This blog post will teach you how to toast bread in the oven- the perfect way to get perfectly golden-brown toast in just a couple of minutes. 

Toasting bread in the oven is a fantastic way to quickly and easily toast bread to that perfect, golden brown color. You may wonder why you would toast bread in the oven if you have a toaster and that’s a great question. There are multiple reasons people might want to try toasting bread in the oven, but here are my top two reasons. First, toasting bread in the oven means is a great alternative to toasting bread if you do not have a toaster oven or just want to minimize your kitchen appliances. Secondly, doing toast in the oven means you can make a lot of toast at once, rather than just two or four pieces at a time. I like my hot food hot and so I love being able to toast the whole family’s bread at one time and serve everyone a slice of hot toast at the same time. 

Whether you buy your bread in the grocery store or make your own at home, bread is a staple in many homes for good reason. The ingredients are easy to come by, fairly inexpensive, it fills bellies, and it can be used in a variety of ways. If you are looking to stock up your pantry and make more food from scratch, you will want to check out this blog post where I walk you through how I stock my pantry.

What do I eat with toasted bread?

Truly, the possibilities are endless and it is so delicious.It is the perfect accompaniment to eggs, quiche, soup, and so many other things that you would serve with bread. Some popular, favorite toppings for toast include butter, peanut butter, jam, and cinnamon sugar.

What meals can I make with toasted brad?

Toasted bread is a great quick breakfast and it is a fantastic accompaniment to many different breakfast dishes. We slather our toasted bread with butter and then top with jam or cinnamon sugar. Cinnamon toast is a big favorite in our house, and really, a warm slice of toast slathered with a thick layer of butter and then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar is so comforting. 

You can make a simple egg sandwich by layer scrambled eggs and cheese in between two slices of bread or serve it alongside an omelet or fried egg. 

Avocado toast is another fantastic breakfast option. You’ll want to toast your bread slightly and then using a butter knife, spread a generous amount of butter over the top. Add avocado slices and eggs, if desired, top with shredded cheddar cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted. There are so many variation to this if you are really wanting to switch things up. Try spreading your bread with cream cheese before adding eggs and avocado or add some bacon or ham. 

Another great way to eat toast is to spread a generous amount of butter and minced garlic over the top of a slice of bread and then toast it in the oven. This is delicious along with a steaming bowl of soup.Truly, bread is a staple for so many people and there are so many different ways you can choose to eat it.

What is toasted bread?

Toasted bread is bread slices (or bagel or english muffin) that are placed on a baking sheet and then placed in a preheated oven until they are toasted to golden brown perfection. Toasting bread in the oven is a great method of toasting bread for a large family or someone that is wanting to toast a lot of bread at once. 

What is the best bread for toasting?

You can toast any type of bread in the oven. We do a lot of sourdough and that is mainly what we toast in the oven, but we have also toasted bagels, english muffins, biscuits, pancakes, whole wheat bread, and so forth. In general, a sandwich bread that is sliced on the thicker side will make the best slices of toast as it will not get crispy as quickly and will also be able to soak in lots of butter. 

How do you toast bread in the oven?

You will want to start by setting your oven temperature to 400 degrees. Place your pieces of bread in a single layer on a sheet pan and transfer to the top oven rack. Toast for 4-5 minutes and then flip your bread. The side that has been facing down on the cookie sheet will be slightly browned. Toast for 4-5 more minutes, or until the second side is browned to your liking. If you prefer crispy toast, you might want to let it go a little longer. 

You can either add butter or olive oil to your bread before toasting or do it as soon as it comes out of the oven. If you choose to wait until the bread comes out of the oven, work quickly bread it ensure that the butter melts into the toast. 

Another method for toasting your bread in the oven is the broiler method. This is essentially the same process as toasting at 400, but your oven will be on broil and it will take less time than toasting at 400 degrees. Lay out your slices of bread on a sheet pan and then transfer to the top rack of your oven that has been set to broil setting. You will want to keep a close eye on your bread to ensure that it does not burn – it goes quickly! When the first side is browned to your liking, flip the toast and return to the oven for several more minutes. 

The time that it takes to toast your bread in the oven will depend largely on your specific oven which is why, to get the best results, you will want to watch your bread closely as it toasts until you have done it a few times and know how long the toasting time will be. 

Toasting bread in the oven is a quick and easy way to toast multiple slices of bread at one time to golden brown perfection. I hope you’ll give it a try!

Oven Toasted Bread

The easiest way to get perfectly golden brown toasted bread


  • Sliced bread
  • Butter
  • Jam, peanut butter, honey


  • Preaheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spread slices of bread on sheet pan.
  • Place in the oven on the top rack.
  • Toast for 3-4 minutes or until bottom side is lightly browned. Flip the bread.
  • Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and quickly spread with butter.
  • Serve hot.

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