Make your own copycat of Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning with this simple recipe. Just six ingredients needed to create an everything bagel seasoning that’s delicious sprinkled on just about everything!
Trader Joe’s has gotten us all hooked on their everything bagel seasoning, and for good reason. It has salt, garlic, onion and crunch, making it delicious on all sorts of foods, including bagels. This seasoning blend is all of the good things that top a traditional bakery everything bagel, but in a jar, ready to add to your favorite foods.
Try this homemade everything seasoning on bagels with cream cheese, or think bigger. Sprinkle this on scrambled eggs, pasta, breadsticks, salads, sushi bowls, hummus, popcorn, sliced avocado, or tomatoes. I could keep going with this list, everything bagel seasoning is delicious on, well, everything!
Everything bagel seasoning goes particularly well with Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, or sprinkled on top of this recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl. Try it on Avocado Toast for the most amazing breakfast.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It Costs Less. Making your own spice mixes will always be less expensive than buying them at the store. Buy your spices in the bulk section of your store if you can to save even more money, and avoid buying pre-mixed store bought seasonings.
- You Can Adjust it. Want more salt in your blend? Ok! Less onion? That’s fine too. You can control the amounts of everything to make your everything bagel seasoning perfect for you.
Ingredients in Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Poppy Seeds: These little guys pop in your mouth and give this seasoning lots of color and contrast.
- Sesame Seeds: To match TJ’s bagel seasoning, you want to use both white and black sesame seeds. The flavors of the two are slightly different, but if you can only find one or the other, that’s ok.
- Dried Minced Garlic: You want coarse dried garlic or garlic flakes, rather than garlic powder or granules.
- Dried Minced Onion: The same goes here. Make sure you buy full pieces of dried onion, not a powder.
- Sea Salt Flakes: Again, the type of salt you use for this is important. You want flaked sea salt, not granulated or kosher salt (this is the salt that I use). The flakes melt into the food or in your mouth – so yummy!
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Simply measure out your ingredients and stir them together well in a small bowl.
- Carefully transfer the spice blend to an air tight jar. It will last up to a year if stored properly.
Frequently Asked Questions About Everything Bagel Seasoning
They do! Both of these seeds are the same seed, but white sesame seeds have had their hulls removed, making them milder in flavor. Black sesame seeds have a nuttier flavor.
I don’t recommend making substitutions to the ingredients. The types of spices and seeds used are what makes this recipe a great copycat.
What else can I put everything bagel seasoning on?
I made some suggestions above, but here are a few more. I stand by my statement that this stuff is good on almost everything!
- Baked Goods – Rolls, homemade breads, breadsticks, homemade bagels
- Toast – Topped with avocado, cream cheese, or butter, then some bagel spice.
- Vegetables – steamed veggies of all types are delicious with this sprinkled on.
- Salad – I love the little bit of crunch that everything bagel seasoning gives to a simple green salad.
Tell me more about what you like to put everything bagel seasoning on! I’m always looking for new ideas. Make sure you pin this recipe so everyone can enjoy it too!
- 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
- Measure out your ingredients and stir them together well in a small bowl.
- Carefully transfer the spice blend to an airtight jar. It will last up to a year if stored properly.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
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