Homemade Panko Bread Crumbs

"This recipe is from Bellaonline.com. I don't use them, much, but a lot of people do. Here is your chance to contron the ingredients in yours. Any white bread will do for making panko. An Asian chef I once worked with swore that the best homemade panko came from Wonder Bread! The yield will vary according to how large you make your crumbs, so I am guessing."
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Ready In:
3-4 Cups


  • 1 loaf white bread, or
  • if you don't have white bread, use soda crackers, like Saltines and oyster crackers or melba toast, instead. approx. 23 saltine crackers per cup


  • Push chunks of white bread through the shredding disk of a food processor to make coarse crumbs.
  • Spread the crumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 300 F degrees until the crumbs are dry but not toasted, about 6 to 8 minutes. Shake the sheet twice during baking. Be careful not to let the crumbs brown!
  • Immediately remove bread crumbs from oven and allow them to cool.
  • Once cooled, crumbs may be stored in the freezer, in a resealable plastic bag for as long as several months.

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  2. What if you don't have a food processor. How else can you get the same effect


  1. Brilliant!!! As a ceoliac, I always felt I was missing out on the wonderful crunch of Panko breadcrumbs, I always thought it was the flour used not the method that made them unique,,,now I know better,,,I have just made some using gluten free bread, and BRILLIANT.
  2. I just bought my first food processor and just had to try this. I used leftover hotdog and hamburger buns and it worked perfectly! I'm excited to use this on a fried shrimp recipe! The flavors on these are endless.
  3. Thank you for posting this recipe. I knew it had to be easier than going to the store and buying panko. I used it for fish and chips. Thank you again,
  4. Wonderful recipe! I used leftover sourdough bread and sprinkled some Italian herb with parmesean cheese seasoning into the crumbs before I baked them. I used the panko crumbs to coat my chicken tenders and the chicken was wonderfully crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It was a big hit at our party! This recipe works out so well! Thank you for sharing.
  5. For edification (though, if you're looking to make regular bread crumbs..., the "recipe" here is valid, but you also probably don't understand the word, edification... "for you to learn") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY6nEKohFaM - Panko bread loaves are "electrocuted" not baked... https://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/iron-chef-alton-on-panko-0144900 Alton Brown explains it correctly. Again, though, if you're looking for "How to" make regular bread crumbs, this web page is valid, but... shame on your Mother, not just for not showing you how, but also for raising a generation who would need to ask. I am not criticizing (except maybe those "didn't know how to make bread crumbs, in general), but I am impressed that you got advertising dollars, and so many page views. These aren't panko. Panko is a process; one person answered someone below, "yet here (I, and you) are"..., yeah, cuz we were interested to see how someone could do electrolysis at home. Another poster said the "googled"; I first looked up the definition and only then came here thinking it would be an explanation of "how to" do the electrolysis process at home. Chops to genius kitchen. They are genius'; at ad revenue! Please rename title to "How to make White bread into bread crumbs".


  1. For clarification. Bread crumbs are made from bread that has been dried for a few days or a in a 200° oven for about 15 mins. than crushed with a rolling pin between wax paper or in a freezer bag (old fashion way) or a food processor or blender. It can be corse or very fine. Panko is day old not dried bread shredded with a food processor than dried in the oven. The Panko should be lighter and airier. If the recipe wanted you to used bread crumbs it wouldn't say brad crumbs not Panko crumbs. Make them both ways and you'll see the difference. But that's my opinion.
  2. Need. Receipt. Oven and pan waiting for receipt. Please!!


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