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How to Make Cheesy Breakfast Bagels

Close up of breakfast bagels on lid of a pan from NOLS recipe
Photo by Jordan Cranch.

Delicious and quick, this recipe is perfect to make when you just want something hot and simple for breakfast (and want to use up your bagels before they get squished on the trail).

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