Homemade Dried Breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 275.
Start by tearing your bread (heels, inside pieces, whatever you have- crust and all!) into pieces and placing them into a food processor. I only have a mini-chopper, so I have to do this in batches. Pulse until you have fine crumbs. Spread your breadcrumbs into a single layer onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Bake breadcrumbs for 30-45 minutes, turning the crumbs every 10 minutes, until they are dried out and lightly golden. Your time will vary depending on how much bread you use. My 3/4 of a loaf of bread took a full 45 minutes, at which point I turned off the oven but left the pan of crumbs in there to finish drying out while I put kiddos down for naps.
Place your breadcrumbs in a ziploc and bag and freeze it! Pull them out whenever you need breadcrumbs for your favorite chicken nuggets or weeknight chicken dish.