Homemade Breadcrumbs, You’ll Never Have to Buy Them Again!

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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. Share on X

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.

Homemade Breadcrumbs

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:

Love it!

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.

Homemade Breadcrumbs    Homemade Breadcrumbs

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!!


Homemade Breadcrumbs

Homemade Breadcrumbs

And there you have it. Neverending breadcrumbs! Share on X


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 ♥

Leigh Ann Schooley is the owner and founder of Making My Abode, a blog dedicated to helping homemakers live well and simply on one income. She is a believer, wife, and mother of three with more than sixteen years of homemaking experience. Leigh Ann is the recipient of the Wife of The Year award eighteen years running. She has also won the Mother of The Year award every year for the past sixteen years. She is a Colorado native raised by her dad who taught her almost everything she knows. Leigh Ann lives with her husband and family in Colorado.

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