Please don’t EVER throw out bread crusts or stale bread! Look at these amazing treats you can make – and they only take 10 minutes to make! Find me a kid that can resist these…..
Did you have to look twice to make sure they really are bread crusts? Yes, they are!
A couple of weeks ago, I shared my savoury solution to getting through a ridiculously large bag of bread crusts that were stockpiled in my freezer – Parmesan and Thyme Bread Crust Treats. Today I’m sharing the sweet version.
“They taste like cinnamon doughnuts, only crunchy and a whole lot healthier and faster to make!”
There’s a looong list for why these treats are so great. I could write an essay on it – but you aren’t interested in reading an essay! So here are the high points:
1. Thrifty – use up leftover bread crusts or any other stale bread you have lying around.
2. Tastes like cinnamon doughnuts, only crunchy!
3. A whole lot healthier than cinnamon doughnuts.
4. A whole lot faster to make than cinnamon doughnuts.
5. They’re ready in 10 minutes.
6. Little kids probably won’t even know they’re bread crusts.
7. Big kids might know but they won’t care.
8. They last for days, stashed in an airtight container.
These are great to pop into school lunch boxes (or work lunch boxes!) in little ziplock bags. Or pour them into a bowl and snack on them like popcorn for movie nights in. A neat little recipe to pop into your RecipeTin app!
- 6 cups bread crusts (enough to spread out over 2 baking trays), preferably stale
- 60 g / 2 oz / 2 tbsp butter , melted
- 5 tbsp sugar (separate 1 tbsp)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
Cut crusts into 3cm/1.5" pieces.
Place bread crusts in a large bowl. Drizzle over butter, tossing the bread crusts as you go (with your other hand) to evenly distribute as best as possible.
Sprinkle over 4 tbsp of sugar and cinnamon, and toss through.
Spread out over 2 baking trays.
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes until golden brown and crunchy (check the ones in the middle of the tray). The tray on the top shelf will be ready first. The bottom tray will take a couple of minutes longer.
While hot, sprinkle over the remaining 1 tbsp of sugar (1/2 tbsp over each tray). This is mainly for appearance purpose.
1. Stale bread works better than fresh because it doesn't soak up the butter as much, which means it gets distributed better.
2. This can also be made with leftover bread. Just cut them into sticks around the same size as the bread crusts.
3. Nutrition per serving.