Any bread may be made into croutons to add crunch to salads and soups. If you toss some sesame seeds in with the butter, you will add even more flavor and toasty fiber.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8; Serving Size ½ cup
- 1 loaf whole-wheat bread
- 5 minced cloves garlic
- ½ cup melted unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove crust from bread and cut loaf into cubes.
Put bread cubes and garlic in a large bowl.
Pour butter over bread cubes and toss to distribute the butter and garlic evenly.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on bread cubes and toss to distribute seasoning.
Bake seasoned bread cubes on a flat baking pan until toasted, 15–25 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container.
Protein: 5.33 grams
Carbohydrates: 24.83 grams
Fiber: 3.66 grams
Fat: 13.71 grams
Making your own croutons is easy and delicious. Never throw away stale bread; you can always use it for making croutons. You can also use onion powder instead of garlic. Try making croutons with various dry herbs, such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, or tarragon. If you are planning to use the croutons in chicken or turkey stuffing, add celery salt, thyme, and dried sage.