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5 ways with Bread Crusts

If you have children, at some point or other you have likely entered the bread crust battle!

Here are some creative ways to ensure no crust is left behind, no matter how picky the eater.

1. Freeze Them

Store crusts in your freezer in an airtight reusable freezer-friendly container until you have enough for your next turkey or roast chicken dish.

2. Make Bread Crumbs

This is a great way to use up stale dry bread that’s been left on the counter for a couple days. Break the bread into pieces and process it into coarse crumbs. Season with some dried herbs, or not, and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

3. Make Croutons

Cut bread ends and crusts into cubes. Toss in a bowl with oil or butter and your choice of seasoning and herbs. Bake in the oven at 375°F until golden, usually about 10 minutes.

4. Make Chips

Savoury or sweet, the choice is yours. We’re partial to garlic bread chips for savoury cravings and cinnamon sugar bread chips for those days you want something sweet. Make both!

5. Make French Toast Or Bread Pudding

Soak bread in a whisked mixture of egg, milk, melted butter and a touch of vanilla and cinnamon, then pan or griddle cook to convert those undesirable crusts into a favourite breakfast or dessert treat.

Did You Know?

Canadians throw away 750,000 loaves of bread every day. Let’s put these five ideas into action so together we can reduce our bread waste.