Croutons that are homemade with day old bread are SO much better than store bought! What can you do with croutons? They are perfect tossed into your healthy salad recipe or into some homemade soup. Learn how to make homemade croutons and never throw away your stale bread ever again!
Making Croutons For Tastier Salads!
Now that we are home from vacation my husband and I feel a desperate need to start eating healthy again! Too much meat, fried foods, desserts and alcohol were consumed over the last two weeks. I have stocked up on salad ingredients and we will be eating a lot of greenery in the coming weeks.
My son’s favorite part of the salad is (of course!) the croutons on top. Croutons are nothing but toasted and flavored bread so I have no idea why the cost so darn much at the grocery store! Homemade croutons would be much cheaper, right?
How do you make croutons?
I decided to save myself some money (and skip the artificial ingredients!) and make homemade croutons instead. All you really need for homemade croutons is bread, olive oil/butter, and your seasonings of choice. You can use all olive oil when toasting your homemade croutons if you like.
If you do choose to add butter, be careful to watch them carefully so they don’t get too brown. Once you have finished toasting just let them cool and store your homemade croutons in a sealed container. Use within a week or two on top of a tasty salad! Check out Bon Appetite for more uses for stale bread.
Easy Homemade Croutons Recipe
Learn how to make homemade croutons and never throw away stale bread What can you do with croutons? Use as a salad topper or addition to homemade soup. Nutrition information not always accurate
How to Make Homemade Croutons
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Learn how to make homemade croutons and never throw away stale bread What can you do with croutons? Use as a salad topper or addition to homemade soup.
Nutrition information not always accurate
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5 thoughts on “How to Make Homemade Croutons”
I like making my own crotons, it’s so easy why would ya not want to? Thanks for sharing. I hope your having a great day.
Love this idea. My mom used to make these on the stove in butter and put them on top of egg noodles.
I definitely like the flavor of butter…I used half butter half olive oil for a combination of flavor and higher burn point.
The best part of these is that you can size them to your liking!! I HATE the huge croutons that take up your entire mouth – if you can even fit them in! I was able to make these much smaller so I could enjoy a crouton with my lettuce/veggies… Thank you!
I didnt even think of that but yes, some of those store bought ones are HUGE and even TOO hard! These were just right!