Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

Bread crumbs are one of those things that are so easy to make, that I often as myself, “Did I really used to buy these?”

There are many different methods for making bread crumbs. From putting fresh bread into the food processor for fresh crumbs, to toasting or baking the bread for browner, drier crumbs. You can also use different kinds of breads for crumbs.

Here’s how I make my crumbs.

I start when we finish a loaf of bread, except for the heels. No one likes to eat the heels. So as we finish a loaf of bread, I put the heels in the freezer.

When I need bread crumbs, I take out the number of heels that I need, and throw them in the food processor. No need to defrost first.

If you don’t have a food processor, or don’t want to have to wash it for only a few bread crumbs, you can use a hand grater. Use frozen bread for the grating.

If  you prefer to make a lot of crumbs at once and store them, you can toast the bread in the oven, then grate. You can store your crumbs in the freezer for a longer shelf life.

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  1. This is such a great idea, yet I've never tried it! I don't know why. My mother-in-law makes her own breadcrumbs, but I've just never done it. :)

    Thanks for the reminder. I'm stopping by from FFF.

  2. I love this Linda. What a great idea, and I am definitely going to use this next time I run out of breadcrumbs.

    Most of our bread ends end up at the pond though, so it sure is a good thing that I stock up, whenever I can find a great deal on bread crumbs:)

    Thank you for linking up to Fantastic Frugal Fridays.

  3. Great tip! I usually make crutons, but I will try this out!!

  4. Mrs. Smith says:

    Visiting from Follow Me Chickadee! This is a great idea! My kids don't like the heels of the bread either – but I do! Love them toasted with peanut butter!

  5. Coupon Teacher says:

    I haven't ever tried breadcrumbs, thanks for the idea!

  6. That's how I do mine, too. So easy!! :)

    Would you mind adding a link back to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays? Thanks! :)