How to Make Homemade Croutons in the Air Fryer

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Can You Make Croutons in the Air Fryer?

I love making fun and surprising recipes in the air fryer. Homemade croutons is one of the recipes that help me realize just what an air fryer can really do. If you are wanting to make a healthy salad for lunch, snack, or dinner. You can’t forget the croutons! With this recipe, you will have fresh and ready croutons in the matter of minutes!

Amazing and Simple Croutons in the Air Fryer

You only need a couple of ingredients to make homemade croutons. I love to use

  • 3 slices bread
  • Oil of choice- I prefer avocado oil
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

You can use any mix of seasoning and spices for your croutons. For example, you could try an Italian seasoning.

How to Make Croutons in the Air Fryer

Croutons in the air fryer is so easy! First, cut the slices of bread into cubes. Then place the cubes in the air fryer. Lightly spray the bread with oil and sprinkle on your seasonings. I love to use this Mistifi oil sprayer and fill it with avocado oil for this recipe.

How Long to Cook Croutons in the Air Fryer?

Once the oil and seasonings are evenly distributed, cook the bread for 5 minutes at 370 ̊F/188 ̊C. If you are worried about the bread flying up into the heating rack, you can place a wire rack like this one on top of the croutons.

Depending on how crispy and evenly cooked you want your croutons, continue to cook for an extra couple of minutes.

Final Thoughts

There you have it! Easy, homemade croutons in just 5 minutes. Enjoy these croutons on a delicious salad. What other ways to you like to enjoy croutons? Share with us in the comments below.

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Homemade Croutons in the Air Fryer

Croutons in the air fryer is a fun, simple, and quick recipe that I bet you didn't know you could make in the air fryer. If you need croutons quick, you got to try this recipe!
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4




  • Cube desired amount of bread into bite sized pieces. I normally do about 3 slices of bread, which is enough for a 2-4 serving salad.
  • Place bread cubes in air fryer.
  • Spray with oil, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic to your liking. (Feel free to experiment with other of your favorite seasonings).
  • Cook at 370°F/188°C for 5 minutes, stir or shake at halfway point.
  • Depending on how crispy and evenly cooked you want your croutons, shake and cook for an extra couple of minutes.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Ingredients: Bread
Meal Type: Breads, Salads, Side Dish, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Dairy Free, Egg Free
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

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