French Bread Croutons

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 5 -6
    cups day old French bread, not stale
  • 14
    cup bland oil, approximately (or olive oil)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt-free garlic powder
  • 12
    teaspoon salt-free onion powder
  • 1
    teaspoon italian seasoning (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree. Make sure oven rack is in the middle or top position in oven so that croutons do not burn.
  • 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.
  • Tie bag in loose knot; shake bag to distribute ingredients well. Arrange the bread cubes singly on an aluminum baking sheet.
  • 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.
  • Once the croutons are browned, stir them one more time, turn off the oven but leave the baking sheet with croutons in the oven.
  • Keep croutons in oven until they are at room temperature then transfer to airtight container.
  • Other herb choices: lemon pepper, dillweed, Cavender's Greek seasoning, etc.
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