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Two things…I hate wasting food and I hate wasting money! Buying bread crumbs from the store is a huge waste of both. Homemade breadcrumbs are insanely easy to make so save your money. Every little bit counts. 🙂
I think I can safely say that everyone has those pesky dry bread heels that no one in the house will eat. Click To Tweet
Don’t Throw Them Out, Make Homemade Breadcrumbs!
The first thing you want to do to make homemade bread crumbs is to toast the bread heels. Or any bread slices that are old will work.
Toast them however you like your morning toast. Let them sit on the counter for a day or overnight. By morning they will be good and stale. Just what you want! The more stale the toast is the easier it will be to turn into crumbs.
A smoothie maker, food processor, or blender will do the trick in just seconds. I like to use the single-serve cup on my Ninja blender. I bought this beast years ago and it’s still going strong. Even the blades have held up amazingly well. It’s been about 9 years!
FYI, the current price (from the publication date of this post) on Amazon is a bit cheaper than Walmart.com. However, as you know Amazon prices fluctuate like crazy so If you are interested in getting a Ninja blender for yourself, compare prices!
This is the one I have:
It makes great homemade fresh salsa too! Click here for that recipe ♥.
Next, you’re going to want to break up the pieces of toast and put them in your blender of choice.
Blend the bread pieces until you have your desired texture. I typically make my homemade breadcrumbs fine. Most of the recipes I use them in, call for fine so that’s what I do.
A few pulses are all it takes with my lovely Ninja.
Store your homemade breadcrumbs in an airtight container.
These breadcrumbs should last indefinitely as long as you store them properly. You’ll not only want an airtight container but you will want to store them in a cool dark place. A kitchen pantry or cabinet is just fine.
PRO TIP: Add Italian seasoning to your homemade breadcrumbs for neverending Italian style breadcrumbs!
I picked these containers up at Walmart a while back. They are available online as well. I absolutely love them!!
What else do you do in your household to save money and avoid wasting food?
Drop a comment below! I love to hear from my readers!
Leigh Ann ♥