Baked Polenta Croutons

A delicious alternative to the classic crouton at one tenth of the calories! Pop them on top of your favourite salad or enjoy them in a bowl of soup.
These are quick to prepare and baked in the oven until crispy. Be sure to use a sharp knife to cut them up to get a nice shape!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Global
Servings 6
Calories 59 kcal


  • 1/2 cup polenta
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp Italian herbs


  • Preheat oven to 225°C (440°F) as you get the ingredients together.
  • Whisk the polenta, water and salt together in a medium-sized saucepan and place over medium heat to bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, stir constantly for about 15-20 minutes until polenta is thick, sticky and cooked.
  • Remove polenta from the heat and stir in the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder and Italian herbs.
  • Remove polenta from the pot and place onto plastic wrap. Shape into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap the plastic around it and refrigerate until cooled.
  • Once oven is preheated and polenta has cooled, remove the polenta from the plastic and bake on an oven tray for 25-30 minutes turning every 8-10 minutes until brown and crispy.
  • Serve with your favourite soup or salad.
Keyword plant-based, wfpb

Photos by Amber Asakura

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