Healthier homemade croutons made with whole grain bread, Italian seasoning and shredded parmesan cheese.
Yield: 16 servings
3 from 2 votes

Homemade Croutons

Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 28 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Healthier homemade croutons made with whole grain bread, Italian seasoning and shredded parmesan cheese. These are so simple to make, with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray (I used my mister)
  • 6 slices 100% whole grain bread (I used Pepperidge Farm 15 grain*)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • 3-4 tsp dried Italian seasoning (or dried parsley)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Preheat over to 300°F.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Remove the crust and cut the bread into small cubes.
  • Combine the garlic powder, salt and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl.
  • Spread the bread cubes on prepared cookie sheet in a single layer.
  • Spray the top with more oil to coat and top with half of the seasoning and half of the shredded cheese; season with black pepper then bake for 14 minutes or until dry, crispy, and golden brown.
  • Turn the croutons over, spray a little more oil and sprinkle with remaining seasoning, black pepper and shredded cheese; bake for an additional 14 minutes until done.
  • Store croutons in air-tight container or ziplock bag.
  • Makes 4 cups.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*This should be about 5 1/2 oz after the crust is removed, before baking. This was calculated as such.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 28.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 0.9g, Sugar: 0.7g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 1
Points +: 1