Homemade croutons are a great way to use stale bread. They are fast and easy to make and taste better than store-bought. These are baked and not fried!
- 4 cups (7 oz) bread cubes
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper, spraying it with pan release, or use a slipmat.
- Cut bread into 3/4-1″ cubes.
- Combine granulated garlic, Herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper.
- Add spices and olive oil to bread cubes. Toss so that the bread cubes are coated in oil.
- Spread bread cubes on a prepared sheet pan.
- Bake 10-15 minutes until lightly brown.
- Cool completely.
- Store in a sealed container.
- Homemade croutons are best made with bread that is several days old-even stale bread is okay.
- Be sure the bread cubes are evenly coated with oil.
- Combine the herbs, salt, and pepper before adding them to the croutons so that they can be evenly distributed.
- Watch the croutons while they are baking so that they do not burn.
Keywords: salads, soups, stale bread, croutons, homemade