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easy to make croutons made at home in bowl
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How To Make Homemade Croutons

Take you salad or soup to the next level with this easy to make homemade croutons. In just 15 minutes and 6 ingredients you have the best tasting crunchy croutons ready.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 102kcal


  • 1 loaf of bread use sour dough or French bread cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper – add to taste


  • Using sharp serrated knife slice bread into ¾ inches slices. I prefer to remove the outer crust, that’s me. You can keep the crust if you don’t mind.
  • If removing the crust, trim off the crusty edges.
  • Slice bread into ¾ inch size cubes.
  • Transfer the sliced bread cubes into a wide bowl.
  • Add rest of the ingredients – olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gently toss it to coat each bread cubes with the seasoning.
  • Grease the baking tray with oil. Spread bread cubes on the tray and arrange in single layer.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degree Farenheit for about 8 to 12 minutes or until it turns golden brown, flipping it occasionally.
  • Remove from oven, transfer to wired rack or another tray to cool down completely.
  • Once cooled, store in air tight container at room temperature for two weeks. You can freeze it for longer storage.



  1. Use sturdy/hearty bread like sour dough bread or French loaf. It's best. If you don't have sour dough bread or French loaf, use ciabatta, French rolls, or challah bread.
  2. Slice bread into equal sizes for evening browning.
  3. You can use melted butter in place of olive oil for richer taste. 
  4. Use garlic granules if available. You'll love it's texture.
  5. Flip croutons occasionally while roasting in oven for even browning all the sides. 
  6. Allow croutons to cool completely before transferring to air tight containers.
  7. Leftovers can be stored in air tight containers for 2 weeks.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg