If you’re mid-recipe and realize you’re out of bread crumbs, no worries! I’m going to show you how to make easy, homemade gluten-free panko breadcrumbs.
Plus, this recipe is gluten-free so it’s the perfect alternative to traditional panko while still keeping that crispy texture we all love. Check out this video featuring my oven-baked chicken tenders where I show you how to make panko breadcrumbs right at the beginning!
What is Panko?
Panko is a lighter, flakier version of bread crumbs. Typically it’s made with a special type of crustless, white bread which is then ground to create fine slivers of crumb.
Since we’re making ours at home, and we want this version to capture that same flaky Panko consistency that we love while keeping the recipe gluten-free. To do that, we’re using rice cereal.
How to Make Panko Breadcrumbs Gluten-Free
If you’re making this at home, you just need one simple ingredient, rice cereal squares. Yes, the same rice cereal you’re eating for breakfast or using in that party mix.
To make the lightest crumb, simply place the cereal squares into a food processor and blend.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can put the cereal into a zip bag and either crush the cereal with your hands, or zip up the bag and roll over it with a rolling pin until the cereal becomes crumbs.
Making homemade, gluten-free panko is really that easy!
How to Use Homemade Panko
This homemade Panko can help transform your favorite recipes into a gluten-free version. Here are some of my favorite recipes that include this easy Panko in the recipe.
- Chicken Tenders
- Baked Cauliflower Bites
- Baked Ravioli
- Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
- Easy Baked Fish Nuggets
- Coconut Crusted Chicken