Homemade Breadcrumbs

Why buy bread crumbs that come loaded with phosphates and sodium when you can make your own? Follow this recipe and you will see just how easy it is!

Serving size

¼ cup

Makes

5 servings (1 ¼ cup breadcrumbs or 1 ounce)

Prep time: 5min
Cook time: 15min
Total: 20min

Ingredients

4 ounces stale or dried bread, cut/torn into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (no salt; typically basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme)

½ teaspoon garlic powder

 

Special Equipment:

Blender or Food Processor

Nutrition Info

Makes: 5 servings (1 ¼ cup breadcrumbs or 1 ounce)   Serving size: ¼ cup

Calories

78

Fat

1 g

Saturated Fat

<1 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Carbohydrates

15 g

Sugar

2 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

3 g

Sodium

139 mg

Calcium

52 mg

Phosphorus

30 mg

Potassium

48 mg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  3. Cover and pulse until coarse crumbs form, about 2 minutes.
  4. Spread the seasoned crumbs evenly on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake until the crumbs just begin to brown and are crisp, about 5 minutes.
  6. Cool the crumbs.
  7. Transfer to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  8. Enjoy your homemade staple!
Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

If your bread is not stale, you can dry it in the oven at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes. Then process per the above recipe. You will need an additional ounce of the bread to yield 4 ounces of dried bread per recipe above.