Super Easy Homemade Gluten-Free Croutons - Perfect for Stuffing

If you're like me, you may have ventured to quite a few stores looking for gluten-free croutons and been frustrated with their lack of availability. Around me, they are pretty much non-existent, so instead of driving myself all over town in search of them or buying some processed ones online, I decided to make my own.

homemade gluten-free croutons on a baking sheet

Little did I know how easy they are to make.

With just a few ingredients and a little bit of time, I had successfully made my own homemade croutons.

The only problem that arose was having to come up with the restraint not to eat them all at once.


Salad Sadness


When we first started taking gluten out of our diet, one of the things I didn't realize I would miss would be croutons. They didn't play a huge roll in my day to day meals, but that first salad without them was a bit lonely.

Who knew a bowl full of lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes would look a bit off without their crunchy counterparts?

cut gluten-free bread on a cookie sheet

Salad sadness is no longer an issue though in our house.

We pile these tasty tidbits high and enjoy every tasty, crunchy bite.

Spice Them Up As You Like


What I love most about this recipe is that you can flavor them just about any way you'd like.

Over the years, I've made ranch style, Italian, and even a batch of fiesta flavored.

homemade gluten-free croutons on a cookie sheet with parchment paper

All it takes is adding in whatever spices you like before toasting them up and voila, easy and delicious homemade gluten-free croutons.

Perfect For Stuffing Too!


I almost posted this recipe without telling you one more thing about these beauties.

If you dice the bread into smaller pieces, they are a perfect replacement for that store-bought stuffing mix you find this time of year.

homemade gluten-free croutons on a cookie sheet with parchment paper

Your stuffing will taste TEN TIMES better if you make these ahead of time and use them! The freshness, the spices, and the lack of anything preservative and/or chemical based is far superior then those bagged stuffing mixes for sure.

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homemade gluten free croutons on a cookie sheetMake Ahead and Freeze


You can also make a batch or two of these now and freeze them in a freezer bag to use in recipes later.

Find some gluten-free bread on sale? Grab it, make some of these homemade croutons, and freeze away.

You'll have them handy for any type of recipe or salad that comes your way.

 

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Comments

  1. These look so good! I love that they're so easy to make! The simpler the better in my book! :]

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  2. With the rise in number of people with food intolerances and sensitivities, this recipe is perfect! We all need stuffing in our life!

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  3. I always forget about making my own croutons. So easy and much healthier. Thanks for the reminder

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  4. I love making my own croutons! These gluten free ones sound perfect for my Thanksgiving stuffing recipe, can't wait to make them!!

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  5. Thanks so much Angela. Let me know what you think if you try it out!

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  6. No problem! It is fun to make them homemade!

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  7. Yes! I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by Abbey.

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  8. Thanks Farrah! Yes! Definitely. The simpler and better.

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