Low Calorie Croutons

Healthy Homemade Croutons Recipe

This Low Calorie Croutons recipe it’s just 30 calories per 1/4 cup. Plus you can make several different flavors of seasoned croutons. And thanks to the guide below, you’ll be making croutons in just 15 minutes, start to finish!

Healthy Homemade Croutons Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 large slice of sourdough bread (or 2 slices of gluten free bread)
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley (or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley)

Low Calorie Croutons

Healthy Homemade Croutons Recipe

Healthy Croutons Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can make the healthy recipe ahead of time and bake completely then cover and store for later. You can also store unbaked just cover well, and store for later.
Storage: Will hold for 6 days in the fridge baked, or 2 days unbaked. Or one month in the freezer (baked or unbaked).
Reheating: You can reheat (or if stored unbaked follow directions below to bake) in an oven at 200-250 degrees until warmed through.

Low Calorie Croutons

Healthy Homemade Croutons Recipe

Low Calorie Croutons

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This healthy homemade croutons recipe is just 30 calories per 1/4 cup. You'll find 4 different crouton seasoning recipes, including a Ranch seasoning for croutons.
Making croutons has never been easier or healthier, thanks to our low calorie cooking tips!
Try these healthy croutons on all your favorite salads, you can make the recipe in just 15 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course topping
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4 servings
Calories 30 kcal


  • 1 large slice of sourdough bread (or 2 slices of gluten free bread)
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley (or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley)


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the bread into small cubes.
  • Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet, and spray them lightly with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with garlic salt and parsley (or 1 teaspoon of your favorite crouton seasoning).
  • Bake for 10 minutes until slightly crispy (they will crisp up more as they cool).
  • Cool completely and add to your favorite salads and soups.
  • Store leftovers at room temperature, in a sealed container. Will hold for about 7 days (if they get soft, bake for 3 minutes to crisp up).


Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 5.5gProtein: 1.1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 11mgIron: 0mg
Keyword croutons, Salad, topping
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Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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