Top your favorite summer salad with these flavorful dairy free and gluten free croutons! These homemade croutons are perfect for salads, soups, or just for snacking. They're also soy free, nut free, and vegan as well. Makes about 6 cups of croutons, nutrients are calculated for 1/3 cup servings.
Cube your BFree bread (or other gluten free bread) into cubes about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in size. You'll end up with about 8 cups of cubes from the entire loaf of BFree bread.
Melt the dairy free butter or use olive oil, then drizzle 1/3 of it onto the bread cubes, toss to mix. Drizzle the other 1/3 of the butter or oil, and toss to mix, then add the rest of the butter/oil and mix again.
Make sure to mix the bread cubes gently so they don't break up or crumble very much.
Stir together the seasonings in a small cup, then add it in thirds to the bread cubes, tossing after each addition to mix well. Mixing the butter and seasonings this way into the bread cubes helps to keep things evenly distributed on the bread.
Bake for 10 minutes, then stir. Bake another 10 minutes, then stir again. Bake for a final 5 minutes until they are nice and golden. You'll be baking these for a total of 25 minutes.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
You can use other types of bread for this recipe, just make sure that you adjust cooking times as needed and watch your croutons to make sure that they aren't under or over cooked.