How to Make Breadcrumbs Without a Food Processor

Katie Sweeney
Bread crumbs in wooden spoon


Have you ever needed to make homemade breadcrumbs without a food processor? Sure, it's easier when you have the right appliances, but breadcrumbs are actually pretty quick and easy to make even if you don't.

How to Make Breadcrumbs Without a Food Processor

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Slice the bread into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Toast the bread for 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Put the bread in a plastic baggie. Using a rolling pin or a heavy pot, smash the bread into small pieces. If desired, run a sharp knife over the pieces to make sure they are crumbs.
  4. Voilà: breadcrumbs! Use according to your recipe.

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