I went years and years without ever attempting to make my own croutons, most of the time going without because I stay away from boxed foods whenever possible. Sometimes I’d purchase them if I really, really wanted them on my soup but then we went gluten-free at home and I’d have to take out a loan from the bank to buy GF croutons.
For realz, they are crazy expensive.
Then one day it hit me, why not make my own! Surely I was the first person to ever think of this right?
Alas, the interwebs abound with recipes on croutons, and I may just be a bit slow when it comes to ideas in the kitchen.
It’s so simple I can’t even begin to call it a recipe. But they are also so good on homemade soups that I just must tell you how to make them.
How to make croutons
- 2 cups bread day old, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 3 Tbsp butter melted
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Place bread cubes and butter into a large bowl and stir to coat.
- Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring two to three times during baking to make sure they don't burn.
- Let cool and use sprinkled over soup or salad.