Not wanting to throw them away, I decided to try making bagel crisps.
I really enjoy an all natural brand of these crisps, but they are so expensive.
I have made them before but they didn't turn out right, so I tried it a bit differently this time.
These bagels were the ones with "the works", so I didn't need any additional seasonings.
I sliced them in 1/4 inch pieces around the bagel - not big slices with a hole in the middle.
I put about two tablespoons of olive oil in a large plastic bag, then loaded in the bagel pieces.
After shaking them around in the bag to coat them with the oil, I placed them on an ungreased cookie pan.
I baked them at 325 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, turning them every five.
The idea is to get them to crisp all the way through but not burn them.
The second batch was more successful - you really need to keep an eye on them.
After cooling, they went into an airtight bag.
They are quite tasty - I like them just as much as the expensive ones.
I will now keep my eye on the clearance section in the bread department for bagels.
Crisped up, they make a great snack!