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Homemade Breadcrumbs

Extra bread in the freezer? Tired of bread pudding? Why not make your own bread crumbs with YOUR choice of seasonings! This is your chance to experiment with different blends of herbs and spices.

Ingredients

(Remember you can choose whatever herbs and spices you want to use)

  • 1 loaf of bread (Any type of bread you prefer. I used wheat)
  • 3 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 4 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp chili ancho powder
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Remove the crust from each slice of bread and begin to tear the slices into small pieces. Place the small pieces of bread one handful at a time into a blender. If you put too much bread in at once the blender will not be able to blend well. You may use a food processor instead as well. Pulse on low until the slices begin to crumble.

Pour the bread crumbs onto an oven bake sheet. You may use two sheets of pans if necessary. Spread bread crumbs evenly.

Bake the breadcrumbs for 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown. During the last 5 minutes stir the crumbs around.

Pour the breadcrumbs into the blender again. Add your spices. Pulse on low speed.

Wait until the breadcrumbs are cool before you store it in an airtight container. I found that a ziploc bag works perfect.

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