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Light and Crispy Homemade Croutons

Simple recipe for light and crispy croutons, seasoned with olive oil, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
Prep Time5 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Grain
Servings: 8
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life


  • 4 slices whole wheat bread cubed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper coursely ground


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cut bread into 1-inch cubes.
  • Drizzle olive oil over bread cubes. Sprinkle with onion, and garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Lightly toss until oil is absorbed.
  • Place of parchment paper in baking sheet.
  • Spread bread cubes in a single layer on baking sheet.
  • Bake bread cubes for 5 minutes. Turn with a spatula. Bake for 5 additional minutes until bread cubes are light and crispy.
  • Use as a garnish on salads or soups.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg