Soft Bread Crumbs

Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

A great way to turn unwanted bread scraps into a useful ingredient, with variations for making dry bread crumbs. Cook time is for the dry bread crumbs.

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  • 28.34 g bread, 1 sandwich bread, without added flavorings, or
  • 1 roll, without added flavorings


  1. Tear 1 small roll or 1 slice of bread at a time into a blender.
  2. Cover. Turn blender on and off repeatedly until bread is torn into light, uniform crumbs.
  3. Or put bread on a cutting board and use fork tines to tear off crumbs.
  4. Put crumbs into a plastic bag and toss to mix.
  5. Press air from bag; close and freeze.
  6. One (1-ounce) bread slice makes about 1/2 cup lightly packed crumbs.
  7. Dry Breadcrumbs:.
  8. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius).
  9. Spread soft bread crumbs in a thin layer on a shallow baking sheet.
  10. Dry in oven 30 minutes.
  11. Cool.
  12. Spread crumbs out in an open plastic bag; crush with a rolling pin.
  13. 1/2 cup lightly packed soft breadcrumbs makes about 3 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs.