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Blackberry Pistachio Mini Bagels 

Blackberry Pistachio Mini Bagels ~ The Complete Savorist

 You remember what it was like when you got home from school.  Open the door, drop the backpack, and kick off the shoes.  Now, if you were a good kid, you kissed your mom or the dog (if you came home alone like I did) before you headed straight to the kitchen.  How many times in a row did the both the refrigerator and freezer doors open and close, then each pantry or cupboard door?
Some of you might have been lucky enough to have mom or dad at home and who had a snack ready for you.  Or you ate a pop tart or a slice of American cheese like I did. My daughter is only in preschool, yet I’ve noticed she’s already begun the ritual of looking for food after school or a play date.
It’s my job as her mom to make sure she has some healthy choices.  Sure, I am not so uptight that she can’t have a pop tart because I am still helpless before the cherry flavor.  But I want her to have a balance of mostly good stuff with only a bit of the naughty stuff. Just because something is nutritious, doesn’t mean it has to be bland or bad tasting.  Take these little bagels. I came across them in the store when I had been craving bagels.

One bagel is just too much carb for me, but these mini ones, well I can somehow justify and rationalize eating one. I will never forsake cream cheese, so a small amount is also justified.  The addition of both the pistachios and blackberries made the bagel feel fancy while adding much needed antioxidants, protein, and other vitamins and minerals.

The blackberries were slightly tart, so I drizzled some agave syrup, but honey would work just as well.  Finally, since my mint plant is growing like the weed it is, I chopped some up as a garnish.I absolutely loved these.  Making 4 bagels took me less than 10 minutes, that includes toasting the bagel and prepping the berries and pistachios.  My girl ate two of them.  These are definitely staying on my afterschool snack menu.There are no real measurements to this recipe.  If you have one kid, make one, if you have ten kids, make ten.

Blackberry Pistachio Mini Bagels ~ The Complete Savorist

Blackberry Pistachio Mini Bagels

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • Mini bagels
  • Cream cheese
  • Blackberries; halved
  • Pistachios; in pieces
  • Agave or honey
  • Fresh mint (totally optional)

Instructions

  1. Toast each cut bagel.
  2. Spread the cream cheese while warm.
  3. Place 2-3 blackberries that have been cut in half on the cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle the pistachios over the bagel.
  5. Then drizzle with either agave syrup or honey and garnish with the mint (if using it.)

Blackberry Pistachio Mini Bagels ~ The Complete SavoristEnjoy.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    August 14, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Oh yum blackberries & pistachios…love them both

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 15, 2014 at 12:24 am

      They were such a great combo on the bagel.

  • Reply
    Debra
    August 15, 2014 at 2:13 am

    What a wonderful healthy snack. No little ones at my house….but I know a couple of big kids that would love this! Great combination, sounds delicious.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you Debra, I enjoyed this just as much as the little ones did. Hope your big kids love it too.

  • Reply
    Ashleigh
    August 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I never would have thought of this idea!! Looks super yummy! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you Ashleigh, sometimes, I get creative and it works, sometimes, not so much…happy it worked out this time.

  • Reply
    Sandi
    August 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I love blackberries. What a new creative way to use them.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you Sandi, the pistachios and blackberry combo was fun.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    August 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    This is a wonderful recipe. I love bagels and this would be a great Sunday Brunch recipe

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      I’d love an invite to Sunday brunch at your house! Sounds like you do it up right!

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    Katie @ Pearls + Girls
    August 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    This recipe has all over favorite things! 🙂 My girls will love it, pinning now!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you Katie. Hope they love them like my little girl did.

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