Easy Keto Croutons

by Joanna

Extremely flavored and crunchy, these keto croutons are golden and perfect for soups, salads, or low carb stuffing. Only 2g net carbs per serving, enjoy these low carb croutons as a healthy snack.

Keto Croutons

Learn how to make the best keto croutons from scratch that use this 90 second bread as a base. Ready in just 30 minutes, use them for salads, soups, chili, stuffing, casseroles, or grind them up in a food processor to make keto bread crumbs.

You can also use any leftover bread, such as almond flour bread or egg-free keto bread. Just toss the cubed bread with olive oil and spices, then bake until crunchy on the outside.

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Are Croutons Keto-Friendly?

No, regular croutons are not keto-friendly because they are made with wheat flour and other ingredients that are not good for a keto diet.

But fortunately, this recipe for keto croutons is made from naturally low-carb ingredients and tastes exactly like the regular one but with fewer carbs.

Why Is This The Best Low Carb Croutons Recipe

  • Gluten-free, grain-free, low carb croutons that taste like the original
  • Crispy, golden, and loaded with flavor
  • Perfect for salads or soups
  • Only 3g net carbs per serving.
  • Extremely easy to make in just 30 minutes.
Keto Croutons

Keto Croutons Ingredients

I love the recipe for low carb alternative to croutons because it requires only a few easy ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Here is everything you will need:

For The Bread

  • Eggs – help to bind everything together. Use large room temperature eggs to avoid that eggy smell and taste.
  • Almond Flour – This is one of my favorite low-carb flours, especially for bread. For this recipe, make sure that you are using super fine blanched almond flour.
  • Baking Powder – gives a fluffy wheat-like texture. 
  • Butter – for the best flavor.

For the Coating 

  • Olive Oil – you can also use melted unsabutter
  • Garlic – use fresh garlic to give these croutons an intense flavor.
  • Dried Herbs – feel free to use your favorite dried herbs like oregano, thyme, or parsley.

How To Make These Keto Croutons

This is the best low carb keto croutons recipe I’ve ever made and for a good reason. Not only, it’s easy to make, but it’s ready in just 30 minutes (bread included). Here is everything you have to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make The Microwave Keto White Bread. Add all the bread ingredients into a mixing bowl, and mix them until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a square greased glass dish. Microwave on high for 3 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Prepare the low carb croutons. Chop the bread into 3/4 inch cubes and place them in a large bowl.
  5. Season. Drizzle with olive oil, add the Parmesan cheese, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat.
  6. Bake. Place the croutons on the baking sheet and bake until golden, crispy, and fragrant. You can also make air fryer croutons using the same method.

How To Serve

A great thing about these easy keto croutons is that it can be used in many ways. Here are some ideas:

  • You can add them to soups or salads.
  • Use them to make delicious stuffing.
  • Double the recipe, and store them to enjoy these croutons as a snack.
  • You can add them in a keto wrap for a crunchy texture.
Keto Croutons

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge – You can store these croutons in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freezer – You can also freeze these keto croutons. Just place them into a resealable freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to one month. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Croutons?

Croutons are simply cubes of bread that can be sautéed, baked, or fried and often have some extra seasonings added for flavor. They are used in salads, cream soups, or for stuffings.

Can I Make This Recipe In Air Fryer?

Sure, prepare the bread and microwave it for 3 minutes, just like in this recipe. Then cut the croutons, mix them with the seasoning mixture, and place them in the air fryer basket. Air fry them for 10 minutes at 350F or until golden brown.

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Sure, if you want to enjoy freshly baked keto croutons, you can make the bread, slice it into cubes, freeze the uncooked bread cubes, and toast them later.

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Keto Croutons

Keto Croutons

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Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Yelds 6 servings

Description
 

Extremely flavored and crunchy, these keto croutons are golden and perfect for soups, salads, or low carb stuffing. Only 2g net carbs per serving, enjoy these low carb croutons as a healthy snack.

Ingredients
 
 

Bread

  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 9 tbsp almond flour or 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Topping

  • 3 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan finely grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make the keto English muffin. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the bread until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a square heatproof glass dish. Cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool.
  • Prepare the croutons. Chop the bread into 3/4 inch cubes and place them in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, add the Parmesan cheese, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat.
  • Bake. Transfer the croutons to the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden, crispy, and fragrant.
  • Serve immediately or store leftovers in an airtight container for up to one week.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
217kcal
Total Carbs
4g
Net Carbs
Protein
6g
Fat
20g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Keto Croutons
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