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Why Buy Bread Crumbs?

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The name itself “bread crumbs” begs the question: “Why spend money on this?” Seriously, why did I ever go to the store to buy crumbs? Another question for you: “What do you do with all those odd ends or heels of bread?” I have one answer to both questions.

Make your own bread crumbs! It’s easy and inexpensive. And, since I quit buying anything processed, my bread crumbs are made from my own home-made bread! Here’s how to do it:

  • Save up all your heels of bread or bread that’s gone a bit stale. Put them in a gallon zip lock bag in your freezer.
  • When your supply builds up a bit, take out all that bread. If any of it is thicker than a slice of bread, slice it thinner.
  • Put it in your dehydrator at about 110 degrees for several hours – until dry & crunchy.
  • If you don’t have a dehydrator, put them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 for an hour or two. You’ll want to turn them occasionally.
  • Cool your bread if it was in the oven.
  • Run through your blender or food processor until the crumbs reach your desired texture.
  • If you have lots of bread, you’ll need to do it in batches.
  • Store in an air-tight container.
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