You know why I make my own bread crumbs because I can't pronounce the ingredients on the store .
Package homemade bread crumbs are gonna taste better .
You'll save money and mine are healthier because I make them with whole wheat bread .
So I'm gonna show you both dry and fresh bread crumbs .
First , we'll start with dry and you preheat your oven to 300 degrees and I'm gonna use 100% whole wheat bread .
I find this at the store .
If it's 100% whole wheat , you'll get more fiber .
So look for that and we're gonna take um let's say maybe three slices and you just cut them into um evenly sized pieces .
I don't know .
These are maybe like a half an inch and don't use stale bread .
Make sure you use fresh bread because then the bread crumbs will be fresh .
So OK , this goes on an ungreased baking sheet like this and you just separate them because you need them to dry .
And so this goes into a preheated 300 degree oven for about 30 minutes .
So we'll put it in here .
So after 15 minutes , you take them out check on them and you can turn them a little bit .
They're not easy to turn , but you just kind of turn them , turn them around like that .
Move them around a little bit , shake the pan a bit and put them back in .
And after about 30 minutes we'll start making some crumbs .
It's been about 30 minutes .
Let's take a look .
I'll show you what they're supposed to look like .
Yeah , that's the sound you want .
See , they have to be really dry and just kind of test them .
Take a couple of big one .
Here's a big one here , just test it and make sure that it's , it's very dry like that .
If they're not completely dry , you can put them back in the oven after it's turned off and let them sit in there a little longer .
Just keep testing completely dry , then they'll stay fresh .
So now what we do is we're gonna put them in a food processor which I have right here .
So you can take them like this with a spatula or you can just pick up the whole thing , just be careful , it's warm , pick up the whole thing and I'll do , I'll do it this way .
So you can see .
Bye into the food processor .
You can use any kind of bread , you know , but really why not give the extra fiber from whole wheat bread ?
So OK , now we're gonna process and we got crumbs .
I think that does it .
I think I processed for maybe a minute at the most .
And you can see that they , they are bread crumbs .
That's what they're going to look like their whole wheat .
And you can also , but look at this , this is exactly what they , what they should be .
Now , what you can do with these , you can leave them as they are .
You can , you can make your own seasoned bread crumbs and add any spices .
You want oregano , thyme , garlic powder , whatever .
Uh But the thing is this freezes , I , I have , I have bread crumbs in my freezer for like a year now .
So they freeze really , really well , just keep them in a freezer bag in the freezer and they're ready to go whenever .
I cleaned up a little .
Now , I'm gonna show you soft bread crumbs very , very easy .
Same bread .
I use 100% whole wheat bread .
I'll do three slices again .
Now , in this case , you can cut , cut it or you can actually just tear the bread into pieces because it's gonna go in a food processor for a little in a little different way .
So if you just kind of tear it into chunks like that , that's pretty good .
So all this goes into the food processor , pick up the whole bunch right here into the processor and you're gonna process this for about 30 seconds .
Watch this .
I don't know if that mean that was about 20 seconds .
But anyway , here they are and these are absolutely perfect .
Look at this , they're soft and by the way , if you put these in a 300 degree oven for about 6 to 8 minutes to dry out and you don't let them brown .
You'll have Panco .
Now you can make your own healthy high fiber bread crumbs and no mystery ingredients .
Fiber , extra fiber for you .
So I actually bake my own bread sometimes just to make bread crumbs .
Maybe I need to get out more .