Air Fryer Bagel Chips — If you have been looking for a new snack in your air fryer, look no further than this crispy bagel chips recipe! These Air Fryer Bagel Chips are crunchy, flavorful, and easy to make. Take these bagel crisps as a snack or treat!

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Air Fryer Homemade Bagel Chips

If you love bagels, you will love these air fryer bagel chips! They’re the perfect way to use leftover or stale bagels and are quick and easy to make. They’re a healthier snack, lower in calories than traditional chips.

You’ll love this bagel chip recipe’s crispy texture and delicious flavor! Moreover, you can enjoy these crispy bites from heaven from scratch in only 10 minutes.

I love dipping a bagel chip into homemade dips like my Air Fryer French Onion Dip, Air Fryer Maple Bacon Dip, or my instant pot Spinach and Artichoke Dip – delicious!

Why You Will Love This Air Fryer Bagel Chip Recipe

  • 10-minute bagel chips recipe
  • Only three ingredients
  • Super simple
  • Great for on-the-go snacking
  • Great for meal prep
  • It can be added to salads, snack mixes, or eaten alone

What Are Bagel Chips?

What are they, you ask? Bagel chips are exactly what they sound like – thinly sliced bagels that have been toasted and then seasoned. They’re crispy, crunchy, and oh-so-delicious. You can eat them plain or dip them in your favorite spread or dip. So next time you’re looking for a tasty snack that won’t break the bank, chomp on a bagel chip and enjoy!

Ingredients Needed For This Air Fryer Bagel Chips  

Are you looking for an easy but healthy snack to make at home? Look no further than air fryer bagel chips! Made with just a few simple ingredients, these crispy and flavorful bagel chips make the perfect snack that can be enjoyed alone or as part of your favorite recipes.

Not only are they tasty, but they’re also low in fat, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free. Plus, by using an air fryer to whip them up quickly, you won’t need to wait all day in the kitchen! Read on to find out what ingredients you need for this delicious treat.

Ingredients Needed For Homemade Air Fryer Bagel Chips. Seeded bagels sitting on a black wire rack and a small wooden bowl of seasoning on a white counter.

Remember the step-by-step directions and full recipe are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

These air fryer bagel chips are totally customizable; pick your favorite spices.

  • Bagels: Any type – pick your favorite; you can use Everything Bagels, Sesame Bagels, Plain Bagel, Garlic Bagels, or even Asiago Bagels!  Leftover bagels are perfect for this recipe! 
  • Oil: You can either use olive oil or cooking spray. 
  • Seasonings: Use your favorite seasonings! 

How To Make Bagel Chips In Air Fryer

If you’re looking for an easy snack that can be made in a pinch, look no further than air fryer bagel chips! Instead of spending time baking your fresh chips at home, you can quickly make delicious and crunchy bagel chips in an air fryer by cutting the bagels into thin slices.

Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, these crispy treats will satisfy your cravings and will be loved by everyone. Read on to find out our step-by-step instructions on how to make delicious air-fried bagel chips in no time – perfect for game night, movie snacks, or just when those sudden cravings hit!

An orange bowl is filled with chunks of broken up seed coated bagels.

Step 1: Cut bagels

Start by cutting the bagels into small pieces, either using a serrated knife or a bread knife. You can use a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer for this recipe. 

Step 2: Add oil and seasonings

Add the olive oil to the bagels. If you need to use more to coat the bagels, add more. Before adding them to the air fryer, you must ensure they are completely covered

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Step 3: Air fry bagel chips

Place the bagel crisps in the air fryer basket. If you have a basket or tray, leave space between them. Set the air fryer at 320 degrees F (air fryer setting) and the cook time for 3-5 minutes. 

Golden air fryer bagel chips sitting on a blue plate next to a bowl of white dip topped with herbs.

Pro Tips For Cooking Bagel Chips In Air Fryer

Here are some pro tips for cooking bagel chips in an air fryer to achieve crispy and flavorful results:

  • Choose Fresh Bagels: Opt for fresh bagels rather than stale ones for the best texture and taste. Stale bagels might become too hard after air frying.
  • Slice Thinly and Evenly: Use a sharp knife to slice the bagels into thin, uniform rounds. Thin slices will crisp up nicely and evenly during air frying.
  • Brush with Oil: Lightly brush each side of the bagel slices with a thin layer of olive oil or your preferred cooking oil. This helps promote even browning and prevents them from drying out.
  • Season Well: Season the bagel slices with your favorite seasonings, such as garlic powder, onion powder, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or bagel seasoning.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes before adding the bagel slices. This ensures they start cooking immediately and achieve a crisp exterior.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Arrange the bagel slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping. Overcrowding can lead to uneven cooking.
  • Monitor Closely: Keep an eye on the bagel chips as they cook. Cooking times can vary based on the air fryer model and the thickness of the slices.
  • Flip Midway: Flip the bagel chips halfway through the cooking time for even crispiness.
  • Batch Cooking: If making a large batch, cook the bagel chips in multiple batches to avoid overcrowding and ensure even cooking.
  • Adjust Cooking Time: Bagel chip cooking time can vary, so be prepared to adjust the cooking time based on how quickly they are crisping.
  • Cool Before Storing: Allow the bagel chips to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. This helps maintain their crispness.
  • Serve with Dips: Bagel chips are great for dipping! Pair them with your favorite dip recipes like hummus, salsa, guacamole, or cream cheese.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Get creative with your seasonings! Try sweet variations with cinnamon and sugar or savory options with ranch seasoning, parmesan cheese,  or smoked paprika.
  • Keep an Eye on High-Moisture Toppings: If adding toppings like cheese, tomato sauce, or spreads, be cautious, as they can make the chips soggy. Add them after air frying if desired.

Following these pro tips, you can whip up a batch of perfectly crispy and flavorful bagel chips in your air fryer, ready to enjoy as a snack or with your favorite dips.

Frequently Asked Questions

requently Asked Questions Air Fryer Easy Bagel Chips

Can I use store-bought bagels for making bagel chips? Absolutely! Store-bought bagels work well for making bagel chips. Choose your favorite flavors to add variety to your chips.

How thin should I slice the bagels for bagel chips? Aim for slices that are around 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Thinner slices will result in crisper chips, while slightly thicker slices may be chewier.

Do I need to preheat the air fryer for bagel chips?A3: Yes, preheating the air fryer for a few minutes before adding the bagel slices helps ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.

Can I use flavored bagels for bagel chips?: Absolutely!  Any variety of bagel, including flavored bagels, can add an extra layer of taste to your bagel chips—experiment with options like everything bagels, cinnamon raisin bagels, or jalapenos. The flavor of bagel will not change the recipe.

Can I reheat leftover bagel chips in the air fryer? For a few minutes, you can reheat bagel chips in the air fryer at a lower temperature (around 300°F/150°C) to regain their crispiness.

Can I make gluten-free bagel chips? Yes, you can use gluten-free bagels to make gluten-free bagel chips. Just ensure the bagels are fresh and not overly dry.

How do I store bagel chips?  Store leftover bagel chips in an airtight container at room temperature. Adding a small piece of bread or a rice grain can help absorb moisture and maintain crispness.

Can I use butter instead of oil for brushing the bagel slices? While oil is recommended for more even distribution and crispiness, you can use melted butter if desired. Keep in mind that butter might cause quicker browning.

Can I use a toaster oven instead of an air fryer for bagel chips? You can use a toaster oven with an air fryer function to make bagel chips. Follow similar temperature and timing guidelines as you would with an air fryer.

 Can I add toppings like cheese before air frying the bagel chips? Yes, you can add toppings like cheese before air frying, but be cautious, as high-moisture toppings might affect the crispiness of the chips. Monitor closely to prevent burning.

How To Make This Bagel Chips Recipe In The Oven

Don’t have an air fryer, no problem, and you can easily make these bagels crisps in the oven. Prepare the bagels are directed in the recipe below, and then place them into a 350 degrees F preheated oven and set cooking time for 8-10 minutes.

What Are The Seasonings Options For Homemade Bagel Chips?

Do you love snacking on air fryer bagel chips but tire of the same old salt and pepper seasonings? If so, you’re in luck! There are numerous flavorful seasoning options to choose from that will add a new twist to your favorite snack. Check out some of our favorites below.

  • Everything Bagel Seasoning: This iconic seasoning is an excellent option for adding a bit of spice and flavor to your bagel chips. It’s made with sesame, poppy, garlic, and onion, so it’s sure to please all taste buds.
  • Ranch Dressing Mix: Everyone’s favorite Ranch Dressing Mix!
  • BBQ Seasoning or Montreal Steak Seasoning! 

What Dips Can You Serve With Bagel Crisps?

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Air Fryer Bagel Chips

Air Fryer Bagel Chips

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


Air Fryer Bagel Chips are crunchy, flavorful, and super easy to make. Take these bagel crisps as a snack or treat!


  • 3 regular bagels, any flavor
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • assorted seasonings, optional


  • Start by cutting the bagels into small pieces.
  • Then add the olive oil to the bagels, if you need to use more to coat the bagels, add more. You want to really make sure they are coated before you add them to the air fryer.
  • Then spread them into the air fryer basket, or tray.
  • Set the air fryer at 320°F, (air fryer setting) for 5 minutes. 
  • Let cool, (to store, just place them in an airtight container)


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


When preparing the bagels, cut them to around 1/8 inch thick. Check the post above for more tips on cutting bagels.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 0.01gCalcium: 0.1mgIron: 0.01mg

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