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We found soy-free breadcrumbs!
This is definitely one of the biggest soy-free successes we’ve had in the past week. You see, bread and soy are tricky. Processed bread frequently contains soy flour or soybean oil, making it difficult to find soy-free varieties. It’s a little easier to find soy-free fresh bread from a bakery, but a soy-free option still isn’t guaranteed. We don’t expect grocery store bread crumbs to be made from fresh bakery bread. Instead, we expect breadcrumbs to be made from processed, mass-produced bread (the kind of bread that almost always contains soy). So, by extension, we expect that store-bought bread crumbs are highly likely to contain soy. We’ve looked for them in the past for a recipe that we wanted to make, but we could never find a soy-free option. It seemed like box after box contained soybean oil or soy flour.
Over the weekend, Ashley and I decided to try and make onion rings this week (we haven’t made them yet—if they are good I’ll let you know). The only problem? Our recipe called for breadcrumbs. Not to be deterred, and not wanting to try making our own, we headed down to the grocery store to check the boxed breadcrumbs ingredients. To our surprise, we found a soy-free option: Kraft Shake ’n Bake Seasoned Panko! These breadcrumbs (Panko is a a specific type of breadcrumbs) are soy-free, although the panko style isn’t required to be soy-free. Kraft Seasoned Panko uses oil, but canola oil is used instead of the more common soybean oil. We’re not sure why Kraft uses canola oil in this product (other Kraft breadcrumbs contain soybean oil), but we aren’t complaining.
If you are looking for soy-free breadcrumbs, give Kraft Seasoned Panko a try. As always, check the ingredients before purchasing because ingredients do change, but for now, you can easily make bread-encrusted whatever you want. After finding this product, we feel like a whole new world of cooking possibilities has been opened to us, starting with the onion rings we are excited to make!