Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning + 11 Ways To Use It

Eating clean doesn’t mean giving up on your favorite flavors! Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning is a healthy version of the famous Trader Joe’s bagel seasoning. Make it in 5 minutes and enjoy its crunchy, nutty taste on your best-loved dishes!

Eating clean doesn’t mean giving up on your favorite flavors! Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning is a healthy version of the famous Trader Joe's bagel seasoning. Make it in 5 minutes and enjoy its crunchy, nutty taste on your best-loved dishes!

Sweet dreams are made of bagels with cream cheese, I’m telling ya.  Oh, that crispy, smooth, savory deliciousness.

There are some pretty great bagels out there, but nothing beats an everything bagel. I used to go ahead and buy the Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning to make some of the recipes I make at home taste like my favorite bagel, but with time, realized that not only is making this versatile seasoning yourself super easy, it’s also so much better for you.

When you’re making something yourself from scratch, you know exactly which ingredients you’re using. For instance, making Homemade Everything Seasoning allows you to control the amount of sodium in the seasoning so it fits right into your clean eating plan.

Also, you can make it to your own liking. Perfect, right?

An overhead image of the kitchen counter with all the ingredients for the Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning including: black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, flaked sea salt, dried onion flakes, poppy seeds and dried minced garlic.

You know I’m all about making your favorite comfort foods healthier so you can enjoy them without any guilt. That’s why the first time I made Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning at home, I knew I would continue to do so and never buy the store-bought version again.

The same goes for bagels. I make my own Homemade Bagels now and I have to admit, they are the best!

Making healthy bagels right in your kitchen has never been easier. They are made with plain Greek yogurt, baking powder, and just two other simple ingredients, and require no rising time. Sprinkle them with this scrumptious topping and there you have it — an easy-to-make, healthy version of your favorite bagel!

A side image of a homemade bagel sprinkled with Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning ready to be baked in the oven.

WHAT IS HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING?

Everything Bagel Seasoning is one of the most used and loved seasoning mixes, and for a good reason. It adds the perfect salty, nutty, crunchy finishing touch to every dish. Follow these super easy steps and, in just a few minutes, you’ll have your first jar of Homemade Everything Seasoning ready to go!  Seriously, it’s better than Trader Joe’s and healthier for you, too. If you’re wondering what’s in Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning, here it is:

  • Black sesame seeds
  • White sesame seeds
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Dried onion flakes
  • Poppy seeds
  • Dried minced garlic

And that’s it — that is what you’ll need to make Everything Bagel Seasoning at home.  So simple, you may not even have to run to the store to make it right now!  Sure, you can buy the everything bagel spice blend, but as I always say, why buy something you can easily make yourself!

An overhead image of a bowl with all the ingredients for the Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning ready to be mixed,including black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, flaked sea salt, dried onion flakes, poppy seeds and dried minced garlic.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING

Once you’ve got all your ingredients on the counter, it’s a few super-easy steps. Then, you have your own supply of crunchy goodness for topping just about every dish! Measure out the spices and put them in a jar. Mix with a fork or shake them up, and then store in the pantry. Make sure that your storage container is airtight so that the spices stay fresh and flavorful. All that’s left to do is enjoy in tons of ways!

An overhead image of a bowl with Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning made with black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, flaked sea salt, dried onion flakes, poppy seeds and dried minced garlic.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING WITHOUT POPPY SEEDS

If you aren’t the biggest fan of poppy seeds in general, but love everything bagel seasoning, you can easily skip the poppy seeds.  The taste will vary a little from the original, but it will still be pretty great! It’s always important to actually enjoy the food your eating, and the best way to do that is to adjust the recipe to your liking. That’s what I love about this seasoning mix. You can vary it to your taste and it always satisfies the craving for spicy crunch.

To make Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning without poppy seeds, you can simply not add them to the recipe or replace them (with the same ratio) with chia seeds or another spice that you love.

An overhead image of a kitchen counter with a bowl of Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning made with black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, flaked sea salt, dried onion flakes, poppy seeds and dried minced garlic.

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WAYS TO USE HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING

Is there anything Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning CAN’T go on? It gives an extra savory punch and some texture to well, everything.

Here, I have listed 11 ways I love to use this delicious topping to spice up dishes. There are endless ways to use this all-purpose tasty mixture besides these, but give my suggestions a try and you’ll be hooked!

  1. Sprinkle on Homemade Bagels, of course
  2. Use as a topping on baked potatoes
  3. Shake over chicken or fish before baking
  4. Season your Hard-Boiled or Soft-Boiled Eggs
  5. Mix into your best-loved Homemade Hummus
  6. Spice up sliced avocados
  7. Season veggies before roasting
  8. Use as a topping on cream cheese for the ultimate bagel
  9. Flavor your sandwich
  10. Mix into cottage cheese
  11. Use in a dip with Baked Pita Chips

Side view of Baked Eggs In Spaghetti Squash Nests on a white plate, perfect for topping with Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

MORE WAYS TO USE HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING

No matter how you spice it, adding Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning to your fave dishes is just the ticket to adding awesome taste and nutty crunchiness. Sprinkle the mixture over these dishes:

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Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning + 11 Ways To Use It
Prep Time
5 mins
Stirring
1 min
Total Time
5 mins
 

Eating clean doesn’t mean giving up on your favorite flavors! Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning is a healthy version of the famous Trader Joe's bagel seasoning. Make it in 5 minutes and enjoy its crunchy, nutty taste on your best-loved dishes!

Categories: Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Seasoning, Spices
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: everything bagel seasoning, everything but the bagel seasoning, everything but the bagel seasoning recipes
Servings: 23
Calories: 20 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp. white sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. black sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. dried minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp flaked sea salt
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine, combine the poppy seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried onion flakes, and flaked sea salt. 

  2. Mix this together until well combined. 

  3. Sprinkle liberally over the top of your bagel, eggs, greek yogurt, avocado, etc.

  4. Store in an air-tight container in your pantry.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning + 11 Ways To Use It
Amount Per Serving (0.5 tsp)
Calories 20 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

6 thoughts on “Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning + 11 Ways To Use It

  1. I really want to try this because I LOVE Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, but I HATE how much salt is in it. I love that I can control how much salt I put in this one… Do you have any recommendations as far as limiting the salt? Is it worth a try to just eliminate it all, or should I add SOME to bring out the other flavors? I know I have to end up experimenting for my own taste requirements, but thought you may have a suggestion to get me going. Thank you!

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