Are you looking for a quick and easy way to make delicious croutons that can be added to anything? Look no further than this Air Fryer Croutons Recipe!
Not only is it incredibly simple to make, but it also produces crispy and flavorful croutons in just a matter of minutes. And, as a bonus, this recipe uses common ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Let’s get started!
Tips and Tricks for this Air Fryer Croutons Recipe
Tip 1: Preheat Your Air Fryer
To ensure that your croutons cook evenly and come out perfectly crispy, it’s important to preheat your air fryer. I recommend setting your air fryer to 350°F (180°C) and allowing it to preheat for a few minutes before adding your bread cubes.
Tip 2: Toss Your Bread Cubes in a Bowl
Mixing your bread cubes with the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper in a separate mixing bowl before adding them to the air fryer basket will help ensure that each cube is evenly coated with the seasoning mixture.
Tip 3: Shake the Basket Every Few Minutes
To help your croutons cook evenly and prevent them from sticking together, be sure to shake the air fryer basket every 2-3 minutes. This will ensure that each crouton gets exposed to the hot air and cooks to a perfect golden brown.
If you don’t have bread on hand, you can substitute it with bagels, pita, or any other type of sturdy bread.
Any type of neutral-flavored oil, such as canola or vegetable oil, can be used as a substitute for olive oil.
Garlic Powder and Onion Powder
If you don’t have these seasonings on hand, you can substitute them with fresh minced garlic and finely chopped onion. Just make sure to sauté them in a little bit of oil before adding them to the bread cubes.
Salt and Black Pepper
Any type of seasoning can be used as a substitute for salt and black pepper. Just keep in mind that some seasonings, like Cajun or Italian seasoning, may change the overall flavor of the croutons.
Air Fryer Croutons Recipe
- Air Fryer
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Silicone spatula
- 4 cups of cubed bread about 4-5 slices of bread
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cubed bread, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
- Once the air fryer is preheated, place the bread cubes in the air fryer basket. Make sure to spread them out in a single layer.
- Cook the croutons for 5-7 minutes, shaking the basket every 2-3 minutes, until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Once done, remove the croutons from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Enjoy your homemade air fryer croutons on your favorite salad, soup, or simply as a crunchy snack!