Fresh Panko Recipe -
Fresh Panko Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Fresh Panko

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"Any white bread will do for making panko. An Asian chef swore that the best homemade panko came from Wonder Bread. The yield will vary according to how large you make your crumbs. Once cooled, crumbs may be stored in the freezer, in a resealable plastic bag for as long as several months. "

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Push torn pieces of bread through the shredding disk of a food processor to make coarse crumbs. Spread the crumbs on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until crumbs are dry but not toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Shake the sheet twice during baking in order to evenly dry crumbs. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 04, 2010

I just finished this up, and have them in the freezer, waiting to be used. I made Bread Bowls from this site today, and was left wondering what to do with the leftover "insides". I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try. I did not use the food processor, as i didn't have a ton of bread to use, i just crumbled the partially dried bread and put on cookie sheet. I put in oven at recommended temp, and left for 10-12 minutes, stirring once after 6 minutes. After they were cooled, I put them in a zip lock bag, and crushed with a rolling pin. Worked like a charm!! Thanks Jess for sharing your recipe!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2013

This is more of a plain bread crumb but shredded instead of processed to a fine crumb. Panko white, is made with no crusts, panko brown is made with the crust included. Both white and brown panko have the addition of a sweetener which gives them a completely different flavor that plain bread crumbs.


14 Ratings

Nov 23, 2011

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I was looking for bread crumbs at the near by grocery store and could not find any. And now you taught me how to make them fresh from my very own kitchen..Thank you your a life saver....

Mar 28, 2012

I needed to use up a large loaf of sourdough bread that didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted. After cutting off the exterior crust, I grated it using a box grater. I preheated oven, put enough to layer my airbake pan, tossed in the oven and shut it off. I moved the crumbs around a few times with my hands and just let them sit there with oven light on until they were dried out but not toasted. I did lightly sprinkle and mix in some 'fruit fresh' (it's powdered Vit C) just to ensure some preservation.'s basically dehydrating bread crumbs but they work well in place of Panko. I won't be buying those anymore...thanks!

Feb 20, 2013

You can make dried breadcrumbs with any type of bread. I just buy a loaf or two of inexpensive, white bread when it's on sale, lay the slices out on my oven racks on low heat until they're completely dried all the way through, break the slices up into my food processor & pulse until they're the desired consistency. I store them in a tightly sealed plastic bag in my pantry. They can easily be seasoned with herbs & spices as needed. Saves me a fortune on store-bought breadcrumbs. For something even easier pulse soda crackers in the food processor.

Dec 29, 2011

Super simple with my Magic Bullet and my toaster oven. I used some leftover rolls from Christmas and they worked perfect.

Feb 21, 2013

This is very similar to mine. Panco crumbs seem to be dryer and cruncier and very white. I do this on a cookie pan with a baking sheet. I put them in my food prosessor an chop them fine. Any bread works. I like the best baked chicken recipe that bastes the chicken with sourcream, Soy sauce, lemon and celery(poppy)seed. As the bread crumbs cool use the paper to shake them then take chicken and bread them on the cookie sheet and stick it back in the oven at 350 for 30- 40 minutes. If you stick potatoes in the oven when you bake the crumbs. Now you have a dinner in ann hour. don't need a whole loaf adjust up from for slices. I also add garlic granuales and other seaonings and melted butter to bread crunmbs before I bake the crumbs.

Feb 20, 2013

I never throw any bread away now - I make my own Panko like rhis - any flavor/type of bread works. Saves a lot of money - they're pretty expensive at the store.


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  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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