Homemade Croutons are one of those simple pleasures that I look forward to every week when I whip up a quick batch for my family. They’re super simple to make and they add a little extra love to our salads.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
1loaf french bread a few days old, about 4 heaping cups of bread cubes
2large garlic cloves,minced
1 1/2teaspoonsItalian seasoning
Move the oven rack to the middle positions and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice the bread into small 1-inch cubes.
Transfer the bread cubes to a parchment or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet.
Pour the butter, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning over the bread cubes. Toss the croutons with your hands until they are evenly coated.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the croutons are nice and golden brown. Cool your pan on a wire rack until they reach room temperature, and then serve them on top of your favorite salad.
The calories for this recipe really depends on the bread that you use to make the croutons. Please view the nutritional information as an estimate.