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Zero-Carb Panko Breadcrumbs

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Making keto breadcrumbs at home can't get any easier than this recipe! Zero-carb breadcrumbs made from scratch, using just one ingredient. And if you avoid the seasoning, they are carnivore too.

These are not the first keto breadcrumbs that I've created. You may have tried these Keto Breadcrumbs which are made from "real" keto bread. And if you want authentic breadcrumbs, that's the recipe you should try. The one drawback is that they take a bit longer to prepare. I don't always have time to prepare them so I was looking for an easier, quicker way to make breadcrumbs. Pork rinds are the answer!

Make sure you use dry, unsalted pork rinds, not pork cracklings. The way to tell them apart is that pork cracklings will have a layer of fat attached and the breadcrumbs made with cracklings would be too greasy and too salty.

And if you can't get pork rinds, you can always make your own. A reader who recently tried making them suggested that they can even be made in an air fryer which means no oil will be wasted!

How To Use Keto Breadcrumbs

You can use these zero-carb breadcrumbs just like you would my Keto Breadcrumbs. Use as coating before frying or baking (like in these Oven Baked Keto Southern Fried Chicken), or add to meatballs or meat patties to thicken.

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Serving size 1/4 cup

Allergy information for Zero-Carb Panko Breadcrumbs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup)

Net carbs0.3 grams
Protein8.9 grams
Fat2.6 grams
Calories61 kcal
Calories from carbs 2%, protein 59%, fat 39%
Total carbs0.5 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0 gramsSaturated fat0.5 gramsSodium97 mg(4% RDA)Magnesium1 mg(0% RDA)Potassium8 mg(0% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 cups)

  • 200 g unsalted pork rinds (7 oz)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Place the pork rinds in a food processor. Make sure that you don't include any burnt pork rinds (they will look dark golden) as even one could make the breadcrumbs taste bitter. Zero-Carb Panko Breadcrumbs
  2. Process until powdered, for 25 to 45 seconds. Zero-Carb Panko Breadcrumbs
  3. Place the breadcrumbs in a storage container. Add all of the spices, close with a lid and shake to combine (or keep them unseasoned if you like). Zero-Carb Panko Breadcrumbs
  4. Store in your pantry for up to a month and use just like breadcrumbs. Zero-Carb Panko Breadcrumbs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Pork Rinds
0 g8.9 g2.6 g59 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Italian seasoning (mixed herbs)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup
0.3 g8.9 g2.6 g61 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (2)

Thank you (and others) so much Martina. I spend so much time trying to convert fascinating recipes to what I can eat in order to work within my health limitations. I wish chefs, cooks, bloggers etal would work harder on getting rid of the white death (ap flour & sugar) -then work on the rest. Put stress on Rogers (and others), to produce healthy product, but we know that will never happen - just skew the labels but they must be in someone's government pocket. A month ago, I was walking up the cereal aisle in Costco (realizing there was nothing there for me) when I heard a mother ask her son - what about this one? This kid, about 4 said - "not enough sugar Mom" It seems this is where we are headed unless parents can reverse the trend. I did not mean to go on a tirade here, as we do not know each other than via messaging. Big companies keep shoving bad things at our children. It is up to parents to take the time to (not meaning to be silly) save their children.

Thank you so much for sharing this, Dale. I totally agree, we need to do better. The problem is that all these companies are solely profit-centered and there isn't enough pressure on them to provide truly healthy options. There are a few healthier options but you won't find them in most cereal isles, at least not in most shops. I suppose for now the best way forward is via education of our younger generation. I think this is what will make the biggest difference. Once there's not enough demand, they will be forced to make a change.