Homemade Pantry Staples: Croutons

by Emilie on July 31, 2012

As part of the Great Food Revolution of 2012, we will be sharing several recipes for pantry staples to help replace the more processed versions in your pantry.  You can read more about some of the simple pantry swaps we have recently made here.


4 Cups cut up bagels or stale bread
2 tsp Garlic Salt
2 Tbsp Herbs de Provence
1/3 Cup Olive Oil


Toss all ingredients in a ziplock bag or bowl and place on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until just brown, stirring halfway through baking.  Remove from baking sheet after removing from oven.

This recipe came from my aunt and she ALWAYS makes them with Everything Bagels.  And, they ALWAYS taste way better than mine.  I do it the frugal way and use it with whatever leftover bread I can scrape up.  They are still yummy but when made with bagels, they pretty much melt in your mouth.

I keep a ziplock in the freezer and whenever we have crusts or part of a baguette we aren’t going to get to, I just throw it in.  When the bag is full, I make a batch of croutons.

Please share with us if you have tried something similar or have a favorite recipe!

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