Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homemade Croutons/Breadcrumbs! (Gluten Free Option!)

Oh croutons. What kid didn't pick every single one of those buttery, ranch flavored croutons out of the salad they weren't going to eat? While the days of packaged croutons are out of my life for good, I am not saddened. Homemade are so much better. And simple. Use whatever type of bread you want! Gluten free, sourdough, whole wheat….they all work.


  • 2 Cups bread of choice, cubed* (see note for finer breadcrumbs)
  • 1-2 Tbs coconut oil or butter if you eat dairy
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • garlic powder to taste
  • onion powder to taste

In a medium size saute pan melt coconut oil or butter over medium heat. Add cubed bread and salt and stir to coat in oil/butter. Continue cooking and turning bread for 15-20 minutes, checking frequently to make sure the pan isn't too hot and they're not burning. Once desired crispness is attained, add garlic powder, onion powder & italian seasoning if desired. Stir to coat & remove from heat. They will harden more once cool. Use to top salads or as breadcrumbs where called for. Store in an airtight container once completely cool. 

*For making finer breadcrumbs, toast the bread before you begin & roughly grate it before browning it in the pan.

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