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Homemade panko breadcrumbs substitute on a white place with a spoon.

Substitute For Panko Breadcrumbs

This substitute for panko breadcrumbs is a fast and simple alternative if you don't have or can't buy Japanese bread crumbs.
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Prep Time : 5 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 35 mins
Cuisine: : Japanese, Western
Servings : 3 cups
Calories : 252 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $0.27 a cup

EQUIPMENT

  • Food processor
  • 1-2 shallow rimmed baking trays

INGREDIENTS

  • 280 grams 10 ounces bread, sliced or loaf bread

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F)
  • Remove the crust from the bread and discard (or keep to make regular breadcrumbs).
  • Cut or tear the bread into small pieces and place it into a food processor.
  • Process on high speed for about a few seconds or until the bread resembles medium crumbs.
  • Transfer the crumbs to the baking trays spreading out into an even thin layer.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 5 - 10 minutes - use a fork to stir the breadcrumbs, bake for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs feel dry and are still look white. Stir the crumbs one or two times more as they are drying.
  • Remove from the oven, leave the breadcrumbs on the trays to cool.
  • Place the breadcrumbs into a zip lock bag, squeeze out as much air from the bag as possible, seal, then gently massage the bag to break down any large pieces of crumbs so that you end up with a fine to medium grain breadcrumb.
  • Transfer the breadcrumbs to an airtight container for storage.

Notes

  • You can use either fresh or stale bread but don't use bread that has gone moldy.
  • For best results, don't overfill the trays with crumbs. It is best to have a thin layer of crumbs on a tray for baking rather than a thick layer for faster drying without browning.
  • Avoid overbaking breadcrumbs because they should remain white.
  • Occasionally stir the crumbs with a fork to move them around on the trays during baking for even drying.
  • The baking time is just a guide because oven temperatures do vary.
  • You can tell when the breadcrumbs are ready by feeling them. Pick up some crumbs and rub them between your fingers. They should feel dry and crumbly if not bake them for a little longer.
Nutrition Facts
Substitute For Panko Breadcrumbs
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
252
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
484
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
170
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
15
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
2
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
129
mg
13
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Disclosure