Who doesn’t love a good bagel and cream cheese? There’s something about the simplicity of it. Creamy, savory goodness (or sweet if you’re into that) all conveniently wrapped in a delicious, chewy bagel. Celebrate this classic breakfast staple with us and the Food Monster App! Here are some homemade bagels and cream cheeses you simply must try creating right in your own kitchen.

1. Bagels With Tomato Lox and Cashew Cream CheeseVegan Bagels With Tomato Lox and Cashew Cream Cheese

Bagels With Tomato Lox and Cashew Cream Cheese is a breakfast ubiquitous to New York. As it turns out, boiled and peeled tomatoes make the absolute perfect fish-free lox ever. The color, the consistency, it’s all so perfect. Liquid smoke, tamari, and kelp powder give it the traditional umami lox flavor that goes perfectly with the tangy cashew cream cheese. Serve both on a toasted bagel with toppings of your choice.


2. Everything Pretzel Bagels With Carrot Lox 
Vegan Everything Pretzel Bagels With Carrot Lox

Just when you thought everything bagels couldn’t get any better! These Everything Pretzel Bagels With Carrot Lox are taken to the next level with the flavor and look of a soft, chewy pretzel. Top it all off with some tender carrot lox that looks and tastes remarkably like the real thing. These everything pretzel bagels are easy, oil-free, and absolutely delicious!

3. NYC-Style Bagels
Vegan Gluten-Free NYC-Style Bagels

Finding the best bagel spot is something that has been heatedly debated by bagel-lovers around the world, but we have a secret – the best bagels come from your oven at home. That’s right. This NYC-Style Bagels recipe makes deliciously dense, chewy bagels that are golden-brown on the outside and soft and flavorful on the inside. And here’s a little pro-tip from us: these bagels make delicious buns!

4. Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel 
Vegan Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel

Recreate an eggy, classy, and comforting breakfast with this satisfying Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel. In addition to being a savory delight, it’s filling and protein-packed and topped with carmelized onions. Yum!

5. Everything Bagel Soft Pretzels
Vegan Everything Bagel Soft Pretzels

Who doesn’t love a good pretzel? This Everything Bagel Soft Pretzels recipe, in particular, combines the soft and fluffy texture of pretzels with the fun and flavorful seasoning of an everything bagel. Savory, textured, and perfect for dipping in some mustard! Bonus; you can get creative and slice this pretzel in half to make a sandwich.


6. Cinnamon Raisin Bagels With Maple Cashew Cream Cheese 
Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bagels With Maple Cashew Cream Cheese

These hearty whole wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bagels With Maple Cashew Cream Cheese will give you the lasting energy you need to get through your day when the going gets tough. You get going! Warm cinnamon and sweet raisins are just the flavors you’ll want with the maple-sweetened cream cheese. Enjoy this toasted bagel and cream cheese with a cup of coffee in the morning!

7. Pretzel Roll Bagels
Vegan Pretzel Roll Bagels

A hybrid between chewy-soft pretzel rolls and crusty bagels, these Pretzel Roll Bagels are made by combining two recipes: one from a recent issue of VegNews and one for classic New York-style bagels from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. A couple of key ingredients set the taste apart from standard rolls, and a stand mixer makes these a cinch to make. Quite a match made in heaven.


8. Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez
Vegan Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez

Creamy, garlicky goodness smeared on crackers or toasted bagels, this Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez might just remind you of herbed Boursin. Grab a bagel from your favorite local spot or make one at home. This will be your new favorite bagel and cream cheese combo.

9. Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese 
Vegan Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese

This cashew-based Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese can be whipped up in no time at all! Simply blend the soaked nuts with basil, thyme, sea salt, garlic, and a few other ingredients to create a flavorful herbed cream cheese. You can crumble this cheese and use it as a salad topper, spread some on bread, crackers, or veggie patties, or layer it onto pizza – the list of options is endless! This is great to have for pretty much any dish you want to add a little something special.


10. Easy Almond Cream Cheese 
Vegan Gluten-Free Easy Almond Cream Cheese

This Easy Almond Cream Cheese has a delicious, authentic flavor. Simply blend blanched almonds with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt! This pairs perfectly with bagels and toast. If you do not have a high-speed blender, soak the almonds overnight to make it easier.

11. Garlic Cashew Cream Cheese
Vegan Garlic Cashew Cream Cheese

This Garlic Cashew Cream Cheese is just the thing to bring along to brunch for a tasty bagel and cream cheese dish! It’s creamy, soft, and spreadable, with hints of garlic and rosemary. Enjoy it on toasted bagels with red onion marmalade for a flavorful breakfast.

12. Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese
Vegan Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese

Tired of buying tofu-based cream cheese substitutes? Change it up! Try making your very own Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese for optimal bagel enjoyment. The coconut adds a mildly sweet, nutty flavor to the cashew base.

13. Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese
Vegan Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese

Do you love starting your morning off with something sweet? Well instead of reaching for a heavy muffin or baked treat, try this rich and creamy Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese. It’s the perfect vegan spread for bagels, toast, or even desserts!

14. Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese
Vegan Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese

Since avocados are nature’s smooth and creamy butter, why not let them make your homemade vegan cream cheese more luxurious? This Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese is combined with a thick and creamy cashew cream to add some heft and added in a delicious garlic-herb medley. You can use the base and make your favorite flavor like walnut-agave, olive or strawberry.

Maybe a bagel and cream cheese isn’t your thing. If you have more of a sweet tooth in the morning, be sure to check out our list of pancake recipes. We have a breakfast creation to satisfy every palate, and they can all be found on the Food Monster AppWith over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!


Lead image source: Bagels With Tomato Lox and Cashew Cheese