Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning- How to make your own Everything Bagel Seasoning at home! It only takes 5 spices and 5 minutes to make! 

Everything Bagel Seasoning is easy to make at home. You only need 5 spices and 5 minutes.

If you are a fan of Everything bagels and love Trader Joe’s famous Everything Bagel Seasoning, you are going to love today’s easy recipe! I am going to teach you how to make Everything Bagel Seasoning at HOME! It is SO simple and you will want to put it on everything. I guess that makes sense since it is everything bagel seasoning:)

How to make Everything Bagel Seasoning at home. It only takes 5 minutes!

I have been buying Everything Bagel Seasoning for awhile now because I am obsessed with my Everything Bagel Avocado Toast. It is one of my go to breakfasts and snacks. Well, one day I ran out, so I decided to make my own seasoning. It only takes 5 minutes to make and you probably have all of the ingredients in your spice cabinet.

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Poppy Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Minced Dried Garlic
  • Minced Dried Onion
  • Flaked Sea Salt

I like to use flaked sea salt for the seasoning mix, but if you don’t have it you can substitute coarse salt instead. If use two teaspoons of salt, but you can start with one and taste and add more.

So now that we have all of our spices ready to go, let’s make the Everything Bagel Seasoning. All you have to do is combine the spices in a bowl and stir. That is it! Store the spice blend in a sealed jar or container until you are ready to use.

Everything Bagel Seasoning is easy to make at home! You only need 5 minutes and 5 ingredients!

So what do you use Everything Bagel Seasoning for? It is a great seasoning for almost anything. Here are some ideas:

The options are endless! Mix up your own DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning and let us know how you like to use it. Use it freely because now you know how to make it at home, you will never have to guy it again! YAY!

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning-if you like Trader Joe's famous seasoning, you will LOVE this one!

Everything Bagel Seasoning

Make your own Everything Bagel Seasoning at home! It only takes 5 spices and 5 minutes to make!
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  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons  flaked sea salt or coarse salt


  • In a small bowl, combine the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt. Stir until well combined. Store in a sealed jar or container.

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    1. Black sesame seed can be found at Indian, Pakistani and health food stores. Pensey’s spices carry it either in your local store or by mail and Amazon will mail it to you anywhere.

    2. The seasoning mix is even better if you toast the poppy seeds and both sesame seeds. It enhances the flavor tremendously!

  1. 5 stars
    This is wonderful!! I never thought of doing this myself and now I can’t wait to make your recipe, but I did purchase the new seasoning with the same name at Trader Joe’s. One favorite way I use it other than on muffins and bread is mixing it with fresh mozzarella cheese and serving it on toast or on top of fresh sliced tomatoes… a quick melt under the broiler takes this over the top. Now my husband enjoys the cheese!! It is also great on scrambled eggs…..

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this. If anybody makes whole wheat everything bagels, I can’t find them where I live. Now I can have everything on any bagel I want, as much as I want. I plan to dress baked potatoes with it, too. I did leave out the salt. For me, it turns out it isn’t necessary.

  3. Hi, do you know if the dried minced garlic (and possibly the coarse salt also) can be substituted with garlic salt instead? I am just trying to use ingredients I already have in my spice rack. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I just love this so much. My husband and I have been obsessed with this for months now (favorite combo for us is mashed avocado on top toasted bagel half with a GENEROUS sprinkle of this mix). I am having a brunch this month and am making this mix and putting it in 125ml jars for each guest as a little gift. Love you site – thank you!!

    1. 5 stars
      Love this seasoning! Been using it for a long time on just about everything with few exceptions! Its really good on beer bread when sprinkled on top before baking!
      Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I put this on everything but fruit, but the day may come when I just want to throw those into the menu as well!!!

  6. I can’t find black sesame seeds, can I make this without them or will it just not taste the same. Seems like the only place around me (Canada) is amazon and it’s expensive.

    1. I don’t where you are but I live in London Ontario, and I go to Remark and they have them at a reasonable price. I realize this is late news for you, but for future reference, and possibly just asking in the grocery store to order them in.

    2. I found an organic bag of it at a decent price on Amazon! There were several choices and sizes available, check it out!

    3. I live in Canada as well, and I found black sesame seeds at No Frills if there is one near you. 🙂

    4. Hi, I can find almost everything that I need to make these mixes at The Bulk Food Stores .. (Windsor, Canada).

  7. 5 stars
    I just made a batch of this to refill my TJ’s bottle instead of buying another one. Not only is it essentially a perfect copycat of my favorite seasoning blend, it actually fills up the empty bottle perfectly! Thank you for this!

  8. Do you need to refrigerate the everything bagel seasonings? How long can you keep it, in cupboard or in refrigerator?

    1. Black sesame seed can be found at Indian, Pakistani and health food stores. Pensey’s spices carry it either in your local store or by mail and Amazon will mail it to you anywhere.

  9. Can I use coarse kosher salt or coarse pink Himalayan salt instead of the salt flakes or will it give it too much of a salt taste with each bite?

  10. 5 stars
    Thanks! We are a low salt family, so I just left it out and it tastes great, in case any one else wants to know!

  11. For my Canadian friends – the Bulk Barn now has a “Sesame Bagel Seasoning” but I believe it to be all of these ingredients. $1.79/100g … about a 10th of the cost of buying the Trader Joe’s spice on Amazon!

    1. It’s terribly salty though, I bought it and I can’t stomach it

    2. Thanks for this recipe. Just a note, not a single item in the ingredient list is a spice. They are perhaps seeds, or condiments, but not spices. Does not diminish that this is a great recipe to use, just not spices.

  12. 5 stars
    Hello! This is great, but I can’t get it to stay combined evenly when I put it into a shaker. The poppy seeds and salt go to the bottom and the onion and garlic flakes on top. Any tips or tricks?

    1. 5 stars
      I sprinkle mine by hand. That way, everything is divided more equally. This is probably to late for you since you wrote this in 12/19. This is 6/2020!

  13. Thank you so much for this recipe!
    I love it, it’s great over bagels but also over soft-boiled eggs and it’s also surprisingly good in any salad!
    Since it’s something I can not buy already made here in France I love it so so much that can now do my own!

  14. 5 stars
    My veg daughter has to have everything seasoning. My must fun way to use is on the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich. We saw this in a Kroger Magazine. I’m mixing some up and sending to my sisters for Valentines. For the ones that mean everything to me

  15. I can’t really rate it because I haven’t made it, but I’d love to see a thread started on ideas to use it.

  16. 5 stars
    Mmm mmm…. Delicious!!! I substituted kalonji/ black onion seeds for the black sesame seeds and added an extra tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds. This was perfect for our morning bagels mixed with cream cheese! Looking at these other ideas, I can see us using it a lot!

  17. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this!! I was buying the spice mix very regularly for my morning avocado toast and now I can make it at home. Super easy. I was actually able to order everything from amazon. Just like TJs.

  18. 1 star
    I am the BIGGEST salt lover of ALL TIME! I add Maldon Sea Salt to everything! But this recipe ruined two days worth of work to proof my homemade Everything Bagels. I had to throw away the 18 bagels I made because they were WAY TOO SALTY! I just made them again, and only used half a teaspoon of Maldon Sea Salt. I highly recommend suggesting to add salt to taste starting with half a teaspoon of salt. You can always add more. This is a Five Star recipe with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

    1. That’s because you used sea salt instead of salt flakes – the difference in saltiness between the two is huge!

  19. 5 stars
    I love this recipe, even more than the trader joes one. I buy all the ingredients in bulk and then make a huge batch of it. I always have to share with my grandparents though because they also love it. The flaked sea salt is the best! the proportions are perfect. I make homemade everything bagels with this all the time and they are the best!

  20. I love this recipe. I am not a poppy seed lover but I am a nigella seed lover. So I add that to give it color add to the taste. Thank you

    1. I have never heard of Nigella seed. I do not like sesame seeds but love all of the other flavors. Was maybe looking for a sub for that

  21. 5 stars
    Wow! My husband bought a premade bottle of everything bagel seasoning in May and our family of 3 teens plus two parents quickly became addicted! After we finished the bottle, I found your recipe and have made it 3 times since. It is way better than the store bought (of course) and I bought bulk ingredients the first time so I haven’t worked out the cost but I assume I saved money too. Either way, I know I made this myself and we all love it. I just made a new batch this morning and decided I really should leave the heartfelt thank you. I also plan to post it to my social media and share with my friends – this is too good to keep to myself! You definitely found a new follower in me!

  22. 5 stars
    Best ever! We don’t buy any other bagel seasoning – just the ingredients for this! If you have trouble finding black sesame seeds, check the Asian section of your local grocery store – that’s where I found mine!.

  23. 5 stars
    Great recipe my 4 yr old loved it on sliced tomatoes. I used less salt because I used fine salt not a fan of the big salt crystals.

  24. 5 stars
    I live in Ecuador. So it is very expensive to have someone bring this to me.
    The poppyseeds where hard to find. I had them mules over from the US.
    I toasted the sesame seeds til fragrant. I used unhulled sesame seeds, a tan color along with black.
    I threw in 1/2 tablespoon of black nigella seeds. I’m always looking for ways to slip them in since they’re so healthy. Dr McGreger would be proud!
    If you can get your hands on Malden’s sea salt FLAKES, do it. They are wonderful!
    I think I will play with the balance of ingredients because I think Trader Joe’s has less poppyseeds and more of everything else.

  25. 5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe. I make it in huge batches as it’s used quickly. I converted it from Tablespoons and teaspoons into “Parts.” ie 6parts poppy seeds, 3parts white sesame seeds, etc Just convert each Tablespoon into 3 teaspoons and you’ve got it. I don’t use the salt, though. I’ve made cucumber snacks with it, sometimes I add cream cheese. I’ve made popcorn, potatoes, green beans and tomato snacks. It’s even better if you toast it before using it.