So I went through my pantry and picked out the items that I wanted to start making from scratch. Croutons were one of the first.
Think about it. A crouton is a dried or baked crunchy piece of bread with some seasoning. Pretty simple.
Here’s a list of ingredients from a store-bought crouton:
Dehydrated and preserved spices, added sugars, added colors, extra salt, enriched bread with preservatives…no Bueno…
You don’t have to sacrifice flavor for convenience any longer.
Making your own homemade croutons is easy and you’ll love the variety of flavors you can create.
Here are a few of my favorite flavor combos:
- Garlic Parmesan — garlic, black pepper, parmesan cheese
- Ceasar — parmesan, garlic, oregano, thyme
- Olive Oil and Lemon — olive oil (no butter), black pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice
The recipe below is for just plain ole garlic croutons but it would be easy to adapt the recipe by creating any of the above spice blends.