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Healthy Homemade Bread Crumbs

You will absolutely love having these homemade bread crumbs as a staple in your kitchen.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 loaf whole-wheat bread
  • 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 4 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.