Looking for easy air fryer recipes? Then you'll definitely want to try these homemade air fryer croutons. You'll love these homemade croutons on caesar salad.

One of my kids is kind of picky about the foods he eats, but the one food he will always eat is salad. The little guy loves caesar salad in particular and could eat large family-sized bowlfuls as a meal every day if I let him.

Don't ever leave caesar salad unattended around him because if you blink, it will be gone. I guarantee it!

Our air fryer has certainly stepped up our salad game though. Especially once I started topping our salads with these homemade air fryer croutons.

They are so freaking delicious.

How to make croutons for caesar salad

Homemade Croutons are so Easy to Make in the Air Fryer!

The first time I experimented with making croutons in the air fryer, I literally couldn't stop eating them when they were finished cooking.

They were so good.

Almost like chips.

They were crispy and crunchy. And almost made it to the table for supper...

So we made them again. And again. Annnnd again. I can't eat caesar salad without some of these delicious air fryer croutons and I could never go back to store bought or making them on the stove top. Seriously, you need to give them a try!

How do you make croutons in an air fryer?

I mean...how can you not want to lick the screen right now? They look amazing, don't they?!

Homemade croutons on a caesar salad

Can you Make Croutons in an Air Fryer?

The obvious answer by now is: you betcha! And it's ridiculously easy!

Cut, toss, air fry, done.

You can make them out of bread. You can make them out of buns. I kind of sound like a Dr. Seuss book at the moment...

Air fryer recipe: how to make your own croutons

You'll Love this Easy Air Fryer Recipe!

So here's why you'll want to hurry up and try this homemade croutons recipe:

  • They are a great way to use up bread ends or dried out bread.

  • They take less than 5 minutes to make.

  • You can make them any flavor you'd like.

  • They taste a million times better than store bought croutons.

How to make homemade croutons in an air fryer

How to Make Croutons in an Air Fryer

Ready to give this air fryer croutons recipe a try? Good decision. Let's do this before the kids raid the pantry!

Easy air fryer recipe: how to make homemade croutons in an air fryer

How to make croutons from bread in the air fryer.



  1. Cut up the bread or buns into cubes and place in a bowl.

  2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle seasonings onto the croutons.

  3. Stir until well coated. You may need to add extra seasoning and/or olive depending on how absorbent your bread is.

  4. Set the air fryer temperature to 390 F and the time to 6 minutes. Press start.

  5. Let air fryer warm up for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Pause the air fryer and add the croutons to the basket.

  7. Replace the basket and press start/play.

  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes, depending on the desired crispiness level.

Air fryer croutons recipe - find out how to make croutons in an air fryer