gluten free homemade croutons

Homemade Gluten Free Croutons

These homemade gluten free croutons are allergy friendly, easy to make, and versatile.

The Benefits of Making Your Own Croutons

Making your own croutons at home is a great way to enjoy the crunchy texture and delicious flavor of homemade croutons without having to buy them from the store. Not only are homemade croutons healthier than store-bought ones, but they can also be made with either gluten-free bread or regular bread.

Get your children to help you with this recipe, they will love getting their hands dirty when mixing the seasoning. When I made these, my daughter had the whole bowl of them on their own.


Use this recipe as a base to create an endless combination of flavors, you can use any kind of herbs and spices of your choice. Use just simple seasoning such as salt and black pepper or go with Italian seasoning even add cheese to the croutons.

Stale Bread or Fresh Bread

The choice is yours, but here are two reasons you should use stale bread:

  • Stale bread is a thirsty bread and will soak up the olive oil really well.
  • You will get perfect little cubes as they will be less prone to tearing apart.

Preparing The Bread

If you are using fresh bread, gently tear it with your hands as it is delicate. If you are using stale bread you can use a knife to cut up the bread.

Size of the Homemade Gluten Free Croutons

While it’s ok to have imperfect cubes but when you are cutting the bread aim for about 1/2 inch cubes so that they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Ways To Use Homemade Gluten Free Croutons

Croutons are a great way to add texture and crunch to any dish. Some of my favorite ways to use homemade croutons include using them as a topping on your favorite soup or salad or even as a stuffing mix for your holiday dinner.

Storing the Homemade Gluten Free Croutons

They can be stored in an air tight container for ten days. You can even freeze them ahead of time. Just reheat them for a few minutes in the oven as needed.

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Homemade Gluten Free Croutons

Course: Recipes, ToppingsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Quick, allergy friendly and gluten free homemade croutons are easy to make and versatile. Use with your favorite salad.


  • 2 slices gluten free bread

  • splash olive oil

  • salt, to taste

  • pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon or to taste garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon or to taste onion powder

  • pizza seasoning herbs or any other of your choice, sprinkle as needed


  • Preheat oven to 350 o F. Take two bread slices and cut them into cubes. Place on baking sheet.two slices of gluten free bread
  • Sprinkle olive oil and then the herbs and seasonings. Mix and spread into a thin layer.cubed and seasoned gluten free bread
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Take out of the oven, cool, and use as topping on your favorite soup/salad.baked gluten free croutons

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3g 5%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
      • Protein 2g 4%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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