Homemade Grain Free Garlicky Croutons


So how’s your winter going so far? The kids started back to school this week after winter break, and my Health Coaching classes started up again as well. I always get so pumped when I start a new unit. This week we are going more depth on how things can go wrong with our digestion and cause Candida, SIBO, Gut Dysbiosis and other ailments and how to correct it. Our digestion is so important for overall health!

Ming has been lazing around the house more than usual due to the colder weather. She likes to find a sunny spot and bask in it. Ironically, the cold weather invigorates her, and she would much rather walk outside in the cold than in the heat. She collapses if she walks too far when it is above 65º, but in cool weather, she is like the energizer bunny. Remember him?

I am eating a lot of salad lately and wanted a crunchy crouton to go with it. This garlicky, crunchy crouton goes well with salad and is also wonderful on a bowl of Crock Pot Cream of Tomato Basil Soup. They are twice baked and then tossed in garlic olive oil and some coarse flaky sea salt. They stay fresh for up to three weeks when stored in the refrigerator, so you can add them to soup or salad whenever you feel like it!

Homemade Grain Free Garlic Croutons

Homemade Grain Free Garlicky Croutons

Homemade Grain Free Garlicky Croutons

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Superfine Almond Flour

2 Pastured Eggs

2 Tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Paprika

1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley

1 Teaspoon Dried Basil

1 Teaspoon Clear Honey

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1/2 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

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For Tossing Hot Croutons:

2 Tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Teaspoons Flaky Coarse Salt, I used Fleur De Sel

Directions: Preheat Oven 325º degrees. Whisk together in a medium bowl the two eggs, 2 Tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil, salt, pepper, herbs and honey. Add the almond flour and baking soda and stir with a fork, using a rubber spatula to finish, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Dump the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and spread into a uniform 7 to 8 inch square. Just approximate it as best you can. The dough should be about a half inch thick. It will rise when you bake it.

Place the crouton dough into the preheated oven, and bake for 28 minutes. It will be golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes, maintaining the heat of your oven.

With a serrated knife, cut the croutons into 1 inch cubes, and place back onto the cookie sheet in a single layer and back into the oven for 25 more minutes, stirring once.

Get a medium sized bowl ready, and when you remove the croutons from the oven place them in the bowl immediately and drizzle them with 2 Tablespoons of Garlic Infused Olive Oil, 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil and toss to coat thoroughly. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of coarse salt and toss. I used Fleur De Sel. Cool completely in a single layer before refrigerating in a sealed container, or serve them hot on top of salad or soup! Mmmmm! Good!

Homemade Grain Free Garlic Croutons

Homemade Grain Free Garlicky Croutons

Makes approximately 60 croutons.

Serving Size for very Low FodMap is 5 Croutons.

Go Here for a link to the SIBO Low FodMap Specific Carb Food Guide.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

5 Comments

    • Anonymous says:

      To be frank, I wasn’t expecting to like this recipe because like you, I have only found one paleo bread that I like and it could not be made into croutons. But Oh. My. God!!! These are AMAZING! I also tried it before I baked it a second time and think it would make an excellent foccacia bread. I highly recommend this recipe! Delicious!!

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