Italian Croutons from Scratch
1 Whole English Muffin (or any bread will do) cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp dried basil
2 Tbs good olive oil
Preheat the oven to “broil” (If you don’t have a broil feature, set the oven on 350).
Place the English Muffin (bread) pieces onto a cookie sheet. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and mix together well with a fork.
Drizzle the olive oil over the bread crumbs and then sprinkle well with the mixed dry ingredients. You may have extra ingredients left over.
Bake until browned and crunchy – if using broil – watch very closely as they will be done in only a minute or so. If baking – watch closely and expect closer to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool slightly and serve over salad, soup or…?