Gather friends for a laid-back bagel brunch. The easiest recipe for morning entertaining: Buy a stack of bagels, set out a spread of toppings, and brew some coffee. All you'll need is one platter and a few mugs! We're sharing our best brunch ideas, including self-serve toppers and spreads. Plus, get our recipe for the ultimate cup of coffee.
Fill your bagel bar with both savory and sweet toppings, including a few quick stir-together cream cheese toppers.
Topping ideas: Sliced deli meats and smoked salmon, everything bagel seasoning, thinly sliced fresh fruits and veggies, capers, fresh herbs.
Try these creative cream cheeses:
Homemade jam is the perfect bagel topper and makes a sweet take-home party treat. Whip up a batch of fruit preserves and stash it in small mason jars. Set out a few during breakfast. After brunch, send each guest home with their own jar.
A self-serve iced coffee station means everyone can fix their coffee just the way they like it. Plus, there's no need to worry about keeping the coffee hot. In addition to a bucket of ice, set out a selection of flavored creamers, half-and-half, and sweet stir-ins like honey.