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    French Bread Croutons

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    25 mins

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    Actually you could use any day old bread-day old being the key words. I like the airiness and texture of croutons prepared with French bread however. Specifically, what I mean by "bland" oil is any unflavored oil such as vegetable, corn, etc. Olive oil will work out fine though.

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    • 5 -6 cups day old French bread, not stale
    • 1/4 cup bland oil, approximately (or olive oil)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (optional)


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degree. Make sure oven rack is in the middle or top position in oven so that croutons do not burn.
    2. 2
      Cut bread into 1/2" cubes. In a clean, dry plastic grocery bag place the bread cubes, oil, garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasoning, if using.
    3. 3
      Tie bag in loose knot; shake bag to distribute ingredients well. Arrange the bread cubes singly on an aluminum baking sheet.
    4. 4
      Bake the cubes for approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the baking sheet and stir the bread cubes after 6 minutes so that they bake evenly.
    5. 5
      Once the croutons are browned, stir them one more time, turn off the oven but leave the baking sheet with croutons in the oven.
    6. 6
      Keep croutons in oven until they are at room temperature then transfer to airtight container.
    7. 7
      Other herb choices: lemon pepper, dillweed, Cavender's Greek seasoning, etc.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2011

      Croutons no longer seem like such a hassle! Like this quick method a lot. I used a much heavier whole grain bread, just what I had on hand to use up - it worked out well, although I think I should have taken them out of the oven when the 12 minutes was up, they were a little dark....but that's due to my choice of bread. Thx Cookgirl! Had these in a romaine salad with my favourite dressing, Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing and Bacon With a Vegan! on the side.

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    • on February 21, 2010


      I won't be throwing out bread anymore. I made it with extra virgin olive oil and it's delicious. Great as a snack and in soups. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on February 14, 2010


      These are very good and easy.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Bread Croutons

    Serving Size: 1 (1190 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 372.5
    Calories from Fat 110
    Total Fat 12.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 649.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 55.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 9.3 g

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    salt-free garlic powder

    salt-free onion powder

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