Cinnamon Toast Croutons

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Cinnamon Toast is a comfort, isn’t it? Make snacking croutons with dry bread for a good cheap eat.

Cinnamon Toast Croutons - Cinnamon Toast is a comfort, isn't it? Make snacking croutons with dry bread for a good cheap eat.

At the beginning of the Pantry Challenge, I cleaned out the freezers and inventoried what we had. That amounted to quite a few heels from sandwich bread. Those are generally the last pieces to be eaten around here. I typically make them into bread crumbs or regular croutons or even Garlic Cheese Croutons.

This time, however, I decided to make Cinnamon Toast Croutons. They were just as easy to make as standard croutons, but they provided us with a crunchy, sweet treat. My husband thought they were weird, but that didn’t stop him from coming back into the kitchen every few minutes or so for another handful.

He thought I should use fresh white bread. Then they’d be “over the top”, said he.

They also wouldn’t have as much nutrition as whole wheat bread or as much of a frugal aspect as using up dry bread. Save the fresh bread for a yummy sandwich. You can tell who’s the good cop around here, can’t you?

This recipe is a great way to use up bread that is too dry for a sandwich or the heels if your family is lukewarm to eating them. FishBoy13 probably ate what his father didn’t get to first. He suggested eating them with milk, like cereal. We haven’t tried that yet. If you do, let us know.

Cinnamon Toast Croutons - Cinnamon Toast is a comfort, isn't it? Make snacking croutons with dry bread for a good cheap eat.

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  1. gina says

    These sounds like a terrific treat! Might be fun to mix them up with pretzels, nuts, for a cinnamon toast snack mix.

    Love this idea. Thanks for posting!

  2. Ally says

    Eating this with milk sounds like something I used to eat as a kid! Have you ever heard of graveyard stew?
    The recipes I see online use salt and pepper, but here’s how we always made it when I was a kid:
    Toast two slices of bread and tear it up into bite-sized pieces, cover it with heated milk and then add cinnamon and sugar. The toast gets all soggy and, while it sounds strange, it was still something I loved and think of with fond memories. I’m not sure where this came from

    Using these croutons to make it would basically just simplify the process and also make for a yummy snack when you eat them by themselves. 🙂

    • In the old days, I think they called it milk toast. I’ve seen it in movies.

      • teresa says

        In the old days (when I was a little girl – ha) my mom would sometime fix this as a light meal for me or my siblings when we were under the weather. She called it milk toast.

  3. Such an original way to use up bread – I’m going to give this a try, I always end up throwing away the end slices on loaves of bread, so it will be great to have something to use them up with, so thanks for the recipe! FF xx

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