Croutons - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes
Croutons
Servings: 12
Prep time: 15

Croutons are a great addition to creamy soups or to add crunch to salads. I think the trick is to use good quality bread- my favorite is whole-wheat sourdough. I prefer to make my croutons with olive oil, but sometimes I use butter or ghee for a special treat.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bread into ¾-inch cubes and add to a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil evenly over bread cubes, add a pinch of salt, and any flavorings as desired. 
  3. Spread bread cubes out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning croutons half-way to ensure even browning. (Exact time will vary depending on size of croutons.)
  4. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Use immediately in soups or salads, or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices of day-old, whole wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Herbs of your choice

Nutritional Information

Calories

54 cals

Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g

Carbohydrates

6 g

Sugar

1 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

2 g

Sodium

61 mg

*per serving

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Ann's Tips and Tricks

If your bread is fresh, cut several ¾-inch thick slices and dry them out slightly in a 200 degree oven before cubing them.

 


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