Bagel Crunch

Makes 2 servings

Preparation Time: 10 min

2009 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe – Honourable mention


  1 medium whole grain bagel  
2 tbsp light cream cheese 25 mL
2 tbsp walnut pieces 25 mL
  1 small apple, cored and sliced  
2 tbsp Canadian maple syrup 25 mL
Here’s a combination of textures and flavours for a snack idea. Kids love bagels and cream cheese and this version has the crunch of walnuts and apple kissed with a sweet touch of maple syrup. Fun, delicious and nutritious!


Step 1
Slice bagel in half crosswise and toast if desired.

Step 2
Spread cream cheese on the inside of each half of the bagel.

Step 3
Top with walnut pieces and press lightly into cream cheese.

Step 4
Top with sliced apple and drizzle with maple syrup.


For added calcium and protein, you can substitute ricotta or cottage cheese for the cream cheese.
Try using an English muffin for the bagel.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per ½ bagel
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 280
Fat / Lipides 8 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 286 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 48 g
Fiber / Fibres 6 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 8 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Simran, from Mississauga, loves this recipe because of its unexpected crunch and surprising sweetness.