Making homemade croutons is a great way to use bread that’s no longer great for fresh eating. Or if a loaf of homebaked bread doesn’t turn out as light and fluffy as you’d hoped, morph it into croutons! Waste not, want not.
I like to make a big batch and then keep them in a airtight container. The kids and hubs both love to eat them plain as well as on salads.
Recipe: Salad Croutons
- 10 cups cubed bread
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl combine bread and olive oil. Toss well to coat.
- Pour bread cubes onto large baking sheet. Bake in oven for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes to prevent burning.
- Cool completely before storing in an airtight container or ziptop bag.