How to Use Day-Old Bread

Balancing the demand with supply when it comes to bread can be challenging. However, day-old bread can be used for a variety of tasty endeavours, so you should be sure to use it instead of throwing it in the rubbish. Here are a few ways to revitalise your older bread.

French Toast

A quick and easy breakfast that uses sliced bread is French toast. All you need are eggs, milk, and some stale bread to make it perfect. Just mix a couple of tablespoons of milk into three eggs and coat the bread slices, then cook them in a frying pan with a little butter or oil on both sides. Serve with the topping of your choice.

To make things a bit more interesting, you may add cinnamon or nutmeg to the egg mixture. It can help add a touch of flavour to the toast.


Older bread is ideal for making croutons. You can use these in your salads, burritos, or any other dish that needs a little crunch.

The simplest method of making croutons is to cut bread into small cubes and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and any other type of dried herb you may want to use, then spread on a baking sheet and toast at 200° for 10-12 minutes, tossing frequently. They are ready when they’ve turned golden brown and are crunchy.

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a lovely dish that may be served as breakfast or dessert. It has the added advantage of using any type of bread, including baguettes, soft rolls, and more. Just tear them all into bite-sized pieces until you can fill a 9×11 baking pan and toss with milk and eggs until just coated. Most people add in sugar, but you can also make it savoury with the addition of oregano or sage, chicken broth and fried onions.

Bake the pudding until it’s browned on top and set through. Serve as is or with milk or cream if it’s sweet.


You likely use breadcrumbs for a number of recipes, including meatballs, burgers, and coating chicken or fish. To make them yourself, you just need some stale bread. Toast the bread in the oven at 100° until dry. Then break the bread into a food processor and pulse until you have breadcrumbs.

Alternatively, you may place the pieces of toast between two sheets of parchment paper and crush them with a rolling pin.

There’s no reason to consider old bread rubbish. If it’s just dried out a little, it’s perfect for making a variety of delicious foods. Need a good supplier for fresh bread? Freshways has multiple choices for all your bread needs. Get in touch today or browse our available products online.