Gluten Free Panko Breadcrumbs


So if you’re like me you love a really crunchy chicken tender, mozzarella stick or crispy baked avocado fry.  To get that crispy/crunchy but healthy effect you need to use Panko bread crumbs. Now I’ve showed you how to make your own instead of spending a bajillion dollars on a teensy container in the store however I never shared with you how to make them Gluten Free…

that is…

until now!

One of my dearest friends suffers from Gluten allergies and she shared this with eons ago.  Now I’ve tried making this with gluten free bread and um yeah… let’s just say I threw away more than I cared to. It just never had the same taste.

Now what I’m about to share is really, REALLY difficult and time consuming. You’ll break a sweat, your back will hurt and you’re curse me from sun up to down with how tedious this is but it’s totally worth it.


Get a box of Rice Chex Gluten-Free cereal and either a baggie/rolling pin, blender or food processor.  Take about a minute or 2 and you’re done.

I know!  That was so rough, huh?  Would you like a beer or soda to cool off from that work out?  *giggle*


Yeah, THIS…


this is literally as simple as putting some in a food processor, giving it a few pulses and that’s it.


No, really!

HEY!  Would I kid you?!  LOL


Now I’ve tried this with both Corn and Rice Chex cereals and the tastes vary slightly.  It’s truly your call on this.

All I know is that this stuff is SUPER amazing on baked chicken tenders with a honey dijon glaze!  I mean SERIOUSLY insanely good!  Try these with THIS recipe for Honey Dijon Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders.  It’s OMG to-die-for!

Gluten Free Panko Breadcrumbs
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  • 3 cups Gluten Free Chex Cereal
  1. Place the cereal in a food processor/plastic baggie or blender.
  2. In a processor/blender, pulse 10-12 times or until desired crumbs. You don't want a powder.
  3. If using a plastic baggie, remove the air and seal. Take a mallet or rolling pin and crush.
  4. Store in a covered container.
This will yield 1 cup of 'Panko' crumbs I've tried this with Corn and Rice Chex Gluten-Free cereals and the flavor does vary slightly. I personally prefer the Rice flavor better. For regular Panko Breadcrumbs, use this recipe Make your own Panko breadcrumbs




20 Responses to “Gluten Free Panko Breadcrumbs”

  • Cookiepress says:

    I checked the ingredients in Rice Checks and one of the ingredients is barley malt extract. How can this be gf if barley contains gluten?

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Can’t answer that. I can only go by what the box of Cereal is marked and what the company says. I would assume they’d have to pass thus with the FDA, no? You do make a good point. Perhaps it’s processed in a way to remove it?

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

      • Cookiepress says:

        I’m not taking any chances. I get a red raw rash every time I consume even the tiniest bit of gluten

        Gluten-free Labeling
        In August 2013 the FDA issued a ruling on gluten-free labeling (effective August, 2014). Labeling gluten-free is voluntary. However, products carrying a gluten-free label claim must meet the definition set by the FDA, which includes:

        Must contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) gluten.
        Cannot contain any type of wheat, rye, barley or crossbreeds of these grains.
        Cannot contain any ingredient derived from these grains that has not been processed to remove gluten.
        Cannot contain an ingredient derived from these grains which has been processed to remove gluten, if it results in the food containing 20 or more ppm gluten.

        • TKWAdmin says:

          Omgosh that’s terrible! Yes by all means take no chances!

          Now I did have someone with Celiac day they will actually use crushed pork rinds as Panko as they are gluten free. Could that work for you?

          Best Kitchen Wishes!

    • Deirdre says:

      Rice Chex is not made with barley malt. You’re thinking of Rice Krispies. Rice Chex is definitely gluten-free.

  • Ashley Lesley says:

    You are amazing and funny. I’ve read many blogs but yours by far is my favorite!! Your recipes are phenomenal and geniuses!!

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Aw thank you so much Ashley! That truly means so much to me 🙂 You so just made my day!

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

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