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Tackling Food Waste: Our Favourite Bread Recipes

by Toni Olukiran

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We’re all guilty of throwing produce away when it’s looking a little worse for wear but still edible, so here are some recipes to get the most out of food that you need to use up. 

Did you know that globally, we throw away 24 million slices of bread each day? That’s a lot of missed opportunities to make some truly delicious savoury and sweet treats. Bread naturally doesn’t have a very long shelf life, so we recommend freezing a loaf when it seems unlikely you’ll get through it in time — a cheaper and more environmentally friendly solution! And when you’re in a pinch, here’s how to turn drab looking slices into deliciously fab culinary creations. 

Vegan cinnamon bread pudding

bread pudding

Got a loaf of bread that’s on the stale side? It’s a sign to make this warming pudding, perfect a very, very generous helping of vegan custard. Thick slices of bread with lashings of butter and gently spiced with cinnamon makes this a great comfort food. 

Roasted cauliflower soup with croutons

soup in bowl

What’s the best thing about this soup? Other than the delicious roasted garlic flavour, the smoky cauliflower, and the creamy almond milk stirred through, it’s got to be the fact this comes together without the need for the stove. Bags of flavour with minimal fuss — and if you’ve got half a loaf of bread that’s seen better days, make these herby, crispy croutons for extra delicious crunch in every bite. 

Vegan ‘BLT’ sandwich

vegan blt sandwich

If you let your bread go to waste because you’re bored of the same old sandwich fillings, try this tasty recipe that’ll be sure to shake up your lunchtimes. A marinade of spices coat strips of aubergine, and when roasted are the perfect substitute for the B in BLT. You’ll have a sandwich filled with smoky, creamy and punchy flavours that’ll leave you wanting more (perhaps the ultimate hack for using up all your bread!).

garlic bread

Who can say no to garlic bread? If you’re too busy to make the dough from scratch, a loaf of bread is all you need to make buttery, garlicky, herby goodness. Leave it to sit after making it for 15 minutes, but good luck not being tempted to eat them immediately out the oven. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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