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Homemade Croutons

Making croutons at home is both easy and super duper delicious.
Categories Bread
Difficulty Easy
Keyword crouton recipe, homemade croutons, how to make croutons
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 223 kcal
Author A Sweet Pea Chef


  • day-old French bread approximately 1/2 loaf
  • olive oil approximately 1/4 cup oil per 1/2 loaf
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional: Parmesan cheese basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, dried herbs , garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a bread knife, cut the bread into 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch cubes. If you prefer larger or smaller croutons, make your cuts accordingly--just be sure to make your cuts as similarly as possible to help them bake evenly. In a large bowl, toss bread cubes with enough olive oil to lightly coat. Add kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste and any seasonings you prefer. Once cubes are evenly and lightly coated, pour bread onto a baking pan lined with aluminum foil (for easy clean-up).
  3. Bake bread in oven for 20-30 minutes until bread is golden and very crunchy. Toss cubes several times during baking.
  4. Homemade croutons, stored in a plastic container or a plastic bag, last up to two weeks unrefrigerated.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Croutons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.4g22%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Sodium 226.1mg9%
Carbohydrates 19.8g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 4.1g8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.