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My New Go-To Bread Crumbs Sub
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Hello Everyone!

 

I will admit that before becoming a Celiac (about two weeks ago) I loved everything breaded!

 

Bread Crumbs are always present in a abundance in my kitchen....now.....not so much.

 

I went to a couple of my local grocery stores looking for a good sub. Now I have given rice flour a try, but I want that crunch/ texture of bread crumbs. I also tried some corn gluten free guarantee to be the best thing ever $8 bag of stuff, ehh it was ok. 

 

So about four days ago I started to put everything together to make some Danish meatballs, only to remember that I could not have the bread crumbs in it any more :( 

 

So I decided to be inventive. I noticed my box of rice chex. And decided why not? So I subbed my 1/2 cup of bread crumb for a 1/2 cup of crushed up Rice Chex cereal. And they turned out great!

Last night I used crushed up Corn Chex to make a outer coating to some baked chicken legs. Nice and crunchy. 

 

Just though I would share :)

 

What are things other people have come up with to sub for bread crumbs? Let me know :D

 

 

 

 

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I save the ends of my loaves I purchase and keep them in the freezer.  When I accumulate a bag full, I run it in the food processor (or crunch it up in a plastic bag using a rolling pin).  

 

Good tip on the crushed Chex!

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I also save the end pieces of my bread. When I have a bag full I cut each slice into four pieces and put it in the oven at 325 for as long as it takes to dry out all the way through and lightly brown, about 20-30 minutes. I keep the pieces in an air tight can. Need bread crumbs? Throw some in the blender. Need snacks? Spread cheese on a few or use it for bruschetta. I love having it available.  

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Mostly homemade bread but also pulverized lentils, gluten-free steel cut oats, crackers

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I read somewhere to use frozen waffles, and we had one brand that my Celiac daughter didn't like at all that had just been taking up space in the freezer. So last week I put them in my mini food processor and voila! breadcrumbs. They were perfect and not sweet at all.  Other than that, I do like others. I save the heels from Udi's or Canyon Bakehouse breads (our preferred) and use those for breadcrumbs or homemade croutons. And I've used gluten-free quick oats in meatloaf in place of bread crumbs, too. I can't imagine buying one of those bags of gluten-free breadcrumbs - very pricey!

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I call them bread butts, but I do the same thing. I just keep them in the freezer until I need breadcrumbs, toast them in the toaster then put them in my food processor. I don't think I ever buy regular flavored Chex so they wouldn't work out well for me, but I have been known to use other cereals for breading as a coating.

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I also save the end pieces of my bread. When I have a bag full I cut each slice into four pieces and put it in the oven at 325 for as long as it takes to dry out all the way through and lightly brown, about 20-30 minutes. I keep the pieces in an air tight can. Need bread crumbs? Throw some in the blender. Need snacks? Spread cheese on a few or use it for bruschetta. I love having it available.  

 

O.O That is such a great idea! Will definitely try this. :)

Thanks for the tip!

 

-anna 

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I read somewhere to use frozen waffles, and we had one brand that my Celiac daughter didn't like at all that had just been taking up space in the freezer. So last week I put them in my mini food processor and voila! breadcrumbs. They were perfect and not sweet at all.  Other than that, I do like others. I save the heels from Udi's or Canyon Bakehouse breads (our preferred) and use those for breadcrumbs or homemade croutons. And I've used gluten-free quick oats in meatloaf in place of bread crumbs, too. I can't imagine buying one of those bags of gluten-free breadcrumbs - very pricey!

 

That's a great idea! Will have to keep that in mind next time I hit the store. Ya those gluten-free breadcrumbs are pricey and not really all that good in my opinion.

Thanks for the tips :D

 

-annajazz

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It's been a while since we were last gluten-free, but I used gluten-free oats buzzed in the blender for meatballs and stuff where I just needed the absorbency.  For things like gluten-free homemade chicken nuggets, where crunch matters, I crushed up potato chips.

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Great ideas in this thread :)

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Hi!

I have been using Chex rice cereal from the minute that they came out.

From the beginning, when I just started with the gluten free baking, I made only bread crumbs :D :D :D. I tried many recipes and made huge breads that were edible proximately for two days. Rest got hard like stone. You could break your teeth on them. I dried them up, and made bread crumbs with the help of food processor. Today, I'm a "professional" in baking, and I have a problem with bread crumbs. I don't make them anymore. So I have been using Chex.

I will run 1 and half box of Chex cereal in the food processor. It will turn to flour. Then I will crunch another half of  bag with a rolling pin, or meat tenderizer. I will mix everything together, and store in a steel container.  

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These are all great ideas! We are just starting our gluten-free lifestyle, so I've been worried about how to revamp my regular recipes.  I will definitely try the chex for my chicken recipes!  

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