Bagels are so tasty, but sometimes it can be challenging coming up with vegan bagel toppings ideas. Luckily I’ve solved that problem for you!
In this post, you’ll find simple vegan bagel topping ideas, some recipes for more advanced put-together bagel sandwich ideas, and individual recommended recipes to make vegan toppings such as vegan cream cheese, hummus, etc.
In short, got a bagel and looking for a vegan meal? Then this post is your one-stop vegan bagel topping shop of ideas.
If you’re looking to find out which brands of bagels are vegan, see some vegan bagel bread recipes, and which stores or restaurants have vegan bagels for when you are out and about, then head on over to “Are bagels vegan?”.
Now, let’s get into the toppings. Click on the links below to get to your preferred place to be or just scroll on down for the full bagel-ly glory!
Simple savory topping ideas
Here we have some simple savory vegan bagel toppings ideas that you can put together in just a few minutes for a quick simple snack or light meal!
- Vegan cream cheese, avocado, tomato, and onion
- Smashed avocado and Tajín
- Vegan cream cheese and jalapeños,
- Hummus, tomato, and red onion
- Vegan ali-oli or vegan mayo with sliced tomatoes sprinkle lightly with salt
- Vegan cheddar and salsa (toast with the cheddar on and then top with salsa!)
- Vegan mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, and vegan pesto
- A vegan “burger” bagel (use the bagel as a bun and sandwich a vegan burger, pickles, tomatoes, onions, and sauce of choice)
- Vegan egg salad
- Vegan pastrami, sauerkraut, and mustard
Simple sweet topping ideas
Best for plain or cinnamon sugar/cinnamon raisin bagels, these sweet vegan bagel toppings ideas come together quickly and are oh-so-satisfying!
- Berries and vegan hazelnut spread
- Vegan chocolate spread and sprinkles
- Peanut butter and jelly, an oldie but a goodie!
- Peanut butter, sliced banana, and cacao nibs
- Apple butter, vegan chocolate chips, and flaked almonds
- Tahini, sliced banana, cinnamon, and desiccated coconut
There are so many easy tasty vegan bagel toppings around, but unfortunately, as most vegans know, it can sometimes be difficult or prohibitively expensive to get hold of some of them, like vegan cream cheese for example.
Other times, products that should normally be vegan can also sometimes disappointingly contain non-vegan products like whey. So in this section, I’ve put together a ton of delicious recipes for some simple vegan bagel toppings.
Eat them alone spread on a toasted vegan bagel, or combine them with other toppings, add sliced fruit and vegetables or pickles, let your imagination run wild!
Vegan Bagel Toppings Recipes
All the vegan recipes you could ever need for yummy vegan bagel toppings. Find out how to make vegan cream cheese, vegan nut butter, vegan jams, etc.
How to Make Pecan Butter [So Easy!]
Pecan butter is ultra creamy and rich, lightly sweetened, with a touch of salt and cinnamon. It’s smooth, flavourful, and unbelievably mouth watering!
How to Make Homemade Almond Butter - This Healthy Kitchen
Silky smooth, incredibly nutty, earthy, and delicious homemade almond butter. There’s nothing quite like homemade nut butters, and this one has only 1 ingredient required!
Sugar Free Strawberry Jam [No Pectin!]
All you need is 2 ingredients (plus an optional 3rd) for this incredibly delicious and sugar free strawberry jam! So simple to prepare and ready in no time. Even if this is your first time making jam, this foolproof recipe has got you covered!
5-min Tofu Cream Cheese (+3 flavors)
I'll give you 3 reasons to make vegan cream cheese at home. It is delicious, super easy and you will know exactly what kind of whole food ingredients you add. If garlic & herbs, tomato & basil, or scallion & chives is one of your favorite flavors, this recipe has got you covered.
Homemade Peanut Butter and Milk in ONE GO!
Making peanut butter is ridiculously easy. You need only 1 ingredient, peanuts, and a high-power blender or food processor. This recipe shares lots of tips to make peanut butter every time successfully.
Vegan Mushroom Pate Recipe
This vegan mushroom pate is meaty and rich. It's ready in under 30 minutes and is delicious spread generously on your favorite vegan bagels!
Easy One-hour Vegan Goat Cheese
This easy one-hour vegan goat cheese is both simple, cheap, and quick to make. This recipe makes up four logs and you can choose the quick one-hour version or the overnight cultured version. It even softens and bubbles when toasted like real goat cheese! You can also skip the agar-agar for a quick
Homemade Chunky Salsa Recipe
Top a halved toasted bagel with some melted vegan cheddar or another strong vegan cheese and lots of this chunky salsa for a delicious and easy vegan bagel treat. Try it and see!
Homemade Vegan Feta Cheese
This salty, crumbly, and creamy vegan feta cheese is surprisingly easy to make. The combination of almonds and tofu creates an amazing texture. As an added bonus, this vegan feta is made with healthy, whole-food ingredients and just 20 minutes of hands-on prep time!
Raw Raspberry Fig Chia Jam
The perfect healthy jam to spread on your morning toast or add to a nut butter sandwich. Raw, naturally sweet, and packed with healthy chia seed omega 3s, you'll be happily spreading this raw raspberry fig chia jam on everything!
Roasted Red Pepper & Tahini Hummus Recipe
This roasted red pepper hummus has tahini, mashed garlic, and fresh lemon juice. It's an excellent way to pack in some plant protein atop a delicious homemade bagel.
Cultured Sunflower Seed Cheese | Vegan
This spreadable cultured vegan cheese is made with a mix of sunflower seeds and cashews. Enjoy it plain, or try one of several variations such as sun-dried tomato or olive and lemon pepper. Spread on bagels or dip crackers or veggies!
Vegan Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus
This dark chocolate dessert hummus can be used both as a dip or spread. Creamy, sweet and fudgy, yet healthy at the same time.
Boursin-Copycat Cashew Cheese
Boursin-Copycat Cashew Cheese uses raw cashews with plenty of garlic and herb to magically transform this vegan cashew cheese recipe into a creamy spread completely reminiscent of actual Boursin cheese.
Vegan "Smoked Salmon" Carrot Lox
This vegan smoked 'salmon' carrot lox is perfect for topping bagels. It's easy to make and goes perfectly with vegan cream cheese.
Easy AIP Pesto (Whole30 & Nut Free)
This Vegan pesto is zesty, bold and so fresh! It is versatile and delicious. Spread it on a bagel for a fun and unique topping!
Vegan bagel sandwich recipes
If you still need a bit more vegan bagel topping inspiration feast your eyes on these beauties, featuring some ingenious combinations!
Vegan Bagel Sandwich Recipes
Not sure which delicious toppings to combine to make a meal of a vegan bagel? Check out these original recipe combinations and combine some simple toppings to make these delicious vegan bagel sandwiches.
Gluten-Free Bagel with Vegan Carrot Lox & Cream Cheese (Allergy-Free)
Every good New Yorker knows bagels & lox are essential! This Gluten-Free Bagel with Vegan Carrot Lox & Cream Cheese recipe is just the allergy-free recipe you need to still enjoy the classic Jewish deli sandwich! This vegetarian smoked salmon will make your breakfast or lunch bagel sandwich the envy of every city dweller.
Homemade Gluten-Free Vegan Copycat Pizza Bagel Bites (Allergy-Free)
A healthier, homemade version for your favorite childhood snack! Gluten-Free Vegan Copycat Pizza Bagel Bites! A mini, allergy-free, recipe that's perfect for the kids, quick & easy to make, and great as a nostalgic adult appetizer and finger food!
The Ultimate Vegan Bagel Sandwich • Happy Kitchen
Bite into a deliciously chewy vegan bagel sandwich infused with Mediterranean baba ganoush, crisp cucumber, rich sun-dried tomatoes, and spicy arugula. Protein-rich and delightfully nutritious, your lunchtime options just got a whole lot tastier.
The Ultimate Vegan Bagel Topping (Vegan Bagel Sandwich)
This delicious vegan bagel sandwich uses avocado, tofu smothered in BBQ sauce, creamy dill sauce, and lots of veg to create the ultimate vegan bagel topping.
Bagel Thin Pesto Sandwich (Vegan)
Bagel Thin Pesto Sandwiches- so easy to make with no cooking required. They are also so versatile! Eat them for breakfast, lunch, or just a snack.
"i can't believe it's vegan" breakfast bagel sandwich
This Vegan Breakfast Bagel Sandwich is so simple and delicious to make! Use your favorite store-bought substitutes to make the ultimate portable, hearty, filling breakfast.
I hope you enjoyed this post on vegan bagel toppings! If you have any favorite recipes you think should be added or any suggestions, please do contact me using the contact section or leave a comment below and I’ll gladly update this resource!
Enjoy your bagels and your delicious vegan bagel toppings!
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