alanna brown nutritionist


My name is Alanna. I am a Nutritionist, Recipe Developer and Food Stylist based in Melbourne.

On my blog I like to share healthy recipes and nutrition tips. 

Businesses can contact me for nutrition consultations, recipe development and workshops.

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DIY sourdough breadcrumbs

DIY sourdough breadcrumbs

Sourdough breadcrumbs to make your hipster foodie dreams come true. My favourite recipes are the ones that are so easy they are barely a recipe… But seriously, why buy breadcrumbs when you can make them at home?

This super easy recipe is a great way to use up the ends of your loaf of bread that you never eat…

You can use any type of bread you like - I love the flavour of sourdough.

sourdough breadcrumbs DIY

DIY Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Makes about 1 cup


  • 4-5 slices sourdough

  • salt & pepper

  • 2 sprigs parsley, finely chopped - or any herb of your choosing


  1. Set your oven to low heat.

  2. Place the sourdough on an oven tray and pop in the oven for 45-60 minutes, until completely dried out.

    Crumble the bread and place in a blender. Blitz. Add salt & pepper + herbs. Blitz some more. I liked the crumbs quite large like panko style but you can keep going until fine. Voila! That’s it!

diy sourdough breadcrumbs

I deep fried small pieces of barramundi in Extra virgin olive oil for about 1 minute at 190C after dipping in flour, egg and the breadcrumbs. Had lots of crumbs left over so popped in the freezer for next time.

No go forth and deep fry everything!

Also a good quality extra virgin olive oil is perfectly fine to deep fry with. In fact it's the most stable oil to cook with! 

Let me know if you give this a go!

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