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Spoonful of DIY Breadcrumbs being taken out of a bowl.

Homemade Breadcrumbs

Homemade breadcrumbs are incredibly easy to make and add a tasty crispiness to breaded meats and toppings for main dishes.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword Breadcrumbs, DIY Breadcrumbs, Homemade Breadcrumbs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling 20 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 459kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 loaf stale bread *either homemade or store bought


  • Preheat oven to 250℉.
  • Cut bread into bite sized pieces. Note: If pulling from freezer, allow bread to completely defrost before cutting.
  • Place into a food processor and process with chopping blade until desired crumb size is achieved.
  • Transfer crumbs onto sided cookie sheet and bake until dried and crispy, stirring every 5 minutes.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 
Recipe Notes
  • To achieve 1 loaf of stale bread, place scraps of bread in a storage bag in the freezer until 1 loaf of bread is achieved. Defrost, cut and process following the directions above.
  • Some breads will process into crumbs very quickly. Others, like homemade sourdough, may take a up to 10 minutes to fully process. Also, very fine breadcrumbs will take approximately an additional 5 mins more to achieve. 
  • Store bought breads may only take 10 mins to fully dry out and become crispy. Since homemade sourdough is a more moist bread, it can take up to 25 mins to fully dry out.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 6mg