This is a very simple recipe for cinnamon-flavored croutons. They are delicious with a salad that includes fresh fruit, such as pears or strawberries!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Spread butter onto both sides of each slice of bread, and cut into cubes. Place them in a bag or bowl, and pour the cinnamon sugar over them. Shake or stir to coat. Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then stir and continue baking for 10 more minutes, until toasted.

Nutrition Facts

141.3 calories; 2 g protein; 18.8 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 211.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Classic cinnamon toast turned into croutons - genious! These are slightly sweet crunchy and absolutely addictive! I made some cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup of white sugar with 1 tsp. of cinnamon) and put that into a ziploc bag. I cut a loaf of Italian bread (cinnamon raisin bagels would be great with this too) into nice sized cubes and tossed them with melted butter. I tossed the butter coated bread in the ziploc bag and shook them until they were evenly coated. They baked up nicely and smelled great in the oven. I can see a lot of uses for these if I can manage to put them in a recipe before they're all gone..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Classic cinnamon toast turned into croutons - genious! These are slightly sweet crunchy and absolutely addictive! I made some cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup of white sugar with 1 tsp. of cinnamon) and put that into a ziploc bag. I cut a loaf of Italian bread (cinnamon raisin bagels would be great with this too) into nice sized cubes and tossed them with melted butter. I tossed the butter coated bread in the ziploc bag and shook them until they were evenly coated. They baked up nicely and smelled great in the oven. I can see a lot of uses for these if I can manage to put them in a recipe before they're all gone..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Classic cinnamon toast turned into croutons - genious! These are slightly sweet crunchy and absolutely addictive! I made some cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup of white sugar with 1 tsp. of cinnamon) and put that into a ziploc bag. I cut a loaf of Italian bread (cinnamon raisin bagels would be great with this too) into nice sized cubes and tossed them with melted butter. I tossed the butter coated bread in the ziploc bag and shook them until they were evenly coated. They baked up nicely and smelled great in the oven. I can see a lot of uses for these if I can manage to put them in a recipe before they're all gone..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2007
I changed this into a literal 2 minute recipe when I toasted a wheat bagel in the toaster melted 2 tbsp butter in microwave mixed it with cinnamon sugar and then cut up the bagel and lightly mixed it all together. It was a delicious addition to our apple cheddar and walnut salad with a dressing comprised of equal parts of maple syrup apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
I also cubed the bread melted the butter mixed in the sugar and cinnamon drizzled the mixture over the cubes and tossed it all together. Worked great! I imagine all sorts of possibilities for these sweet crunchy little treats - as a topping for vanilla custard over ice cream with caramel sauce or over warm homemade applesauce. They could be layered into banana pudding with sliced bananas and left in the fridge overnight like you do with 'nilla wafers. Crunch them up into crumbs and sprinkle on top of your yogurt in the morning. The sky's the limit! Think of all the ways that you could use savory croutons and then apply it to a sweet situation. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2015
Such an explosion of surprise in your mouth when expecting another old boring crouton. Absolutely ingenious idea to add to salads with fruit. I served these with Super Seven Spinach Salad also from AR for a dinner party of 8 and all requested the recipe which is a nod to the submitter of the sheer goodness of these croutons! Thank you jenrogers03. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
So simple and tastes so good. I made them as stated spreading the butter on the bread and then tossed them in a bowl with the cinnaman sugar. I used a dark pan so brought oven down to 350--took exactly 20 min. I was afraid they might not stay crisp for the next day but they were perfect on a romaine lettuce salad with strawberries and blueberries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2007
I didn't read the recipe through & cubed the bread before I realized that I was supposed to spread it w/ softened butter. So I melted some butter & tossed the bread cubes then added the cinnamon sugar & tossed it. This was a very nice addition to a salad w/ pears but my 18 mo old granddaughter loves to eat them as a snack. Great idea....thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2011
These are really good and easy! I only made a half batch since I'm using up some old applesauce bread. Be careful and watch the oven times--it's possible bc my bread was already stale that this happened but a few croutons burned so I'll try a few minutes less next time. thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Great for kids! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
Delicious! I melted the butter tossed with the bread cubes then shook it in a bag with the cinnamon sugar. Served this atop "Strawberry Romaine Salad II". Read More
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