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Homemade Ciabatta Croutons Recipe

Homemade Ciabatta Croutons, an easy oven-baked croutons recipe using ciabatta bread, dried herbs, and spices. Only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!
4.67 stars (3 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs, basil, thyme, oregano
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven + prep bread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut ciabatta bread loaf into 1 inch thick slices, then cut each bread slices into 1 inch cubes. Place the cubed bread pieces into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add oil and spices: Drizzle olive oil over the bread, then sprinkle it with garlic powder, dried herbs, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Bake until crispy: Spread the oiled and seasoned ciabatta bread cubes onto a baking sheet. Baked in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the croutons are crispy and beginning to brown, flipping once halfway to cook on all sides. When the bread is done baking, remove form the oven and let cool.
  • To serve and store: After the croutons have cooled, serve on top of salads or soups, or use for dipping in a sauce like pesto. Store in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 5-6 days.

Notes

  • Recipe notes: This crouton recipe is made with ciabatta bread, but any type of bread can be used. We like French bread or a thick whole grain loaf for homemade croutons.
  • Leftovers and storage: After croutons have cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 days, or in the refrigerator for 6-7 days (though the croutons will not be as crisp if kept in the humidity of a refrigerator). We do not recommend freezing as the croutons will lose their crisp texture after thawing.
  • Nutrition notes: This recipe uses all plant-based ingredients, making it suitable for vegan diets. Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free bread.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 374mg, Potassium: 7mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg