I also realized that the only cream cheese we had was still frozen.
And the kids had their friend Bethany overnight.
We could all eat stale cereal and Bethany would see how we really live – or I could get creative.
As I tossed the frozen bagels on the counter, I thought, “Now what can I do with these?”
Then I remembered of all the apples we still have left – and how my kids love apple pie and apple crisp – and thought to myself what a treat that would be for breakfast.
And so the Apple Pie Bagel was born.
I took diced apples tossed them in cinnamon and sugar and put them on top of a buttered bagel and sprinkled it all with a streusel topping.
Apple Pie Bagels
1 package bagels (I used plain – but I think cinnamon raisin or wheat would be great, too)
butter to spread
2-3 cups of apples, peeled and finely diced (Golden Delicious were perfect)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons oatmeal
3 tablespoons browns sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Cut the bagels in half and lay each half out on a baking tray. Butter them liberally.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and toss it with the diced apples.
Layer the cinnamon-sugar apples on the buttered bagels.
Combine the melted butter, oatmeal, flour, and brown sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle it on top of the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until the apples are soft and the streusel slightly browned.