How to Save Money by Making Your Own Seasoned Croutons?

Seasoned Croutons
Seasoned Croutons

Store bought croutons are so expensive they almost feel like a scam, especially once you realize how easy they are to make. I like to save the ends of bread and stale bread in the freezer until I’ve accumulated enough to make a batch of croutons. Not only do you get delicious croutons for a fraction of the price of store-bought ones, but you cut down on food waste, too.


2 cups cubed stale bread

2-3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp cayenne powder

1/4 tsp pepper


Preheat oven to 275F.

Combine spices in a large plastic freezer bag. Gently drizzle the cubed bread with olive oil, tossing to coat evenly, and add to the bag. Seal the bag and toss the contents, ensuring the bread is well seasoned.

Pour croutons onto a large baking sheet in a single layer, and bake, watching carefully and flipping occasionally, until the croutons are golden brown, about 20-40 minutes.

Leanne Perry

Leanne is a writer and baker from Vancouver, Canada. She started her career in the food industry early, working in a butcher shop during her teen years, and now combines her passion for food with her love of writing. She favors wholesome ingredients and unprocessed foods, but has been known to indulge in her fair share of bacon, frosting, and other treats.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this money-saving tip, Leanne! Croutons are easy to make and making them at home allows you to season them anyway you like. Fresh bread cubes can be used instead of stale ones, if you haven’t got any stale bread lying around your house.

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