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Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe (Trader Joe Copycat)

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Do you love Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning? This everything bagel seasoning recipe blend is very similar to store-bought blends. It takes minutes to make this savory and flavorful seasoning blend. Use the seasoning for topping veggies, sprinkling on bagels, coating chicken, and more.

Spoon full of bagel seasoning mixture in an airtight container.

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This bagel seasoning is not for just topping homemade bagels. I used black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, minced onion, garlic, poppy seeds, and salt. It is a very savory and delicious homemade spice blend for your spice cabinet.

Craving more homemade spice blends? This pizza blend is so good, or try out this chili seasoning. One of my favorites is this dry ranch seasoning blend.

Want to try making some of your own bagels? A great option is this simple 3 ingredient blueberry bagel recipe. Or try something a little different with this mini BLT bagel sandwich idea.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This is such a versatile spice blend that you can literally use it on pretty much anything. Give it a try and see firsthand how addictive this seasoning is.
  • A rich and savory blend of ingredients. You might have all the ingredients on hand already.
  • When you make this spice blend you will find it can reduce the cost compared to buying a jar of premade spice blend.
  • You get to control the ingredients, and you can adjust the flavor to fit your preference of liking.
  • Stores well, so you can make it and store it in your pantry for an extended time.
  • Another great thing about making your own blend of spices is you can make this into a gift for friends or family.

What Is Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything bagel seasoning is a mix of spices and seeds that is busting with savory flavors. You can add it to your bagel, use it for seasoning vegetables, proteins, and so much more. This is a very versatile spice blend that is very popular.

What’s in This Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe?

Ingredients of Bagel Seasoning including salt, onion, and poppy seeds.
  • Minced Garlic, dried: A must-have for any spice blend, dried minced garlic introduces a slightly pungent yet savory undertone, enhancing the overall depth of flavors in the seasoning.
  • Sea Salt: Coarse sea salt brings out the seasoning’s flavors, acting as a flavor amplifier for the garlic, onion, and seeds. The irresistible crunch of the coarse salt texture adds a delightful bite.
  • Minced Onion, dried: Just like its garlic counterpart, dried minced onion flakes add a slightly sweet and aromatic flavor, contributing to the complex taste profile of the seasoning.
  • Poppy Seeds: These tiny seeds offer a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture, adding a subtle complexity and visual speckle to the seasoning spice mix.
  • White Sesame Seeds: Light in color but rich in flavor, white sesame seeds introduce a delicate nuttiness, enhancing the seasoning’s aromatic qualities.
  • Black Sesame Seeds: Providing a contrast in color, black sesame seeds not only beautify the blend but also contribute a slightly stronger, earthier flavor compared to their white counterparts.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Sesame Seeds: If you’re out of black or white sesame seeds, you can use one color in place of both. However, to maintain the visual appeal, try using chia seeds as a substitute for the black sesame seeds. They won’t taste the same, but they’ll add a similar visual contrast and a bit of texture.
  • Minced Onion and Garlic: For a different flavor profile, or if you’re sensitive to onion or garlic, try using dried chive flakes or dried shallot flakes as substitutes. These alternatives offer a milder taste while still contributing to the overall savoriness of the blend.
  • Poppy Seeds: If you’re not a fan of poppy seeds or simply don’t have them, consider skipping them altogether. Alternatively, flax seeds can be used for a similar visual effect and a slight nutty flavor, though the texture will differ.
  • Salt Variations: Experiment with different types of salt, such as Himalayan pink salt, smoked sea salt, or even flavored salts to add a unique twist to the seasoning blend.
  • Add Heat: For those who enjoy a spicy kick, add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a small amount of dried chipotle powder to the mix. Adjust the amount according to your heat preference.
  • Citrus Zest: Add a little bit of zest from lemons or oranges to introduce a vibrant, citrusy note, perfect for seasoning fish or chicken.

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix Recipe (step-by-step directions)

Collage of bagel seasoning in different containers.
  1. In a small bowl, you will add all the ingredients in. (Photo 1)
  2. Mix well and then store in a sealed jar in the pantry or a cool, dry place. (Photos 2 & 3)
Bagel Seasoning mixture in an airtight container with spoon scooping.

Recipe Tips

  • You don’t have to use both types of sesame seeds for this easy recipe. They taste the same. It just creates a nice look.
  • The sesame seeds need to be black toasted as they sell untoasted, and the flavor will be different.
  • You are welcome to adjust the salt to fit your flavor preference.
  • If you want, you can make as much or as little as you would like. I like to make a large batch during the holidays and gift it to those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen.
  • Before each use, shake or give the mix a stir as the ingredients can settle to the bottom of the jar.
  • Make sure to use fresh ingredients for this, as it will provide the best flavor.
  • Placing the bagel seasoning in a sealed jar is going to help extend the shelf life tremendously.

Storing Tips 

For the everything bagel seasoning, you will want to store it in a sealed jar, reused spice jar, or airtight container. Place in a cupboard or pantry at room temperature until ready to use. Then when you want to use your own seasoning, just shake to mix it back up, ensuring none has separated.

Black, white, and yellow bagel Seasoning mixture on a white bowl.

Serving Suggestions

This spice blend can be used on almost anything! Put a little sprinkle on anything from avocado toast, baked potato, top chicken, steak, or pork chops. Also, if you try these pasta chips consider using the bagel spice blend to flavor them! I think it would taste delicious.

Recipe FAQs

Where can you buy everything bagel seasoning?

Everything bagel seasoning can be purchased at most grocery retailers or shop online and ship it right to your home.

Is this spice blend a gluten-free recipe?

Yes, all these simple ingredients for this seasoning are gluten-free. Just make sure to look at the manufacturer’s label just to ensure it is made in a gluten-free facility.

Can I use a salt-free substitute for this bagel seasoning?

You can use a salt-free substitute to replace the salt in this simple recipe. Feel free to add a little or a bit more to fit your preference.

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Bagel Seasoning mixture in a white bowl near spilled spices.
5 from 6 votes

Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe (Trader Joe Copycat)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Basics, Spices
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Yields 8 tablespoons
This everything bagel seasoning blend is very similar to store-bought blends. It takes minutes to make this savory and flavorful seasoning blend. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 Tablespoons White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Black Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • ½ Tablespoon Sea Salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, you will add all the ingredients in.
    3 Tablespoons White Sesame Seeds,1 ½ Tablespoons Black Toasted Sesame Seeds,1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Onion,1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Garlic,1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds,½ Tablespoon Sea Salt
  • Mix well and then store in a sealed jar in the pantry or a cool dry place.

Notes

  • You don’t have to use both types of sesame seeds for this easy recipe. They taste the same. It just creates a nice look.
  • The sesame seeds need to be black toasted as they sell untoasted, and the flavor will be different.
  • You are welcome to adjust the salt to fit your flavor preference.
  • If you want, you can make as much or as little as you would like. I like to make a large batch during the holidays and gift it to those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen.
  • Before each use, shake or give the mix a stir as the ingredients can settle to the bottom of the jar.
  • Make sure to use fresh ingredients for this as it will provide the best flavor.
  • Placing the bagel seasoning in a sealed jar is going to help extend the shelf life tremendously.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 38kcal (2%) Carbohydrates: 3g (1%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 3g (5%) Saturated Fat: 0.4g (3%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 438mg (19%) Potassium: 50mg (1%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 0.1g Vitamin A: 0.4IU Vitamin C: 0.2mg Calcium: 64mg (6%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh, I love everything seasoning, but I didn’t realize how easy it is to make at home! I’d like to try sprinkling this on homemade crackers.

  2. 5 stars
    This homemade version of everything bagel seasoning tasted just like the store bought kind!! Love how easy it was to make too!

  3. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how simple it is to make such a versatile and flavorful blend at home. I’ve sprinkled this seasoning on everything from bagels (of course!) to avocado toast, roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, and even popcorn. It elevates each dish to a whole new level, adding a delightful crunch and a burst of savory goodness.

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