Bread crumbs are something that I was very happy to stop spending money on. I make most of our bread and often have pieces that do not get eaten before it goes stale. Making homemade italian breadcrumbs is a delicious and cost-effective use for bread that doesn’t get eaten or has gone stale!
So many recipes call for breadcrumbs it only makes sense to make your own if you would like to eliminate processed foods and save money. I keep a bag of bread in the freezer containing the end pieces that no one in our family likes to eat to save up until I need to make more homemade bread crumbs. I also keep a separate bag of gluten-free bread pieces to make homemade gluten-free bread crumbs.
If you do not want your homemade breadcrumbs seasoned simply omit the seasoning and you have easy homemade plain bread crumbs!
Here is what you need:
Stale bread, any kind of bread will work. Today, I had half of a loaf of Italian bread that my mom bought while she was in town. Most often, I freeze odds and ends pieces until I have a large glass Pyrex full.
- stale bread or left over pieces equaling about 1 average loaf
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ cup of parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- If your bread is not already crunchy, this is hard for my bread to achieve in our humid Florida climate, place it on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.
- Allow bread to cool. Place in blender or food processor until desired size for your crumbs is achieved. Place crumbs in a large bowl. Add seasonings and cheese and stir until well blended.
1 tablespoon dried oregano, 2 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Here is what you do:
If your bread is not already crunchy, this is hard for my bread to achieve in our humid Florida climate, place it on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.
Stir until well blended.
Store in an airtight container in your freezer.