We’re huge fans of everything everything! We love all the tasty morsels of everything bagels to homemade everything crackers. Since learning how to make homemade everything bagel seasoning a year and a half ago, it’s become a mainstay in my spice cabinet. We’ve come up with a few other uses for the seasoning too. My husband likes to sprinkle it on cream cheese and toast to resemble an everything bagel. I love it sprinkled on hummus. And my recent discovery is to sprinkle it on cucumber slices. We both love this to snack on while we wait for dinner to cook.
Homemade Everything Crackers
Trader Joe’s starting selling “everything but the bagel seasoning,” which I just had to try. The mix is almost identical to mine though they don’t have caraway (rye) seeds, which I really love in everything seasoning, and it is heavy on the salt. I love the saltiness, but I can absolutely see people not enjoying it.
With my husband’s love for everything bagels and my love for everything crackers, homemade everything crackers and bagel chips seemed like a no-brainer. I adapted my Trader Joe’s Raisin + Rosemary Copycat Recipe with the use of the everything seasoning mix. It’s even easier to make and so tasty…
How to make Homemade Crackers
The trick to getting crunchy crackers is to cut the bread as thinly as possible – even many of these slices were too thick. You really want to maximize the “holes” in each piece to dry out the crackers in the oven.
The thicker pieces still taste delicious and are great in soup like bagel chips, but they will be chewier rather than crunchy. They’re tasty on their own, but, of course, we think they’re delectable with cream cheese too.
The second key is slicing the bread as evenly as possible to get it all crunchy without burning too many corners – easier said than done, but you get the hang of it after a few times through the recipe.
EVERYTHING BAGEL CRACKERS/BAGEL CHIPS
If you love everything bagel seasoning, then you'll love these crackers or "bagel chips." The bread is baked partially before you slice it into thin pieces and bake to crispy perfection. The seasoning in the batter and on top make sure you have that familiar flavor in every bite!
- 1 cup All Purporse flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour could use AP flour
- 2 tablespoons Everything Seasoning plus more
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray one large bread loaf pan with nonstick spray.
- Combine flours, seasoning, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Add buttermilk and syrup. Mix thoroughly.
- Pour batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle top with everything seasoning.
- Bake 35-40 minutes until top is firm.
- Let bread come to room temperature. Wrap in foil and place in freezer bag. Freeze for at least two hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove bread from freezer and foil. Let sit ten minutes to thaw slightly.
- Using a serrated knife, cut as thin of slices of bread as possible. Try to cut slices uniformly. Place slices on ungreased pan. Bake 15-20 minutes until crackers are golden brown and corners start to crisp. Let cool before breaking in half.
- Crackers can be stored up to five days in airtight container or bag.