How To Store Bagels

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There are a few ways to store bagels and the method to use depends on how soon you intend to eat them all. Bagels can be stored in the freezer, in the fridge, and at room temperature.

If you want your bagels to stay fresh for a long time you will want to store them in the freezer or fridge, but if you plan to finish them soon then stored at room temperature is the way to go.

How To Store Bagels In the Freezer

Yes you can store bagels in the freezer. Simply take them out of the bakery tub and wrap them individually in plastic wrap to help keep them from getting soggy.

You can also put them in freezer safe bags. Then pop them in the freezer until ready to use.

When you are ready to eat the bagels you can unwrap, arrange across a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and then toast them to desired crispiness.

How To Store Bagels In the Refrigerator

If you want to store the bagels in the refrigerator for a few days it’s best to store them in an airtight container or zip top baggie.

When you are ready to eat the bagels, take out as many as you need and pop them in the toaster.

Storing Bagels at Room Temperature

A great idea to keep your bagels fresh for shorter periods is to store them at room temperature. Keep them in an airtight container until ready to toast.

How Long Do Bagels Last?

Depending on the storage method used, bagels will stay good for one week up to two months.

The moisture content and storage method will dictate exactly how long your bagels will stay good.

How Long Do Bagels Last in the Freezer?

Bagels stored in the freezer in an airtight container will last up to two months. The exact amount of time depends on the initial moisture content of your particular bagel.

Always check for mold or freezer burn before using frozen bagels.

You should never refreeze frozen bagels once they have been thawed. Consume or store at room temperature once they have been thawed once.

How Long Do Bagels Last in the Refrigerator?

Bagels stored in an airtight container in the freezer will stay good for about two months. Check for freezer burn before using.

How Long Do Bagels Last in the Refrigerator?

Bagels stored in the fridge in an airtight container will last up to two weeks in the fridge. The exact amount of time depends on moisture content of your particular bagel. Always check for mold before consuming.

How Long Do Bagels Stay Good at Room Temperature?

Bagels stored at room temperature in an airtight container will last one to two weeks. Always check for mold prior to consuming bagels that have been stored at room temperature.

Things to do with leftover bagels

Some creative uses for leftover bagels include making a breakfast casserole, bread pudding, or even using them to create a grilled cheese sandwich.

Bottom Line

Hopefully, you’ve learned everything you wanted to know about storing bagels. Again, the most important thing to remember when storing your bagels is pretty straightforward: when you buy them fresh from the bakery, eat them as soon as possible. But if you need to keep them good for longer the freezer and fridge are great options.

Written by Robin

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