Homemade Croutons

I’m always excited to turn one food into something else once it is no longer good for its original use, for example, this post on 5 Ways to Use Brown Bananas. If you’ve made or bought bread that is a few days old and is getting too hard to use, don’t throw it out, you can make croutons. A great type of bread to do this is my  Rosemary Bread. Use these croutons to salads and soups or make stuffing.

Homemade Croutons

  • 2 Cups day old bread, cubed
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning or a blend of oregano, basil, and rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place cubed bread in a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over your bread while stirring until lightly coated. Sprinkle your seasoning and garlic powder over the bread crumbs and stir until evenly coated. Use less or more seasoning as desired.  Transfer mixture to a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, be sure to separate the pieces as much as possible. Bake for 10 minutes and stir halfway in. Bake until your croutons are golden. After cooled, store croutons in an airtight container.

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