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Homemade Croutons
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Homemade Toasty Croutons

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Joy in Every Season


  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 4 TBL butter or a little more if you're feeling generous
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Mrs Dash
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 c olive oil


  • To prepare croutons, start by slicing your french bread in half (lengthwise).
  • Butter both halves & sprinkle with about 1 tsp of the garlic powder.
  • Cut french bread into cubes in place into large bowl.
  • Combine in small bowl: remaining garlic pwd, paprika, Mrs Dash, salt & pepper.
  • Drizzle olive oil over bread cubes and sprinkle with spice mixture. Mix well (I use my hands, but feel free to use a spoon).
  • Place seasoned cubes on baking sheet.
  • Cook croutons in 325• for approx 20-30 minutes. Turn croutons about every 10 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on desired crispness.
  • Cool on sheet pan. They will continue to crisp up as they cool. I store mine in a ziplock bag.