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Air Fryer Croutons

Did you know it’s easy to make croutons in an air fryer?

Use any bread, pick your favourite seasoning, and you’ll soon be enjoying your favourite soup or salad with some tasty air fryer croutons.

Read on to discover how I made them!

croutons in storage jar

How To Make Croutons In An Air Fryer

Making croutons is a great way to use up bread that isn’t quite fresh enough for a sandwich. The recipe below used 5 slices of bread; you can use as many as you have available.

What You Need For Air Fryer Croutons

  • Sliced bread: I used 5 slices of bloomer bread, but you can use any bread you have.
  • Olive oil: I used two to three tablespoons; use enough to cover the cubed bread lightly.
  • Seasoning: I used 1 tsp each of dried mixed herbs and garlic granules. I also added 1/2 tsp of salt.
ingredients for air fryer croutons, 5 slices of bread, olive oil and salt, dried herbs and garlic granules in a small bowl

Preparing Croutons For The Air Fryer

Start by cutting or tearing the bread into cubes for a more rustic texture. I aimed for about 1.5 cm cubed, but they don’t have to be exact – just keep an eye on them when you are air frying, as different sizes will cook at different speeds. Transfer the chopped bread to a bowl.

cubed bread for croutons on a chopping board with a shrap bread knife

Next, drizzle the olive oil over the cubed bread and toss to cover as many croutons as possible. Then, mix the seasonings together and sprinkle over the croutons until they are all covered.

croutons mixed with herbs and oil

Transfer the croutons to the air fryer basket and set off at 180°C for 10 minutes.

Cosori air fryer temperature and time for croutons

Shake the air fryer halfway through. If you are air frying lots of croutons at once or have a small air fryer, you might need to do them in batches, or they won’t crisp up all over.

croutons in air fryer ready to cook

At the end of the air frying time, check that the croutons are crispy enough; they will be crunchy like well-done toast.

croutons in air fryer basket

Once they have cooled down, transfer them to a suitable storage container and use them when needed.

air fryer croutons in jars

I hope you enjoyed these air fryer croutons – let me know in the comments if you end up making them! You can also join my air fryer recipe group on Facebook to share your favourite air fryer recipes.

FAQ: Air Fryer Croutons

Why Are My Croutons Not Crispy?

Croutons need enough space to crisp up all over. Try not to overfill the air fryer basket, and remember to shake it at least once during the air fryer cooking time.

How Long Do Air Fryer Croutons Last?

Homemade croutons should last in an air-tight container for about 1 week. The drier and crispier they are, the longer they will last.

croutons in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Croutons

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Make some tasty and crispy croutons in your air fryer - flavour with your favourite seasonings and add to soups, salads or pasta.


  • 5 slices of bread*
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp salt


1. Cut (or tear) bread into even-sized cubes.
2. Drizzle oil over them and toss so that they are evenly coated.
3. Sprinkle with seasonings.
4. Add to air fryer basket and air fry at 180°C for 10 minutes, shaking halfway. If they are not crisp enough at the end of 10 minutes, return to the air fryer and cook for a further minute or two until they are crispy.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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