How to Thaw a Bagel

Have some frozen bagels and you are ready to enjoy them?

If you want to know how to thaw frozen bagels quickly, then you are in luck.

We’ve crafted a nifty little guide that will show you how, so keep reading to see what options are available.

How to Defrost a Frozen Bagel: The Best Method (Not the Fastest)

If you have frozen bagels and want to defrost them, the ideal method would be to remove them from the freezer and let it sit on the counter-top for about 20-30 minutes.

Once thawed out, you can either warm them up or eat them as is.

Frozen bagels should taste the same as when you first put them in the freezer, once they have been packaged properly and not sitting in there too long.

How to Thaw a Frozen Bagel Quickly: (Not the Fastest)

Thawing Frozen Bagels Quickly

If you are in rush and need to thaw your frozen bagels quickly, then the microwave would be the best option.

You should note that when using the microwave to thaw, if done incorrectly, you could end up spoiling your bagel.

Bagels are high in gluten and also starch, so when heated, you can end up with something that is chewy and tough.

The key to using the microwave to defrost is to ensure you don’t keep it in too long and not blast it at full power.

Here are the steps to thaw it out properly.

Step 1

Cover the bagel with plastic wrap and place in a microwave safe plate/container.

Step 2

Zap the microwave for 12-15 seconds (depending on the power of your microwave).

Step 3

Flip the bagel and zap for about 10 seconds.

Step 4

Let the bagel sit for around 30 seconds. Remove the plastic wrap.

Step 5

You should have a perfectly warm and full-thawed bagel.

Step 6

If it is still slightly cold, you could put it in for another 4-5 seconds.

Wrapping it up

There are many options available to you if you are looking to defrost a frozen bagel.

If you are not in rush, you can let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. If you need the bagel thawed quickly, then you can use the microwave.

You should utilize care when using the microwave, as there is a possibility you could spoil the bagel.

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