How to Make Toast in the Oven

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Making toast in the oven is so simple and easy – and something that you probably don’t think about until you don’t have a toaster handy, OR you are wanting to batch toast a lot of bread for a large breakfast. You can make a lot of toast at one time using this method.

If you’re looking for garlic bread or Texas toast, those are two other delicious options as well!

Oven Toasted Bread

I don’t have a toaster in my studio kitchen in the basement, so this quick how-to came about from sheer laziness. The thought of hauling my toaster downstairs, crumbs flying everywhere because my children don’t clean the crumb tray, then having to vacuum up those crumbs, getting madder and madder as I walked down the stairs, crumbs flying from hauling my 4-slice toaster…well, you can picture it.

SO. I made toast in the oven rather than the crumb-spewing scenario I wrote above. And it works like a CHARM, and I will be using the broiler method next time I need to make my entire family hot toast all at the same time.

How to Toast Bread in the Oven – No Broiler

This is a slower method, useful for when you are say, frying eggs at the same time and need a bit of leeway.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and get out a rimmed baking sheet large enough to hold all the pieces of bread you want to toast. Do NOT butter or grease it.
  • Place your chosen slices of bread on the baking sheet in one layer.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the toast for 4-6 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy. Timing will depend on your oven.
  • Flip the slices over, then return to the oven for another 4-5 minutes until the top side has browned and you have two browned sides on the toast.
  • Remove, butter if desired and serve.

How to Toast Bread in the Oven Using the Broiler

Use this method when you have the time to stand and watch the toast for 2-3 minutes! You MUST watch it! I prefer this method as I just get it done quickly.

  • Place your oven rack in the second from top position in your oven.
  • Turn on the broiler and get out a rimmed baking sheet large enough to hold all the pieces of bread you want to toast. Do NOT butter or grease it.
  • Place your chosen slices of bread on the baking sheet in one layer.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the toast for 1- ½ minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy. Timing will depend on your oven and watch the toast!
  • Flip the slices over, then return to the oven for another minute or so, until the top side has browned, and you have two browned sides on the toast.
  • Remove, butter if desired and serve.

 

Toppings for Oven Toast

Once you’ve made your toast, you can try some homemade toppings on it:

 

And there you have it! Short and simple, but hey, it’s a great trick to know!

Love,

Karlynn

 

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How to toast bread in the oven, perfect when when you need to make a large batch of toast all at once, or simply don't have a toaster!

 

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How to Make Toast in the oven

How to make toast in the oven, perfect for when you need to make a large batch of toast all at once, or simply don't have a toaster!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time
1 minute
Cook Time
3 minutes
Courses
Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine
American
Servings
2
Calories
5
Equipment
rimmed baking sheet
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
  

  • 2-8 pieces bread as many as fit on a tray for larger batch

Instructions
 

Oven - No Broiler

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and get out a rimmed baking sheet large enough to hold all of the pieces of bread you want to toast. Do NOT butter or grease it.
  • Place your chosen slices of bread on the baking sheet in one layer.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the toast for 4-6 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy. Timing will depend on your oven.
  • Flip the slices over, then return to the oven for another 4-5 minutes until the top side has browned and you have two browned sides on the toast.
  • Remove, butter if desired and serve.

Broiler Method

  • Use this method when you have the time to stand and watch the toast for 3-4 minutes! You MUST watch it! I prefer this method as I just get it done quickly.
  • Place your oven rack in the second from top position in your oven.
  • Turn on the broiler and get out a rimmed baking sheet large enough to hold all of the pieces of bread you want to toast. Do NOT butter or grease it.
  • Place your chosen slices of bread on the baking sheet in one layer.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the toast for 1- ½ minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy. Timing will depend on your oven and watch the toast!
  • Flip the slices over, then return to the oven for another minute or so, until the top side has browned, and you have two browned sides on the toast.
  • Remove, butter if desired and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • CALORIES AND NUTRITION WILL DEPEND ON THE BREAD YOU USE AND WHAT YOU PUT ON IT! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 5kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 10mg, Sugar: 1g

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Ola Bland says

    It’s kind a hard to believe you have to teach someone’s how to make toast in the oven. I am 75 years old.That put a smile on my face. You Made my day. God Bless.

    • Karlynn says

      That’s what I’m here for! Glad you got a smile out of it!❤️ Who knows, maybe some teenager without a toaster one day is going to find this post and be able to make toast!5 stars

      • Veronica M. says

        My mom never taught me how to cook, and I don’t have a toaster. I’m that college student who wanted a toasted breakfast sandwich at 2 am. Thank you so much for this! <35 stars

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