How to make your own croutons? Isn’t that like a ton of work. Whatever?! You guys should know me by now. 99.9% of my recipes are super simple. So easy, in fact, you will wonder why you have been buying them all of these years.
Making your own croutons is a perfect way to use amazing bread that you forgot to eat before it went stale. (Don’t you HATE when that happens?) Mr. Crunchy and I recently bought the most amazing foccacia bread, but forgot to eat it! Instead of throwing it away, I figured it was time to make some more croutons. Summer is here and there isn’t anything better than some amazing fresh salads topped with some tasty croutons.
Inspired, I grabbed my focaccia bread and got to making! This whole process took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish. At the end, I had some AMAZING croutons that made my salad perfect!
This recipe is super simple, and a lot more frugal than buying the store varieties.
- 5-7 pieces of stale wheat bread
- 3 T grated parmesan cheese
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 T garlic powder (to taste)
- 1 T Italian seasoning
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Set your bread out on the counter until it has a nice crust to it
- Cut the bread into 1 inch squares. (bigger if you want bigger croutons)
- In a ziploc bag pour the olive oil, parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning
- Place the bread in the bag, and shake, shake, shake (you may have to scrape the sides with some of the bread to get a good coating)
- Place the bread on a cookie sheet, and then place in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown
- Your croutons are ready to eat! Store them in an air tight container and enjoy!