Easy Croutons/Bread Crumbs

Prep: 25 minutes, plus 1-3 days to dry bread out Cook: 20-30 minutes


By Tiffany Hobson


  • 1 loaf of bread, cubed and placed in a bowl to dry for 1-3 days
  • 1/4-1/2 cup vegetable broth


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add 1/4 cup vegetable broth to the bread, making sure you coat the bread. You do not want to turn your bread into mush; you just want to coat it. Using your hands, mix well. If needed, slowly add more vegetable broth a little at a time. Mix well. Place the bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread evenly. Bake the bread, checking it every 10 minutes. When the bread has started to turn golden brown (about 20 minutes), turn off the oven. Taste is the best way to see if it's done. Bread should be crispy, but not rock hard.

For croutons: Place in a container and use when needed.

For breadcrumbs: Place in a sealed zip lock bag, and place that in another sealed zip lock bag. Pound it until you have breadcrumbs.