Learn how to make croutons with this simple tutorial! Bread and a few kitchen staples are all you need for this light and crunchy homemade croutons recipe. They stay crisp for days!
Keyword homemade croutons, baguette
Prep Time 7minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 42minutes
1/4tspground black pepper
Preheat oven to 325°F. Slice an 8-oz baguette into approximately 1" cubes, then add the cubes to a large bowl.
Pour olive oil into the bowl and then add the salt and pepper. Toss to coat the bread evenly with the oil.
Pour out the cubes onto a large, rimmed, and ungreased baking sheet, taking care to arrange them in a single layer with a little bit of space between them.
Bake for 13-15 minutes, then take the sheet out of the oven. Flip each crouton over, then bake for another 13-15 minutes. See how they are at this point. If they're crisp throughout, remove them to cool to room temperature. If they're not fully crisp yet, keep baking them until they are.
Store croutons in an air-tight container or sealed plastic bag. They should remain crisp for several days.
I would not use more than one-quarter teaspoon of salt as it's easy to overdo it.