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gluten-free breadcrumbs in a white bowl

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs

  • Author: Emily Dixon, One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups bread crumbs 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These gluten-free breadcrumbs are perfect for meatballs, meatloaf, crispy chicken and more!


  • 4 cups cubed gluten-free bread*


  1. Preheat The Oven. Start by preheating the oven to 300 degrees F. Set out a cookie sheet/half sheet pan. (Do not grease the pan or line with parchment paper.)
  2. Dice & Grind The Bread Into Crumbs. First, dice the bread into 1-inch cubes so it’s easier to blend. Add bread cubes to a food processor and pulse or grind until you have fine crumbs. (It’s ok if the pieces aren’t perfectly uniform.)
  3. Bake To Dry Them. Pour the bread crumbs out onto the baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F. for 5 minutes. Stir, then bake another 5 minutes. Check the crumbs and bake for another 3-5 minutes as needed, or until they’re dry and crisp. (You want a light, crispy texture, so they need to be fully dry.)
  4. Cool Completely & Store. Let the bread crumbs cool completely (this will take 10-15 minutes at least) before using or transferring to an airtight jar to store. Gluten-free bread crumbs will keep about 1 month at room temperature or 3 months in the freezer.


To Make Italian-Style Bread Crumbs:

  • For every 1 cup of bread crumbs, stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. (We love our homemade Italian seasoning for this!) Feel free to add some dried parsley flakes for a pretty effect, too.

*To Make Gluten-Free Panko Breadcrumbs. 

  • For gluten-free panko bread crumbs, cut the crusts off your bread first and use a gluten-free white bread (rather than whole grain or multigrain) for a lighter, crispier texture.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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