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Homemade Croutons

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Croutons are everywhere. Thankfully, homemade croutons are super easy to make on whole-wheat sandwich bread and taste great.

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Talk about a special and unexpected addition to your dinner salad.My kids are obsessed with these homemade croutons. I honestly have to stop eating this crunchy goodness plain and do what I can so I can actually enjoy it in my dinner salad!

I love making homemade croutons. Because you can save money by using leftover bread or end pieces that the kids won’t eat. It’s also a great way to rejuvenate homemade bread that’s been a few days old.

Once finished, use these homemade croutons in your favorite salad recipes right away.

Homemade croutons with fresh or stale bread

Homemade croutons are usually made with stale bread, but you can use soft bread with this recipe! Bread’s moisture dries naturally after baking in the oven. Perfect for when you need croutons in a pinch.

best bread to use

In keeping with our true food mission, we recommend making homemade croutons with whole grain bread made without refined sugar. The compatibility with is also excellent.

If you prefer sourdough croutons, you can use whole wheat sourdough bread instead. King Arthur’s flour has a great recipe.

Homemade croutons FAQ

Seasoning Alternative: Caesar Croutons

If you often use homemade croutons in your Caesar salad, you may want to replace the Italian seasoning with a more traditional Caesar crouton seasoning instead.

How to make caesar salad croutons Substitute the Italian seasoning for 2 tablespoons Parmesan, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme.

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