Croutons in the Air Fryer step by step recipe

Homemade Croutons in the Air Fryer Recipe

20 mins
Vadim Rachok
08.02.2024
08.02.2024
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Make flavorful, crispy, and seasoned croutons in your air fryer in just 20 minutes. This step-by-step recipe will help you to prepare golden crunchy croutons that are perfect for salads, soups, and even cheese boards. Making croutons in an air fryer is incredibly quick and easy. It’s a hassle-free method that will give you delicious results in no time at all.

Ah, the humble crouton – a versatile and beloved staple in the culinary world! With just a few simple ingredients and the magic of your air fryer, you can transform ordinary bread cubes into crispy, golden nuggets of flavor that elevate any dish they touch. Whether you're adding them to a crisp salad, a comforting bowl of soup, or simply snacking on them straight out of the air fryer, these homemade croutons are sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests. Get ready to take your meals to the next level with these irresistible, homemade treats!

Croutons in the Air Fryer Ingredients

Adding these ingredients to croutons enhances their flavor and texture, turning them from simple bread cubes into delicious, seasoned bites.

  • White bread: White bread serves as a base for croutons, providing a neutral base to absorb the flavors of seasonings and butter while crisping up in the fryer.
  • Parsley flakes: They add a hint of freshness and herbal flavor to the croutons, adding complexity and flavor to every bite.
  • Garlic powder: Garlic provides a savory, garlicky flavor that enhances the overall flavor of the croutons 
  • Seasoned salt: It gives croutons the perfect seasoning and flavor with a balanced blend of salt and savory spices.
  • Unsalted butter: Unsalted butter coats bread cubes in rich, buttery goodness, resulting in a crisp, golden brown exterior and a tender, buttery interior. 

Croutons in the Air Fryer recipe

How to Make Croutons?

  1. First of all, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Then, place bread cubes in a large bowl. Whisk together the parsley, garlic powder, and seasoned salt in the melted butter and pour over the bread cubes. Use a rubber spatula to toss the bread cubes until they are evenly coated. Let sit for 2 minutes for butter to absorb.
  3. Place the bread in the basket of the fryer and cook for 4 minutes. Cook 2 minutes more, tossing with a spatula. Transfer croutons to a paper towel-lined plate until ready to use.

Croutons in the Air Fryer

Ways to Use These Crunchy Croutons

You may want to use this homemade air fryer croutons recipe for salads. Another way to use croutons is as a topping on your favorite soups. You can also incorporate crispy air fryer croutons into recipes such as your preferred stuffing or any dish that calls for breadcrumbs, such as your favorite meatloaf recipe.

How to cook Croutons in the Air Fryer

How to store Croutons?

If you have any leftovers, you can save them for another time to use. To store them properly, make sure the croutons are at room temperature, then store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Homemade Croutons in the Air Fryer Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Appetizers
Homemade air fryer croutons with garlic powder flakes, parsley, and salt.
Croutons in the Air Fryer step by step recipe
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
6
The ingredients you need:
4 slices white bread, cubed
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon seasoned salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Let’s start !
1

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2

Place diced bread in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the parsley, garlic powder, and seasoned salt in the melted butter and pour over the bread cubes. Use a rubber spatula to toss the bread cubes until they are evenly coated. Let sit for 2 minutes for the butter to absorb.

3

Place bread in the basket of the fryer and cook for 4 minutes. Cook 2 minutes more, tossing with a spatula. Transfer croutons to a paper towel-lined plate until ready to use.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 97
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g8%
Saturated Fat 4g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 191mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g2%
Total Sugars 1g 
Protein 1g 
Vitamin C 0mg1%
Calcium 30mg2%
Iron 1mg4%
Potassium 26mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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When making croutons in your air fryer, don't overcrowd the basket. For the crispiest results, ensure that the bread cubes are arranged in a single layer with some space between them to allow for proper airflow. This will help them cook evenly and achieve that perfect golden-brown crunch. Also, be sure to toss the croutons halfway through cooking to ensure they crisp up evenly on all sides. And remember, feel free to get creative with your seasonings – experiment with different herbs, spices, and seasonings to customize your croutons to suit your taste preferences. Bon appétit!

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