The Unusual Bagel Hack You've Never Thought Of Before

Moment of truth. Not everyone is a morning person. Some people simply like to hug their pillows a little longer than others, hitting the snooze button multiple times before they are ready to stretch their legs. Perhaps, forced is a better descriptor, but you get the idea. Some people don't like getting up. Don't feel too badly about it. There is science out there that, according to Vox, supports the idea our bodies are genetically predisposed to the hours they like to keep. 

And, if you find you aren't a morning person, you probably also struggle getting your morning coffee in a to-go cup and your must-have breakfast food eaten before you have to be out the door. Honestly, who has time to wait for the toaster to warm up a bagel when the clock says you are already running behind? Luckily, the internet is filled with people who are in the same boat and are willing to share the hacks they've discovered in pursuit of just five more winks. And if you're a coffee drinker who enjoys a warm bagel in the morning, our friends at First We Feast have just the trick you've been searching for. It might seem unusual, but we always say, don't knock it until you try it.

Your coffee maker is your friend

Not everyone is rushing out the door to their favorite coffee shop to pay top dollar for a pour-over and you may not find tons of folks breaking out the French press in the wee hours of the morning. Some of us still have the old-fashioned drip coffee makers, and if you count yourself among that demographic, then First We Feast's rather unconventional bagel toasting hack may be your new morning go-to. The food site shares that if you have already brewed up a pot of coffee in your coffee pot, the hot plate that keeps your coffee heated is also perfect for toasting up your morning, or mid-morning, bagel half. Mind blown. Who knew you could have your bagel and drink your coffee too!

But that's not all. Your drip coffee maker may be vintage, but it's also got some amazing uses. Everyday Cheapskate reveals bagels are not the only breakfast food you can make on your coffee maker's hot plate. Pancakes can also be fried up in the same manner, only you will want to line the hot plate with some foil so you don't have a big mess to clean up. Of course, if you are trying to get kids to school and yourself to work, pancakes may be a stretch goal you can dream about as you hit the snooze. If you do have time, however, here's a pancake recipe you'll want to make every morning.