How To Substitute Oatmeal For Bread Crumbs

Bread crumbs are small pieces of dry bread, used to cover food, top casseroles, add bulk to melons and thicken soups and stews. Bread crumbs are called for in many recipes; making these recipes without bread crumbs can compromise the food´s taste and texture. However, you can make a substitute oatmeal bread crumb. Properly prepared substitute will be indistinguishable from real bread crumbs. As an added benefit, making substitute oatmeal bread crumbs is less expensive to buy in the store.

Measure 25 percent more oatmeal quantity of breadcrumbs called for in the recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for 2 cups of bread crumbs, measure 2 1/2 cups oatmeal.

Pour oatmeal in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds to break the oatmeal. This makes that it oats bread crumb-like consistency so that the texture of the recipe that is preparing is not altered.

Add 1/8 Cup dry seasonings to each 2 cups of oatmeal, if your recipe for seasoned bread crumbs. Basic seasoning blends work well to flavor the oatmeal. For example, if the recipe calls for Italian seasoned bread crumbs, use a mixture of Italian seasoning. The food processor for additional 10 seconds combined pulse.

Remove the processor of food and measure oats before starting the recipe. You have oats slightly more than the amount of bread crumbs in the recipe.

If you make oatmeal bread extra replace, store in an airtight container up to six months.