How to make gluten free bread crumbs with ingredients you might already have

Gluten free is allot more than a fad now a days. There are now over a thousand studies that studies that have proven the greatness of this diet and how important it is for certain illnesses.

Gluten health risks: 

How to Make Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs With Ingredients You Already Have in Your Kitchen


Celiac disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome



Stool inconsistency

Neurological illnesses

…and those are just to name a few. Watch this video for more:

Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs

One of the most difficult transitions to a gluten-free lifestyle is finding an alternative for bread crumbs in baking, cooking and especially crusting meat. Check out theses 6 bread crumb alternatives.

Gluten-free oats:

One of the most used gluten free bread crumbs  recipe contains rolled oats. Make sure to be careful with what oats you choose as some contain a small amount of gluten. A quick blend in the blender will make your oats a perfect alternative for bread crumbs. You may add your own favorite herbs or parmesan.

Crushed flax:

Increasing greatly in popularity lately, especially as an egg substitute in the vegan community, flax works very well as a binding agent. By using flax instead of gluten, you are also giving yourself an extra dose of fiber and omega 3’s.  To use it for bread crumbs is actually pretty easy. Substitute the flax for whatever gluten agent you’re replacing. Keep in mind that you will need to add some water for the flax to bind properly.

 Gluten Free pretzels:

Go to the store and grab gluten free pretzels. These work amazing for bread crumbs. You’ll need a cup of gluten free pretzels and 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasonings. Place this all into a food processor for 1 minute or until its blend completely. Pour it into a bowel and ad the seasonings.

Almond Flour:

Almond flour can be substituted in pretty much any recipe that uses flour. Including, of course, bread crumb recipes. This particular substitute will have the most similar consistency to typical gluten-rich recipes. You will need, 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt, 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.

Commercial gluten free bread crumbs:

So, if you’re not into the whole, do-it-yourself versions, or you simply don’t have the time, do not worry! There are several forward thinking companies who offer ready-made gluten free bread crumbs. They have yet to hit the shelves in local grocery stores and markets, but they’re available at Amazon and other websites:

  • Schar
  • Glutino
  • Gillian’s Foods
  • Kinnikinnick Panko Style Bread Crumbs
  • Ener-G
  • Aleia’s Gluten Free Italian Bread Crumbs

So basically,

Gluten isn’t the greatest ingredient to be cooking with. Even if you’re not gluten free it’s a good idea to avoid it where you can. Try out these 6 alternatives the next time you’re cooking.

You might be surprised how much you like them.


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