This morning I made the kids bacon, egg, & toast cups. They are really delicious and I discovered them via Pinterest. I like making these when we want something different. I didn’t get any pictures of mine but here’s a good example:
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When you make them, you cut the crusts off the bread. I hate to waste anything! So, instead of tossing them, I just made croutons. It was so easy to do and I don’t think I will ever buy croutons again!
I just took the little crusts and cut them into cubes. I melted about 3 tablespoons of butter. Then I added a pinch of salt, 1 tsp of garlic powder, and 1 tsp of italian seasoning. I mixed the seasonings into the butter then tossed the bread into the bowl and tried to get them all evenly covered.
I spread them out onto a cookie sheet and baked in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. They smelled so yummy baking. I allowed them about 15 minutes to cool and then stored them in an air-tight container. Later, when I make my salad, I can pull out my fresh croutons. They are so tasty!
You could also do this with bread that is going stale. If you are not using the crusts, bake a little longer (20-25 minutes) so they can get crispy.