Sprouted Herb Croutons

Whether you’re prepping for holiday guests or prepping salads for lunches, homemade croutons are so simple to make and add a nice extra touch to dishes. They also happen to be a really tasty snack!

These Sprouted Hern Croutons are made with my FAVORITE bread, the Sprouted Sourdough by Alvarado Street Bakery.

Try some of my other creations with ASB like my Blueberry Bread Pudding, Sprouted Panzanella Salad, and Blackberry Ricotta French Toast.

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Total Prep Time 10 min

Total Cook Time 20 min

Ingredients:

  • ½ loaf of Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Sourdough Bread
  • ⅓ cup of olive oil
  • 4 TBSP of butter or vegan butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 TBSP fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 TBSP fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 TBSP grated parmesan, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice a ½ loaf of Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Sourdough Bread into ½ inch cubes and spread out evenly on a large baking sheet.
  3. Mince your fresh herbs.
  4. Combine melted butter, oil, salt, pepper and herbs in a small bowl.
  5. Pour mixture evenly over bread. Use your hands to make sure each piece of bread is well-coated.
  6. Bake croutons for 10 min. Remove from oven and flip pieces over, then bake for another 10 min.
  7. Serve immediately. Wait for croutons to cool before storing.

 

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Blackberry Ricotta French Toast

I wouldn’t say I am a health nut by any means. I eat what I want when I want to, for the most part, paying attention to food quality and how it makes me feel. Luckily, I actually enjoy the taste of vegetables, fruit, and healthy grains, but I really miss bread.

Or at least I did until I discovered Alvarado Street Bakery! I have a gluten intolerance, but I cheat a lot, then I feel sick. But once I started eating the sprouted bread from ASB, it was like I discovered life again! I can eat sandwiches that don’t taste like cardboard! And more importantly, I can make french toast again.

I started making this recipe a while back when I was still eating regular bread and I missed it so much. It’s a special treat, Saturday morning kind of breakfast. Enjoy!

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Blackberry Ricotta French Toast

Prep time 10 min

Cook time 15 min

Makes 5 Sandwiches

Ingredients:

½ cup blackberry preserves

½ cup ricotta cheese

10 slices of California Style Sprouted Bread

1-2 TBSP butter

4 large eggs

¾ cup of milk

½ tsp vanilla

¼ cup of powdered sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Assemble 5 sandwiches, spreading ricotta cheese on 5 slices and blackberry preserves on the other 5 slices. Press sandwiches together.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp of butter. Dip sandwiches into the egg mixture and cook in the buttered skillet on medium heat on both sides until they are golden and crispy.
  4. Sprinkle each french toast sandwich with powdered sugar, slice in half, and serve with maple syrup on the side for dipping.

Sponsored Post, recipe developed for Alvarado Street Bakery.