One of the key tools to make homemade breadcrumbs is a food processor. But what if you don’t have a food processor at home? Don’t worry, because, in this part, you will find out how to make breadcrumbs without using a food processor. Follow the instructions below!
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 300 °F or 149 °C.
Step 2. Cut the slices of bread into ¾ inches cubes or tear them into smaller pieces.
Step 3. Prepare a baking tray and put the bread cubes on the tray. Spread the bread evenly.
Step 4. Bake the pieces of bread in the oven for about 7 to 10 minutes or until dried. Make sure to also stir them occasionally to prevent burning.
Step 5. Once the pieces of bread are dried, take the tray out from the oven and let sit to cool.
Step 6. After the bread cools down, transfer them to a large zip-lock plastic bag and partially sealed the bag.
Step 7. Use a rolling pin and carefully crush the bread until it forms breadcrumbs consistency.
Step 8. Once all the bread is crushed, take the breadcrumbs out of the plastic bag and transfer them to an air-tight container. You can store them at room temperature or in the fridge to prolong their shelf life.
Learning how to make breadcrumbs is a great way to reduce food waste. What’s more amazing is that you can also control how big or small the crumbles are as well as making it more flavorful by adding some seasoning.