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Crispy​ Garlic Keto Croutons

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Easy to make, those Crispy Garlic Keto Croutons Recipe made in an Air Fryer are not only delicious to make but also done in just a few minutes. Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb and Keto, Crunchy Homemade Croutons to top your salad or a bowl of soup.

Keto Croutons in a brown Bowl
Low Carb Crunchy Croutons

Nothing really gets me more excited than whipping up a recipe, that is quick and easy to make and you can use it on more than one occasion.

Those Crunchy Air Fryer Keto Croutons are the perfect addition to your Cesar salad or as a topping for our Super yummy Low Carb Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Or have them just as they are, for your next Keto Snack.

I have to honestly say, that since we started our Low Carb Journey, I have ignored croutons and stoped using them for years. But as I have made our Keto Farmers Bread and have realized, this is the closest Keto Bread to your ordinary loaf. I started experimentig with it more and more.

We have already tried a few variations of dishes I used to love as a kid, and slowly I will be posting them in here. But for the moment lets stay with our Keto Croutons.

The reason I have jumped to this recipe is, getting another Kitchen Gadget I wanted from my husband – an Air Fryer.

Air Fryer Low Carb Croutons in a bowl
Crispy Keto Croutons

The minute I got it, I got so excited, that I started thinking of anything crispy I can make.

And I have not even read the instructions (not a good idea). Just switched it on and tried. Made Chicken Nuggets and those croutons all on the same day. Both of the dishes were so delicious. I fell in love with our Air Fryer the minute I got it.

Keto Croutons in a baking dish
Keto Farmers Bread Croutons

What are Croutons?

Croutons are small pieces of bread, coated with a bit of oil and roasted to the crunchy perfection. They could be made from any type of bread you have available. The most important is, that they need to be crispy to the bite. That’s what makes the difference.

As so many recipes, name Croutons comes from French name croûton or croûte, which means crust.

Croutons have been used for century, to use the leftover bread, which was not anymore fresh to store for later.

Various herbs and spices are added to make them unique every-time you make those.

Most of the time, they are cut into small square pieces, but you can make Croutons also from smaller slices of your bread.

Keto Croutons on a Cesar Salad
Air Fryer Keto Croutons

Did you know, Croutons have they National day as well? It is 13th of May. Do not forget to celebrate.

What can you use Keto Croutons for?

  • As most popular, they are used as a topping for your Cesar Salad or creamy soups.
  • They go perfectly with Tomato Soups of creamy vegetable soups such as Spinach, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Cauliflower.
  • Our Keto Sausage Sauerkraut Soup or a Roasted Pumpkin Soup are no exceptions.
  • Croutons could be also used for your stuffing for the next Thanksgiving dinner.
  • You can also grain them for your Breadcrumbs needs.
  • And I have to admit, I eat them just as they are instead of my Keto Snacks.
  • In France for example, they still use them as a snack to go with your glass of wine.
  • They go perfectly on top of Keto Taco Soup to enhance the flavor even more.
  • And of course, Keto French Onion Soup will be no exception.

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What is Air Fryer?

For those who are not yet familiar with Air Fryer, it is one of the Kitchen appliances you need, if you are cooking all the time and need some help in making the food fast and always in perfection.

Air Fryer Keto Croutons with tomatoes
Low Carb Croutons

It makes all of your dishes crispy but with the least amount of oil possible. Sometimes, you do not even need to put an oil in and the food will still crisp. Every dish you can imagine to fry, could be done.

I know, it takes another space from your kitchen. And tell you frankly, I have been thinking of the Air Fryer for over the year already. I never bought it just because of space. And then the whole year was always looking for the smallest possible, so I can save some space, just in case I purchase one.

I have also made a simple basic Recipe for Air Fryer Pork Rinds, just in case you would like to have a look at.

Since you probably own an Air Fryer, because you are reading this post, there are so many great recipes you can experiment with. One of them is Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken and Brussels Sprouts, which is just perfect for a quick dinner.

And what does my husband do?

Buys me the biggest Air Fryer that exists. I am serious, This one is like bigger then Instant Pot. It looks like a tiny space ship or a motorbike helm if I can compare the size.

But. Found the space for it and now I am all for with it. And actually happy he bought the big one, because I have realized, you really need a spacious Air Fryer, to be able to make the dishes.

Low Carb Croutons baked on a wood
Crunchy Keto Croutons

What Bread do you use for Keto Croutons?

As already mentioned, you can use almost any Keto Bread you have at home. In this recipe, I have used our Keto Farmers bread, which I have baked exclusively for this recipe. I have tried to shape it into more of a square loaf, so it is easier for me to cut square shapes. Also, I have not topped the loaf with additional Fiber for the finishing touch, because, I knew I would not be needed at the end.

So let us get straight into the Steps on how to make those Crunchy Keto Friendly Croutons.

How to make Keto Croutons?

First Step: Cut the bread

Make sure your bread is cooled. Cut it into same size slices and subsequently squares. As you see on the image, I have made rather smaller squares, as I always love everything in smaller variations. For me, it just somehow tastes better as big chunks.

In this recipe I have used half of the Keto Farmers Bread loaf or 200g to be precise.

cutting Keto Farmers bread for croutons

Second Step: Add Spices

Place all of the croutons into a big bowl. Bowl, which would be spacious enough to mix all the herbs and oil.

Add oil and all of the ingredients, herbs of your choice and a bit of salt and pepper. I have gone with Dry Garlic and Marjoram. Therefore I have not added any salt, because the dry garlic I have, is salty enough and that is more as I need for the flavor.

With a big spatula, mix all of the croutons fully. Do not forget to make sure the oil and herbs are spread evenly.

Mixing low carb croutons

Third Step: Air Fryer

Depending on your Air Fryer, fill it up with your Keto Croutons. Make sure you only add one layer, otherwise they will not crisp fully.

Spreading keto croutons in an Air Fryer

Fourth Step: Extra Basket

I have purchased an additional basket for my Air Fryer, to be able to make 2 layers of food and therefore can make much much more in one go. The advantage of a basked is, that our Keto Croutons are done evenly from all the sides.

pouring croutons into the Air Fryer

Fifth Step: Fry

Switch the Air Fryer on. You do not need to add additional oil, since you have already coated your Keto Croutons with oil before.

My Air fryer is called Tefal Actifry Genius and switching it to 10 minutes makes the croutons done fully. I do not have a choice of setting up the temperature on mine, so you should use the settings you are used to for your own Air fryer.

Switching in Air Fryer for Croutons to be made

Sixth Step: Enjoy

After 10 minutes the Crunchy Keto Croutons are ready to be served. Let them cool or serve them still hot or warm. It all depends for what you want to use them.

Low Carb Croutons finished in Air Fryer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Are Croutons Keto Friendly?

They are fully Keto or Low Carb, if you are using the Keto Bread to start with. I have also seen some people making Keto Croutons our of the Fathead Dough. As long as the ingredients are low carb, you should be good to go.

Can I eat Croutons on Keto?

You can, if you make them from a Keto Bread. They are really easy to make and i wonder, why I have never made them before. Oven or an Air Fryer are both perfect for making them.

Keto Croutons with pepper grains
Garlic Keto Croutons

A perfect addition to our Bread collection is those lovely Keto Italian Bread sticks you can use for Breakfast, dinner, with your soup or as a snack during the day.

Can you make Keto Croutons in the oven?

The oven is a perfect choice to make your Keto Croutons as well. Just heat up the oven to approximately 180C or 350 F and place it in there for about 15 minutes until fully crisp. It is good, to mix them at least once in the oven. Make sure, they are spread evenly and are not on top of each other. Otherwise they will not be able to crisp fully.

How do you store Keto Croutons?

To keep Keto Croutons Crunchy and Crispy at all times, store them in an Air Tight Container.

Because they are fully baked, they should stay perfect for 1-2 weeks. Just store them in your Pantry or a kitchen desk. No need to keep them in the fridge.

Can you freeze Keto Croutons?

I personally would not advice freezing the croutons. Once you take them out, the will not be as crispy as they should be.

But if you really like to, just place them back into the oven for few minutes and they should regain the crispiness in no time.

Yield: 10

Crispy Garlic Keto Croutons

Keto Croutons in a brown Bowl

Easy to make, those Crispy Garlic Keto Croutons Recipe made in an Air Fryer are not only delicious to make, but also done in just a few minutes. Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb and Keto, Crunchy Homemade Croutons to top your salad or a bowl of soup.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. As I have already mentioned our Keto Farmers Bread is used in this recipe.
    2. Make sure your bread is cooled. Cut it into same size slices and then squares.
    3. Place all of the croutons into a big bowl, which would be spacious enough to mix all the herbs and oil.
    4. Add oil, Dry Garlic and Marjoram.
    5. With a big spatula, mix all of the croutons fully. Do not forget to make sure the oil and herbs are spread evenly.
    6. Depending on your Air Fryer, fill it up with your Keto Croutons. Make sure you only add one layer, otherwise they will not crisp fully.
    7. Switch the Air Fryer on. You do not need to add additional oil, since you have already coated your Keto Croutons with oil before.
    8. My Air fryer is called Tefal Actifry Genius and switching it to 10 minutes makes the croutons done fully. I do not have a choice of setting up the temperature on mine, so you should use the settings you are used to for your own Air fryer.
    9. After 10 minutes the Crunchy Keto Croutons are ready to be served. Let them cool or serve them still hot or warm. It all depends for what you want to use them.
    10. Bon Appetit

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Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 50Total Fat 4gCarbohydrates 1gFiber 4gProtein 2g

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