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Homemade Panko Bread Crumbs

Homemade Panko Bread Crumbs

Making your own homemade Panko Bread Crumbs is easier than you might think. Just a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time, and you’ll have delicious, homemade bread crumbs! 

homemade panko bread crumbs in a jar

Making your own breadcrumbs is one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. Truthfully I’ve always just bought them but after a year of watching what’s actually in the food I buy and the the fact that I ran out and needed them in a pinch, I’ll never go back to pre-made again. Making your own homemade Panko Bread Crumbs is incredibly easy and they taste amazing in recipes. 

Now you might think, “why even bother” when it’s just as easy to buy a carton from the store but I’m here to tell you that it’s just as easy to make your own. 

slices of bread on a cutting board

All you need is a loaf of bread and a sheet pan. That’s it. 

Seasonings too if you want to make Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, but that’s all there is too it. 

bread pieces in a food processor

I used organic white bread but use whatever you have on hand to make this recipe.

chopped bread crumbs in a food processor

The loaf of bread of bread I had needed to be used and earlier in the week, my puppy decided to knock the container of Panko I had off the shelf and all over the floor. 

bread crumbs on a baking sheet

It was just that kind of week with her and I completely forgot to get more at the grocery store. 

I was craving my Parmesan Panko Crusted Salmon and, well, needed panko

bowl of bread crumbs with seasonings on top

So I had no choice but to make my own. 

They tasted so much better than store bought and really made the recipe taster amazing. 

close up of bread crumb seasonings

I’ve since made “plain” panko and seasoned panko. The recipe below is for seasoned Panko bread crumbs, so if you want plain, you can just  omit the seasoning.


breadcrumbs in a jar


breadcrumbs in a jar

Homemade Panko Bread Crumbs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Making your own homemade Panko Bread Crumbs is easier than you think with this delicious recipe.


  • 1 loaf of white bread, crusts removed
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tp. black pepper


Preheat over to 300 F

Remove crust from bread and crumble with you fingers or use food processsor and pulse once or twice.

Sprinkle bread crumbs on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Watch closely as to not brown the bread crumbs.

Remove from over and let cool.

Once cool, place in a bowl and add basil, oregano, garlic and pepper.

Gently stir.

Pour bread crumbs into a canning jar or other jar with lid.

Use within 3 months.


To make a plain variety of bread crumbs, omit herbs.

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