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Homemade Croutons

Phew! It has been a busy day! Appointments, Target, and a quick trip to the store.  You know the one! The trip for the one thing you forgot on your big trip! 🙂  Anyway,  I didn’t have time to make these last night, so I just finished them.  Homemade Croutons.

Why not just buy a box?  Well, I have a few reasons.

  • I got a free loaf of Italian bread when I bought Kraft Cheese this week
  • My daughter can’t have dairy…Have you read a label lately?
  • I like to know what is in my food.  ( I can’t pronounce some of the ingredients)
  • This can be used with Gluten Free bread too!
  • They just taste better!

I think that about covers it.  Plus, my house has the wonderful aroma of fresh baked bread, and I didn’t have to bake anything!  These are a great way to impress guests in minutes too! There is nothing better than a warm crispy crouton on top of a fresh green salad!

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons Printable Version

  • 1 loaf of bread (French, Italian, any)
  • ¼-1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper


Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Slice the bread into little cubes. Place the cubes in a large bowl.

In another small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper.  If you would like your croutons to have other flavors, simply whisk in the desired spices.

Pour the flavored oil over your bread cubes and toss to coat.  Make sure not to soak the bread.  Just coast lightly.

Layout bread cubes in a single layer on a lined baking sheet.

Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes, flip croutons.  Bake another 15 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool.

Serve in your favorite salad!

These can be dairy free depending on the bread you use!  They can also be made gluten free if you use gluten free bread! I am totally allergy friendly 🙂

Want to make your own bread??  Try this great French Bread Recipe!

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