Start with naturally leavened sourdough bread, then bake in garlic, sea salt, and olive oil. (We suggest Tomato Basil. Drizzle the bread cubes with olive oil and melted butter. Crispy, crunchy, and crazy good on top of soup. These homemade croutons are crunchy and addictive, packed with flavor from herbs, garlic, Parmesan, and olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil – Makes the croutons crispy when toasted and adds flavour. Toss until all of the bread cubes are well coated. Garlic powder & Onion Powder – adds flavour to the croutons that pairs well with almost any salad. If you don’t like extra virgin, you can use light olive oil, vegetable oil, or peanut oil. Croutons – Garlic $ 5.00. Or…) Sprinkle the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper over the bread. Baked Herb and Garlic Croutons You’ll want to get three things right when making baked herb and garlic croutons: the bread, the flavorings, and the baking process. Extra virgin olive oil gives these croutons lots of flavor, plus that golden, crunchy-yet-chewy exterior. Fresh garlic tends to burn in the oven, but garlic powder, added towards the end of the baking process, makes these croutons extra garlicky and delish. Or maybe Harvest Vegetable. Olive Oil. Spread the bread cubes onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure the bread cubes are in an even layer and not touching. Garlic Powder.