Love Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning but your store doesn’t have it in stock frequently? Our recipe is so easy to make, with likely ingredients you already have on hand so no need to go hunting for it in store anymore! This homemade seasoning also makes cute DIY gifts. Learn how to make this and you’ll never run out of Everything Bagel Seasoning again!
DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joe’s Copycat)
It sure is easy to buy your own Everything Bagel Seasoning blend at the store, but you know what else is easy? Making it at home so you never run out, and never have to worry about Trader Joe’s being out of stock! Plus, you can control the ingredients and flavor and adjust based on your own favorite blend! We know this is a beloved spice blend, so this Everything Bagel Seasoning also makes a great DIY gift to hand out to friends.
Spice blends are great to make yourself because you get to control the flavor. We are partial to the proportions we have given in our recipe, but feel free to adjust to your desired amount. You likely already have almost all of the ingredients in your pantry, too!
Ingredients for Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
- Garlic Granules
- Dried Minced Garlic
- Dried Minced Onion
- Sesame Seeds (a mix of both black and white are good)
- Poppy Seeds
- Fine Sea Salt
- Coarse Sea Salt
How to Use Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
There are a lot of ways to use this blend! You can sprinkle this on all sorts of things that are not bagels, such as hard boiled eggs, avocado and roasted veggies. But really, let your imagination be your guide with this one.
Some other ideas:
- Chicken (think of adding in into your breading mixture)
- Sweet Potato Toast
- With French Fries
- Baked Potatoes
- Roasted Potatoes
How to Store Everything Bagel Seasoning
Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. We often will reuse our empty store-bought spice jars for when we make our own blends.
How long will it keep? It is not that spices go bad, it’s that spices lose their potency. It’s generally accepted that spices should last about a year once opened, but that’s assuming the store you are purchasing them from has a quick turnover rate and isn’t letting spices sit on the shelves for a while. If you are making this spice blend with spices that have been sitting on your shelf for a while your blend will lose its potency quicker. At the LCK test kitchen, if spices have been around for more than a year we toss and refresh with new ones.
If you like this homemade spice blend, check out these others:
- Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning
- How to Make Cajun Seasoning
- Classic Burger Seasoning
- DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Place all ingredients in a jar and stir or shake to mix it up completely.
- Close with a tight fitting lid and store for up to one year (see note).
- Spices are best kept for one year, so if you are starting with older spices it may lose its potency sooner.
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