Have you ever been savoring that melange of seeds on top of an everything bagel and found yourself wondering, "why can't I put this on everything?" Well, we hear you! Here's a simple recipe for everything bagel seasoning mix so that you can have a personal stash of this addictive flavoring to put on bagels and more.
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This everything seasoning is addictive and delicious on way more than bagels.
You can use it to season eggs, coat chicken or fish before cooking, or to sprinkle on top of pizza — which means it's worth always having around in your spice cabinet. Here, we'll show you the super-easy method for making it, and then offer a number of different ways to enjoy it.
Everything bagel seasoning mix recipe
Makes about ¼ cup
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 2¼ teaspoons minced onion
- 2¼ teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
Measure all of the ingredients into a small bowl. Briefly stir to combine, and then transfer to an airtight container. Store at room temperature. Tastes best within a month of mixing. Stir/shake before using.
Measure all of the ingredients into a medium mason jar. Seal the jar and give it a shake. Now it's mixed, and already in the container! Once again, tastes best within a month of mixing. Stir/shake before using.
Recipe notes and variations
This recipe can easily be doubled or scaled up at an even greater quantity.
Minced versus powder
For best results, use the minced garlic and minced onion (that looks like tiny chips) in this recipe. While using garlic or onion powder will still taste good, the mixture will be much more powdery and won't sprinkle onto bagels as well.
Consider for a moment how you'll use this seasoning mix. Will you be using it more as a finishing spice? If so, toast the mix briefly to bring out the flavors. This isn't necessary if garnishing bagels or items which will then be baked.
Adjust the ratios
Do you always want more poppy seeds, or perhaps less onion and garlic, in your everything bagel spice? This is the perfect chance to tailor it to your desires.
Add a little something
Would it be sacrilege to suggest augmenting your mix? Just saying: I've tried it with sunflower seeds mixed in, and it tasted fantastic.
How to use it
Make everything bagels
There's nothing like a homemade bagel! Learn how to make 'em at home with Craftsy course Bake Your Own Bagels, Bialys, and Pretzels, and use this seasoning mix to garnish them. You'll be the toast of the town (or at least the table) when you serve them at brunch. (Don't forget to schmear it with plenty of homemade cream cheese, too.)
Transform plain bagels into everything bagels
Did you go to the bagel shop only to discover that they were out of everything bagels? Transform plain bagels into everything by spreading a super-thin layer of honey on the surface and sprinkling the seasoning mix on top.
Use it on everything else!
Even if you never plan on making homemade bagels (although you should), you will still find that you have plenty of uses for this mixture. It tastes great on salads, sprinkled on soup, added to eggs, shaken on pizza...the list goes on and on. You may find that you start putting it on everything!
Prefer to have the mix already made? Check out King Arthur Flour's Everything Bagel Topping, available in the Craftsy supply store!