10 alternative to bread crumbs

10 Alternatives to Bread Crumbs

The other night I ran out of breadcrumbs to crumb the chicken strips I was making for dinner which led to this post to share with you other things you can use to crumb your chicken, fish, beef, vegetables in.

After post the crumbed chicken strips on Facebook and Instagram where I had used corn flakes, the lovely community came back with other great things you can crumb with.  I’m actually looking forward to trying some of these.

When I crumb I use the three step method which is: – dust in flour (anytype), dip in egg wash (egg and milk whisked together), then press into the crumb.

10 alternative to bread crumbs

You can also use greek yoghut or mayonnaise in place of the egg wash.

You wither bake or shallow fry your crumbed food.

  1. Corn Flake Crumbs – simply process cornflakes until they resemble a crumb or crush with your hands for a chunkier crumb.
  2. Coconut Crumb
  3. Cornflakes and Cheese
  4. Corn Chips – I hear cheese flavoured D’Oritos are good.
  5. Dry French Onion soup mix
  6. Herb Vegetable Seasoning
  7. Oats and Rosemary (or other fresh herbs) processed together
  8. Jatz Biscuits – crumble up
  9. Polenta
  10. Gluten Free alternative breadcrumb mix

What other things have you used to crumb your meat and vegetables? Leave them in the comments below.

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40 Responses to 10 Alternatives to Bread Crumbs

  1. K January 17, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    rice bubbles are good too.

    • Amanda January 18, 2016 at 10:28 am #

      Yes rice bubbles – perfect.

  2. Karyn Hindle January 18, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    Love the idea of mayo instead of egg wash… my son is anaphylatic to egg and dairy and just using soy milk doesnt quite cut it. We have a egg amd dairy free mayo we can use so will give that a try. Thanks!

    • Amanda January 18, 2016 at 10:27 am #

      That’s great you have found a new alternative.

  3. AY January 18, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    Matza meal!

  4. Janet January 18, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    I like to make my meatloaf with Nacho Cheese Doritos. Not very healthy but yummy!

  5. Jean January 20, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    Sage and onion stuffing

  6. Vicki February 23, 2016 at 1:17 am #

    I love using stuffing mix, has all the seasoning already added, great for chicken parmigiana

  7. Cheryl February 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    Smash potato mix

  8. Nat March 28, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    Almond meal…its gluten free and so yummy

    • Amanda March 29, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

      Perfect with chicken.

  9. Dee Ackermann March 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    Ground nuts are great, my favorite are almonds.

  10. mez May 10, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    Rivita biscuits or salt and vinegar chips also

  11. Stacy September 26, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    Bran flakes!!!

  12. christine November 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    Crunchy nut corn flakes

    • Amanda December 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

      Great suggestion.

  13. David December 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Salt and vinegar chips make a great crumb for fish.

  14. Jon in Mass. January 9, 2017 at 9:07 am #

    Thanks Nat!
    Almond meal is GREAT and it is lower carb & sugar.
    High in Calcium, Vitamin E and Magnesium!

  15. Jon in Mass. January 9, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Almond Meal/Flour is great.
    Low in carbs and sugar.
    High in Calcium, Vitamin and Magnesium!

    • Lise April 15, 2018 at 6:37 am #

      I want to use your suggestion with the almond flour. Should I use eggs and almond flour? Thx.

      • Amanda April 15, 2018 at 10:22 am #

        Yes still use the egg wash step and then press into the almond meal.

  16. Sheree January 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    Can i use cous cous in meat patty mix I’ve got no bread crumbs left! Or what’s a good alternative?

    • Amanda January 14, 2017 at 10:00 am #

      Hi Sheree, crushed biscuits like sao’s or jatz work well or process bread.

    • Natascha March 8, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      Yes you can, just cook it first and add a little less than you would for crumbs

  17. David January 19, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    A packet of “Cheds” or “Country Cheese” savoury biscuits processed finely make a good crumb for chicken breast strips, there is enough oil in the biscuits that you can bake them in the oven making the crumb even crunchier.

  18. Christine January 21, 2017 at 7:52 am #

    I had a box of stove top stuffing, I used the rolling pin and smashed it all up, it was soooo good! Now I use it on meatloaf all the time ..it really adds extra flavour.

    • Rose Swain March 26, 2018 at 7:30 am #

      I will be trying that for sure. Sounds great

  19. francesca March 11, 2017 at 7:25 am #

    I use any gluten free cracker that has been sitting in the cabinet uneaten. I just blend them until breadcrumb consistency. Marys nut crackers are a get one!

    • Tracey B April 26, 2017 at 2:00 am #

      I love doing that too! I get all of my stale leftover GF crackers and grind them up – I use them to crumb coat chicken, to top casseroles, even crisp them up in a pan with olive oil and garlic then stir through GF pasta for a simple breadcrumb style pasta dish – top with Parmesan.

  20. d4v1d September 30, 2017 at 1:08 am #

    Falafel mix or crushed garbanzo

  21. Phyllis Schneider January 25, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    wheat germ (plain not honey) has a nutty flavor.

  22. Marlene June 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    Thanks for the alternatives to use instead of breadcrumbs. Can you tell me if I can use semolina,please

    • Amanda June 11, 2018 at 9:22 am #

      Yes I’m sure you can, I haven’t tried myself but it would come out nice and crunchy.

  23. Susanne Tatum September 4, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    Pork Rinds

  24. Anne October 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    Can I use wholewheat flour instead of breadcrumbs, in lamb meatballs?
    Tk u

  25. Adam November 4, 2018 at 2:36 am #

    I always mix in about 50% panko with my bread crumbs. It makes the most deadly chicken strips known to man in the deep fryer, with big explosive crisp exterior that sounds like you’re eating potato chips.

    Just make sure you use a digital thermometer and pull the chicken out as soon as it hits 165 degrees F.

    Extreme recommend home-made honey mustard dipping sauce also. Just start with some mayo (real mayo not miracle whip), and mix in a 50/50 ratio of honey and dijon mustard. Keep adding a small amount of each until you reach your optimal flavour.

    Good luck out there. Have a nice day.

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