Easy Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

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Learn how to make the homemade everything bagel seasoning that tastes just like the one from Trader Joe’s! This seasoning is made with sesame seeds, dried garlic, onion, salt and is an excellent addition to tons of baked foods, bagels, and salads.

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If you can’t get your hands on Everything But The Bagel seasoning because it’s unavailable where you live or too expensive, you can make this easy seasoning recipe at home. 

I have a passion for making seasonings at home because I know exactly what ingredients I use. This way, I can avoid added sugars found in different spice blends. 

Everything Bagel Seasoning is super popular, and everyone all over the world raves about this seasoning mix. Once you gather all the ingredients, your seasoning is ready in a few minutes. 

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What is Everything Bagel Seasoning?

Everything bagel seasoning is a delightful mixture of spices that mirrors the flavors found on an everything bagel. It typically includes a blend of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt. The result is a delicious combination of nuttiness, crunch, and savory notes that can elevate a wide range of dishes.

Watch this quick video to see how easy it is to make homemade bagel seasoning:

What’s in Everything Bagel Seasoning

If you have never tried Everything Seasoning now, it’s the right time. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • White sesame seeds – Sesame seeds are rich in healthy fats, protein, and essential minerals like calcium and iron.
  • Black sesame seeds – They have a distinct dark color and a slightly stronger, nuttier flavor compared to white sesame seeds.
  • Dried onion flakes – Add delicious flavor.
  • Dried minced garlic – It provides a concentrated garlic flavor that adds depth and pungency to dishes.
  • Poppy seeds – These seeds are a good source of dietary fiber, healthy fats, and minerals like magnesium and manganese.
  • Flaked salt

That’s it – only 6 ingredients go into this versatile everything seasoning that you can make at home. So easy and faster than running to the store or ordering some on Amazon.

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning

Is this even a recipe that, once you have all the ingredients, all you have to do is mix them and store them for further use?

  1. Measure all the seeds and spices and add them to a large bowl or Manson jar. 
  2. Stir well with a fork and transfer to an airtight container. 
  3. Sprinkle plenty of this seasoning on your favorite foods.
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How To Use Everything Bagel Seasoning?

  • Eggs – Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning over your eggs for an instant flavor boost. Whether you prefer them boiled, scrambled, or fried, the seasoning adds a delightful crunch and savory taste. Simply sprinkle a generous amount over the eggs while they’re cooking or
  • Keto bagels – For those following a keto diet, everything bagel seasoning is a fantastic addition to keto-friendly bagels. Spread cream cheese or avocado on your bagel and then generously sprinkle the seasoning over the top. The combination of the creamy base and the savory seasoning creates a delicious low-carb treat.
  • Avocado toast – Avocado toast has become a popular breakfast and snack option, and everything bagel seasoning takes it to the next level. Mash ripe avocado onto toasted bread, sprinkle the seasoning over it, and finish with a drizzle of olive oil or a squeeze of lemon juice. The seasoning adds a crunchy texture and a burst of flavors that perfectly complement the creamy avocado.
  • Salad – Sprinkle it over leafy greens, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, or any other veggies of your choice.
  • Lettuce wraps – Use large lettuce leaves as a wrap and fill them with your preferred protein (such as grilled chicken or turkey), along with fresh veggies and a sprinkle of the seasoning.
  • Grilled chicken – Before grilling or baking chicken, rub it with a mixture of everything bagel seasoning and a little olive oil. Allow the chicken to marinate for a while to absorb the flavors.
  • Roasted veggies – The seasoning adds a delightful crunch and savory taste to vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, or Brussels sprouts.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is everything bagel seasoning gluten-free?

Yes, most everything bagel seasonings available in stores are gluten-free. However, it’s always important to check the label and ingredient list to ensure it meets your dietary requirements.

Can I make my own everything bagel seasoning?

Absolutely! Making your own everything bagel seasoning allows you to customize the blend to your taste preferences. A simple recipe typically involves combining equal parts of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes, and salt. However, feel free to experiment and adjust the ratios according to your liking.

How long does everything bagel seasoning last?

Properly stored in an airtight container, everything bagel seasoning can last for several months. However, for the best flavor, it’s recommended to use it within three to six months.

Are there any alternatives to everything bagel seasoning?

While everything bagel seasoning is unique in its flavor profile, you can create similar blends by adjusting the ratios of individual spices. For example, you could try combining sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of salt to create a custom seasoning mix.

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Homemade Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 5 minutes
Yelds 48 tsp


Learn how to make the homemade everything bagel seasoning that tastes just like the one from Trader Joe's! This seasoning is made with sesame seeds, dried garlic, onion, salt and is an excellent addition to tons of baked foods, bagels, and salads.


  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 3 tbsp dried minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 4 tsp flaked salt or coarse sea salt


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, dried garlic, poppy seeds, onion flakes, and flaked salt.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Transfer to an airtight container, mason jar, and store in your pantry.
  • Sprinkle over keto bagels, avocado toast, scrambled eggs, salads, roasted veggies, and more.
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Course seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword everything but the bagel
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