These days making sandwiches aren’t just about slapping on a spread or stacking pieces of ham and cheese between two slices of bread. There are so many fanciful sandwich making tools that allow us to make really creative and cute sandwiches that come in all sorts of shapes and designs. And with that, we are likely to also end up with a load of bread crusts that seem like such a waste to throw away.
Some peeps probably don’t even like bread skin in the first place because it’s dry and less palatable. But…
…what if you can turn unwanted bread skin into a snacky treat like this? Ok, these don’t even look like leftovers right? In fact, these breadsticks are apt for any meal parties that you may have as they are inexpensive to make, great for sharing and taste pretty awesome too cos’ cinnamon and sugar never go wrong. 😉
Also, if you have unused stale bread that’s nearing its expiry date or probably has passed it by a day or two (or even longer so long it’s not mouldy), you can use them for this recipe too. Nothing goes to waste. It’s a pretty satisfying treat! 🙂
Cinnamon Sugar Breadsticks Recipe
2 cups day-old wholemeal bread crusts, cut into sticks
50g unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and breadsticks and toss thoroughly.
3. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the breadsticks and toss to ensure every bread stick is well coated.
4. Arrange the breadsticks in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
5. Bake in the middle shelf of the oven for 6-8 minutes till the breadsticks turn a lovely golden brown.
6. Remove the baking tray and set aside to cool for 30 minutes (the breadsticks will crisp up further) before storing in an airtight container.
Note: The amount of sugar and cinnamon depends on your preference so adjust accordingly to what you like. You can also use olive oil to replace the butter as a healthier alternative.