Make Your Own: Croutons

The boyfriend bought some yummy Ciabatta bread to be served with the Caprese Salad we had the night before the 4th. Unfortunately though, we forgot about it and it was never actually served! And even though we had been eating it over the past couple days with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (I like a little parmesan cheese grated into that mixture too – so good!), it was starting to get a bit crusty (breads without preservatives only last so long – although I wouldn’t have it any other way!).

My favorite thing to do with bread that is starting to loose it’s softness? Make croutons! So easy and cheap, and you’re not wasting any of that delicious bread. It’s also clean as you know exactly what’s going into them, unlike store-bought brands that can contain artificial preservatives, flavors, and who knows what else!

Here’s how to make your own delicious croutons:

Ingredients:

Leftover bread, torn or cut into approximately 1-inch chunks

Extra-virgin olive oil

Garlic powder (or fresh garlic, pressed and spread over evenly)

Onion powder

Salt

Pepper

Paprika (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spread bread chunks onto rimmed baking sheet
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings
  5. Cook for about 12-14 minutes or until croutons are browned (more or less depending on how crispy you like yours!)
  6. Let cool and store in an airtight container or plastic bag to enjoy in the future!
Make Your Own: Croutons
 
Easy to make all-natural croutons!
Ingredients
  • Leftover bread, torn or cut into approximately 1-inch chunks
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Garlic powder (or fresh garlic, pressed and spread over evenly)
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spread bread chunks onto rimmed baking sheet
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings
  5. Cook for about 12-14 minutes or until croutons are browned (more or less depending on how crispy you like yours!)
  6. Let cool and store in an airtight container or plastic bag to enjoy in the future!

Trackbacks

  1. […] 2) Make your croutons (I’ve got the recipe here). Cube some old bread (any kind will do!), toss with olive oil, add some seasonings and fresh […]

  2. […] 4. Top with your favorite homemade croutons (see my recipe here!). […]

Leave a Reply