How to make breadcrumbs Recipe

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10 min

Learn how to make breadcrumbs with our simple step by step recipe. This easy recipe shows you exactly how to make breadcrumbs in a couple of simple steps.

Breadcrumbs are ideal for covering fish, chicken and other meats to give it a crispy, golden crunch once cooked. Breadcrumbs are also used in sweet recipes too like a treacle tart to add a satisfying texture to each bite.

Instead of buying breadcrumbs in a tub or packet, why not make your own? Turning leftover bread into breadcrumbs and using in another recipe is a great way to make the most of your food and not to waste any either.

Breadcrumbs can be stored in the fridge once made and used within a couple of days, otherwise pop into an airtight bag or container, label and leave in the freezer until needed.




  • 50 g (2oz) day-old bread (white or wholemeal)
  • 15 g (½ oz) chopped hazelnuts, optional


  • Place the bread into a processor and process into fine fresh breadcrumbs. (For dried breadcrumbs, toast the bread first). You could also try grating the bread to make fine breadcrumbs if you don’t have a food processor.

  • Add the nuts and process again to mix together.

  • Use the fresh breadcrumbs in our sweet or savoury recipes like chicken goujons or treacle tart. Store fresh breadcrumbs in the freezer and use them as and when.

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