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The Best Homemade Air Fryer Croutons Recipe

Air Fryer Garlic Croutons

If you are looking for a way to make your salad even more amazing, give these Air Fryer Garlic Croutons a try!

The Best Homemade Air Fryer Croutons Recipe

Introducing our latest recipe that will take your salad game to the next level, Air Fryer Garlic Croutons! Gone are the days of buying store-bought croutons that lack flavor and crunch.

With the use of an air fryer, you can create deliciously crispy and flavorful croutons in just a few minutes. The best part? These croutons are made with simple ingredients and are a healthier alternative to traditional croutons that are fried in oil.

The Best Homemade Air Fryer Croutons Recipe

Get ready to elevate your salads, soups, and snacks with this easy and delicious recipe!

Why You’ll Love Bread Cubes in the Air Fryer Basket

  • Quick and easy – This recipe takes only a few minutes to prep and cook, making it a perfect solution for a quick snack or a last-minute addition to your meal.
  • Healthier alternative – By using an air fryer, you can make croutons without frying them in oil. This means you can enjoy the same satisfying crunch and flavor of restaurant-style croutons, but with fewer calories since there’s no greasy residue.
  • Customizable – You can easily adjust the seasoning to your taste, whether you prefer a more savory or spicy flavor. You can also experiment with different types of bread to create croutons that are unique to your liking. The possibilities are endless with this versatile recipe!

Ingredients Needed for Homemade Croutons

The Best Homemade Air Fryer Croutons Recipe
  • A Loaf of Keto Bread is the main ingredient for making homemade keto croutons. The bread is low-carb and gluten-free, making it a perfect base for this keto-friendly recipe. Loaf Keto Bread is made with high-quality ingredients such as almond and coconut flour, which gives the bread a delicious flavor and a moist texture.
  • Melted Butter – Melted butter is used to coat the bread cubes, which adds a rich buttery taste to the croutons. The butter also helps the bread cubes to cook evenly in the oven and creates a nice golden-brown finish.
  • Garlic – Garlic is added to the melted butter to infuse the croutons with a savory flavor. It’s finely minced and evenly distributed on the bread cubes to ensure that every crouton has the same delicious garlic taste.
  • Salt – Salt enhances the flavor of the croutons and helps to balance out the richness of the melted butter. It’s important to add just the right amount of salt to get a perfect balance of flavors. Kosher salt works well too!
  • Black Pepper – Pepper adds subtle heat to the croutons, which complements the garlic and butter flavors. It also adds a little texture to the croutons, making them more interesting to eat.
The Best Homemade Air Fryer Croutons Recipe

Optional: Italian seasoning, garlic powder, avocado oil, parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, fresh herbs, or any other extra seasonings you’d like to add to make these crispy croutons. I like to add a little sea salt to mine.

FAQs for Keto Crunchy Croutons

The Best Homemade Air Fryer Croutons Recipe

What other kind of bread can you use?

If you don’t want to make Keto croutons, then you can use leftover bread. In my opinion that makes the best crouton recipe.

You can also use Italian bread, white bread, whole wheat bread, or any loaf of stale bread. The idea is to use old bread to make the croutons.

The Best Homemade Air Fryer Croutons Recipe

Of course, if you’re eating a Keto diet, you’ll want to use Keto bread. You can even use gluten-free bread.

What goes well with air-fried croutons?

Creamy soups, Amazing Steak Salad, or any of your favorite soups or your favorite salad. Homemade air fryer croutons are the perfect addition to any meal.

How long should I cook the croutons?

A great choice for making these croutons is cooking them until they are golden brown. Air fryer croutons taste best when they are crispy! You want to hear that crunch, so usually 8-10 minutes if enough time! Just make sure you do small batches, so that there is no food waste.

If you have leftover croutons, store them in an airtight container, so that you can enjoy them with all of your favorite dishes in the future.

What are some other fun air fryer recipes to try?

Homemade Air Fryer Garlic Croutons
Yield: 10 servings

Homemade Air Fryer Garlic Croutons

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy homemade air fryer croutons are so good and easy to make for your favorite salad!


  • 5 slices of white bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°f.
  2. Cut the slices of bread into 1”-1 1/2” squares. Smaller if you desire.
  3. Place pieces in a mixing bowl. Coat them fully in olive oil. 
  4. Add spices and toss.
  5. Place bread pieces in an air fryer basket, don’t overcrowd for even cooking. 
  6. Cook at 375 for 10 minutes or until crispy and golden. 
  7. Let cool and store or serve immediately.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 68Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 182mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g

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