There is nothing quicker than these air fryer frozen mini bagel bites. It's a tasty last-minute snack that is so easy to prepare and requires no thawing.
My kids are always hungry. They have such a big appetite and need a lot of snacks to get them through their long days. This is why I stock up on frozen foods to mix in with the fresh ones. Today I want to share how to air fry frozen mini bagel bites in easy steps.
Kid's Favorite Snacks
Frozen mini bagel bites are the one of the most reliable snacks. You can pop them in the oven or microwave at any time. However, if you are running short on time, better use your air fryer to cook the frozen mini bagel bites. It's faster and the bagels get a nice crispy taste, too!
These air fryer frozen mini bagel bites can be done in about 4-6 minutes! They are some of my kid's favorite snacks. The perfect finger food to make at any time of the day, even when you are busy.
Last-Minute Party Appetizer
My mother-in-law is from New York City and could talk about bagels and pizza for hours. She could give a tour around New York City that lasted hours and ranked each deli's bagels and each local pizzeria... what a fun tour that would be! I dedicate this to her, as it brings those two together in an easy snack that has that fun small size.
I think the first time I tried a bagel bite was about ten years ago at a Super Bowl party. This is one of those foods that I'll put out for the kids but will catch my husband sneaking for himself. You can go through a box of these very quickly, so I recommend buying some extra if you have some extra freezer space.
How to Cook Frozen Mini Bagel Bites in an Air Fryer
The cooking process of these frozen mini bagel bites is easy and quick. An important note, there are so many air fryers available on the market and they may perform differently based on many factors. You may need to adjust time and cooking temperature accordingly.
Here are some important steps to follow:
1. PREHEAT THE AIR FRYER
Preheat the air fryer and set the temperature to 360°F.
2. NO OIL OR OIL SPRAY IS NEEDED
3. NO THAWING REQUIRED
Put the frozen mini bagel bites straight into the basket, in a single layer. No thawing required.
Do not overcrowd the basket, work in multiple batches if needed.
4. AIR FRY
In this recipe, I used Oreida Bagel Bites Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Snacks and my 8 qt Gourmia air fryer. I was able to cook 15 mini bagel bites at the same time for 4 minutes.
5. CHECK FOR DONENESS
When reheating frozen food, be sure they reach 165° F as measured with a food thermometer. You can learn more about the food safety here.
For that reason, check for doneness at 4 minutes. If the frozen mini bagel bites aren't quite ready, you can continue cooking and checking every minute or so until they reach a safe temperature before serving.
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Air Fryer Frozen Mini Bagel Bites
- an air fryer
- 1 package frozen mini bagel bites
- Preheat the air fryer and set the temperature to 360°F.
- Put the frozen mini bagel bites straight into the basket, in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the basket and work in multiple batches if needed. No thawing required. Cook for 4 minutes.
- Open the basket and check for doneness. If the frozen mini bagel bites aren't quite ready, you can continue cooking and checking every minute or so until they reach a safe temperature before serving.