Homemade Breadcrumbs

I love making things fresh, like breaded chicken, mozza sticks, stuffing, etc.  So to do this, you need breadcrumbs.  Making homemade breadcrumbs is simple and cheap!  Your wallet will approve 🙂

You can either buy some day old buns, but with Canadian Thanksgiving rolling around the corner, you will probable have some left over dinner rolls at the end.  Do not throw them away, even if they’re rock hard.  With 5 small buns, I was easily able to make just under 4 cups of breadcrumbs.  So it is worth it.
Homemade breadcrumbsStart by taking your bun and cutting it up in squares.

Homemade BreadcrumbsThen place them in a food processor or blender (if you have a crumble-type option).  Grind them down until the consistency of how you want them.  I usually like mine a little bit on the thicker side than finer.

Place them on an oven pan and put in the oven at 350F for 10-15 minutes.  Half-way through, make sure to toss them about to evenly bake all pieces.

Homemade breadcrumbsOnce they’re done, put them in a bowl and immediately in the fridge to “zap” them with cold air and cool them off.  Do this until it hits room temperature.  Then, you can either put in a air tight container for your pantry with a 6-month shelf-life or in the freezer.  Tip: I like to write down on my items when it was made and what the shelf-life is for easy-to-do pantry cleaning later.  Homemade BreadcrumbsHomemade Breadcrumbs



  1. Yes, this is a great way to save money! I’ve been doing it for years now…except you said “blender”. Due to my age, I still call them “Osterizers”. LOL

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