Homemade Croutons

Homemade croutons from stale bread
Homemade croutons are a delightful addition to any salad or soup, offering a crunch that enhances the overall texture and flavor of your dish.
These croutons are not just a healthier alternative to store-bought ones but also an opportunity to add a personal touch to your meals and make use of ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away like stale bread. This is a great way to upcycle your foods and be more eco-friendly!
In this recipe, the bread is tossed in a mix of olive oil and seasonings, then baked to perfection, resulting in croutons that are golden and crisp on the outside. They can be customized with various herbs and spices to match your taste preferences and the dish they will accompany.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Estimated Cost$3
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 753.6 kcal


  • 4 Cups Stale Bread (cubed)
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cut the bread into even cubes and place them in a mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the bread cubes.
  • Add garlic powder, dried oregano, and sea salt to the bowl.
  • Toss the bread cubes until they are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings.
  • Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, stirring halfway through.
  • Let the croutons cool before serving or storing in an airtight container.

Notes & Tips

Enjoy them in salads, soups, or as a crunchy snack!
Note - Nutrition values will vary significantly based on the type of bread used.


Calories: 753.6kcalCarbohydrates: 114.1gProtein: 25.6gFat: 21.9gSaturated Fat: 3.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9.6gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1359.1mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 10.1gSugar: 13.6gVitamin A: 25.7IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 316.6mgIron: 9.1mg

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