These Keto croutons add amazing flavor and crunch to your favorite dishes. They’re the perfect way to liven up a soup or salad!
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Thankfully, these days, there are SO many ways to make Keto-friendly versions of all these foods. For example, I love whipping up a batch of Keto rolls and turning them into Keto croutons!
Once your rolls are ready, all you need is olive oil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Cube the rolls, toss everything together, and toast your croutons under the broiler until they're crispy, crunchy perfection.
And truly, no one will ever believe they're low-carb. The texture and flavor is just spot on!
Plus, I always seem to eat more salads when I have croutons on-hand. They're such irresistible little bites, I find myself looking for excuses to keep enjoying them! It's a great way to trick myself into eating all my greens.
What Is A Crouton?
A crouton is simply a piece of bread that has been cut into smaller pieces and toasted. They're usually cubed and often have some extra seasonings added for flavor.
Croutons can be baked, but they could also be sautéed or fried. Anything that helps them get toasty and crunchy so they can add texture to other dishes.
How Many Carbs Are In Croutons?
As I mentioned, croutons start out as bread. So, the nutritional info is going to depend entirely on what kind of bread you used in the first place.
Many people buy pre-made croutons for convenience. For these store-bought brands, one cup is going to contain about 25 grams of carbohydrates with less than 2 grams of fiber. Not so great for someone following a Keto way of eating.
This recipe for low-carb croutons, on the other hand, only has 2 net carbs per serving! By starting with a Keto-friendly bread, we drastically reduce the amount of carbs in this crunchy topping.
What To Eat With Keto Croutons
Croutons are one of my favorite ways to liven up a soup or a salad. They add just the right amount of crunch!
Perhaps the most classic combination is a Caeser salad with croutons. They balance the creamy dressing so beautifully.
They would also be delicious on top of something like my Keto avocado chicken salad with blueberries. Or just toss them on top of any mixed greens with a low-carb dressing. I promise, it will be delicious!
My other go-to is eating them with soup. Personally, I like to keep the croutons on the side and add them to my soup one-by-one, just before I take a bite. This keeps them from getting soggy.
Can You Store Keto Croutons?
Absolutely! You should place them in an airtight container or plastic bag, then store them in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to a week.
If you find that they've gotten a bit soft, you can always throw them back under the broiler. A few minutes should crisp them right up!
How To Make Keto Croutons
Prepare a batch of the keto rolls, but leave out the sesame seeds.
Once the rolls have cooled, cut them into cubes.
Transfer the cubes to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Toss to coat well.
Layer the seasoned bread cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place under the broiler, flipping often, until all sides of the croutons are well-toasted.
Other Keto Bread Recipes from The Keto Option
- Prepare a batch of the keto rolls, but leave out the sesame seeds.
- Once the rolls have cooled, cut them into cubes.
- Transfer the cubes to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Toss to coat well.
- Layer the seasoned bread cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place under the broiler, flipping often, until all sides of the croutons are well-toasted.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!