Gluten Free Croutons are so easy to make at home. Really easy.
When I first went gluten free I missed the crunch of croutons on my salad. And the store bought croutons I bought, well we don’t even want to talk about those. Tasted like cardboard. Not that I have ever tasted cardboard, but you get the idea. They were bad. And not only that they were really expensive for a tiny little box.
I had made homemade croutons before, so making gluten free croutons was something I knew I could easily do. They really don’t take that much time to make and they taste so much better than what you can buy.
So, now when I want that crispy crunch of croutons on my salad, I just make my own gluten free ones using whatever gluten free bread I have on hand.
Gluten free croutons are a great way to use up the heels from your loaf of gluten free bread. Or those last few pieces that go a little stale in the freezer. Don’t let those pieces that no one wants to eat go to waste. They make great croutons.
And these are really good on my BLT salad! Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and homemade croutons on a salad, delicious!
Gluten Free Croutons
Croutons are easy to make at home and make gluten free!
- 8 or 9 slices of gluten free bread, cut into 1/2 cubes - store bought or homemade works here
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
- In a large bowl toss bread cubes with oil and salt and pepper until bread is well coated.
- Spread on a cookie sheet or shallow pan.
- Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes, stirring twice during cooking. You are basically toasting these, so check them a few times while baking to be sure they do not get over done.
- Store in an airtight container.
This is a pretty basic recipe, so you can easily vary the amounts a little or add extra seasoning if you like.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Add Italian seasoning. Then crush them and coat strips of Mozzarella cheese to make a really nice appetizer. Crush seasoned bread cubes. Cut cheese into strips. Coat with your gluten free flour mix. Coat with milk. Coat with the bread crumbs. Bake 350 degrees for 5 min. The cheese is easier to handle if you put it in the freezer for a short time. Good snacking.
That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it.
I tried making homemade croutons a few years ago and they didn’t turn out.
There doesn’t seem to be enough oil to coat all of the bread cubes.
Can you tell me how you coat the bread with the oil?
I added more… and then more… and then more…, you guessed it. I ultimately had way too much oil on the bread.
I just use a big bowl and toss them well. It takes some stirring around, but I can usually get the well coated that way.
My first thought was to use a medium size plastic bag to coat the cubed bread with the oil and spices.
Going to try this today with the left over gluten-free bread that I bought for making stuffing with. I know I bought too much bread for that.
Thank you for sharing your recipe!!
I hope you enjoy them. I think it is the best way to get the best gf croutons.
These croutons are fantastic. I added 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning.
I am so glad that you enjoyed them!