Use a sturdy white bread like sourdough or an Italian pugliese and add your own favorite seasonings, herbs or spices—garlic and herb is my favorite—and you'll find yourself making these bread bites all of the time, too.
Preheat the oven to 375° F.
Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and set aside. Heat the olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat until the garlic begins to turn golden and becomes fragrant, about 4-5 minutes. Be careful the garlic doesn’t burn or it will taste bitter. Strain or pick the garlic cloves out of the oil and discard or save for another use.
Drizzle the oil over the bread cubes and toss to coat. Scatter onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the bread cubes are golden, flipping the cubes occasionally. Remove from the oven and add back to the bowl. Toss with the parsley and salt and pepper and set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months. To use, bake the frozen croutons on a baking sheet at 300°F until thawed and crisp.