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How to Make Bread Crumbs

Learn How to Make Bread Crumbs at home for frying chicken, chops or vegetables! I am sharing my simple method along with Italian and panko variations. This is a must-have in your pantry!

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade bread crumbs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 65 kcal
Author Anna


  • 12 slices of bread


  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.

  2. Place slices of bread on a baking sheet. I placed 6 slices on each.
  3. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip them and toast for 3 to 5 more minutes. You don't want them browned but dry.
  4. Remove bread from oven and cool for a few minutes. Do not turn off your oven.
  5. Cut or rip bread slices into chunks. Place all in food processor and pulse until you reach your desired texture.
  6. Spread bread crumbs back on the baking sheets and bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Let them cool and then place in a container. I like to pulse them a few more times in the food processor for finer crumbs.

Recipe Notes

  • One serving is 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, enough to bread 4 chicken cutlets.
  • I use fresh bread but stale is even better! Use gluten-free, whole wheat, low-carb, even hamburger buns. Whatever you like!
  • This recipe makes about 15 ounces of bread crumbs, as much as in a typical store-bought bread crumbs container.
  • If you don’t have a food processor or a mini chopper, you can place the toasted bread in a ziploc bag and crush it with a rolling pin.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Bread Crumbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.