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Easy Peasy Homemade Garlic Croutons

Updated on April 24, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

Easy Peasy Homemade Garlic Croutons
Easy Peasy Homemade Garlic Croutons | Source
5 stars from 4 ratings of Homemade Garlic Croutons

We love croutons in our home, but never have the store bought ones available, as they go so quickly when we do have them.

But with bread being so cheap, and so easy to make myself at home when I want to, it only made sense to make our own croutons here at home.

The first time I made them, I was taking a chance that these might not turn out at all. My Fantastic But Easy Garlic Bread recipe is amazing. In fact, we have this garlic bread with most of our meals.

Being pregnant, this is one of the only foods that my stomach agrees with.

I just assumed, when creating this recipe, that if my garlic bread was as good as it was, that cutting it up into pieces for crunchy little garlic bread bites on top of our salads, could only be just as amazing.

Turns out, it's ten times better.

You'll definitely want to try it out yourself. Let's look at how to do this easily in your home as well!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 6-8 people 1/2 cup of croutons

Ingredients

  • 3 large slices of bread, (we like to use wheat bread)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Set your oven to low broil and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. On a cutting board or paper towel on the side, lay out 1 slice of bread for each person you are serving.
  3. Spread each slice well with butter. It doesn't have to be a lot.
  4. Sprinkle each piece well with garlic powder depending on how strong you want your croutons to be.
  5. For ease and efficiency, stack your bread slices on on top of the other.
  6. With kitchen scissors, cut your bread slices into quarters.
  7. Then cut each of your strips into small squares.
  8. Pour your cut up bread squares onto your cookie sheet.
  9. Spread out your squares evenly across the pan, making sure the seasoned sides are facing up.
  10. Slide your tray into the oven and broil for about 10 minutes.
  11. Your croutons should be slightly brown on the edges and crunchy.
  12. Pour over your favorite salad, casserole, or other dish.
  13. Enjoy!!
  14. Yummy! Yummy!
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Step Four: Evenly sprinkle garlic heavily across all of your bread slicesStep Five: Stack your bread slicesStep Six: Using kitchen scissors, cut your bread slices into small little bread chunksStep Seven: Continue until all of your bread is cutStep Eight: Spread evenly onto your prepared cookie sheetStep Nine: Broil on low heat in the oven for about 10 minutes, until brown and crispyStep Ten: Spread generously over your salad (or whatever you are using them for) and enjoy!!
Step Four: Evenly sprinkle garlic heavily across all of your bread slices
Step Four: Evenly sprinkle garlic heavily across all of your bread slices | Source
Step Five: Stack your bread slices
Step Five: Stack your bread slices | Source
Step Six: Using kitchen scissors, cut your bread slices into small little bread chunks
Step Six: Using kitchen scissors, cut your bread slices into small little bread chunks | Source
Step Seven: Continue until all of your bread is cut
Step Seven: Continue until all of your bread is cut | Source
Step Eight: Spread evenly onto your prepared cookie sheet
Step Eight: Spread evenly onto your prepared cookie sheet | Source
Step Nine: Broil on low heat in the oven for about 10 minutes, until brown and crispy
Step Nine: Broil on low heat in the oven for about 10 minutes, until brown and crispy | Source
Step Ten: Spread generously over your salad (or whatever you are using them for) and enjoy!!
Step Ten: Spread generously over your salad (or whatever you are using them for) and enjoy!! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup of croutons
Calories 50
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 101 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Personal Review

If you would rather not have garlic croutons, but instead prefer another flavor in your salad, it's super easy to make any flavor croutons you'd like.

Instead of sprinkling your buttered bread with garlic powder, try Italian seasonings instead. Maybe you could brush your bread slices with Ranch dressing or sprinkle it with Ranch dressing mix.

You can truly make any flavor of croutons that you are looking for.

Bread slices, butter and garlic powder . . . if I had known how simple croutons were years ago I would have been making them for everything.

Cooking should be simple, and eating it a delicious experience. Enjoy!

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    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Absolutely! Thank you for the wonderful comment!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I do love croutons but only eat them on occasion, gotta watch my calories. Thanks for the easy recipe idea.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Lol Then you should check out my Homemade Bread recipes. :) Thank you for your comments!

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      Pamela McCauley 

      4 years ago from Cross Lanes, West Virginia

      I would probably have to make an entire loaf into croutons to get any with three teenage boys in the house, but I will definitely have to try this. We are having spaghetti and meatballs with salad tonight, so there is no time like the present. Thank you for sharing.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks bravewarrior! My husband does this as well. Thank goodness I found a way to supply him with as many as his stomach can handle. They never really grow up do they? lol

      Thanks suzette! Today was a better day. Apparently nachos agree with me as well! lol I'm glad you enjoyed the crouton recipe. Thank you for your wonderful comments. :)

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      I love garlic bread and never thought of cutting up the bread to make croutons. This is a great recipe and thanks so much for sharing this with us. I am glad it agrees with you during your pregnancy! That is wonderful.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Yum! Croutons don't last in my house. My son eats them right out of the bag and doesn't tell me when they're gone. Now I can make my own whenever I want. Thanx, Victoria!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      lol I'm so glad the two of you enjoyed it. And thanks kids, that makes me feel good for eating so much of it in my diet! :) Thank you both for your thoughtful comments!

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great job here! Making my mouth water.

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      kidscrafts 

      4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love garlic croutons :-) And garlic is good for your health on top of it! This is a winner for sure :-)

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      I'm so glad. :) It really is super easy. It's amazing I didn't discover this sooner. I just went without croutons. Lol Thanks for the comment!

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. Your simple to follow recipe makes it so easy for me.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Anything I can do to add more taste to your life without taking away from your budget! :) I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the comments.

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      I love croutons and I love garlic! Yes, these are great and easy to make, in lieu of buying! Thank you for sharing.

      Up and more and sharing.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Love them! Yum! Thanks for the comment. :)

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well I never knew how to make croutons; now I do, and garlic is my favorite. Thanks Victoria.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks!! And they are SO delicious, it's hard not to eat them right off the tray. :) I appreciate the comment.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      Now you've made me hungry! You're right that there is no reason to buy these when they are easy to make.

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