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Crispy Croutons

10 min


Homemade staple


One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less


Have some bread that's going stale? Making your own croutons is a great way to use up any less-than-stellar bread, and this crouton recipe always impresses! They are irresistible on soups, and also a pleasant thing to snack on while cooking.


(¼ cup per serving)


10 min


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  • 4
    slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1
    clove garlic, crushed (optional)
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    paprika powder
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper
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  1. Slice or tear the bread into 1 cm cubes.
  2. Pan-fried version: heat the oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Add the bread cubes and all the remaining ingredients. Pan fry for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring often until the croutons are golden and crispy.
  3. Oven-baked version: preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Toss the bread cubes, oil, garlic, and spices together on a parchment-lined baking tray, and bake for 5 - 7 minutes, mixing once or twice until the croutons are golden.


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Salome Van ingen - Oct. 14, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

Easy to make and very tasty! ☺️
Would I make this again? Yes!!

PUL Team - Oct. 15, 2021, 1:18 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Salome 🤗

Clare - Sept. 21, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

So yummy!

Samantha - July 8, 2021, 10:53 p.m.

This is such a simple recipe and they taste soo much better than the store-bought croutons. I also like that it gives me a chance to do something with the leftover loaves of fresh bread that I buy. Plus everyone is always very impressed that I made my own croutons. 😂😂

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 12:36 a.m.

Gotta love impressing everyone! Thank you for the review, Samantha 😊

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

I made the oven-baked version and they came put really crispy, although I burned them a little! 😄

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 9:55 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed them although they burned a bit, Cris! Ovens can be tricky so we recommend keeping a close eye on them or turning the heat down if needed 😃