Two Ways to Use up Homemade (or store-bought) Bread

Two Ways to Use up Homemade (or store-bought) Bread

Leftover bread? Devastating to throw away, especially when you’ve put all that effort into baking it. Or maybe your kid just won’t eat the crusts or the ends.


  1. Break up into easily toastable chunks.
  2. Put in toaster oven or oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until it is very crispy but not burned.
  3. Throw in a bag with some dried herbs (oregano works nicely) and beat the hell out of it with the back of a pan. This is therapeutic. Oh, and it also makes crumbs. Voila!



  1. Again, break up into toastable chunks.
  2. This time, mix up in a bowl with some olive oil and garlic to coat. If you’re feeling adventurous, throw in some rosemary, Parmesan cheese, or other herb of choice.
  3. Cook on a baking sheet at 300 degrees for 15-30 minutes. Check on them and shake them around a bit so they don’t get burnt!


When you serve a salad with homemade croutons or bread some fish in your homemade crumbs, you will feel like a domestic goddess!


Paige Wolf

Paige Wolf is a publicist, author, and green living expert who uses her media savvy and personal moxie to promote manageable eco-chic living.

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