Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is one of the ways I use up old leftover bread. I found these to be a tad bland but with good texture. My kids loved these when they were little. Please look at this as a blank slate. Use the recipe as a base way to use the bread crumbs and then add your favorite fruit or other flavors! The recipe is originally from the More With Less Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray your muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  3. Mix together the eggs, milk, butter, and breadcrumbs.
  4. In another bowl mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring just until it is all combined.
  6. Fill the muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for about 25 minutes.
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update: I tried these with chocolate chips and tasted the batter, and it definitely needed a lot more sugar added (1/2 cup? no idea, I just poured until the batter was delicious) plus some cinnamon. then it was good.

deniseheth October 04, 2012

I really like the idea of finding creative ways to use up leftovers like breadcrumbs so this was a fun experiment. My crumbs were from commercial 100% whole wheat bread and of course the results would vary depending on the type used. I find commercial bread saltier than homemade and would omit the salt next time. Also, mine did not rise very much and had a spongy texture. They were better straight from the oven than after sitting awhile. A good dinner muffin, possibly with some herbs added. Like ladypit writes, this is a base recipe. I will make them again and fiddle with the ingredients to come up with some other variations. Thanks, ladypit, for posting!

LonghornMama April 19, 2005