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Homemade bread crumbs in a blue bowl.

Homemade Bread Crumbs

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 shows you how to effortlessly make delicious bread crumbs.

Yield: About 1 cup 1x
Prep: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutes


  • 46 slices of leftover bread, stale or toasted (and cooled)

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  1. Tear up the bread into smaller pieces and put in the food processor.
  2. Process until the bread is all broken into little bitty pieces-otherwise known as breadcrumbs. You can choose the texture you prefer for your recipe (larger or smaller crumbs).
  3. Use the bread crumbs right away or store them for later. Store in an air-tight bag or container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Store in a freezer bag in the freezer for 3 months.


  • I prefer to use a 100% whole grain loaf, since it has more fiber and nutrients.
  • Tear stale bread into little pieces and place them in a gallon-sized freezer bag in the freezer. Then, use them for bread crumbs next time you’re ready to make some.
© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: No Cook