Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

Stale bread is a wonderful thing!

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

No one likes eating pieces of stale bread and that is the reason why it almost every time ends up in a trash. But when you take a moment and think about it, some of the best and most delicious recipes in the world are designed to utilize stale bread. For example, we all use breadcrumbs to make deep-fried food more textured and crunchy, and not to mention croutons that we are adding to soups and salads, again to make them more delicious and give them a little bit of crunch. That is the reason why I decided to share this simple recipe for homemade croutons, and show you that you don’t need to trow away that wonderful stale bread (like most of us are doing day after day). Not only that you will reduce waste, but you will also save money because you will stop buying packaged croutons.

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com




Homemade Croutons are more delicious!

When you make your own homemade croutons, you have a lots of options. You can make them only out of bread and olive oil, or you can add a big variety of different herbs and spices. If you want, you can fry or bake them. You are free to experiment with all the flavors you want, and with the amounts of bread as small as you want, and see which ones you like the best.

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com
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I like my homemade croutons baked with a little bit of salt and dried basil. For baking I am using baking sheet covered with baking/parchment paper (because I am lazy and don’t like the clean-up). I never fry my croutons because this recipe that I am giving you will take around 15 minutes, start to finish, including the clean-up. I didn’t count in the time that takes for oven to heat up. It depends on type of oven you are using.

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

Let’s make our Homemade Croutons…

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

First you will have to turn on the oven, and get it heated to 190°C (375°F). Then you take you stale bread and cut it into 1 cm (1/2 inch) cubes and place them into bowl. You can use any bread you like. I used my homemade No-knead spelt bread.

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

Now you need to add olive oil, salt and all the herbs and seasoning that you want. Place bread cubes on baking sheet covered with baking paper in one layer.

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

When the oven is heated, pop the baking sheet into oven and bake croutons for 10 minutes, or until they are golden.

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

Et voilà! you have made your own homemade croutons, in no time at all! Now you just let them cool down for a few minutes, and then transfer them to air tight container and use them in your next soup or salad recipe.

I like adding homemade croutons to gazpacho, to give it a bit of texture!

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Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

Ingredients:

  • Stale bread
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Dried herbs (optional) like oregano, basil, thyme or whatever you like.

Directions:

  1. Start with turning your oven to heat up to 190°C (375°F), and line baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Cut bread into 1 cm cubes (1/2 inch) and put into bowl.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil (not too much, just so the cubes are covered) and season with salt.
  4. Add some dried herbs if desired and mix everything well.
  5. Put bread cubes onto baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until they are golden.
  6. Use in soups or salads.

 *Some of the links that I am using are affiliate links. That means if you follow them and purchase something, I would earn a little commission at no extra cost to you. I use affiliate links so I can promote products and services that I think are excellent. It also helps me monetize this site so I can keep on creating content for you. Thank you so much. I love you all!!!*

Homemade Croutons - Don't trow away stale bread. You can make all sorts of different recipes with it. These Homemade croutons are just one example. Check this simple recipe for quick and easy homemade croutons! | simplyanchy.com

I would love to hear your comments on this recipe down below. Also be free to follow me on Instagram and tag me @simply.anchy when you post your lovely creations using croutons; I would be glad to see everything you make!

I also share a lots of tasty recipes and tips on my Pinterest account, so go ahead and follow me there as well.

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