Easy Peasy 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!
- 3 large slices of bread, (we like to use wheat bread)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- Set your oven to low broil and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
- On a cutting board or paper towel on the side, lay out 1 slice of bread for each person you are serving.
- Spread each slice well with butter. It doesn't have to be a lot.
- Sprinkle each piece well with garlic powder depending on how strong you want your croutons to be.
- For ease and efficiency, stack your bread slices on on top of the other.
- With kitchen scissors, cut your bread slices into quarters.
- Then cut each of your strips into small squares.
- Pour your cut up bread squares onto your cookie sheet.
- Spread out your squares evenly across the pan, making sure the seasoned sides are facing up.
- Slide your tray into the oven and broil for about 10 minutes.
- Your croutons should be slightly brown on the edges and crunchy.
- Pour over your favorite salad, casserole, or other dish.
- Yummy! Yummy!
|Serving size: 1/2 cup of croutons|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Carbohydrates 10 g||3%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7%|
|Sodium 101 mg||4%|
|* 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.|
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!
What is your favorite flavor of croutons?
© 2014 Victoria Van Ness