Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

This is 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 your own breadcrumbs is a delicious and cost-effective use for your stale bread! 

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.

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. 

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. 

Store in an airtight container in your freezer.


I use my homemade Italian breadcrumbs mostly when making chicken nuggets for the kids!  To see more of my recipes please click here.

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