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
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: