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Easy homemade croutons are placed in a bowl before adding to soups and salads.
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Homemade Croutons Recipe

Once you learn how easy it is to make Homemade Croutons you'll never want to buy store-bought again! Cubed fresh bread is tossed in a bit of oil, garlic, and seasonings. They're then baked in the oven until lightly golden, perfectly toasted, crispy and crunchy!

Course bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 192 kcal


  • 4 cups bread regular, baguette, or French*
  • ¼ cup oil avocado or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning optional
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Cut bread into ¾-inch cubes using a bread knife.

  3. Add bread cubes to a large bowl with oil, seasonings, garlic powder, and salt. Toss until cubes are well coated.

  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add bread cubes and spread out into a single layer.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10-20 minutes, tossing halfway through. Closer to 10 minutes if bread is a few days old, and closer to 20 minutes if it is fresh bread.
  6. Store croutons in a resealable plastic bag or in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

  • Make them gluten-free by using a gluten-free baguette by Schar or sandwich bread.
  • One serving is ¼ cup of croutons.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Croutons Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 367mg16%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.