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How to Make Breadcrumbs

Learn how to make breadcrumbs to use in recipes. This easy tutorial walks you through the steps for making it by air drying and oven baking!
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 Loaf artisanal or sliced white bread

Instructions

Air Dry Method

  • Slice the loaf of bread into even slices, then cube each slice.
  • Lay the cubes out evenly on a baking tray and allow to air dry for 24 hours.
  • Place the dry bread into a food processor fitted with a blade and pulse until you reach a a coarse sand texture, or desiring consistency.

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Remove the crust from the loaf of bread, slice the loaf of bread into even slices, then cube each slice.
  • Lay the cubes out evenly on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Make sure not to brown the bread.
  • Once cool to the touch, place the dry bread into a food processor fitted with a blade and pulse for a couple minutes until a coarse sand texture, or desiring consistency.

Notes

Storage:  Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Stored properly breadcrumbs can last up to 6 months.
Freezing: Store the breadcrumbs in a freezer-safe container or bag. Frozen, the crumbs will last for a year. To thaw, spread them out on a baking sheet and thaw overnight.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 3mg