It’s so easy to make homemade croutons, and they are the perfect addition to any salad!
Add some crunch to your favorite salad with this delicious recipe.
Easily adaptable to be gluten free too!
Croutons are something that I love to make for an easy way to add extra flavor and crunch to my salads.
Let’s be honest, sometimes they are the best part.
This recipe is so simple to make, and taste so much better than store bought croutons!
All you need is 4 cups of your favorite bread, cubed, a few simple spices, and olive oil!
My favorite way to eat these are on a big chopped romaine salad with chick’n nuggets, carrot shreds, fresh grated sharp cheddar cheese, and chipotle ranch dressing.
I’m telling you, it is absolutely delicious!
Why have boring salads when you can make them taste incredible at home?!
This recipe makes around 4 cups of croutons.
We love extra croutons on our salads!
The cook time will depend on the type of bread that you use.
Pretty much any bread will work – whole wheat, gluten free, white bread, baguettes, etc.
Just keep an eye on it closely to make sure the croutons get nice and crispy without burning.
Some breads are faster to crisp up, while others will take a bit longer.
Just keep flipping/checking on the croutons every 5 ish minutes, and more often once they are almost done.
The flavor is great with pretty much any salad, so the yummy dinner possibilities are endless!
Do you have a favorite salad combo? Let me know in the comments!
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- 4 heaping cups of bread cubes
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, or enough to coat
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- Combine all ingredients on a baking sheet and toss well. Add oil until coated but not soggy
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 20 minutes, checking to flip/stir 2 - 3 times
*Note: How long these need to cook will depend on what type of bread you use. If you use something like a baguette, it won't need to cook as long. I used regular sandwich bread and it needed to cook a little longer to get crispy
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Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 69 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 182mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 1g