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Garlic Parsley Croutons

Homemade croutons are a win win. We use up stale bread, a little fresh parsley, some garlic, drizzle of olive oil and seasoning to make this crunchy and delicious recipe. They are baked and not fried making for a healthier choice too.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Finger food, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, Soup, Starter
Cuisine French
Servings 3 people


  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spoon


  • 3 cups Stale bread
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Parsley freshly chopped
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180℃.
  • In a small bowl mix the garlic, parsley, oregano and olive oil until combined.
  • Cut the bread into cubes and transfer to a lined baking tray.
  • Pour the marination over the bread and using your hands massage it until the bread has absorbed the marination.
  • Bake at 180℃ for 15-120 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until golden on all sides.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper while still warm.
  • Let it cool before storing in an air tight container.


  • Use stale bread to make this recipe, either 1-2 days old minimum.
  • I like to grate the garlic but you can use a knife or mortar and pestle to mince the garlic.
  • Don’t over crowd the pan when baking the croutons, as this will not allow them to crisp up. You rather bake them in two rounds.