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Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning has grown wildly popular in the past few years. This is largely in part to Trader Joe's creating their name brand Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. This blend of spices has been a long-time favorite flavor at bagel shops and tastes fantastic on just about anything. But why buy it, when you can easily make your own Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning in about 5 minutes at home.

Everything Bagel Seasoning has grown wildly popular in the past few years. This is largely in part to Trader Joe’s creating their name brand Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. This blend of spices has been a long-time favorite flavor at bagel shops and tastes fantastic on just about anything. But why buy it, when you can easily make your own Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning in about 5 minutes at home.

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Ingredients needed for Everything Bagel Seasoning 

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning is a simple recipe to recreate with ingredients that you likely have at home in your spice cabinet. Here is what you will need to make it.

Optional additions:

  • 1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers for a spicy blend
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika for a smoky blend
  • 1 tablespoon of dried minced ginger for Asian fusion

Everything Bagel basic spices in a bowl.

How to make the Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

No need to buy a store-bought version, this is the recipe to help you make your own bagel seasoning. 

Step one: Prepare the ingredients 

The first thing you will want to do is take time to gather all of the ingredients needed to make this bagel seasoning blend. Get a small mason jar or a small bowl and begin to measure the ingredients into the bowl. 

Step two: Combine all of the ingredients together

Now that you have measured each ingredients and decided on whether you want the added extras then make sure you give the homemade seasoning a stir to combine everything together. If you put everything into a small mason jar you could seal it and shake everything. If the spice blend is in a bowl transfer it to the container you wish to store it in. 

Everything Bagel Seasoning in a jar.

 Recipe notes and tips

It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned pro in the kitchen or a novice, it is always a good idea to get some helpful hints and tips to help make things easy. No matter how simple it is there will always be some extra guidance. I have a couple of suggestions and notes that will help you when making this recipe. 

  • You can get creative when making your own seasoning. Add or swap out some of the ingredients for alternatives that you have at home. No need to rush out to your local grocery store. 
  • Double up the quantities to make a bigger batch. 
  • Make different versions using the optional extras. It gives you different options of flavors for your bagels. 

Variations to try

Sometimes it is nice to vary things, know what you can substitute, and try new flavors. So I thought I would share with you some of the variations that you might want to try with this recipe. 

  • Instead of using dried minced garlic you could use garlic powder or garlic flakes instead. Dehydrated garlic would also work well and gives that extra garlicky flavor. 
  • If you can’t get hold of dried minced onion you could use onion flakes or onion powder as an alternative. 
  • Instead of kosher salt you could look to add coarse sea salt. A small amount goes a long way. It gives that irresistible crunch. 

Overhead view of Everything Bagel Seasoning.

FAQs

When it comes to recipes there will always be questions. I thought I would cover some of the most frequently asked questions here. Please feel free to get in touch if your question isn’t covered in the recipe. 

What can I use this bagel seasoning mix for?

When it comes to using this seasoning, you can add it to the top of your homemade bagels or on top of homemade breads for added flavor. However, it will also work really well sprinkled on top of avocado toast, fish, chicken or even  blended with cream cheese. A dash or two of this seasoning goes a long way! It also works well for side dishes like green beans,roasted carrots and parsnips. You can use it for everything, it isn’t just for bagels. 

How should I store the homemade everything bagel seasoning?

It needs to be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. A pantry where you store your other herbs, spices and blends is ideal. It will last for up to six months if stored properly in a glass spice jar, small mason jar or airtight container. It needs to be sealable to keep the seasoning at its best. 

What is the main ingredient when making bagel seasonings? 

The main ingredient is the sesame seeds. You can use white, black, or a mixture of both. This is what makes the seasoning recognizable and a signature to bagels. 

Closeup of Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.

Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning has grown wildly popular in the past few years. This is largely in part to Trader Joe's creating their name brand Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. This blend of spices has been a long-time favorite flavor at bagel shops and tastes fantastic on just about anything. But why buy it, when you can easily make your own Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning in about 5 minutes at home.
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Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Everything Bagel Seasoning
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 20 servings (2 tsp per serving)
Calories: 9kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse kosher salt half for a lower sodium option
  • 4 tablespoons of black poppy seeds
  • Optional additions:
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers for a spicy blend
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika for a smoky blend
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced ginger for Asian fusion

Nutrition

Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 0.2mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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