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Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons
 
Homemade Croutons
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices day-old bread, cubed

    ¼ c. olive oil, canola oil or melted butter

    1½ tsp. garlic powder

    1/8 tsp. salt

    1 tsp. dried parsley flakes

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix melted butter, garlic powder/salt and parsley flakes until garlic powder is dissolved and mixture is clump-free. Toss butter mixture with cubed bread in a medium bowl until cubes are evenly coated. Spread coated bread cubes on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are dry, crispy and golden brown. Store in air-tight container or zip-lock bag

Makes 24 servings.

Each 2-Tbsp. serving has 40 calories, 2.5 g fat, 1 g protein, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber and 45 mg sodium.

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