To make the perfect Air Fryer Croutons we've included ingredients and directions for you to easily follow. This recipe is considered a beginner level recipe. The total time to make this recipe will be 10 min. This Air Fryer Croutons will produce enough food for about 3 1/2 cups.
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Air Fryer Croutons Ingredients
- 8 ounces country white, sourdough or whole-grain bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Air Fryer Croutons Directions
- Toss the bread, olive oil, oregano, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper in a large bowl until evenly combined.
- Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 350 degrees F. Add the seasoned bread cubes in an even layer to the air fryer basket. Cook, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and toasted, 5 to 6 minutes.
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