Crazy about crumbs!


How can you stop crumbs going to waste?

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of baking.  I’ve been making oat and raisin squares, chocolate brownies, banana tea breadbutternut squash tea bread and chocolate cookies!  I’ve found that with all this baking comes lots of crumbs!

In the past I would have swept these into the bin. But these days I am avoiding waste wherever possible. Now I sweep those crumbs into a glass jar and use them up over time.


The most popular way to use up the crumbs in my household is mixed in with a bowl of homemade yoghurt.

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There are a wide variety of uses for your little leftovers though! There is no need to let them go to waste ever again

Here are 5 ideas for using up baking crumbs:

  • Squash them all together while still warm and make them into bite sized snacks.  If they are too crumbly you could add a little oil to combine them.
  • Cheesecake base . Combine the crumbs with a little melted butter or oil. Put a layer in the bottom of the relevant dish.  Layer with the rest of the cheesecake ingredients and put in the fridge to set.
  • Sprinkled onto a bowl of ice cream. Crumbs can really jazz up a boring bowl of vanilla!
  • Crumbs could be used to top fruit pies and bakes. Mix in a little oil or butter to stop the them from burning.
  • Eat them as a yummy snack when all the baking has gone!

If you don’t want to use them up straight away you could freeze them. This is also useful if you want to accumulate larger quantities for a big pie or cheesecake!  


  1. What an original idea and who of us hasn't been in that position faced with a load of crumbs that we would normally throw away or give to the birds! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Seasonal Celebration! Have a good week:-)Rebecca@ Natural Mothers Network x

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