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make-you-own-gluten-free-croutons

Homemade Gluten Free Croutons


  • Author: Teri Delany
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Simple and savory, make your own gluten free Croutons. Customize the recipe with your favorite oils and seasonings. Enjoy in soups, salads, or on their own. Delicious!


Ingredients

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  • 454g (1 lb) Loaf of GF Bread, 12 days old, cut or torn into desired sized (we like 1/2″ cubes)
  • 2 T Butter, melted (28g)
  • 2 T Favorite Oil (30 ml) note: add more butter or oil to taste
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning, or your favorite (2 T if using fresh & finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder (1g)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder (1.5g)
  • 3/4 tsp Sea Salt (4.5g)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper (1g)
  • Optional: Grated Parmesan/Romano Cheese, to taste

Instructions

Equipment: Digital scale (preferred), Rimmed Baking Sheet, Unbleached parchment, Measuring cups and spoons, Large bowl, Sharp Knife, Cutting board, Spatula

Before You Dive In – Prep: Please read!

  • Cut bread into desired pieces
  • Melt butter, if using
  • Chop herbs, if using fresh
  • Place oven rack in center
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 C)
  • Place parchment on baking sheet

Step 1: Place cubed/torn bread in a large bowl.

Step 2: In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the melted butter and oil. Add the seasonings and whisk again.

Step 3: Pour the liquid over bread cubes. Use your hands and gently toss to evenly distribute over cubes. Now would be the time to add grated cheese to taste.

Step 4: Transfer bread cubes to a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread cubes evenly over sheet. Make sure cubes are not touching. Place baking sheet in the center of a preheated 375 F/190 C oven. Bake for 5-10 minutes, turn cubes with a spatula and bake for another 5-10 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Bake time will depend on the size of your croutons and how crunchy you want them – use these times as a guide.

Step 5: Remove from oven and place pan on a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing. Use immediately.

Enjoy!

Notes

To store: Store on the counter in a container with a loose fitting lid for up to 3 days, (a tight lid may cause croutons to soften and lose crunch,) or in the freezer for up to a month. Reheat in a 350 F/177 C oven until warm and crunchy.

The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written using organic dried Italian seasoning and avocado oil. Each serving (about 1/3 C) weighs approximately 33g (1 oz).

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Croutons
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 33g
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

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