Homemade crouton recipe made with brown butter, sumac, and aleppo pepper. Great wherever you want a little crunch and a little heat.
Homemade Spicy Brown Butter Croutons
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 
Servings: 2
Author: Christine
Ingredients
  • 2 cups stale bread cubed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon sumac
  • 1/2 tablespoon aleppo pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to a small saucepan over medium to medium low heat.
  3. Once butter is melted, start whisking almost continually.
  4. Continue to whisk as butter bubbles and starts to foam.
  5. I know it's almost there when it starts to smell like a french bakery in my kitchen.
  6. At first sight of the little brown bits on the bottom, remove from heat.
  7. Continue to whisk for about a minute.
  8. Add spices and whisk to combine.
  9. Pour butter over the cubed bread.
  10. Arrange on baking sheet in single layer.
  11. Bake for 8 minutes or until your preferred shade of golden brown.
Recipe Notes

Croutons should be made with bread that's at least a day old. The crustier the better. Do NOT cut the crusts away. They're the best part. I used baguette but I'm certain any bread would work. I'm planning to try sprouted whole wheat next!