I eat salads at least 5 times a week. I love them, and they are a great side dish for me while I’m watching what I eat. I cannot have my salad if I don’t have croutons. From what I have noticed at restaurants a crouton is just dried bread.

I will make rolls or loaves of bread quite a bit as a side chili or potato soup. A lot of times there is bread leftover. I hate to see it mold or just throw it out in the yard for the birds.


Homemade Croutons


Leftover Bread or Rolls
Spices
Butter Spray

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I took my rolls and chopped them in cubes, and put in a large bowl.

Sprayed them with butter spray (it’s the not butter stuff in the refrigerated section)croutonbaking

Added seasonings like Oregano, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder.

Mix Well and then spread out on a cookie sheet. Feel free to taste while baking and add more seasoning or spray.
Bake at 350 until dried out (no longer soft to touch) and a little toasted. I hate to give an exact time for this, because I really can’t remember how long mine took. I would start at 20 minutes and if not done like you want check every 5-10 minutes after until finished. Store in a air tight container after cooled.

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