If you can’t eat gluten, you might be missing some of your favorite things, like croutons or toasted breadcrumbs. Never fear, you can make your own! These gluten free bread crumbs are so tasty, and with a buttery, garlicky flavor, these are impossible to resist.
Have you ever noticed how gluten free bread seems to dry out sooner than regular bread?
Or how the ends of the loaf are often too thin to do much with?
There’s a solution for both of those problems…make your own gluten free bread crumbs! It’s simple to do, and they are delicious.
These gluten free bread crumbs are very easy to make, and very versatile. They are a great addition to casseroles, salads, or baked potatoes. I love them on creamed spinach. I’m sure you’ll find lots of uses for them, too.
Gluten Free Bread
You can use many different types of bread to make gluten free breadcrumbs. The variety you choose will depend on your specific allergies. You can use a store-bought brand like Schar, Canyon Bakehouse, Little Northern Bakehouse, or B Free.
Or you can bake your own gluten free bread, and use that. This recipe looks really delicious.
Drying Out Bread
If you have a fresh loaf of bread, you will need to let some slices dry out before making bread crumbs. You can let it dry uncovered for a day or so, or speed the process by drying it in the oven.
To dry it in the oven, place in a single layer on a cookie sheet, and bake at 300 degrees until it is lightly golden and dry.
- Try adding a different spice, like onion powder, oregano, or even chili powder for a different flavor.
- You can use regular bread in this recipe if you are not gluten free.
- If you have day old cornbread, you could even try this recipe with that! Cornbread croutons or breadcrumbs would be tasty on top of chili.
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Gluten Free Bread Crumbs.
It’s easy to make your own gluten free bread crumbs. This recipe is buttery, garlicky, and so delicious.
Break the dried pieces of gluten free bread into pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form.
Put the vegan buttery spread in a skillet and heat over medium heat. Once it is melted and sizzling, add the bread crumbs and garlic salt.
Cook, stirring often, until the bread crumbs turn golden brown. Don’t walk away from the skillet, they can go from golden to burnt very quickly.
Remove the bread crumbs from the skillet and let cool. Serve on salad, casseroles, or pasta. Store in an airtight container if you aren’t going to use them right away.
*If you need to toast several slices at once, you can place them on a cookie sheet and toast in the oven at 300 degrees until they are lightly golden and dry.
Store leftover bread crumbs in a glass jar or airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 4-5 days.