CREAMY & Healthy Avocado Bagel Sandwich that can be made with regular toast bread or bagel. 4 delicious veggie pairings are included, with step-by-step photos! Packed with both flavor and fiber, it’s the perfect breakfast bagel recipe, but also great as lunch and snacks!

Toasted avocado bagel sandwich on a wooden cutting board, with cream cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and sprouts.

In this post you’ll learn:

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • πŸ₯‘ Creamy Bliss: Avocados bring that velvety texture we all love!
  • πŸ… Veggie Explosion: Packed with veggies that pair well with avocado, making each bite leaving you wanting more!
  • ⏱️ No-Time Hassle: A satisfying and healthy meal in 5 minutes flat.
  • πŸ₯― Toasty Goodness: The toasted avocado everything bagels add a crispy crunch that elevates the entire experience.
  • 🍞 Regular Bread Option: Use regular bread instead of bagel if that’s what you have on hand!
  • 🌈 Various Ways to Serve: Eat it as a bagel sandwich, or eat it open-faced. Both are delicious!
Avocado cream cheese bagel sandwich with seeds on a white plate on a wooden cutting board.

Are Bagel Sandwiches a Thing?

Absolutely! Bagel sandwiches are a delicious and versatile meal. Stack them with your favorite (plant-based) proteins, veggies, and spreads for a hearty on-the-go option. This is the reason why this Creamy Avocado Bagel Sandwich Toast recipe exists, and why my Hummus Bagel Sandwich recipe is a fan-favorite!

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat bagels: The healthy base that adds a wholesome touch to your bagel avocado sandwich. Feel free to use everything bagel, or sub with regular whole wheat bread to make an avocado bagel toast.
  • Avocado: Creamy goodness that steals the spotlight in every bite.
  • Everything Bagel seasoning mix: In a pinch, salt & freshly ground pepper work but I highly recommend getting this seasoning mix!
Ingredients of avocado bagel sandwich with everything bagel seasoning, labelled.

Now you can stop here, but if you want more veggies, these are the veggies that pair nicely with avocados!πŸ₯‘

  • Tomato: Juicy slices that bring a burst of freshness to the mix.
  • Vegan cream cheese: A dairy-free delight, adding a rich and tangy element. You can even just add cream cheese + avocado to your bagel to make the classic avocado cream cheese bagel!
  • Spinach: Leafy greens for that extra nutritional boost.
  • Sprouts: Tiny powerhouses of crunch and earthy flavor.

Is Avocado Bagel Healthy?

Of course, the answer depends on what you put on your avocado bagel.

If you’re using real whole foods and opt for whole grain versions instead of using regular white bagels, I would say that it passes as healthy. For maximum health benefits, skip the cream cheese in this recipe and opt for fresh veggies!

Avocado contains healthy monounsaturated fat which has been shown to be healthy for the heart, improve digestion, and can protect us from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. See this article by Medical News Today for more information.

Toasted bagel with avocado slices and everything bagel seasoning on a baking sheet, taken from above.

This Bagels with Avocado recipe also uses whole wheat bagel which is high in fiber and other essential nutrients such as vitamin B, iron, magnesium, zinc, and other antioxidants. It’s also higher in protein than regular white bread. See this Healthline article for more benefits of eating whole grains.

How to Make Bagels with Avocado (or Avocado Toast)

Part 1: The Good Old Avocado Bagels

Toast your bagel or bread.

Thinly slice or mash your avocado for creamy goodness.

Mashed avocado with a fork in a white bowl.

There are 3 different ways to add your avocado:

  1. Slice: The easy way. Great if you like more of a bite to your toast
  2. Mash: Creamier texture
  3. Mash + slice: The best of both worlds πŸ₯³ You get both that creaminess and the bite to your avocado toast!

If you only want avocado on your bagel without any other veggies, you can then add the Everything Bagel seasoning, or some salt & pepper.

And tadaaaa, you’re done! πŸŽ‰ I would advise to eat this version open-faced, so without the other half of the bagel on top.

Notes: Don’t have bagels at home? You can sub the bagels above with regular whole wheat bread and use the Everything Bagel seasoning to get a tasty bagel avocado toast still!

Part 2 (Optional): Adding more vegetables!

If you want more veggies in your bagel, read on!

To make an avocado bagel sandwich, follow the order: cream cheese, spinach, avocado, tomato, and sprouts. Skip any veggies you’re not using since each avocado & veggie combo is already tasty enough on its own! So for example, just use cream cheese + avocado to make a delicious cream cheese and avocado bagel!

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, or the optional Everything Bagel seasoning for an extra burst of flavor. Then place the other half of the bagel on top, and you’re done!

Top Tips

Firstly, if you’re not using the Everything Bagel seasoning, do NOT skip the salt & pepper. It’s simple, but they are the flavor booster!

Secondly, give your avocado some zing by squeezing some lime juice over it.

Lastly, if you want avocado to be the star🌟 in this recipe, be careful to not add too many veggies! The vegetables (especially the tomatoes) could easily overpower the avocado flavor.

Close-up of avocado cream cheese bagel with tomatoes and sprouts, using multi-seed bagels on a wooden plank.

What Goes Well with Avocado Bagel?

To jazz this recipe up, feel free to add some Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions on top.

You can also add some hummus (either homemade in 5 minutes, or store-bought) to make a variant of my Hummus Bagel recipe.

Adding pickles, herbs, or roasted bell peppers would also boost the flavor of this recipe.

For a spicy twist, add some Kimchi Aioli, Tandoori Mayo, or Gochujang Aioli. If you want to keep things plain, opt for this Oil-free Mayonnaise recipe (which uses tofu or cashews) instead!

Toasted bagel with mashed avocado and avocado slices on a baking sheet, sprinkled with everything but the bagel seasoning.

Storage and Meal Prep Instructions

Storage: Note that this recipe is best served fresh. However, you can keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Meal prep: Do you even need to meal prep if this recipe only takes 5 minutes? Hehe.

I would just toast my bagel, and while waiting, use those 3 minutes or so to prepare my vegetables.

However, if you’d like to prep ahead (perhaps you’re making a big quantity, or for any other reasons), you can just cut and prepare the ingredients (except the avocados) and store them separately in the fridge.

Only cut the avocados before assembling to prevent them from browning and definitely only assemble the bagel before serving for maximum freshness.

Mashed avocado on a toasted bagel with everything but the bagel seasoning on a white baking paper.

FAQ

What to put on a bagel for breakfast?

Load it up with (plant-based) cream cheese, creamy avocado, tomatoes, sprouts, or even hummus.

You can also go sweet with peanut butter and banana slices for a tasty twist, especially if you’re using some Cinnamon Bagels.

What’s good on an everything bagel?

Everything bagel pairs really well with avocados, which is why this recipe exists!

What can I substitute for vegan cream cheese?

In this recipe specifically, you can just skip it and opt for the other vegetables (so tomatoes, spinach, and sprouts). This way, it’s also healthier!

In general though, you can use any vegan dips such as hummus, which works really well in bagels (check out my Bagel with Hummus Sandwich recipe!). Feel free to also use other bean spreads as a substitute.

Note that with the dips substitute, they won’t taste just like your avocado and cream cheese bagel, but you’ll still get the creaminess!

Can I use regular bread instead of a bagel?

Yes for sure! As long as you’re using the Everything but the Bagel seasoning mix, this recipe will still remind you of that bagel flavor even if your toast won’t be as chewy when compared to using real bagels.

Don’t let that stop you though, you can still make a delicious avocado bagel toast just by combining avocado toast with Everything Bagel seasoning!

Close-up of avocado bagel sandwich with sprouts and tomatoes, taken from the side.

Looking for more Easy Lunch Recipes?

For packable lunches, check out my sushi series: from Kimchi Sushi, Shiitake Rolls, and Cucumber Rolls, to Natto Rolls (Japanese fermented soybeans) and Umeboshi Maki (Japanese pickled plums with shiso leaves).

Or try my Rainbow Poke Bowl recipe for a deconstructed sushi version!

5-Minute Avocado Bagel Sandwich (Toasted + 4 Veggie Combo!)

Toasted avocado bagel sandwich on a wooden cutting board and baking paper, with cream cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and sprouts.
CREAMY & Healthy Avocado Bagel Sandwich using either regular toast bread or bagel. 4 delicious veggie pairings included, with step-by-step photos!
Jem @ The Fruity Jem
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serving Size 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 whole wheat bagels toasted (or use regular whole wheat bread for bagel avocado toast)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon Everything Bagel seasoning mix or sub with salt & pepper

Optional Vegetables

  • 3 Tbsp vegan cream cheese
  • 10 leaves spinach sub with arugula
  • 1 medium tomato sliced crosswise
  • 4 Tablespoons sprouts

Instructions

Preparation

  • Toast your bagel.
  • Now prepare your avocado.
    Slice your avocado thinly. You can already just use the avocado slices, or you can mash them to get a creamier texture.
  • To mash, use a spoon to scoop out the avocado slices into a bowl. Then use a fork to mash them.
    You can also use a combination of mashed and sliced avocado (see post above for how they will differ in texture)
  • (Optional) Add the remaining vegetables if using. As a rule of thumb, the order would be to add the cream cheese, spinach, avocado, tomato, then sprouts.
    Omit the vegetables that you're not using.
  • Sprinkle with your Everything Bagel seasoning, or some freshly ground salt and pepper.
  • Top with the other half of the bagel to make it a sandwich. Or just eat it open-faced. Enjoy!

Notes

Top Tips
  • Do NOT skip the salt & pepper, especially if you’re not using the Everything Bagel seasoning. They are the flavor booster!
  • To jazz up/add some zing, squeeze some lime juice over your avocado.
  • If you want the avocado to be the dominant flavor, be careful to not add too many veggies! The vegetables (especially the tomatoes) could easily overpower the avocado flavor.
  • Feel free to sub the bagels with regular whole wheat bread and use the Everything Bagel seasoning to get a tasty bagel avocado toast still!
  • For storage & meal prep instructions, scroll above in the post.
  • Feel free to just eat it open-faced, or as a bagel avocado sandwich!
    • I personally like eating them open-faced so I can sneak in more veggies, but I do like the sandwich options when I want it to be packable for lunch!

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m totally ditching buying bagels after this recipe hahaha. It’s so simple to make once you’ve got some store-bought bagels.

  2. 5 stars
    I tried both versions, we love it😍