Prepare your seasoning mix. Country croutons, because they are made from bread crusts, are sturdier than city croutons and would benefit from heartier seasonings. In a small bowl, blend your choice and quantities of seasonings. Some suggestions: garlic powder, cracked pepper, paprika, chili powder, dry onion, Cajun mixes and other pre-blended spicy seasonings. If you plan to use the croutons in soup, keep your spices compatible with the soup’s flavors.