Healthy Homemade Bread Crumbs

5 from 1 vote

Why buy breadcrumbs when you can easily make a healthier version at home?

Breadcrumbs are essential to a variety of recipes, from baked entrees to cakes and pies. But when you pick up the store-bought variety, you don’t always know what you’re getting. What sort of refining and processing went into producing the bread in your grocery store breadcrumbs? Wouldn’t you like to know what’s in your food? These homemade bread crumbs can be made with your favorite, healthy whole wheat or whole grain bread, ensuring that they’ll be filled with the fiber and nutrients that a clean eating enthusiast loves!

5 from 1 vote

Healthy Homemade Bread Crumbs

You will absolutely love having these homemade bread crumbs as a staple in your kitchen.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yield 1 batch
Serving Size 2 cups
Course Condiment
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 6 whole wheat bread slices
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place as many slices of bread as possible on a large cookie sheet. Toast about 6 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from heat, place toast on a paper towel to cool. Repeat until all bread is toasted.
  • In a food processor, tear 6 pieces of toast into small pieces, add about 1/2 teaspoon of the oregano, and pulse until a crumb consistency. After all the toast is crumbed, return crumbs to the cookie sheet and toast about 6 additional minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and place crumbs in a large bowl. Add any remaining oregano to crumbs, toss to combine.
  • Allow crumbs to cool completely, place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator up to 2 months.


It's necessary to toast the bread crumbs in two stages in order to remove moisture. Making your own bread crumbs is easy and perfect for coatings and in stuffing.
Note that 3 slices of bread yield about 1 cup of breadcrumbs, so you can adjust accordingly, depending on the recipe you're making. 
Nutritional information is for the full 2 cups. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 6mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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  1. Hi Ms. Skinny, I want to try making the baked zucchini and I want to make the home made bread crumbs but I don’t have a food processor. What should I do to make it into crumbs?

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