How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning
Everything Bagel Seasoning is having a moment, isn’t it?
What is Everything Bagel Seasoning?
Everything bagel seasoning is simply the seasoning that is used on everything bagels — you know the ones with all of the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic flakes and such?
Trader Joe’s started selling it and it sort of exploded on the internet and appeared in other stores, too.
It’s brilliant, really. Luckily for those who are avoiding bagels and other carby/gluteny things you can have that same flavor on other things!
After seeing all of those who didn’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby lament about not being able to get any EBS, I was determined to help you out. Yeah, Everything Bagel Seasoning has an acronym now. #arrived
Side note: I was able to guest post on the Whole30Recipes Instagram account last week (Eek! Fun!), and I shared this recipe with those lovely Whole30-ers.
After I figured out the best (modest, I am) Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Recipe, I was so excited to share this recipe with you!
Ways to Use Everything Bagel Seasoning
I’d love to tell you a dozen things I put this on, but I’m kind of a one or two trick pony.
90% of the time I put it on hard-cooked or scrambled eggs and eat them for breakfast. Or a snack. Here are a few other things to put it on:
- Avocados (Seriously, so good. And if avocado toast is your thing, prepare for nirvana after a sprinkle of this on top.)
- Salads (It’s amazing how just a little sprinkle can add so much flavor! I use it in my 5-minute Breakfast Salad.)
- Smoked Salmon
- Lettuce Wraps & Sandwiches
- Roasted Vegetables
- Sushi Bowls (I LOVE it on a California Roll Sushi Bowl!)
- Pizza crust (Sprinkle some around the edge of the crust before you bake. It’s killer.)
No matter how many uses you have for it, it’s well worth having a big jar in the cupboard. I just made a quart-sized jar of it. #obssessed
The key to making a good batch of is getting all of the components roughly the same size. Don’t make substitutions — like using granulated garlic or regular salt — or else it’ll all settle to the bottom and the flavor won’t be quite right.
(Believe me, I’ve tried.)
What’s in Everything Bagel Seasoning?
- Dried Garlic Flakes — Like I mentioned, not granulated garlic or garlic salt. I often find these in the bulk spice section in the grocery store.
- Dried Onion Flakes — Or dried minced onion, as they’re sometimes called. Again, don’t use onion powder here.
- Black Sesame Seeds — These are usually in the spice section, but I’ve often found more afforable, larger jars in the Asian section of a grocery store. Or at an Asian market. (Update: Since we moved to Boise, I’ve had a really hard time finding it in bulk. So instead of paying $6 for a 2-ounce jar, I got a 2-pound bag on Amazon for 12.99. Like I said — I take my EBS seriously.)
- Regular Sesame Seeds — The white ones. I prefer to use the toasted sesame seeds here because it gives the blend a more pronounced sesame flavor.
- Poppy Seeds — Pretty straightforward. Just use whatever you can find. Fresh ones are always better, so if your jar of poppy seeds is from the late 90s, you might need to replace it.
- Flaked Sea Salt — I feel like this deserves it’s own section. So scroll down. It’s worth it.
I highly recommend using Maldon sea salt. I got some coarse sea salt and it was like biting into little rocks. I found this at a regular (nicer) grocery store, and realized later it was cheaper on Amazon. *facepalm*
Sea salt flakes aren’t like other kids of salt — they’re light and crispy and definitely not rock-like. And the flavor is so good. I’m kind of a salt-snob now after bouncing from Kosher salt, to fine sea salt to Himalayan pink salt. I can’t even use regular table salt anymore — except for homemade play dough.
Also, if you happen to have a kid who likes to eat salt, I would hide this very well. Just saying.
This recipe makes a scant 3 Tablespoons, but you can double or triple it to fill a small mason jar. You’ll probably want to because once you start sprinkling, it’ll find its way on just about everything you eat. It’s one of my all-time favorite seasoning blends.
If you’re a keto eater or eating gluten free or grain free, smearing a hard boiled egg with cream cheese and a sprinkle of this is heaven. Seriously.
Have you jumped on the everything bagel train? I’d love to see how you use it as I’m always looking for new ways myself!
Combine everything thoroughly and store in an air-tight container at room temperature. Sprinkle on hard-boiled eggs, avocados, over salads, or anything else you wish! Nat's Notes:
1. Don't make any ingredient substitutions that will change the texture of the ingredient -- like using granulated garlic instead of dried minced garlic. If the components aren't the same size and texture the mixture won't stay blended well and the taste will be off.
2. I used toasted sesame seeds which gave the blend a slightly more pronounced sesame flavor. You can use either toasted or untoasted.
Combine everything thoroughly and store in an air-tight container at room temperature. Sprinkle on hard-boiled eggs, avocados, over salads, or anything else you wish!