Everything Bagel Seasoning

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Overhead shot of a jar of Everything Bagel Seasoning

Who else is addicted to Everything Bagel Seasoning? If you’re not, perhaps we should apologize because you likely will be soon. We were inspired by Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning (who else loves Joe?!), but we like this DIY version even better! It’s salty, savory, crunchy, and making it at home means you can use fresher ingredients.

This seasoning is the ultimate versatile topping — perfect for avocado toast, eggs, bowls, crackers, and beyond! Plus, it’s SO easy to prepare — just 6 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 5 minutes required. Let’s do this!

Plate of Maldon sea salt, dried onion, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and dried garlic

What is in Everything Bagel Seasoning?

  • Sesame seeds – black and white sesame seeds make a beautiful color contrast, but you can choose to use just one color if you’re looking for simplicity.
  • Sea salt flakes – large, flaky sea salt like Maldon is the key to more dispersed saltiness plus a pleasant crunch. Regular sea salt will also work, but you’ll want to use less of it!
  • Dried minced garlic – also called dehydrated garlic, it’s a little golden in color and the key for garlicky zing and a slight toasty flavor!
  • Dried minced onion – just like dried garlic vs. garlic powder, dried minced onion will be larger in size than onion powder and contribute a pleasant savory taste.
  • Poppy seeds – for an extra crunch factor, we went heavier on these than the Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning!
Jar with layers of poppy seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, minced onion and garlic, and salt

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning

It couldn’t be easier to make Everything Bagel Seasoning at home:

  1. Gather your ingredients – poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried onion and garlic, and flaky salt! If you have trouble finding any of them, check the bulk spices aisle — there’s usually more variety and fresher ingredients.
  2. Add them to a jar (or bowl).
  3. Shake them up (or mix).
  4. Enjoy!

What to Put Everything Bagel Seasoning On

The easy answer to How to use Everything Bagel Seasoning? On EVERYTHING! (See what we did there?) But truly, the possibilities are endless:

Holding a spoonful of Everything Bagel Seasoning over an open jar

We hope you LOVE this everything bagel seasoning! It’s:

Super versatile
& Quick and easy to prepare!

Mix up a batch for yourself, or share the love and make some for friends at the same time!

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Holding a slice of avocado toast topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning

Salty, savory, and crunchy Everything Bagel Seasoning! Perfect for everything from avocado toast to eggs and beyond. Just 6 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 5 minutes required!
Author Minimalist Baker
Overhead shot of a jar of homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 (1-tsp servings)
Course Condiment, Spice Blend
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 6 Months
Does it keep? 3 Months


  • 1 ½ Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 ½ Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 ½ Tbsp black sesame seeds (or sub more white sesame seeds)
  • 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp flaky salt (we used Maldon // or half as much fine salt)


  • To a small jar with a lid (or bowl), add all ingredients and shake (or mix) until fully incorporated.
  • Sprinkle on crackers, bagels, eggs, rice, avocado toast, bowls, and beyond (see post above for more ideas)!
  • Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 months or in the refrigerator or freezer up to 6 months.



*We like the color contrast of white and black sesame seeds, but you can use all white sesame seeds.
*Recipe as written makes ~1/2 cup seasoning.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with Maldon flaky salt.

Nutrition (1 of 24 servings)

Serving: 1 teaspoon Calories: 11 Carbohydrates: 0.6 g Protein: 0.4 g Fat: 0.9 g Saturated Fat: 0.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 291 mg Potassium: 12 mg Fiber: 0.3 g Sugar: 0 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 9 mg Iron: 0.1 mg

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  1. Robin says

    One of my favorite seasonings to make – comes together quickly and I keep a jar of it by the toaster. It’s wonderful on avocado toast! Brings something bland to life!One of my favorite seasonings to make – comes together quickly and I keep a jar of it by the toaster. It’s wonderful on avocado toast! Brings something bland to life!

  2. Ewa says

    Made this for the bagels yesterday. I think my salt is too salty ;) Need to adjust the other ingredients to make it work.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thank you for sharing your experience, Ewa! Flaky salt is best here. If subbing a finer salt, we recommend just half the amount. Hope that helps for next time!

  3. Kelsey says

    This was easy to make in a large batch & divide up into smaller jars as gifts. We also added some hemp seeds to the mix for a bit of extra flavour & protein. Kept some for us – have been adding it to everything! On top of hummus, eggs, roast veggies, it gets snuck into anything savoury at the moment.

  4. Caroline says

    SO GOOD! I love everything bagel seasoning – on everything – and this was delicious. Had my first taste of it in NYC and tried to find some in OZ, but there were very few places that sold it. I did find it, but it wasn’t earth shattering. THIS is earth shattering. I put it on top of Vegemite toast (Vegemite is an Aussie spread which is a “love it or hate it”. I love it!) and avocado toast. Sprinkled on top of arugula and put it in olive oil & dipped bread into it. Thank you thank you thank you for another delicious, stunning recipe which has already been added to my recipe binder!
    Xx Caroline

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! We’re so glad it made it into the binder =) Love all your servings ideas! Thank you for sharing, Caroline! xo

  5. Kat says

    I appreciate your efforts on all these spice mixes.
    Lets me be able to decide which ingredients to include, and which to exclude – cause of allergies – and I still get to try new spices! :)

    Just a heads up, if you say, are going for a job interview, and they may require drug testing before hiring,
    Do Not Eat Poppy Seeds!
    At least for one day beforehand, or you may possibly get the wrong result!

    (I’m not guessing, I’ve known it to happen to some people. )

  6. Pamela says

    Thanks for this recipe. It’s so dramatically colorful! It seems perfect. I wonder if the addition of Kalonji seeds would be nice. They are often used on bread as a topping. And in Indian cooking. The are also mistakenly called black cumin. They are also called nigella seeds or by its scientific name Nigella sativa – They are NOT related to nor taste like cumin but they have that as a nickname, I guess.

  7. Lisa says

    Yum! I recently went wild and used my Everything Bagel mix on a baked tuna loin (kinda like a crust) and it was amazing!!! highly recommend it with tuna.