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Homemade Crouton Recipe

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During my recent pantry cleanout, I used all my kids’ uneaten snacks to make Trash Mix. Deciding it would take too much time to actually research a recipe, I just winged it by pulling things out of the fridge to make a savory sauce. But, I wound up making too much!  I am SURE this NEVER happens to you, right? LOL!

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 I hated to toss it out, so I dug back into the pantry and pulled out all my stale bread.

Time to make homemade croutons.

Homemade Crouton Recipe

Step 1:

  Cube all the stale bread in your pantry. I had about 4 cups of cubes.

Step 2:

  Place in a large mixing bowl and coat with remaining half of my trash mix Savory Sauce mixture.

Step 3:

Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 5 hours at 275 degrees, stirring lightly every 30 minutes until dry and crispy.  

Step 4:

Set aside to cool.

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Step 5:

Store in an airtight container or freeze for future use.


Try making our homemade crouton recipe in your kitchen.

Let me know how they turned out.