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How to Make Oven Toast

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Are you looking for another way to make toast without a toaster? Making toast in the oven is a great alternative, and it’s perfect for larger pieces of bread. Oven toast is a great alternative to regular toast because it is crispy and doesn’t require the use of a toaster. Plus, oven toast is perfect for larger groups because you can make multiple pieces at once.So next time you’re in the mood for some toast, try making it in the oven!

Four slices of toast made in the oven with different toppings.

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Making toast in the oven can be a great alternative to using a toaster, but it’s not always clear how to do it. It can be tricky to make toast in the oven without ruining it. You might end up with a burnt piece of bread or an undercooked slice.

This guide on how to toast bread in the oven will show you exactly how it’s done. I’ll walk you through each step so that your toast comes out perfectly every time.

Oven Toasted Bread

Whether you’re craving a slice of toast to go with your breakfast or looking for an alternative to the classic toaster, oven toasted bread is the perfect solution. Oven toasted bread is crispy and delicious, and it’s easy to make even if you don’t have a traditional toaster.

Plus, because this oven toast method can be used to cook multiple slices of bread at once, it’s ideal for larger groups.

It is easy to make toasted garlic bread, cinnamon toast, French bread toast and more, quickly in the oven!

Oven toasted bread on a cookie sheet.

What temperature do you use to toast bread in the oven?

The answer to this question depends on how you like your toast. If you like your toast to be golden brown and crispy, then you’ll want to heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

For a more subtle flavor, toast your bread at a lower temperature like 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This method will take longer but it will result in a softer, chewier slice of toast.

No matter what temperature you choose, the steps for achieving toasted bread in the oven are the same.

Four slices of oven toast on a baking sheet.

How long do you toast bread in the oven?

The length of time that you need to toast your bread in the oven will depend on a few factors.

If you’re using a higher temperature, then your oven-toasted bread should cook more quickly than if you’re cooking at a lower temperature.

Four slices of toast made in the oven with different toppings.

Additionally, how thick your slices are can affect cooking time. Thicker slices may take longer to cook all the way through, while thinner slices will cook more quickly.

As a general rule of thumb, start with two minutes for thin slices and three to four minutes for thick slices. From there, check on your toast every minute or so until it reaches the desired level of doneness.

A loaf of white bread

How to Toast Bread in the Oven with No Broiler

If your oven doesn’t have a broiler setting, don’t worry! You can still make perfectly toasted bread.

Simply place your oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to the desired temperature. Then, follow the same steps for toasting bread outlined above.

Four slices of bread.

The only difference is that you’ll need to keep a watchful eye on your toast as it cooks. This is because you won’t have the benefit of the broiler setting, which helps to brown and crisp up your slices more quickly.

With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to make perfectly crispy oven-toasted bread every time.

A slice of bread that was toasted in the oven.

How to Toast Bread Using the Broiler

If your oven has a broiler setting, then you’re in luck! This simple and easy-to-use feature makes it easy to create crispy toast with little effort.

First, preheat your oven as usual. Then, place the rack under the broiler setting and move your bread close to the heat source without touching it.

For best results, use thin slices of bread so that they cook evenly all the way through.

Peanut butter spread on oven toast.

Broil the toast for two to three minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.

Keep a close eye on your toast as it cooks, as it can go from perfectly toasted to burnt quickly. When it’s done, remove it from the oven and enjoy!

Whipped honey butter spread on bread toasted in the oven.

How do you use butter on toast before cooking?

If you want to add some butter to your toast before cooking, simply spread it on top of the bread. Then, place the bread on a baking sheet and follow the steps for toasting outlined above.

The butter will help to create a crispy, golden-brown crust as your toast cooks.

A stick of butter.

How do you make garlic toast in the oven?

Making garlic toast in the oven is easy and only requires a few simple ingredients. First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, spread some butter on a slice of bread and top it with minced garlic.

Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake it for two to three minutes, or until it is golden brown and crispy.

Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top of the bread if desired, then serve and enjoy!

Four slices of bread on a baking sheet to be toasted in the oven.

How to Toast Bread on the Stovetop 

If you don’t have an oven, or if you’re in a hurry and don’t want to wait for it to preheat, then toasting your bread on the stovetop is a great option.

Start by heating some butter or oil in a pan over medium heat. Then, add your slice of bread to the pan and cook it for one to two minutes per side, or until it is golden brown and crispy.

If you’re using butter, be sure to watch the bread closely so that it doesn’t burn. Once it’s done, remove it from the pan and enjoy!

Four slices of toast made in the oven with different toppings.

Can you toast bread in an air fryer?

It is possible to toast bread in an air fryer, but you may need to experiment with different settings and cooking times.

The key is to find a setting that produces evenly crispy toast without burning it. You may also want to try using different types of bread, as they can all react differently in the air fryer.

Strawberry jam and oven toast.

How to Rescue Burnt Toast

If your toast gets burnt, don’t despair! There are a few ways that you can rescue it and still enjoy a tasty breakfast.

First, try using a knife to scrape off the burnt parts of the bread. This will help to get rid of the bitter taste and make the toast more palatable.

A bowl of whipped honey butter.

Another option is to top your burnt toast with some fresh fruit, nut butter, or other flavorful toppings. This will help to mask the burnt taste and add some extra nutrients and flavor to your meal.

Finally, if you want a more indulgent option, try using your burnt toast as the base for an energizing breakfast sandwich or flavor-packed grilled cheese.

No matter how you choose to rescue your burnt toast, there’s no need to let it go to waste!

Four slices of bread stacked on top of each other.

Toppings for Oven Toast

If you’re looking for some inspiration for toppings, here are a few of my favorites:

A variety of toppings for oven toast.

Ingredients

Bread- Feel free to use any variety of bread from standard sandwich bread, French Bread, Brioche, Texas Toast, etc.

Butter- Use butter if desired to add flavor and color when toasting the bread.

Toppings- Choose your desired toppings from the list above or get creative!

Slices of bread with peanut butter, jam, Nutella, and honey butter.

Directions

[1] Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lay your desired amount of bread slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Four slices of bread on a baking sheet.

[2] Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, then flip the bread to the other side.

Four slices of bread on a baking sheet with a spatula to flip the bread over.

[3] Continue to bake for 4 or 5 minutes until that side has begun to brown.

Four slices of bread on a baking sheet to be toasted in the oven.

[6] If you would like your toast to be darker, put it under the broiler for 30-90 seconds.

Four slices of oven toast on a baking sheet.

[5] Remove from the oven and add your favorite toppings.

Strawberry jam on oven toast.
Four slices of toast made in the oven with different toppings.

How to Make Toast in the Oven

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Making toast in the oven is a great alternative to using a toaster, and it's perfect for larger pieces of bread. Oven toast is a great alternative to regular toast because it is crispy and doesn't require the use of a toaster. Plus, oven toast is perfect for larger groups because you can make multiple pieces at once.So next time you're in the mood for some toast, try making it in the oven!

Ingredients

  • Bread
  • Toppings

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lay your desired amount of bread slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, then flip the bread to the other side.
  3. Continue to bake for 4 or 5 minutes until that side has begun to brown.
  4. If you would like your toast darker, place under the broiler for 30-90 seconds.
  5. Remove from the oven and add your favorite toppings.

Notes

Nutritional information will depend on the type of bread and toppings used.

Four slices of toast made in the oven with different toppings.

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