How To Make Croutons

If you have been wondering how to make croutons, you’ll be delighted to know it’s really easy. Homemade croutons are economical to make, taste better than store bought and they can be healthier for you too. You’ll find several crouton recipes here which areĀ a delicious addition to your soups and salads. Try the whole wheat garlic croutons or one of the herb variations. I prefer to use whole wheat but you can use any type of bread you like, from white, sour dough to rye!

Whole Wheat Garlic Croutons
3 medium slices day-old whole wheat bread, or your bread of choice
1 to 4 tablespoons Watkins grapeseed oil
1/4 teaspoon Watkins garlic granules, or to taste

For Herb Croutons
Add 1/4 teaspoon of each:
Watkins parsley
Watkins Basil
Watkins Minced Green Onion
Watkins Marjoram
Watkins Thyme

For Spicy Croutons
Add 1/4 teaspoon of each:
Watkins Chili Powder
Watkins Cilantro

For Dill Croutons
Add 1/4 teaspoon of each:
Watkins Dill and parsley

For Greek Croutons
Add 1/4 teaspoon of each:
Watkins Oregano
Watkins Parsley

For Rosemary Croutons
Add 1/4 teaspoon of Watkins Rosemary, crumbled

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut the bread into small cubes, you can cut off the crusts if you want. Place the bread cubes into a bowl. Drizzle bread with the grapeseed oil, sprinkle on garlic granules and herbs if desired and toss to mix.

Spread the seasoned bread cubes onto a baking sheet and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

Tip: Use the smaller amount (1 T) of grapeseed oil to keep the calorie count down on your croutons. While grapeseed oil is the healthiest available all oils have the same calories.

Watkins grapeseed oil comes in three flavors; original unflavored, garlic and parsley and citrus cilantro so you can use the one that will enhance the flavor of your croutons.

What type of croutons are your favorites and what do you use them as a garnish for?

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