How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend from Scratch

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If you’re in love with Everything Bagel Seasoning here is the recipe! Now you can whip up a batch at home anytime. Making your own everything bagel seasoning is not only cheaper, but I think this recipe is even better than Trader Joe’s brand. 

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Like many others, I fell in love with this seasoning blend after I stumbled upon it at Trader Joe’s. 

Everything bagel seasoning is a super tasty mix of savory sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onions, and garlic. It’s all of the spices used to top and everything bagel — in a jar without the bread. 

After you learn how easy it is to make this seasoning blend at home, you can literally add it to everything. I use it almost daily on hard-boiled eggs or avocado toast. 

The flavor combo is so delicious you can use it on almost anything you want to add a little extra flavor to. 

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What you’re going to love about this Recipe

  • Easy: This recipe is so easy, you can assemble it in 5 minutes. 
  • Toasty: Because this recipe is toasted, it has a little extra flavor that makes it even better than the original. 
  • Tasty on Everything: It is fitting that Everything but the bagel seasoning is blend is tasty on everything! Including bagels. 

Foodology Geek Recipe Notes

The only recipe note is that you should find the highest quality spice that you can when you are making seasoning blends.

What is in Everything Bagel Seasoning? 

  • Sesame Seeds: I use a mixture of black and white seeds. You can experiment with your favorite combination.
  • Poppy Seeds:
  • Garlic Granules: Garlic granules are extra-coarse chopped, dried garlic.
  • Onion Granules: Onion granules are extra-coarse chopped, dried garlic.
  • Coarse Salt: I have used Kosher salt or Maldon sea salt.
  • Crushed Red Pepper: (optional) If you like a spicy kick, add the crushed red pepper.
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Poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, onion, and a little Kosher salt.

Recipe Instructions

This is hardly even a recipe. The only thing that you have to do to make this seasoning blend at home is to mix everything together.

The only extra step is adding the spices to a pan and gently toasting them.

  1. Heat a medium-sized sauté pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the spices to the pan and gently toast them until they are fragrant. Watch them closely so that they don’t burn.
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Toasting the spices gives this everything bagel seasoning a extra boost of flavor.

What can you use everything bagel seasoning for? 

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Store a batch of homemade Everything But the Bagel Seasoning!

Homemade Seasoning Blends Rule!

Other Seasoning Blends

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Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe

How to make Everything Bagel Seasoning at home. With only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes you can have your own Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Spice Mix
Cuisine American
Servings 24 teaspoon servings
Calories 9 kcal



  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (affiliate link)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional


  • Add all the spices to a medium-sized sauté pan.
  • Heat on medium heat. Watch closely and stir gently. Once the spices are fragrant remove them from the pan.
  • Store the spices in an airtight container.

Laura’s Tips + Notes

Sources for spices: 
Mountain Rose Herbs (affiliate link) and World Spice Merchants (affiliate link), and Penzey’s Spice Merchants. (affiliate link)


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Calories: 9kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 98mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword everything bagel, garlic, onion, poppy seeds, seasoning blend, sesame seeds
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