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鈥檚 safe to say we鈥檙e ready for something a little less basic and a lot more extraordinary 鈥 and in comes *brunch.* Ooey gooey breakfast sandwiches are a guaranteed treat, but we鈥檙e thinking bigger and better, like sumptuous bagels. We鈥檝e got 15 exciting bagel creations that will rock you and shock you.

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1. Smashed Pea and Asparagus Breakfast Bagels: Saut茅ed 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)

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2. Carrot Lox Bagels: These might look like your usual lox bagels, but they鈥檙e 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聽B谩nh M矛: The Banh Mi sandwich has gained a lot of steam over the last couple of years, and there鈥檚 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)

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4. Turkey Apple Cheddar Bacon Melts: Salads and sandwiches are a go-to when it comes to a simple weekend lunch, but when it鈥檚 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)

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6. Picnic Veggie Sandwich: Depending on where you live, it鈥檚 probably a little chilly for a picnic this weekend. But that shouldn鈥檛 deter you from sinking your teeth into this goodness. It鈥檚 a perfect post-workout treat filled with nourishing ingredients and fresh flavors. (via The Whole Bite)

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7. Cranberry Jeweled Tuna Melts: Sometimes an odd combination can blow your mind, and that鈥檚 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)

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8. Quick and Easy Homemade Bagel Pizza Bites: When a pizza lover is hit with a craving for their favorite savory pie, they鈥檒l go to any length to satisfy their needs. This is how amazing creations like these pizza bagels are born, and we couldn鈥檛 be more excited. (via Southern Kissed)

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9. Panko Crusted Chicken Sandwiches With Greek Yogurt and Veggies: Even if you鈥檙e 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 鈥榳ich. (via What Do You Crave?)

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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 鈥榳ich will encourage you to be more innovative in the kitchen more often. (via Anett Velsberg)

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

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12. Lox Bagel: It鈥檚 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)

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13. The Best Vegan Bagel Salad: You鈥檝e got to love a *guilty pleasure* that shouldn鈥檛 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)

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

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15. Mile-High Open-Faced Bagels: Can鈥檛 stop, won鈥檛 stop! When you can鈥檛 refrain from piling your bagel with delicious and nutritious goodness, there鈥檚 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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