Mr. Food: Crispy Croutons

What You’ll Need
1/2 loaf French bread (see options)
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
What to Do
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place bread chunks in a medium bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
Lightly toss bread chunks with butter mixture and place on a large rimmed baking sheet; bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy and golden.
Let cool then store in an airtight container until ready to use.
So Many Options!

You can use any type of bread, from white to rye with or without seeds, to make these Crispy Croutons. Also, if you’d prefer, you can use 4 tablespoons olive oil in place of the butter which cuts down on the calories a bit. Plus, to make these cheesy, just add 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese along with the other seasonings, and reduce the salt to 1/4 teaspoon.