Toasted Breadcrumbs

// Toasted Breadcrumbs

Prep Time

30 secs

Cook Time


Free Time

to play fetch with your dog

Toasting takes breadcrumbs to a whole new level, bringing out a nutty flavor. Use them as a crispy coating for chicken or fish, a crunchy topping for salads, or atop mac and cheese and casseroles. Our version skips the oil, making it a quicker, healthier option than the pan or the oven.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.

1/2 cup

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When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

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The Small Dish


  • ½ cup (35g) panko breadcrumbs


  1. Place the panko crumbs in the Anyday dish and cook uncovered for 1-2 minutes in 30-second intervals, stirring well each time. If you like your breadcrumbs darker, add more time in 15-second intervals after the first 1-2 minutes
  2. Allow breadcrumbs to cool completely, then save for up to 30 days in an airtight container or simply place the lid on the Anyday with the knob down to ensure freshness.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Once cool, season with garlic powder and dry parsley for Italian-style breadcrumbs.
  • Toss toasted breadcrumbs with a few sunflower or pumpkin seeds for a quick soup or salad topping.
  • Mix with shredded cheese right before using and use to top mac and cheese, vegetables, or casseroles.

Recipe notes

  • Save the breadcrumbs for up to 3 months in an air-tight container.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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