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Crunchy Herb Croutons

  • Author: Sara Haas


A perfect, whole grain topper for salads or soups!



  • 10 ounces rustic, whole grain bread of your choice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 300’F and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bread into 1/2-inch thick slices, then cut into 1/2-inch thick cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. To a small saucepan, add the oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Set over medium heat until it comes to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the oil mixture over the bread cubes and toss to coat. Pour out onto the parchment-lined sheet pan and bake 15 minutes. Stir, then bake an additional 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  5. Cool before serving.


  • Makes 4 1/2 cups


  • Calories: 1249
  • Sugar: 17
  • Sodium: 2062
  • Fat: 64
  • Saturated Fat: 10
  • Unsaturated Fat: 51
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 142
  • Protein: 30
  • Cholesterol: 0