Easy Homemade Croutons
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Serves: 6 cups croutons
Homemade croutons are SO easy to make and the a wonderful way to use leftover bread. I promise, you'll never buy store-bought croutons again!
  • 6 cups day-old bread cut into ¼ inch cubes (I like to use ciabatta but you can use literally whatever leftover bread you have.)
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter (this makes A LOT of croutons!)
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add cubed bread to a large bowl. Drizzle ¼ of the butter over the bread cubes. Use a spoon to toss the bread crumbs in the butter. Repeat three more times. Each cube should be completely coated in the butter.
  3. Mix italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt together in a small ramekin. Sprinkle half over the bread. Toss. Repeat.
  4. Transfer bread cubes to a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 6 minutes, pull out and bake another 6-7 minutes or until the croutons are golden brown and crispy. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
  6. Will store for one week.
Recipe by Cooking for Keeps at https://www.cookingforkeeps.com/easy-homemade-croutons/