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Sprouted Grain Croutons | THM-FP

Add the crunch back to your Trim Healthy Mama salads with this simple recipe for sprouted grain croutons.

In my life before Trim Healthy Mama, I loved adding croutons on top of my salads!

There was something about the seasoned, buttery crunch that I loved.

Unfortunately, there are no “on plan” croutons that are easy to find in local stores.

So now I make my own sprouted grain croutons!

slice of grilled toast chopped into small crumbs with a knife

How to make Sprouted Grain Croutons

The ingredients list is pretty simple:

  • sprouted grain bread
  • butter
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder



I usually just make one small batch at a time because I like them to be as fresh as possible.

But you can whip up more and store them for a week or so in your pantry.

Start off by adding the butter to a skillet over medium heat.

overhead view of butter melting in a frying pan

Sprinkle the garlic powder and onion powder evenly over the melted butter.

I use unsalted butter, so I sometimes add a sprinkle of salt too.

overhead view of a piece of bread being grilled in a frying pan

Place your bread in the skillet and flip it so that both sides get coated with the seasoned butter.

Then grill over medium heat until the bread is browned and crispy.

overhead view of a piece of bread being grilled in a frying pan

Continue cooking the other side over medium heat until the other side is browned and the bread is becoming crispy.

Be sure to not use higher than medium heat to give the bread time to dry out all the way through.

slice of grilled toast chopped into small crumbs with a knife

Remove the bread from the heat once both sides are crisped up.

Then chop into cubes to top a salad.

Or if you’re making Grilled Chicken Kale Salad, chop it into smaller pieces.

That’s it!

The amount that you can use and stay in Fuel Pull territory will depend on the type of bread you use.

I prefer Silver Hills Squirrely bread.

Half a slice is only 6 net carbs.

Other brands have different nutritional facts, so the amount you can use as a serving will vary.

I hope you like this simple recipe for sprouted grain croutons and can bring the crunch back to your salads too!

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slice of grilled toast chopped into small crumbs with a knife

Sprouted Grain Croutons

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Homemade crunchy bread crumbs from sprouted grain bread are a healthy substitute for croutons.


  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, *nutrition facts were calculated using Silver Hills Squirrely bread
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder


  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle evenly with seasonings. Put bread in the pan and then quickly flip to coat both sides in the seasoned butter.
  2. Grill bread over medium heat until browned and crispy on one side. Then flip and continue grilling until browned and crispy.
  3. Cut bread into cubes to top a salad, or chop into smaller crumbs to mix into a salad.


We are not nutritionists or medical professionals. We provide nutrition facts to provide a guideling to our readers.

Nutritional Disclosure

Nutrition Information
Yield 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 11mgSodium 126mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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