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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Croutons with Oven Option

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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Croutons —one loaf of quality French bread cubes tossed in a garlicky spice blend and crisped in the air fryer.

The air fryer has become the most recent champion of healthier recipes. It’s a convenient appliance for making crispy products with less added fats. These Air Fryer Garlic Croutons will rival any store bought crouton in crunch and taste.

Benefits of making croutons in the air fryer

The purpose of air frying is to use the least amount of added fat to crisp food as possible. With the air fryer, these delicious crispy garlic croutons use the tiniest bit of olive oil spray verses tons of butter and oil in traditional recipes. And the amount of time saved is a hefty bonus.

Salad recipes to serve garlic croutons with

air fryer croutons in a bowl

Croutons are the perfect crunchy add-in to any soup or salad. Give these garlic croutons a try with my Italian Chopped SaladPan-Seared Chicken Caesar Salad, or Broccoli Cheddar Soup!

What you need to make Air Fryer Croutons

;oaf of french bread

Loaf of French or Italian Bread
Olive oil spray
Garlic powder
Italian dressing seasoning
Mixing bowls
Air Fryer

Croutons are typically made from “day-old” crusty bread but can be made from less crusty bread or even quick bread such as biscuits or cornbread. They can be made into small cubed shapes or larger slices. I’m using a fresh loaf of French Bread and making these into smaller cubes but feel free to make to your preference.

How to make garlic croutons in the air fryer

french bread cubes for garlic croutons

In a small bowl blend, the Italian dressing seasoning and garlic powder then set it aside. Cut the bread to the desired shape and size.

spraying garlic croutons

Spread the pieces evenly on the baking sheet and spray lightly with olive oil spray.

tossing bread cubes in garlic seasoning

Next, sprinkle the bread with the seasoning mix and toss to coat evenly.

seasoned french bread cubes on an air fryer tray

Place the bread cubes into the basket of the air fryer. Set the temperature to 350 degrees and the time for 8 minutes. Make them in batches as necessary.

Note:
I’m using an Air Fryer Pro Oven but the temperature setting should be the same for most models.

How to make croutons in the oven

Don’t have an air fryer? Don’t fret. You can make these crunchy croutons in the oven as well. Preheat the oven to 250. Follow all of the steps from the air fryer method. Bake for 35-40 minutes stirring every 10-15 minutes.

How to store air fryer garlic croutons

croutons in a zip lock bag

Store the leftover croutons in a storage bag in the fridge. They will keep for a day or two.

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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Croutons with Oven Option

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Easy Garlic Croutons—one loaf of quality French bread cubes tossed in a garlicky spice blend and crisped in the air fryer.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:8 mins
Total Time:18 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl blend, the Italian dressing seasoning and garlic powder then set it aside. Cut the bread to the desired shape and size. Spread the pieces evenly on the baking sheet and spray lightly with olive oil spray. Next, sprinkle the bread with the seasoning mix and toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the bread cubes into the basket of the air fryer. Set the temperature to 350 degrees and the time for 8 minutes. Make them in batches as necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, bread, croutons
Servings: 8
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Ty

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