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Basic Herb Croutons

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed French bread (about 4 1-ounce slices)
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 22
  • caloriesfromfat 8 %
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.7 g
  • carbohydrate 4.2 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 115 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Place bread cubes on a jelly-roll pan; lightly coat bread cubes with cooking spray. Toss bread cubes with seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until golden.

  3. Cinnamon-Sugar Croutons: Substitute 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar (found in the spice section of your supermarket) for Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  4. Mexican Croutons: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, and dried oregano for the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  5. Parmesan Croutons: Substitute 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese for Italian seasoning.