Homemade Bread Crumbs

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Why buy bread crumbs when you can make homemade ones… even with “old” bread??! Fresh homemade bread crumbs are great to have on hand whether you want to make meatballs, bread some meat, or need a few bread crumbs to thicken soup.  Whether using a Blendtec or Vitamix blender, either is perfect for grinding bread into course or fine crumbs!  Increase the speed to speed 3 for fine bread crumbs. Blender Babes likes to use healthy whole wheat and grain bread but of course any bread will do, just make sure to toast it first.  This recipe is for Italian style breadcrumbs, so for plain breadcrumbs just omit the herbs and spices.

Homemade Breadcrumbs in Your Blender - Recipe by @BlenderBabes

Homemade Bread Crumbs
  • 2 to 4 slices of bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Toast 2 to 4 bread slices in a toaster or oven. Quarter bread slices, add herbs and seasonings, place in jar and secure lid.
  2. For Blendtec: Blend on Speed 1 for 10-15 seconds and press “Pulse” to stop cycle.
  3. For Vitamix: Start on speed 1, turn machine on and slowly increase…

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