A bagel is as practical as you can get when it comes to breakfast on the road. Back when the bagel first became a hot item, bakers could easily display and transport the goods thanks to the giant hole in the middle.
Nowadays, that hole is the perfect size for little hands and an excellent vehicle for a nutritious on-the-go meal. Fill it with peanut butter, almond butter, cream cheese, whatever!There’s just one problem.
Germans aren’t into bagels. Oh, the horror! But, ’tis true, my Panera- and Einstein-loving friends. Once or twice a year, the discounter grocery stores sell a package of 3 or 4 “American” bagels full of preservatives. Outside of that offering, you’ll have to settle for a whole roll. So, why not try your hand at making bagels yourself?
Actually, I have tried once or twice. But, I used the recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I love their dough.. for bread. The bagels turned into a sticky, sloppy disaster. I’d given up when I came across this recipe on A Beautiful Mess for everything bagels. Emma always makes everything look so easy.. and gorgeous!
I resolved to give bagel baking another shot… and score! We all loved these and chowed down on them while driving through Switzerland on our way to Schilthorn in the Alps. For the recipe, hop on over to A Beautiful Mess. Since comments there are closed, if you make these everything bagels, leave one here instead to let me know how they turned out! Need more road trip meal ideas? I’ll be posting more on this topic very soon! Until then, click over to my Pinterest board, Meals For Traveling Families, to check out hundreds of ideas.