Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Easiest Homemade Whole Wheat Croutons

Homemade croutons taste so much better than store-bought croutons and they don't have all those yucky preservatives. They are so simple to make and my kids love them! They take less than 5 minutes to prepare and only take 10 minutes to bake. They'll be the star of your next salad!


2-3 slices of whole wheat bread
extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt & pepper


Cut bread into bite-sized pieces. Spread them onto a baking sheet. Drizzle a little olive oil over the bread. Add salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix it all together. (I like to keep dirty dishes to a minimum) Cook in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes until they are golden-brown and crispy.

If you feel like getting really fancy, add some freshly shredded Parmesan cheese or pressed garlic when you add the salt and pepper.

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  1. okay this idea is genius! I might be an idiot but I never ever REALIZED that you could just make your own croutons! I'm going to have to copy this recipe down for sure! Just found your blog and have loved looking around and getting to know you better. You're adorable and I can't wait to follow along!

    new follower :)

  2. my MIL makes the most amazing croutons! they are so much better than store bought for sure!! Great post! xoxo

  3. Before my baby was born, I made WW bread all the time. Once I get around to bread baking again, this is a great way for us to use the bread before mold strikes. Thanks for sharing!

  4. SO GOOD! I've never done this but I really should. My girlfriend keeps telling me they are SO much better!

  5. I am always running out of croutons and this is so easy! Awesome! Im a new follower to your blog and Im loving it!


  6. OMG so have to try this! thanks!

    Just stopped in via the Red WHite You :)


  7. We love making out own croutons too! They're so easy and really taste better than store bought. Plus you can get really creative with the seasonings :) Thanks for sharing this at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

  8. We make our own croutons all the time. It is great to be able to season them just the way you want. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  9. I am really trying to eat more salad this summer. Since croutons are my favorite part of the salad, I know I would love these!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:


    Have a great day!


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