Homemade Breadcrumbs + 3 Ways to Use Them

I understand that of all of the recipes I might share, breadcrumbs might seem to be the least cool factor. Plus, do a search on the web and there are millions of other ways individuals make breadcrumbs. But, I’m sharing anyway. Primarily as a result of it’s much less vital the way you make breadcrumbs. It’s extra vital that you simply do it and you’ve got a couple of methods in your repertoire to make use of them.

I’m actually the one bread-eater in our home and whereas I try to freeze bread, I nonetheless find yourself with a stale, end-of-loaf piece. In fact, these breadcrumbs don’t have to attend till you might have outdated bread. Make them with contemporary bread- it’s simply nearly as good!

1: As a Topping

Pesto Asparagus Egg Skillet | Naturally Ella

I’d main with breadcrumbs as a topping as a result of I’ve been slightly obsessive about this as of late. Selfmade breadcrumbs can have such an exquisite taste. They go completely with eggs, salads, and soups. I preserve a container of breadcrumbs on the counter to sprinkle on my breakfast egg skillets and use instead of croutons in home made salads.

Attempt them in:

Pan-Fried Turnips
Grilled Celeriac with White Bean Puree
Pesto Asparagus Egg Skillet


2. As a ‘Soaking’ Agent

Lentil Broccoli Bites with Lemon Cream Sauce

I’ve all the time heard breadcrumbs work as a binding agent. I might see how that might be correlated however breadcrumbs take in liquid, which is particularly useful in vegetarian cooking. Consider you favourite vegetable muffins or lentil bites. The breadcrumbs assist ‘beef’ up the feel and work with the eggs to be the inspiration of most of these recipes.

Attempt them in:

Chickpea Fritters
Curry Chickpea Burgers with Coconut Cabbage Slaw
Lentil Bites


three. As a Crust

Potato Chickpea Croquettes with Garlicky Sunflower Dip | Naturally Ella

Lastly, breadcrumbs make for an exquisite coating. Whereas this method is generally utilized in meat, greens can profit from a beautiful coating of breadcrumbs. In actual fact, I’ve been making baked/breaded cauliflower for years as a straightforward/wholesome snack. Breadcrumbs additionally work nicely as a crust/topping like in casseroles and cassoulets.

Attempt them in:

Root Vegetable Cassoulet
White Bean Chard Bake
Baked Cauliflower Bites

Selfmade Breadcrumbs


Herbs: Breadcrumbs are the proper place to make use of dried herbs. Attempt including dried thyme, rosemary, parsley, tarragon, and/or sage.

Gluten-Free: Choose up a loaf of your favourite gluten-free bread and use the identical recipe.

Ghee: As a substitute of the olive oil, use melted ghee for a pleasant flavor-boost. I like utilizing ghee-made breadcrumbs on salads.



Straightforward home made breadcrumbs. Good for making if you’re attempting to make use of up leftover/outdated bread.


2 massive fist-sized chunks of complete grain/sourdough bread (ends work nice for this)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/four teaspoon sea salt


Warmth your oven to 325˚F. Take the chunks of bread and grate them utilizing a cheese grater. Alternatively, place smaller items in a meals processor and pulse till the bread is in small items.

Place the breadcrumbs on a sheet tray and toss with the olive oil and salt.

Bake the breadcrumbs till browning and any bigger items are crisp, eight or so minutes. Take will all rely upon how massive your breadcrumb items are- beginning checking round 5 minutes. Shake the tray sometimes throughout the baking course of.

Let the breadcrumbs cool and retailer in an hermetic jar at room temperature for as much as two weeks (simply be certain the breadcrumbs are fully dried).


Ideas + Methods: You may make breadcrumbs with out the oil, I simply desire the flavour and texture of the breadcrumbs toasted with oil and salt.

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