Spiced Maple Croutons

Spiced Maple Croutons

Toss these in puréed fall soups and bacony breakfast salads:

Maple Croutons

  • 4 thick slices of white, rye or multigrain bread, diced into cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Toss the bread cubes with the maple syrup, olive oil, paprika, cinnamon, and a dash of salt and pepper until evenly coated.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat.  Add the cubes of bread and fry for 3-4 minutes, tossing the pan frequently until golden on all sides.  Take pan off heat a little early if less crouton “crunch” is desired.

Remove croutons from pan and place on absorbent paper.  Let sit for a few minutes, then toss in salad.

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