Pumpkin Cornbread Croutons

These super simple cornbread croutons are made from homemade pumpkin sage cornbread and are ready in just minutes! Perfect on soup, salad or in stuffing.

These simple pumpkin cornbread croutons are made from homemade pumpkin sage cornbread and are ready in just minutes! Perfect on soup, salad or in stuffing.

On Monday I posted my homemade pumpkin sage cornbread and promised I would show you another use for it. Well, here it is! These homemade pumpkin cornbread croutons are crunchy, full of flavor and perfect in Friday’s recipe – stuffing!

I have made croutons before and I usually find myself snacking on them like potato chips. I cannot get enough of their crunchy deliciousness.

These simple pumpkin cornbread croutons are made from homemade pumpkin sage cornbread and are ready in just minutes! Perfect on soup, salad or in stuffing.

If you’re like me you might find yourself in snack heaven after making these BUT if you’re really talented at self control you can save them and make stuffing…or put them on soup…or a salad…

Nevermind. Just eat this batch and start over for stuffing.

Use these croutons for homemade pumpkin cornbread chicken sausage stuffing.

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Pumpkin Cornbread Croutons

These simple pumpkin cornbread croutons are made from homemade pumpkin sage cornbread and are ready in just minutes! Perfect on soup, salad or in stuffing.

Yield: 8 cups croutons

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with a silpat or parchment liner.

Lay out cubed bread onto the baking sheet and drizzle with melted butter, kosher salt and pepper.

Toss to make sure all the bread is evenly coated in butter and seasoning.

Add to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until toasted and crunchy. Make sure to flip croutons in the middle of baking so you get a nice even toast.

33 Responses to “Pumpkin Cornbread Croutons”

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    Betsy | JavaCupcake.com — November 5, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I’m totally pinning these for Thanksgiving!! They look so good! Thanks for a great idea and recipe! 🙂

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 5, 2014 at 7:39 am

    This is such a brilliant idea! Perfect for Fall salads… and snacking 😉

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — November 5, 2014 at 7:39 am

    I honestly never buy croutons…
    because I have zero willpower and crunch on the whole bag before they make it on a salad.
    But, I love me some cornbread…and clearly I have a love for croutons…and then you added pumpkin.
    MUST. EAT. Pinned!

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    Claire Gallam — November 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

    You are so amazing!! I love this. I’m with Taylor, I eat them like candy, so I’m definitely homemaking my own now!

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — November 5, 2014 at 10:15 am

    These are awesome and I can think of so many great ways to use them! I can totally see how addictive they must be 😉

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    heather @french press — November 5, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I saw something similar at trader joes and was SO tempted to buy them, but I refuse to buy something I can make – only I never got around to making them | and now I see yours and they look SO good I have to make some soon

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    WendysHat — November 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

    These look great! I love the combinations you’ve used.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I know you were totally like, “YES! I can get two posts out of this bread! YEEEES!” Or maybe that’s just me. 😉

    But what a great second post you got out of it!

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — November 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    oh my gawd Brandy, you are brilliant!!! such a great idea. . but how can I keep myself from eating these right off the baking sheet?! they won’t even make it to the salad or stuffing. . might have to double or triple the pumpkin sage cornbread recipe. I’m making this one, yo.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — November 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Yeah I could eat these all in one sitting without even adding them to anything. Love this idea!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    If I could keep myself from eating them all plain, these would be perfect for fall salads!

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    Bea — November 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Great idea!!! Sounds like the perfect crouton to serve on Thanksgiving with soup. Love it!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — November 5, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    These look fabulous! Love your pictures!

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — November 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    You really have out done yourself this time! GENIUS! I would skip the salad and probably just eat these off the tray!

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    Christine @ A Sprinkle of This and That — November 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    What a great idea! My salads will be fabulous with the addition of cornbread croutons!

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    Justine@CookingandBeer — November 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Oh my goodness. These little bites are GENIUS! Pinned!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I’ve been panicking about what I was going to do after I finish my Trader Joe’s pumpkin croutons – you have saved the day!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 5, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I bought the ones from TJs and fell in love, but know they won’t be around for long. I love that you made your own version!

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    Nik Snacks — November 6, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I love making croutons! Your sage-y cornbread and good ol’ butter will make lovely ones!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — November 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Crushing on this recipe! Perfect for fall salads!

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — November 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

    That does it! I have to make the corn bread for sure now! The flavor these would add to any salad is perfect!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — November 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I am in heaven when I have a salad with good croutons. And good croutons do not seem to come into my life often. Your photo definitely convinced me that these were winners. I am enchanted with the idea that you they are cornbread. Wow!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    This looks absolutely perfect. Fall salads, here I come!!

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    Angela {Mind Over Batter} — November 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I have no self control. I’d just tip the pan into my mouth and crunch on till these croutons are all gone.

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    Melanie — November 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I would eat these like potato chips. I bet they are equally addictive!

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    Kim Beaulieu — November 6, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    You are a genius. I cannot even get over how cool this is.

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — November 6, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I love this! They would be the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving salad!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — November 7, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Those would be perfect on top of some Tomato soup or Pumpkin soup!! yum!!

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    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — November 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Seriously amazing croutons. I don’t think I’ve ever said those words together, ever. I will now be making a fall inspired panzanella appear in my kitchen this weekend….loaded with these croutons. Thanks!

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    Joanne — November 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I would definitely spend more time snacking on these than cooking with them!

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