Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
These are the absolutely BEST croutons I have ever tried! This recipe includes a lot of spices, but the blend is so yummy!! It is a recipe from my university's coffee house. Scatter on salads or soups or just enjoy for snacking! =)
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 6 cups bread cubes, baguettes work well (approx. 8-10 slices of bread)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon marjoram
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground celery seed
- salt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Melt butter/margarine.
- Add spices to butter/margarine.
- Pour mixture over bread pieces to coat.
- Spread bread evenly on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Stir once while baking.
Much better than croutons sold in the grocery store--these really are the best!! The herb mixture is incredible; I would've never thought of combining all of them, but they're perfect together! My only changes were to halve the servings (to 3 cups), and use mostly olive oil in place of the butter (I used 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of melted butter). Oh, and I also used whole grain bread for the bread cubes. Totally delicious!! Those store-bought croutons are history--I'm making these from now on! Thanks so much for a great recipe, Chef 441346!!
These seriously are the best (8 spice) croutons ever! Followed recipe exactly and would not change a thing. Have had these twice already, and will never need to buy packet croutons again :) Very easy too! I will suggest that you should make a bit more than you intend on using - I had the problem that my DH & DS swamped the kitchen (they just had to find out what the yummy smell was) and 'taste tested' -almost without stopping to breathe- until I threatened with the cleaning up! Thank you for sharing a great recipe
These croutons sure beat the store bought packages. Will definitely keep on hand for all our salads