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Monday, June 26, 2017

Easy Homemade Croutons Made In A Bag

                                Check out how easy it is to make croutons! 



   The other day I was looking through my fridge and I found a bag of rolls that no one was eating. The rolls were fine and I hated wasting food so I decided to make some croutons with the rolls as I knew that my boys love croutons, especially the teen. So I sent my youngest son out to the yard to get me some fresh rosemary. My son brought me back several big sprigs of rosemary, it is a good thing that my rosemary bush is huge so I always have plenty. I then went to my pantry and grabbed a bottle of  Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some garlic powder, sea salt, and a gallon size zip lock bag.


 This crouton recipe is so easy to make and you can use any type of rolls or bread. The bread can be stale or fresh. I love making homemade croutons with leftover french bread. It is a DIY recipe that even the kids can help make. Keep reading to get the simple and fast way to make delicious homemade croutons.


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  Making homemade croutons are so easy to make in a bag. All you do is cube the bread into pieces and then place them in the bag with the olive oil and spices. The olive oil gives the croutons a great flavor and I love baking with it. Did you know that olive oil has a high smoke point (400 F)? That makes it great for a light saute, baking, frying, and over fresh tomatoes.


  To keep the olive oil fresh, make sure to store it in a dark and cool place (around 57F) and never in the refrigerator, on the countertop, or near the stove. Also, keep the lid screwed tight and use within 6 months after opening.


     Choose your favorite spices

Choose your favorite spices for the croutons. My crouton recipe uses rosemary and garlic but you can use spices like sea salt, onion powder, or make the croutons spicey with chili powder. You can also make the bread croutons cheesy with parmesan cheese. Just add a 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese to the bag before shaking.


Cube, shake and bake


Learn about European oil

+ Olive trees have been in Europe over 1000 years and farmers use different  soils and environments to produce the most delicious olives

+ Different olives produce different flavor profiles of olive oils

Olives harvested early in the season produce oils that are greener, more bitter and pungent

+Olives harvested at the end of the season taste mild and buttery

Spanish oil is typically golden yellow with a fruity, nutty flavor

Italian olive oil is often dark green and has a herbal and grassy flavor

+ Greek oils packs a strong flavor and tends to be green

+ French oil is typically pale in color and has a mild flavor



Easy Homemade Croutons In A Bag
Day-old bread or rolls
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-gallon size plastic bag

Oven 350F 
Cut the bread into bite-size pieces and place into the plastic bag. Add the spices and close the bag. Shake the bag a couple of times. Then add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and close the bag again. Shake really well. Open the bag and place the bread pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake the bread pieces for about 20-30 minutes or until brown and toasted.

Notes: use other spices like onion powder, chili powder, or black pepper. You can even add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to make the cheese flavored




Make sure to check out my Parmesan Rosemary Artisan Garlic Bread. This wonderful recipe also uses Extra Virgin Olive Oil and is amazing.

http://www.momknowsbest.net/2017/06/parmesan-rosemary-artisan-garlic-bread.html




49 comments:

  1. I have never even thought of making my own croutons before! I am always open to trying something new, I am definitely going to have to try this out. Thanks for the great tip!!

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  2. Homemade croutons are the best. I only make homemade ones :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. I need to know how to make my own croutons so that I don't have to make a special trip to the grocery store when we ran out of stuffing.

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  4. Now how easy does it sound to make these, I am going to have to give it a try, I love a good crouton in salad!

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  5. I haven't made homemade croutons in a while. I really think they taste better than the store bought ones!

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  6. These looks so yummy! I'm going to try making this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Homemade croutons are so much better than store bought

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  8. My kids and I are totally addicted to croutons. I will have to try your recipe for making my own with old bread!

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  9. Your homemade crouton recipe will be a big money saver for me! I love croutons on my salads and sometimes with my pasta dishes. I love how easy your recipe is, too!

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  10. Oh my goodness these look so good! I have to make them!!

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  11. I can't believe I've never made my own croutons! Definitely going to give these a try - love your easy instructions!

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  12. Homemade croutons look crunchy and yum for snacking! Can't wait to try!

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  13. I like adding crouton on my veggies salad , homemade croutons is even tastier. I am so excited to try this recipe.

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  14. This looks so yummy! I'm saving this recipe! I eat a lot of salads this time of the year. Croutons will be a good complement in my salads!

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  15. Oh yummy! I love a sharing platter of bread and olive oil to start a meal!

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  16. We make our own croutons all the time. Will have to try your recipe out!

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  17. I need to try making these today to go with my salad tonight. I've got everything I need, I've just got to find the time now.

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  18. I love using virgin olive oil in cooking - dishes, dips, dressing. It's really healthy and it bring the dishes into a new level.

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  19. Wow...I shall be saving this. I never thought about this at all..you learn something new everyday from bloggers

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  20. I hate wasting food, too and these croutons seem like a great way to whip up a new dish with leftovers. Great recipe :)

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  21. Homemade croutons are the best! You can make them as soft or as crunchy as you'd like!

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  22. These are awesome. I go to Walmart, buy their $1.00 everything Italian bread and just add olive oil. ( they have garlic as well) Thank you!

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  23. These look like a great salad topper or even a snack. I like that you can personalize the flavor too.

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  24. Oh I would love to try this one's.
    I mean there are homemade, they have olive oil, this looks so delicious. I made them ones but I would like to try this recipe.

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  25. When you have a salad, you have to have croutons! I love seeing the herbs on them. I bet they're super delicious!

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  26. Well, now I'm starving! I love making homemade croutons like these. I put them in my salad, but I also love to use them for dipping.

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  27. I'm excited about these. I've never tried to make croutons on my own before. They sound tasty!

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  28. I adore making my own croutons! I think they are way better than store bought kind. I love how yummy and flavored you can make them.

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  29. Wow! They would have been so easy to make! How I wish I had an oven.

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  30. I totally need to try this! My kids love croutons and this would allow them to season them exactly the way they want!

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  31. What a smart and easy way to make homemade croutons! I love the idea of seasoning them, because I always love things that pack a lot of flavor when making a salad.

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  32. Wow homemade croutons must taste amazing. It's not the same as getting them from a bag.

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  33. Now this is something I'd love to try and make with the kids. Our youngest LOVES croutons.

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  34. Croutons are my favorite part of the salad. Never thought about making my own, delicious!

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  35. What a great idea. My family loves croutons and I will make this way next time!

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  36. My family love croutons so much and I definitely need to try this delicious recipe.

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  37. What a novel idea. I can’t wait to give these croutons in a bag a go for our next soup.

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  38. that looks really amazing! I would love to give it a try!

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  39. Yum....it looks awesome and delicious i am sure that i would love to have it...Thanks for the recipe...💯😋
    (World in Eyes)

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  40. Oh how much I love croutons and add so many of them always in my boul of soup or salad, but never tried making them this way. Certainly giving your recipe a try.

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  41. This looks so easy and good. I can't wait to try to make them myself.

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  42. I don't eat bread often so I don't have bread around the house. However, the next time I pick up one of those large baguettes I will remember to make croutons. The only problem is that I don't really use croutons at home at all as I don't like soup. Lol!!

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  43. I really like croutons. This is a great way to make it. I will have to try it out!!!🤗

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  44. I love croutons, but have never made my own croutons. I definitely need to try this very soon!

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  45. Yummmmm this looks so good. I will have tot ry it.

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  46. I haven't tried this before. Thanks for sharing how to make it, I realized it is so simple :D

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  47. Those homemade croutons look absolutely delicious and I haven't thought of making my own. I'd try this someday and I'm sure the kids will love this.

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  48. Definitely simple yet very good. I definitely like it and like it a lot!. WIll try cooking it too

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  49. I've actually made croutons like this before. They were magical! Thank you for sharing.

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