Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs
Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs are a thousand times better than store bought and a great way to use up any stale bread or rolls you might have laying around.
My husband has this thing where he “over buys” when he goes to the grocery store. Like he’ll buy 4 boxes of Apple Jacks cereal (just what I want my kids having for breakfast), 6 bottles of ketchup, and in this case more rolls than we ever could have gone through to go with the unreal amount of sliced deli meat that he also bought. This is why I don’t let him go to the grocery store.
We don’t have a particularly big house so space is limited and it’s not easy to find a home for 6 bottles of ketchup. But my real question is why does anyone need 6 bottles of ketchup? And don’t even get me started on the Apple Jacks. But the extra rolls? Those I can get behind. At least they can get repurposed. And into something that I use quite often, bread crumbs. They’re super easy to make, are SO much better than homemade and a great way to use up any bread or rolls that might go stale otherwise.
I simply lay the rolls (or sliced bread) onto a baking sheet and let it “dry out” overnight. I don’t want any moisture left in the bread so it might take a few hours or even a full day depending on how stale the bread is. Sometimes I’ll put the rolls/bread under the broiler for a minute or two to toast the bread. It gives the bread crumbs a little more depth and a nice nutty flavor. A nice touch but it’s certainly not mandatory.
Store the bread crumbs in the freezer and pull them out as you need them. No need to thaw. This is a great project for little ones to help. Any time the food processor is involved, my little guy is all in. This isn’t a complicated recipe (or really a recipe for that matter) but thought I’d share it none the less. With the holidays coming up, it’s a great time to try your hand at making your own bread crumbs!
Now if I could come up with something to use all that ketchup….
Have a great weekend, everyone! xo