Homemade Croutons

Looks like it's time for heart warming soups and hot chocolates. There's a nip in the air and sun is taking a break. Though I prefer the pleasant weather with a slight chill to the scorching sun, I do want my daily dose of sunlight.

Dark and gloomy and moody days with a light drizzle is a welcome change, but I kinda not like it when it overstays the welcome ;) I always associate Bahrain with bright sunny days, so when it's missing for more than a day or two, am not happy about it.

Anyways, let's come to the recipe. It's perfect time to have some soothing soup. I remember Amma making tomato soup and for me the highlight of the soup was the croutons. I think Amma used to fry the bread pieces in ghee and add to the soup. The crunchy croutons slowly absorbing the flavors of soup  and becoming a bit soggy, is one of my fav things about having soup.

I've made a healthy version of it baking the bread pieces and you can use brown or multigrain bread instead of white if you want to make it super healthy ;) I use the croutons for soups and salads and sometimes as a snack. When I feel like snacking something savory, this is a good option and since it's baked it's a better choice too.

Now, you go ahead and make this croutons and I'll share you a wonderful salad recipe next to go with it. Meanwhile check out these soup recipes:

Carrot And Tomato Soup

Broccoli Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Homemade Croutons

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Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 1 small - medium French Bread (refer notes)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning (refer notes)
  • 3 - 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat the oven at 180 C for 10 mins, before baking. 
  • Cut the bread into med size pieces. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bread and mix well.
  • Spread the bread pieces on a baking tray and bake for 20 - 25 mins. 


I've used regular French bread and multigrain french bread and both worked well. I think it's better to use a thick breads for croutons. You can add different seasonings like cajun, garlic powder, paprika, parmesan cheese etc; 
Also you can use different kinds of olive oil, I've used chilli olive oil to make it spicy. 
It can be stored in an airtight container for 2 - 3 weeks at room temp. 
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