This Gluten-Free Italian Breadcrumb recipe is super easy and takes only a couple of minutes to mix up in your food processor or blender. The breadcrumbs taste amazing and work just like regular breadcrumbs in all of your favorite recipes.
Disclosure: I received a sample of Erewhon’s cereal complimentary for review, but all opinions are my own. I was not compensated for writing this post. Full disclosure policy here.**
Recently I was sent a box of Erewhon’s Gluten-Free Brown Rice cereal to try. I’m going to confess, I am not on the brown rice train when substituting it for white rice. I can tolerate it if it’s in a casserole or the like but on it’s own – I’ll pass. That being said, brown rice CEREAL is a whole other goodness! I had a bowl of this cereal for breakfast and it was so delicious!
Reading the box (while eating the cereal), I noted that Erewhon’s Brown Rice cereal is not only gluten-free but organic as well. The good people at Erewhon blend whole grains of California-grown organic brown rice with gluten-free organic brown rice syrup and sea salt to enhance the natural flavor of the whole grain. The brown rice is then cooked until it’s puffy and that’s it. I mean there are only 3 ingredients in this cereal – simple, goodness, and healthy for you.
The timing of this box of cereal couldn’t have been better! I was going to make oven-fried chicken for dinner but didn’t have anymore Panko breadcrumbs left. Instead of finding the pizza delivery menu, I decided to use Erewhon’s Brown Rice cereal. I mean I’ve used corn flakes for the coating on chicken before so this was pretty much the same.
I blended the remaining cereal (I only ate about one cup) from the box in small batches in my equally small food processor until they resembled the consistency of Panko breadcrumbs. I put the crushed cereal in a large bowl, added spices and seasonings and mixed them all together.
Done! That easy! I filled a large mason jar and with what was left, I used as a coating for my oven-fried chicken. You simply measure the Gluten-Free Italian Breadcrumbs as you would the regular ones for any of your favorite recipes. I baked the chicken as usual and they turned out fabulous! The coating was crispy and the chicken was moist and tender. I can’t wait to try the breadcrumbs in other recipes now.
Homemade Gluten-Free Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1 box 10 oz of Erewhon's Gluten-Free Brown Rice cereal
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 1/3 cup dried basil
- 1/3 cup dried oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- In small batches, blend cereal in a food processor or blender until it resembles the consistency of Panko breadcrumbs. If desired, you can pulse the cereal a bit finer.
- Place crushed cereal in a large bowl.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients to the cereal in the bowl. Mix by hand with a wooden spoon.
- Store in a large mason jar or an airtight container.
- Use in any recipe calling for breadcrumbs in a 1-to-1 ratio.