Uncle Bill's Homemade Panko Style Bread Crumbs

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Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

I found it difficult to find Panko Bread Crumbs and decided to make my own. The bread crumbs turned out very similar to the store bought Japanese Panko. This recipe is easy to make and has all the tastes for a coarse bread crumb.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf of day old bread, Sour Dough, Italian, French, homemade
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon beau monde seasoning (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Cut the bread into pieces that will go through the tube on a food processor.
  3. Using the food processor with a shredding disk, push the bread pieces through the tube to make coarse bread crumbs.
  4. Transfer the crumbs to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Sprinkle with seasoning salt, granulated garlic powder and Beau Monde seasoning; toss well to coat.
  6. Transfer the coated bread crumbs to parchment lined baking sheets and spread to thin layers.
  7. Bake in preheated 300 F oven for 6 minutes or until bread crumbs are dry, but not toasted, Stir the bread crumbs at least once during baking time. Do not let crumbs brown, they should still be just off white in color.
  8. Turn oven off, open the oven door for about 10 minutes to cool slightly and leave the bread crumbs in the oven to further dry for at least 1/2 hour.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  10. Store the crumbs in a container with lid or you may freeze them in zip-lok bags or vacuum seal bags. They will last for several months.
  11. Do not forget to label and date the containers.
  12. Use these crumbs on recipes that call for bread crumbs.
Most Helpful

I also had the the bug-eyed grocery clerks when looking for Panko, even at a tiny Asian grocery. Thanks for this, it was simple, worked great and tastes awesome on everything.

5 5

After the third grocery store employee looked at me bug-eyed when I asked where I could find "Panko bread crumbs" I decided to hop on 'Zaar to search for a DIY recipe. This was absolutely perfect and, best yet, gave me a great way to use up the bits and pieces of homemade bread I'd been storing in the freezer. Super easy to make in a processor, too. Thanks, Uncle Bill!

5 5

I used my Kitchen Aid grinder and followed the rest of the directions. These came out very nice and taste great! Thanks for sharing.