How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning -- a knock off of the Trader Joe's version! It's so easy to make and once you start sprinkling, you won't be able to stop! | perrysplate.com

Everything Bagel Seasoning is having a moment, isn’t it? It’s EVERYWHERE lately, and luckily for those who are avoiding bagels and other carby/gluteny things you can have that same flavor on other things!

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! I fell in love with this Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning recently, and it seems like everyone else on the internet did, too.

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. Sometimes I sprinkle it over a salad or on an avocado. No matter how many uses you have for it, it’s well worth having a big jar in the cupboard.

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.

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning -- a knock off of the Trader Joe's version! It's so easy to make and once you start sprinkling, you won't be able to stop! | perrysplate.com

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.)

The Best Ingredients for 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.
  • 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.

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning -- a knock off of the Trader Joe's version! It's so easy to make and once you start sprinkling, you won't be able to stop! | perrysplate.com

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. 

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning -- a knock off of the Trader Joe's version! It's so easy to make and once you start sprinkling, you won't be able to stop! | perrysplate.com

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. 

I love it on hard-boiled eggs, avocados, over salads, and random bowls of leftovers I throw together for lunches. Oh! And it was FAB on the Sushi Bowls we had on Sunday!

And avocado toast. (Duh.) One of my 4-year-old’s favorite things to eat is a slice of fresh, buttered sourdough toast with smashed avocado and a generous sprinkling of this everything bagel seasoning. It’s one of mine, too, but I go easy on bread because it makes me feel blah.

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.

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning -- a knock off of the Trader Joe's version! It's so easy to make and once you start sprinkling, you won't be able to stop! | perrysplate.com

DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning

DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning

Yield: A scant 3 Tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Whip up this tasty and versatile seasoning -- whether you live by a Trader Joe's or not!

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes (Maldon recommended)
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

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!

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How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning -- a knock off of the Trader Joe's version! It's so easy to make and once you start sprinkling, you won't be able to stop! | perrysplate.com

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