Stale Bread into Delicious Croutons in 2 minutes

April 15, 2016 , In: Cooking, DIY, Reducing , With: No Comments

2016-04-12 20.42.49Most times, when I visit people’s houses, I notice that no one eats the heels of loaves of bread (the first and last slice). Personally, I think they’re gross, but I feel guilty throwing them away, and my worms won’t eat them. Not to mention, sometimes you get a bunch of stale bread slices, and it’s crappy to have to throw that out. So what can you do with leftover stale bread? MAKE CROUTONS!

PSA: DON’T GIVE BREAD TO BIRDS. Seriously, it’s not good for them, can make them sick, and is just generally a crappy thing to do. Make them Birdseed Wreaths!

These croutons don’t have any artificial preservatives, but will still last a really long time, because they’re dried out. I think I had a bag of them around for 6 months with no problem, but just watch out for any mould.

Step 1: Cu2016-04-12 20.44.27t ze bread

Cut up your bread into small-ish cubes and put them in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Season

Drizzle with oil (not a ton, but just enough to give them a light coating), and season them with salt, and I use a mixed spice blend, but really you can season them with whatever floats your spicy boat. Toss them in the bowl so the oil and seasoning is distributed evenly.

Step 3: Bake2016-04-12 20.46.32

Bake on a baking sheet for 1 hour at 250°. Yes, TWO hundred and fifty. You don’t want them baked so much as dried out. They will be crispy regardless, but if you cook them at a high temperature, they will be burned before they dry out enough.

That’s it.

If you want to use them right away, you can, otherwise just throw them in a ziploc bag and store them in a cupboard until you need them. They’re super delish, and way healthier than store bought, and you have one less thing that you had to throw out!

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