Learn how to make EASY homemade breadcrumbs! Store up to 3 months in the freezer and use for homemade meatballs, meatloaf, chicken, stuffing, casserole toppings, and more!
Italian Seasoning (Optional)
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Slice the bread into 1-inch cubes to create 4 cups.
Place in a food processor and grind into finer crumbs. (See notes for food processor alternatives)
Arrange in a single, even layer on 1-2 baking sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes, toss, bake for 5 more minutes.
If desired, place back in the food process and grind it into finer crumbs.
Add Italian seasonings after baking if desired, 1.5 teaspoons of seasoning for every cup. See notes for seasoning recipe.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Food Processor Alternatives:
Seasoning recipe above is for 2 cups of breadcrumbs, which is what this recipe yields.
- Option 1: Bake the cubed bread until it's firm, let it cool, and place it in a Ziploc freezer bag. Run a rolling pin over it or use the back of a large spoon to crush it up into small bits.
- Option 2: Freeze the bread whole and run along a cheese grater once it's frozen to create small pieces.
Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1454mg, Potassium: 102mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 3mg