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Does your recipe call for whole wheat bread crumbs, but you can't find them at the store? No problem. It's simple to make homemade whole wheat bread crumbs at home. You can use your own homemade bread or use sliced premade whole wheat or whole grain bread.
If you are on the Mediterranean Diet or Whole 30 you want to stay with whole grains in your recipes. Whole grains are the complete grain and include fiber and help keep your blood sugar stable.
But, I have never found premade whole wheat bread crumbs at the store. So, I decided to make them at home. This is a quick and simple way to make whole wheat bread crumbs at home and have them on hand when you need them for your recipes.
Select whole wheat or whole grain bread to make homemade whole wheat bread crumbs. If you prefer seasoned crumbs, add additional garlic powder and other herbs and spices to the food processor in Step 3 below.
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Take bread and cut it into 1-inch cubes. Spread in one layer onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2. Add the baking sheet to the bottom rack of the oven. Allow cubes to bake for 15 minutes. Use a spatula to turn bread cubes. Return the tray to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until the cubes are dry and crisp.
Step 3. Once cubes are dry and crisp on both sides, remove the tray and allow the cubs to cool.
Add to a food chopper or processor and pulse until cubes are ground to a consistent crumb size.
Step 4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
This recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.
How to Use Bread Crumbs
Can't find whole wheat bread crumbs for your recipes? Simply make your own with homemade or store-made whole-wheat bread. This is a simple way to stay with whole grains in your recipes. Use these breadcrumbs to top Broccoli and Cauliflower with Gouda Cheese Sauce, or Healthy Baked Artichoke Dip.