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Bowl of homemade bread crumbs with spoon sticking out of it.

How To Make Breadcrumbs

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 2 cups
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


How to Make Breadcrumbs – an easy, simple recipe for making breadcrumbs at home! 2 different ways to make them and lots of add-in seasonings!


  • 45 cups cubed bread*


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Spread out bread cubes on baking sheet.
  3. Place in oven, middle rack and uncovered.
  4. Let cook 30-45 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. Option 1: place in large ziploc or reusable storage bag. Use a rolling pin to crush dried bread inside bag.
  7. Option 2: in small batches, place dried bread in food processor and pulse until the bread breaks down into crumbs.
  8. Use in your favorite recipes.


  • *Bread cubes do not need to be uniform and don’t have to be very small!
  • Storage: Place cooled breadcrumbs in an airtight container and store in a cupboard for up to two weeks, a month or two in the fridge, or six months in the freezer.
  • Gluten-Free: you can easily use gluten-free bread and make gluten-free breadcrumbs!
  • Add-ins: you can add in Italian seasoning, garlic salt or powder, onion powder, etc. to your breadcrumbs if you want.

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