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How to Make Panko at Home (Video)

Today, I’ll share with you how to prepare panko, the Japanese breadcrumbs, at home using just one ingredient and in just a few minutes.

In Spain, it is so popular that it is found not only in Asian supermarkets but also in supermarket chains and even small shops. But did you know that you can make it at home with just 1 ingredient?

Panko is one of those ingredients of Japanese origin that has been sneaking into our kitchens for years now.

Panko: The Japanese Breadcrumbs

Panko is the Japanese version of breadcrumbs. This is made with shokupan, the Japanese sliced bread. For our recipe, we will use Bimbo sliced bread.

The texture of panko is lighter than that of breadcrumbs. Panko is shaped like flakes or scales. In addition, because it is prepared without using the edge of the sliced bread, its color is lighter than that of Western breadcrumbs.

All this makes food less heavy, less oily, and crispier when you coat food with panko. And who doesn’t like that?

Panko - the Japanese breadcrumbs - homemade guide to preparing and using panko in your favorite dishes

Why make it at home?

At the beginning, I told you that panko is an easy ingredient to find, but considering that you can prepare it at home, in just a few minutes, and in a much cheaper way, it means that I haven’t bought it for years.

All you need is sandwich bread, a food processor, and 2 minutes.

How is it prepared?

Preparing the panko is very easy. The first step is to remove the crust from the bread. It is then passed through a food processor to get that flake texture and can be used.

If you want to store the panko in the pantry, you will need to remove all the moisture it has.

To dry it, pour the panko into an oven-safe tray and put it for 5-7 minutes at 150 ºC or if you have more time, you can put it for 10-15 minutes at 100 ºC. Remember, we want to remove the moisture, but we don’t want it to toast or take on color.

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Today I share with you how to prepare panko, the Japanese breadcrumbs, at home, with just 1 ingredient and in just a few minutes.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Bread, Easy | Easy
Cooking method: Horno
Servings: 5
Calories: 265kcal
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  • 500 g sandwich bread


  • Remove the crust from the bread.
  • Add the bread to a food processor and blend it until you get medium-sized flakes that you can use.


  • If you want to store it in the pantry, you need to remove all the humidity to prevent it from spoiling quickly. For this:
  • Preheat the oven to 150º C.
  • Put the panko on an oven-safe tray and place it in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on the panko; we just want it to dry, not toast or take on color.
  • Remove from the oven, let it cool, and store it in the pantry.



If you have more time, you can dry it in the oven at lower temperatures, for example, 100ºC for 10-15 minutes.


Calorias: 265kcal | Carbohidratos: 49g | Proteina: 9g | Grasa: 3g | Grasas saturadas: 1g | Sodio: 491mg | Potasio: 115mg | Fibra: 3g | Azúcar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 4mg
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