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How to Freeze Croutons

How to freeze and thaw homemade croutons without sacrificing flavor or texture. Nothing soggy, only crispy and crunchy croutons that are just as tasty as if they were freshly baked!
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Ingredients

  • 1 serving leftover croutons
  • 1 single freezer-friendly bag or container

Instructions 

  • Cool croutons after making: If you've just baked croutons, make sure to cool them completely before freezing
  • Store croutons in a freezer-friendly bag or container: To prevent freezer burn, store croutons in a freezer-friendly bag or container. We like using eco-friendly reusable silicon bags like those pictured, but you can also use traditional freezer plastic bags as well as either plastic or glass containers
  • Freeze croutons for up to 2 months: Our general recommendations for freezing croutons is about 4-6 weeks, but it's possible you can store them for longer without sacrificing taste or texture. If you do freeze them for longer, let us know how they turn out!
  • To thaw and reheat: When you're ready to use your frozen croutons, take them out of the freezer and place them on a plate or paper towel on the counter to thaw for 30 minutes. Then reheat in a pan over medium-low heat or a low heat oven (300 degrees F) for 5-10 minutes to make sure croutons are crispy.

Notes

  • Freezer-safe bags and containers: We suggest using eco-friendly silicon freezer bags or glass containers, however you can also use plastic freezer bags as well.
  • Time to thaw: Depending on how thick your croutons are, they may take 30-60 minutes to thaw completely and come to room temperature.
  • Reheating for best texture: We suggest reheating croutons after thawing to make sure they keep a crunchy texture, but you can also simply eat after thawing.