Mon, 04 May 2015 6 Comments
This Strawberry Lemon Poppy Seed Bagel is covered in cream cheese that has been flavored with lemon juice, almond, and poppy seeds. Top it with sliced strawberries and you have a sweet treat for breakfast.
Mother’s Day is this weekend! My husband started the tradition of making me steak on crab on Mother’s Day. Served eloquently on paper plates for easy clean-up. Luckily I’m one to focus on the food not the presentation.
I’m not a huge breakfast person. Most days I just have a protein shake. If I’m on vacation sometimes I do pancakes or bagels for a special treat. These Strawberry Lemon Poppy Seed Bagels are easy enough that you can whip it together in 10 minutes but have just enough effort that it looks like you tried. For another twist try toasting the bagels before you add the poppy seed mixture. So yummy!
My son keeps asking me when I’m going to make these again.
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- zest of half of a lemon
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1 Thomas Plain bagel
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, lemon juice and zest, powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extract, and poppy seeds. Mix well.
- Split the bagel and spread each generously with the cream cheese mixture. Top with sliced strawberries. Enjoy!
I have been compensated by Thomas Breads. All opinions are my own.
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