to Zest)


2. Carrot Lox Bagels: These might look like your usual lox bagels, but they’re a little extra special. This recipe brings smokey, thinly sliced carrot to the mix to mimic salmon so that vegetarians can enjoy this decadent classic in all of its glory. GENIUS. (via Maikin Mokomin)

3. Breakfast Bánh Mì: The Banh Mi sandwich has gained a lot of steam over the last couple of years, and there’s no need to wonder why. Vietnamese food gives us an abundance of flavors we covet, so why not start the day off with them; this fancified bagel demands it. (via Hapa Nom Nom)


4. Turkey Apple Cheddar Bacon Melts: Salads and sandwiches are a go-to when it comes to a simple weekend lunch, but when it’s nippy outside, something *warming* is much more welcomed. These toasty and melty bagels are the perfect thing for a little weekend gratification. (via I Wash You Dry)

5. Pretzel Bagel Donuts: If you want to be extra ambitious this weekend, make your own bagels. Heck, go even beyond that and integrate some pretzel-y influence into those bad boys. With an herbaceous cream cheese filling, these treats will keep you from leaving the house. (Oh well.) (via The Food Gays)


6. Picnic Veggie Sandwich: Depending on where you live, it’s probably a little chilly for a picnic this weekend. But that shouldn’t deter you from sinking your teeth into this goodness. It’s a perfect post-workout treat filled with nourishing ingredients and fresh flavors. (via The Whole Bite)


7. Cranberry Jeweled Tuna Melts: Sometimes an odd combination can blow your mind, and that’s exactly what cranberries and tuna do in this recipe. With the addition of melted cheese and some crunchy celery bits, these tuna melts are lazy-day perfection. (via Port and Fin)


8. Quick and Easy Homemade Bagel Pizza Bites: When a pizza lover is hit with a craving for their favorite savory pie, they’ll go to any length to satisfy their needs. This is how amazing creations like these pizza bagels are born, and we couldn’t be more excited. (via Southern Kissed)


9. Panko Crusted Chicken Sandwiches With Greek Yogurt and Veggies: Even if you’re hankering for a crispy and juicy fillet of chicken stuffed between bread, we urge you to skip the fast food. You can fulfill your appetite in the comfort of your own kitchen with this bomb Panko-crusted chicken bagel ‘wich. (via What Do You Crave?)


10. Easy Asian Bagel Sandwich With Sriracha Tofu and a Peanut Satay Sauce: This towering bagel sandwich is a one-of-a-kind concoction that marries rice paper rolls with brunch-y goodness. Stuffed with tofu and everything that is nutty, spicy and sweet, this ‘wich will encourage you to be more innovative in the kitchen more often. (via Anett Velsberg)


11. Honey Drizzled Pistachio and Avocado Bagel Toast: Avocado toast has had its time, we’ll admit it. But this is different. The hype with this avocado bagel is totally justified with its honey drizzle and salty pistachios. (via Gringalicious)


12. Lox Bagel: It’s hard to beat the smokey and briny flavors of a classic lox bagel. This recipe keeps it sweet and simple to truly appreciate the delicate texture and flavor of smoked salmon, with the addition of Greek yogurt and fresh dill. (via Lauren Kelp)


13. The Best Vegan Bagel Salad: You’ve got to love a *guilty pleasure* that shouldn’t leave you feeling guilty at all. This nutritious bagel salad is the perfect thing to pack in your lunch or stuff into your backpack for a hike or camping trip. (via Dreamy Leaf)


14. Chipotle Cream Cheese Breakfast Bagels: We’re sure we could all agree that weekend mornings were intended for breakfast sandwiches — bacon-layered, egg-stuffed breakfast sandwiches. This bagel ‘wich gives us a little extra to be excited about with smokey chipotle cream cheese. (via Eat Style Create)


15. Mile-High Open-Faced Bagels: Can’t stop, won’t stop! When you can’t refrain from piling your bagel with delicious and nutritious goodness, there’s no need to top it off. These open-faced bagels are a thing of magic, and your lazy weekend needs them. (via Macheesmo)

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