Easy Homemade Croutons
Why buy your croutons in a bag when you can make these easy homemade croutons? Nothing is better than some freshly made croutons made with some homemade bread or bakery bread. Croutons are actually very simple to make, all you need is a loaf of bread that's somewhat drying out, some butter or olive oil and salt. For this recipe, we used a spelt bread which would fit in nicely with a gluten free diet. Now that more people are deciding to cut gluten from their lives, there are more gluten free recipes than ever. It's so nice to have options when you have allergies to different foods, so you don't feel as though you are missing out on all of the old foods you used to eat. Enjoy these easy homemade croutons on a fresh made caesar salad or even as a topping to a homemade soup. You can find more recipes for soups and salads in our recipe collection here on our website, or in our recipe book.
1 loaf spelt bread (you can use any bread, we opted for gluten free on this recipe)
1/4 cup butter or you can use olive oil
Seasoning salt of your choice
Preheat the oven to 250 F.
Lightly butter the bread on both sides.
Cut into small cubes.
Put the cubes into a large bowl and lightly season with salt.
*Note: You can also sprinkle on garlic salt or finely ground seasonings of your choice.
Spread into a single layer onto a cooking sheet.
You may need to use two pans or do two batches.
Place the prepared pans into the oven and bake until crispy.
Check every 10 minutes and flip the croutons so they brown on all sides.
Nutrition Facts for: Easy Homemade Croutons From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients:Spelt bread, butter, salt, seasoning salt.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for one full recipe. * Per Recipe: Calories 1205, Calories from Fat 503, Total Fat 55.9g 86%, Saturated Fat 31.3g 157%, Cholesterol 122mg 41%, Sodium 5858mg 244%, Potassium 314mg 9%, Carbohydrates 151.9g 51%, Dietary Fiber 7.2g 29%, Sugars 13.0g, Protein 23.4g, Vitamin A 28%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 47%, Iron 63%
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