Homemade Bread Crumbs

Bread crumbs give your food a little extra crunch. They are great topped on a casserole, breading chicken or fish, and sprinkled over baked pasta. Here is our simple way to make your own Homemade Bread Crumbs!

Homemade Bread Crumbs

Homemade Bread Crumbs

I started making my own bread crumbs when I felt bad that I was wasting the dry rubbery ends of store bought bread loaves. They have no taste and are not even worth the peanut butter that would get put on them. I felt wasteful throwing them away, so I decided to wrap them up and save them in my freezer. I collect a few, like 8 or so, and turn them into bread crumbs for recipes. A perfect way to use up the whole bread loaf or even your day old bread!

Watch our how-to video:


  • day old bread or leftover bread ends


Tear up two pieces of bread at a time and place them in a blender. Slowly blend until they are small and crumbly.

Place them onto a baking pan and spread them around. Finish blending all the bread slices you have and spread them all onto a baking pan.

Turn your oven to 200* degrees and bake the bread crumbs until crispy – up to 1 hour. Fluff them up with a spatula about every 20 minutes.Let them cool.

TIP: place them back into the blender one more time to get a finer consistency.

Place these toasted bread crumbs into a plastic freezer bag or glass storage container.

Now they’re whenever they are called for in a recipe. Here’s a few we love!

Recipes with Bread Crumbs:

Braised Kale with Toasted Bread Crumbs

Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Frying up Some Fresh Garden Zucchini

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