How to Make Your Own Breadcrumbs


This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint.

For those of you who have been cooking with “real foods” (foods that are more of a product of nature than a product of industry), the idea making your own breadcrumbs may seem elementary. Perhaps not even worth a post.

However, when I began to dive into cooking food from scratch more, I would often buy bread crumbs from the store not knowing how easily I could make my own. What I didn’t realize was how much money I could save by making my own breadcrumbs AND that store bought breadcrumbs have a ridiculous amount of ingredients in them.

Well I’m here today to:

1) Make you feel like super woman if making your breadcrumbs is second nature

OR

2) Blow your mind on how easy it is to make your own breadcrumbs. Ready?

 Step One: Get some bread.

It can be the heels of past loaves that have collected in the freezer, or even slightly stale bread (not moldy though!). If it’s not very stale or dry, you can always toast it for a little extra crisp.

This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint. Step Two: Tear it up a little bit and put in the food processor.

These steps are getting crazy, I know. This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint. Step Three: Press On

Let it blend until the bread is all broken into little bitty pieces-otherwise known as breadcrumbs. This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint. Step Four: Use them or save them.

You can immediately use your breadcrumbs on recipes like: A Better Mac and Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Parmesan Casserole,  or Crispy Baked Drumsticks

You can also put the crumbs into an airtight container and freeze them for future cooking.

It’s a great way to be resourceful with leftover bread and to save money on the grocery bill. If you make your own bread, it can also dramatically cut back on the amount of unnecessary ingredients that comes with store bought bread.

This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint.

Hope this little nugget of cooking wisdom serves you well. Pin it to your boards so you don’t forget!

How to Make Your Own Breadcrumbs
 
Do you have any idea HOW easy it is to make homemade bread crumbs? Think of the many things you could do with them. This recipe will show you how to effortlessly make delicious bread crumbs.
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Ingredients
  • 4-6 slices of leftover bread (can be from freezer)
Instructions
  1. Select your slices of bread.
  2. Tear up the bread a little bit and put in the food processor.
  3. Let it blend until the bread is all broken into little bitty pieces-otherwise known as breadcrumbs.
  4. Use (or save) the bread crumbs.
Notes
Freezer Instructions:
To Freeze:
Put the crumbs into an airtight container and freeze them for future cooking. Store them in the freezer for up to one month.
To Prepare:
Use the crumbs as needed in particular recipes.

 




Comments

  1. Liz says

    You don’t need to store heels in the freezer. Just place in a brown paper bag in a dry place (I use the bag I get when I buy bread from a local bakery), and they dry out beautifully.

  2. Maegan says

    Do you thaw the bread first if its been frozen?

    • Polly says

      Sorry, that I’m just seeing this comment! Honestly, either way is fine.

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