Homemade Bread Cubes and Bread Crumbs (for Stuffing)

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These days, it seems everyone has some sort of adverse feeling or physical reaction to old-fashioned, store-bought white bread. So when it comes to making stuffing, it seems wrong to buy the little white dried bread crumbs or bread cubes (or croutons) that have been sitting in a bag for land knows how long. So I decided to make my own. (Check out my new cookbook Scratch! It’s got 200+ fun, foolproof recipes you and your family are going to love.)

Let’s get one thing clear: I am not BAKING bread from scratch. That’s not my thing. Maybe one day, when I’m retired, I’ll bake bread. But for now, there are so many delicious, yummy choices at my local farmer’s market that I just don’t need to.

So here’s how to make homemade bread cubes or bread crumbs:

  1. It all starts with the bread. Pick your favorite bread, hopefully organic. Also, lighter bread, nothing too dense. I went with a light and fluffy farmhouse wheat bread that my family and I all love the flavor of and that seems like it will taste good with gravy.
  2. Now, cut the bread into cubes and lay them out on a baking tray. Basically, you want the bread to dry out and go stale without going moldy. If you need to speed the process along, place the bread cubes it in the oven for an hour or two at 200 degrees.
  3. To keep the drying process going while still protecting your cubes from interested parties (mice, bugs, cats, or kids) cover with a tea towel.
  4. You can go from fresh bread to bread cubes in two days (maybe faster, but that’s as fast as I needed to). From here, use them in your own stuffing recipe or in my favorite stuffing recipe.
  5. If you want bread “crumbs”…simply crush the cubes into bits. That should be fun!


DISCLAIMER: Feeding yourself and your children organic foods may cause extreme health, healing, and happiness.


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4 Responses to Homemade Bread Cubes and Bread Crumbs (for Stuffing)

  1. Terrance Keller October 10, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    Hi, I came across your site while looking for info. on drying bread for stuffing. There are some good tips there. Thanks.

    On another note, I agree that wanting our food to be as healthy as possible is a worthwhile objective. However, I do believe that the stress occasioned by food obsession is least as bad for us as eating non-organic. My own take is that it is best to do what we can, and leave the rest to fate.

  2. Elaine November 15, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    I have cubes, dried out & toasted my bread cubes and it is two weeks before I am going to make my dressing. How do I store the bread cubes? Is in a plastic bag then in leave on the counter or in the freezer? Won’t the bread cubes get icy in the freezer?

    Thank you
    Brighton, CO

  3. Brigitte McCleese December 22, 2018 at 11:34 am #

    Used this recipe before; easy and so reliable. Holds up well and leftovers get tossed in our salads. I am so happy I found this recipe; thanks so much for sharing it. A fan in Kentucky

  4. randy November 26, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

    i am a M.O.M. also – thanks for your thoughts on . bread stuffing

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