My husband told me that I covered croutons already in last week's Chop't Caesar Salad recipe, but I felt the need to give them their own spotlight for a second.
Kenya and Chloe are obsessed with eating croutons -- to the point where it's become one of their favorite snacks. So now, every time I have day-old bread, I make a new batch of croutons to keep up with demand. I've come to consider them healthy junk food! They're crunchy, which kids love, have a warm, toasty and savory flavor and are much healthier and far less expensive then the boxed crackers or chips that you'll find loaded with additives at the grocery.
Of course you can toss these croutons into your favorite salads or soups, but I'm here today to say they're just as yummy on their own, and one can never run out of great snack ideas for kids!
Croutons (Makes 3 cups)
- 3 Cups of Day-Old Bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (you can use baguette, whole wheat or any kind of bread you have on hand)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a bowl, toss the bread cubes and olive oil until cubes are coated.
3. Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden.
4. Cool and serve.