Recipes You Can Make With Leftover Bread!

Is your favorite bread about to expire anytime soon but you’re running out of ideas what to make with them other than plain old toasts? Fret not, here are 5 recipes you can try to make sure your leftover bread doesn’t turn mouldy and go to waste!

French Toast

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  • Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk, and continue to whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until it becomes smooth.
  • Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat.
  • Soak the bread slices in the mixture until its all covered and saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown and then serve hot.

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Image credit: BigOven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • Preheat a frying pan over low heat.
  • Spread mayonnaise over one side of each piece of bread and place the mayonnaise part down in the frying pan.
  • Top with 2 slices of cheese and sprinkle some black pepper.
  • Repeat step 2 with the other slice of the bread and place it on top of the other bread and cheese.
  • Flip and grill until golden for 4-5 minutes or until youre satisfied. Serve.

Bread Pizza

Image credit: Easy Peasy Pan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • Add the onion and capsicum into a small bowl before seasoning them with salt, chilli flakes and black pepper. Mix them together.
  • Butter the bottom part of the bread slices.
  • Add the tomato sauce onto the bread slices and spread evenly (Now you would have the top part spreaded with tomato sauce, and the bottom spreaded with butter)
  • Bring back the onion and capsicum and put them on the bread slices.
  • Add sausages or your other preferred toppings (Pepperoni would definitely be the best one!)
  • Lastly, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and dried parsley on top.
  • Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes at 180C then serve.

Bread Pudding

Image credit: Azies Kitchen
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Ingredient A

Ingredient B

Custard sauce

  • 1 tin Milk
  • tin Water
  • 2 tbsp Custard powder
  • 2 tbsp Sugar


  • Mix all of the ingredients of Ingredient B. Shred the bread slices and pour into the mixture of Ingredient B. Let it soak for a minute.
  • Pour in half of the raisins along with the melted butter. Mix well before pouring into a lightly greased butter pan. Sprinkle the remaining raisins over the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until its cooked at 180C.
  • For the custard sauce, mix all of the custard sauce ingredients into a pot until thicken.
  • Pour on top of the baked bread pudding and youre done! If you like it cold, put it in the fridge for a while before serving and pouring the custard sauce.

Homemade Toasted Breadcrumbs

Image credit: Miss Homemade
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • Preheat the oven to 120C.
  • With tongs, place the bread slices directly on the oven racks. Leave in the oven until they turn hard and golden brown for about 30 minutes.
  • When its done, remove and cool on a wire rack.
  • Crumble the slices into a large bowl until its crushed and reduced to fine crumbs. If you have a food processor, then your job gets even easier. All you need to do is process until fine.
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