homemade croutons

i think i’ve made it clear that randy loves bread. and sometimes he even loves salad, especially if the salad involves croutons. we rarely buy croutons but as i discovered some nearly stale bread in our bread basket, i decided to make the man some croutons. so easy!

gather pieces of bread that has become hard and is approaching stale (but not moldy!)

gather pieces of bread that has become hard and is approaching stale (but not moldy!)

cut the bread in to your desired size of croutons. drizzle with olive oil and spices (i simply used a dried italian spice).

cut the bread in to your desired size of croutons. drizzle with olive oil and spices (i simply used a dried italian spice).

spread the bread out on a baking sheet (no need to grease it)

spread the bread out on a baking sheet (no need to grease it)

bake at 400 degrees for 15+ minutes.

shortly there after you've got yourself some tasty croutons!

shortly there after you’ve got yourself some tasty croutons!

store croutons in a mason jar. i guess you don't have to (!), but it works well and looks nice on the counter.

store croutons in a mason jar. i guess you don’t have to (!), but it works well and looks nice on the counter. and i’m obsessed with mason jars.

Homemade Croutons

bread (it doesn’t have to be nearing the end of its life, but this is a good way to use up that sort of bread)

olive oil

seasoning (such as italian seasoning, basil, oregano, garlic salt, etc.)

Directions:

pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

1. cut up bread into your desired crouton size

2. put the bread in a bowl. drizzle with olive oil and mix so that all pieces of bread have at least a little bit of olive oil

on them. sprinkle desired seasonings.

3. spread the bread out in a single layer on a baking sheet.

4. bake croutons at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until desired crispy-ness.

enjoy!

*note: i made these croutons for the first time today, off the top of my head. i’m sure there are actual crouton recipes. this worked well for us and randy (my husband and a crouton lover) approved. if you have another way you make croutons your thoughts are welcomed! and if you’ve never made croutons your thoughts are, of course, welcome too.

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