The Best Gluten-Free Croutons

Actually, these are the World’s Best Croutons, gluten-free or otherwise.  They’re even better than the amazing Texas Toast croutons, which I love.  Unfortunately, Against The Grain Gourmet doesn’t currently sell croutons, so you need to buy their rolls or baguettes and make them yourself, but it’s an easy recipe:

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Start with a thawed ~15-inch/~215g Against The Grain gluten-free baguette (or a similar weight of their rolls) and cut it into crouton-sized pieces.

Melt one stick of salted butter (~115g) in a pot on the stovetop, then put the bread pieces into it and stir them around so they soak up all the butter.

Pour the pieces onto a nonstick baking pan (without tin foil), spread them out into a single layer so there is minimal touching between the pieces, and sprinkle liberally with garlic powder.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or a little less if you like them less dark/crispy; but not too much less, otherwise the insides of the larger pieces might still be soft when they’re done.

After cooking, let them cool a bit, then put them into a zip-lock.  They keep in the cabinet for a couple of weeks at least.

These croutons are seriously amazing.  Going gluten-free almost required me to give up one of my favorite meals, because to me, a salad without croutons is barely worth having -- but this Against The Grain bread saved the day.

Posted by Anthony on 5 replies


01. Apr 14, 2012 at 09:37am by Rolly:

Nice recipe!  I just made a batch for a big Caesar salad for dinner tonight, except with a regular baguette.  I can tell from the smell of the garlic and butter baking these will be delish!

02. May 3, 2012 at 04:36am by Damaris:

I just found out that I have to go gluten free cause of how sick I get when I eat gluten  so I’m just starting out but I’m seriously a crouton person I can’t and won’t eat a salad with out them so thank you for putting a recipe out I thought I was sol.  Thank you thank you :)

03. May 4, 2012 at 08:02am by Anthony:

Awesome.  Glad to help!  Check out the Paleo Comfort Foods book, too.

04. Oct 22, 2012 at 05:01pm by Linda:

I completely agree with you--no point in eating a salad, especially a Caesar salad, without the croutons!  Thanks for the recipe... I’m headed to the store now for bread!

05. Apr 10, 2013 at 08:28pm by Patrece:

These croutons are fabulous!  I’m making a GF Chex Party Mix for our son’s wedding and using these to replace the Wheat Chex.  I’m also using gluten-free pretzels.  I’m sure everyone (GF or non) will love it!

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