clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
croutons in a bowl

Homemade Whole Wheat Croutons

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 4.9 from 9 reviews
  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Salad


These homemade whole wheat croutons are easy to make and they’re perfect on top of your favorite soup or salad! Add a nice salty crunch to your next bowl of veggies!


  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp of onion powder
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice the bread into 1 inch cubes.
  3. Toss the bread in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. You can also use an olive oil spray, which makes it easier to get an even coating.
  4. Spread in a single layer onto a large baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle with garlic, onion, and sea salt.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes, then flip and continue to bake until brown. The total time will depend on the heartiness and freshness of your bread. Mine took 10 minutes total.


If you don’t have a measuring spoon smaller than a 1/4 teaspoon, feel free to just use a pinch. It doesn’t have to exact, especially if you like a lot of flavor!