I just love crunchy croutons on my salads! They are so easy to make too! I make them from old bread heals and bread ends that nobody wants to eat. What I do is I collect these ends and stale pieces in a plastic freezer bag . Everytime I have a stale piece or a heal I add it to the bag in the freezer. When I have about 6-8 slices saved in my freezer, I make croutons. Here is how I do it…
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the bread from the freezer and place on a cutting board. If the bread is thin enough, you can slice it frozen. If not, leave on the board for about 30 minutes to soften up. Cut bread into small cubes or desired shape and place in a large bowl. Add to the bowl a generous amount of olive oil. Add the following seasonings to your taste: salt, pepper, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. Combine everything with a spoon. Place cubes on a single layer on a sheet pan. Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes. Cool and serve with your favorite salad.