An amazing recipe for crispy homemade croutons. You can make it gluten free by choosing the bread you use. Or this can be made with traditional white or wheat bread but I have to eat gluten free for my Celiac so I've chosen a gluten free bread.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Cut the loaf into cubes and transfer them to a bowl. Top with olive oil, garlic, rosemary and sea salt. Toss to combine.
Transfer the bread cubes to a baking sheet. Bake for 25 - 35 minutes, flipping halfway through. Watch them carefully so they don't burn.*
Allow croutons to cool completely, then store in a sealed container and use for up to 1 week.
What's awesome about croutons is that they truly are customizable. You have bread as your base, which we all know can turn into pretty much any flavor you like, so I encourage you to have some fun. If garlic and rosemary ain't your thing, here are some other ideas for flavoring your homemade croutons:
Italian: Italian seasoning + salt & pepper
Lemon pepper: fresh cracked pepper + tons of lemon zest
Vegan “parmesan”: nutritional yeast + salt + pepper + garlic
Everything bagel: everything bagel seasoning + salt
Smoky: smoked paprika + onion powder + salt & pepper
And honestly, the list goes on! No matter which way you make them, they're sure to be absolutely scrumptious! You can always use our bread dipping seasoning that we sell at The Robust Olive as well. So have fun with it!