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Air Fryer Croutons

Deliciously simple way to make homemade croutons out of leftover bread!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 20
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Louise


  • Air Fryer


  • 10 cups cubed bread any kind is fine
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fine grind sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • oil for spritzing optional


  • Preheat your air fryer on the hottest setting with the basket or cooking surface inside during the preheat. Cube up bread into the size croutons you want.
  • Melt the butter and let cool slightly. Mix the butter and seasonings in a small container or jar. Place the bread cubes in a large bag or bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the top and toss to coat the bread crumbs.
  • Place the seasoned bread cubes into the basket of the air fryer and select 375°F/190°C for 20 minutes. Toss and spritz with oil every 3-5 minutes until the croutons are done to your likely.
  • Place croutons on a cooling rack to cool.



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Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg