DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning

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!

Trader Joe's Everything but the bagel seasoning copycatDIY 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!

Everything Bagel Spice Blend ingredientsIngredients 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

Everything bagel seasoning recipe in a jar

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:

Everything Bagel Seasoning on Toast with hummusHow 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:

Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

Prep Time 00:05 Total Time 00:05 Yields 3 tablespoons

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (white or black, or a mix is fine)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and stir or shake to mix it up completely.
  2. Close with a tight fitting lid and store for up to one year (see note).

Recipe Notes

  1. Spices are best kept for one year, so if you are starting with older spices it may lose its potency sooner.
Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

Pin it for later:

How to Make Gluten Free Crackers

These Gluten Free Crackers are easy-breezy and so darn delicious! Keep them simple with sea salt or add in some seasoning like Everything Bagel spice, Italian spice or Ranch seasoning. Made with a mix of almond flour and ground flax seed these crackers are Paleo, Whole30 and low-carb friendly!

Gluten free crackers with everything bagel seasoningGluten Free Crackers

There used to be a time that if you were gluten-free there was only one way to get a great tasting cracker that was safe to eat: to make one. But it’s 2019 and we’re lucky that we live in a time when there are a whole host of amazing gluten-free brands of snacks and foods available. You can walk into any grocery store now and find at minimum, a few options for gluten-free crackers. There are some out there that we absolutely adore (here’s looking at you Simple Mills), and some that you can “tell” are gluten-free. But the options and abundance of gluten-free products is ever expanding.

So why make your own crackers when there are so many good options out there? Because simply put, sometimes it’s a nice change of pace to be able to turn a few ingredients into a wholesome delicious snack! And honestly, these crackers are not at all complicated, with only a handful of ingredients and lots of different option to customize them with different flavors! We promise you’ll love this cracker and be glad you made it! Plus, they’re SO DELICIOUS!

They would be a fun baking project to bake with the kids as well! And the resulting cracker can be eaten on its own, used in a dip or added to a charcuterie board. What do you think, ready to make them?!

almond cracker doughSeasoning Options

There are a few seasoning options we are suggesting here, but the truth is your options are endless. The trick is to put about half of the seasoning inside of the dough, and use the other half to top the cracker with. We’ve suggested either plain flaky sea salt, Italian seasoning, Everything Bagel seasoning or a ranch seasoning.

Store Bought Seasoning Blends

If you are using a store bought version of the flavored seasoning make sure to check the label for salt. If the seasoning blend has salt in it you may want to skip the addition of salt in the recipe.

Homemade Seasoning Blends

We are sharing a simple seasoning blend for Ranch spice and the Everything Bagel spice, just in case you are like us and would prefer to control the ingredients a bit more. These blends will keep for up to a year if you are starting with fresh herbs. It will make more than you need for the cracker recipe, store the remainder.

Ranch Seasoning Blend:

  • 3 teaspoon dried dill
  • 3 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 3 teaspoon onion granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion

almond flour cracker dough being rolled out by hand

Tips on Making Gluten Free Crackers

This dough is pretty easy to work with and roll out, but here are a few tips to make sure you are successful!

  • Use a scale to measure out your baking flour to ensure accuracy! 
  • Make sure to blend the butter into the dough completely so that there are no visible pieces remaining. You can use cold butter or room temperature. There is also an option for using oil, as well.
  • Roll out to the correct thickness between 1/8″ – 1/16″. Too thin and they’ll burn and too thick and they’ll be chewy (though still delicious).
  • Set a timer! Start checking on these starting at 15 minutes. Look for very light golden brown edges and completely dry looking crackers. 
  • If you want them ultra crispy, you could break the crackers apart and bake for a few more minutes.
  • Let them cool for a few minutes before breaking them apart. 
  • Let cool completely before storing. If they have any warmth to them when they are stored they could turn the crackers soft.

cutting almond cracker recipe

Tools you need to make Gluten Free Crackers

  • Baking sheet (Cookie sheet or rimmed baking sheets both work)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Pastry wheel or pizza cutter
  • Basics: Bowl, whisk, spatula

Result of easy gluten free cracker recipe

If you like this gluten-free basics recipe, check out these others:

Easy Gluten Free Crackers

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:30 Yields 30 crackers

Ingredients

Seasoning options

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF and position an oven rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, flax, garlic powder, salt and 2 teaspoons seasoning.
  3. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and using your hands rub the butter into the mix until it is completely combined, with no visible pieces of butter remaining (or add in the oil). Add the beaten egg to the dough and mix together until completely combined.
  4. Place the ball of dough in the center of the lined flat baking sheet and cover with a second piece of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a rectangle that’s approximatly ⅛” - 1/16” inch thick.
  5. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into squares. If you end up with leftover scraps of dough, gather them up and repeat the rolling process.
  6. Sprinkle the dough with flaky sea salt or remaining 2 teaspoons seasoning, pressing down lightly to make sure the seasoning sticks.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Store crackers in an airtight bag or container for up to 3 days.
Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!