Homemade Croutons

Hi Everyone! I spent a few days last week in Seattle again to watch my nephew and his beautiful fiance get married. It was such a special day and so terrific to see so many family members. Our last day there, we spent at my brother-in-law’s home where we went for a beautiful hike and spent the rest of the day just remembering the wedding and catching up on life in general. Our beautiful niece and her new hubby (married in May!) came over for dinner and it a treat when the guys fixed the ladies dinner! They made pork, salad, potato pancakes and homemade croutons for the salad! Everything was fabulous!  It got me to thinking that it has been a while since I made homemade croutons so that is what I whipped up when I got home. We will have them on our salad for a few nights! Yum! Thx, Luke!

Homemade Croutons are so delicious!

Homemade Croutons are so delicious!

 

 

Homemade Croutons

bread, cubed (I used one seedy loaf of bread that we love)

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup butter melted

sea salt

freshly ground pepper

granulated garlic powder

dried basil

(you can use whatever herbs you like)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the ingredients except for the bread. Once combined, add the bread cubes, and with your hands, toss until everything is coated. Poor onto a baking sheet (or two). Be sure it is in a nice even layer so that each piece is touching the sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes. Toss then bake for another 15 minutes. If your cubes are larger, it will take the entire time to crisp them up. If they are smaller, they may take a shorter amount of time…do check on them. Remove from oven, cool and store in an airtight container.

What do I love about this recipe? It is a great way to use up the bread left on the table after dinner and definitely a treat to have on a salad. I also love that you can change it up with different herbs, seasonings and oil.

What don’t I love about this recipe? Come on! They are croutons! Everyone loves croutons!!!

 

2 Comments on “Homemade Croutons

  1. Love this…we are not really big bread eaters, and almost all bread items get thrown out! Now I can save double! No more wasted bread and no more buying ready-made croutons at the store! Thank you for this one!

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