Homemade Quick And Easy Vegan Croutons

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With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can make your own homemade vegan croutons. These crispy, savory croutons are perfect for salads, soups, and more. Made with old bread, they’re a great way to use up stale bread and add a little texture and flavor to your meals.

Whether you’re using a baguette or any other type of bread, these croutons are easy to make and customizable to your taste preferences. They’re best eaten right away, as they won’t stay crispy if stored. For a healthier alternative, you can also make croutons with chickpeas. So, next time you have some old bread lying around, give these easy vegan croutons a try!

You can also try adding these vegan croutons to my Vegan Kale Caesar Salad Recipe.

What Type of Bread To Use For Homemade Croutons?

You can also experiment with different types of bread to add different flavors to your vegan croutons. Sourdough, whole wheat, or rye bread can add a nice depth of flavor. You can also use gluten-free bread to make gluten-free croutons. Just make sure to check the ingredients list to ensure that it’s gluten-free before using it for this recipe.

How Long Do Homemade Vegan Croutons Last?

It’s important to note that while Homemade vegan croutons can last for a couple of weeks or a month, they will not retain their crispiness after a certain point and will lose their texture. It’s best to eat them as soon as possible for the best taste and texture.

Homemade vegan croutons are a great way to use up stale bread and add some extra texture and flavor to salads, soups, and other dishes. This recipe for quick and easy vegan croutons is a simple and delicious way to make your own croutons at home. The recipe is easy to make and can be customized to your liking by adjusting the seasonings. You can use any type of bread you have on hand, including leftover crusts or stale bread. These croutons are a tasty and crunchy addition to any salad, soup or pasta dish.

Vegan Croutons

Homemade vegan croutons. This is the recipe for about 2.5 cups of bread so if you have more you can double the recipe. I like to taste as a go – start with a little seasoning and add more if you like. I used a baguette but you can use any bread you have in the house! You can also use this same recipe with chickpeas instead of bread for a healthier choice. Just note that those do not keep (they won’t stay crispy if stored) and you should eat them right away.
Anything bread related – I’m here for it!!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Topping, Vegan Basics
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Croutons, Homemade croutons, Homemade Vegan Croutons, Vegan croutons

Ingredients

  • Baguette (Ideally at least a day or two old, any variety will do. Whatever leftover bread you have)
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut bread into little crouton sized squares
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil to a pan on medium heat
  • Throw in your bread squares and keep them moving until they’re toasted
  • Add 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • And 1/2-1 two of Italian seasoning
  • A little dash of salt & pepper to taste if you need it
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week
  • These can also be baked in the oven but I find the pan method so fast and easy!

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Notes

This is the recipe for about 2.5 cups of bread so if you have more you can double the recipe. I like to taste as a go – start with a little seasoning and add more if you like. I used a baguette but you can use any bread you have in the house! You can also use this same recipe with chickpeas instead of bread for a healthier choice. Just note that those do not keep (they won’t stay crispy if stored) and you should eat them right away. ☺️
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