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Brunch Box: Two bagel recipes to pep up your mornings

Bross Bagels.
Bross Bagels.

Whether you eat them slightly sweet or savoury, one of these bagel recipes from Bross Bros or Berry World is bound to tickle your fancy.

Can you really call it breakfast or brunch if there isn’t a bagel nearby?

We didn’t think so either, which is why we’ve found two of our favourite bagel recipes to help pep up your Brunch Box.

The first one is from Edinburgh’s famous Bross Bagels, where owner Lara Bross has made a name for herself with her famous Montreal-style authentic bagels in her Edinburgh store.

The second recipe is ideal for those who like their savoury bases (i.e. pancakes, pies and bread) to taste sweeter. Making the most of honey and strawberries, having them on a bagel could become your new favourite way to wake up in the morning.

For more inspiration, take a look at the previous recipes in this series here.

The truffle shuffle bagel

(Serves 1) 

Bross Bagels


  • Bagel
  • 1 slice of Swiss cheese
  • Bacon
  • Crispy onions
  • Truffle salt
  • 1 slice of Monterey Jack cheese
  • Olive oil


  1. Lightly toast a Bross Bagel. Butter both sides generously then turn the bagel inside out and layer on one half: the Swiss Cheese, bacon, crispy onions, truffle salt and Monterey Jack cheese.
  2. Cover with the other half of the bagel (also inside out).
  3. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan, place the inside out bagel sandwich onto the pan with a piece of parchment paper on top.
  4. Press down on the bagel with a heavy plate for 20 seconds until you hear a sizzle.
  5. Turn the bagel over and repeat, then serve and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Bross Bagels.

Toasted bagels with strawberries, honey and cream cheese

(Serves 4) 


  • 2 bagels
  • 100g low-fat cream cheese
  • 100g BerryWorld strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tbsp runny honey


  1. Slice the bagels in half and lightly toast.
  2. Spread with the cream cheese, top generously with strawberries, and a drizzle of honey.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of

More in this series…

Brunch Box: Easy egg and avocado open sandwich

Brunch box: An amazing breakfast focaccia for the best start to the day

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