That loaf of bread that has gone a bit dry doesn’t have to be tossed. There is plenty you can do with day old bread. From toasted paninis to homemade croutons – here are 7 recipes to make using your day old bread..
Bruschetta 1 of 7Bruschetta featuring a fresh mix of ingredients laid over top grilled or toasted bread is a delicious use for your day old bread. This red pepper bruschetta makes a lively appetizer or party bite. Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make Red Pepper Bruschetta
Panini 2 of 7Toasting your day old bread with some fresh and moist toppings is a delicious use. Brush the bread with some olive oil to further enhance the flavor. This vegan Philly Cheese Panini combines vegan cheese, sausage and peppers. Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make a Philly Cheese Panini
Bread Salad 3 of 7A bread salad combines fresh, moist salad ingredients with some toasted day old bread - those bread bits soak up plenty of flavor and prevent the salad from getting soggy. I love hummus on my bread salads! Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make Hummus Panzanella
Croutons 4 of 7Croutons are an fast and fun way to use up day old bread. Simply marinate in some flavors - spices and oils - and toss in the oven to toast. Try making jumbo croutons too. Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make Jumbo Croutons
Stuffing 5 of 7Stuffing is common during the holiday season - but you can easily make stuffing any time of year using your day old bread. A wide variety of breads will work - corn bread, whole grain, crusty french bread and more. You can even use pita bread to make stuffing! Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make Pita Stuffing
French Toast 6 of 7Warm up your morning by making cinnamon-infused french toast. Day old bread soaks up loads of flavor - without getting as soggy as fresh bread would. Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make Vegan French Toast
Warm Dessert Sandwiches 7 of 7Take your warm and toasted bread sandwiches to a dessert level by filling them with sticky sweet fillings. This 'dessert lavash' is filled with maple cinnamon bananas. Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make Dessert Lavash
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