Easy Homemade Croutons



Learn how to make Easy Homemade Croutons that are crispy, garlicky and super quick to make! Use them as a topping for salads, soups, stuffing and more!

Learn how to make Easy Homemade Croutons that are crispy, garlicky and super quick to make!  Use them as a topping for salads, soups, stuffing and more!
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I just love making my own croutons right at home for salads or soups and these easy homemade croutons couldn’t be easier to make! Crunchy, garlicky and easily customizable to your liking. I used a multigrain baguette to make these a bit more nutritious, but any type of leftover bread will work!

Why You’ll Love these Croutons

  • Easy to make with just a few simple ingredients in just 15 minutes!
  • Perfect on top of salads, soups, stuffings and more.
  • Great way to use up any leftover bread.
  • So much better than store-bought croutons with way more flavor!
Learn how to make Easy Homemade Croutons that are crispy, garlicky and super quick to make!  Use them as a topping for salads, soups, stuffing and more!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • multigrain baguette – you’ll need about 4 cups of cubed bread and I like using a multi-grain baguette for that crunch factor and a little extra nutrition. You could also use sourdough bread, ciabatta bread or really any loaf of bread will work, just make sure the bread is about a day or 2 old for the best results.
  • olive oil – this is used to crisp up these croutons and make them nice and golden. You could also use avocado oil or melted butter, if you prefer.
  • seasonings – a combination of garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper which adds so much flavor to these croutons! Feel free to add whatever type of seasoning you’d like.

How to Make Homemade Croutons

  1. Dice your bread. Cut your baguette (or loaf of bread) into 1-inch cubes until you get about roughly 4 cups.
  2. Toss with seasonings. In a large bowl, toss the bread cubes with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper, until all the bread cubes are evenly coated.
  3. Bake until crispy. Spread the bread cubes in an even layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or coated with nonstick spray. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 13 to 15 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  4. Serve or store. You can serve these croutons immediately or let them come to room temperature and store them in a sealed, airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Learn how to make Easy Homemade Croutons that are crispy, garlicky and super quick to make!  Use them as a topping for salads, soups, stuffing and more!

How to Serve

One the croutons have cooled, you can store them in a container and use for a variety of things! Here are some ways I like to use these croutons:

How to Store

You can store these homemade croutons in a sealed, airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Just make sure they have cooled completely before storing!

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Easy Homemade Croutons

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Learn how to make Easy Homemade Croutons that are crispy, garlicky and super quick to make! Use them as a topping for salads, soups, stuffing and more!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Homemade Croutons
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 86kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole grain baguette cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Place bread cubes in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper, making sure the bread cubes are evenly coated.
  • Spread cubes on a single layer on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 13 to 15 minutes, until crisp and golden.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 5.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 119.6mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.6g

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