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How To Toast Bread In The Oven

If you're wondering how to toast bread in the oven, this how-to guide covers all the basics! A conventional oven toasts sliced bread until it's golden brown and crisp - no toaster necessary.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Anjali Shah



  • 2 pieces sliced white bread, whole wheat bread, or english muffins

Examples of Topping Options

  • melted cheddar cheese
  • goat cheese and berries
  • mashed avocado and poached egg
  • butter
  • cinnamon sugar
  • eggs, sunny side up
  • peanut butter, banana, and honey
  • jam/jelly
  • nutella and crushed nuts
  • honey
  • avocado and feta cheese
  • hummus, tomato, and onion
  • ricotta, granola, and berries


Toasting bread in the oven method

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C.
  • Place the sliced bread or English muffins onto a rimmed oven tray. Do not overlap slices.
  • Place the oven tray into the oven and cook for 5-8 minutes until slices are lightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven, turn the slices and return the tray to the oven for another 3-4 minutes to cook until golden brown.
  • Serve topped with your favorite toppings.

Toasting bread in the broiler method

  • Preheat the broiler to high.
  • Place the sliced bread or English muffins onto a rimmed tray and place under the broiler to cook for 3-4 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on the bread as this method cooks the bread quite quickly and can easily burn the toast if not watching.
  • When golden, remove the tray from the broiler and turn the bread. Return the bread to the broiler and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  • When lightly golden, serve with your favorite toast toppings.


  • Cooking times may vary depending on the appliance used.
  • Cooking toast in the oven takes longer than under the broiler, however it’s great option to give you some extra time when preparing toppings to go with it, such as scrambled or poached eggs.
  • There’s no need to add butter or spray oil before cooking.
  • Be sure to preheat the oven or broiler before cooking to ensure even and quicker cooking.
  • Make sure to keep an eye on the bread when cooking under the broiler as it can burn very quickly.
  • Cooking bread in the oven is a great option when cooking large amounts of toast.
  • Prepared toppings before or while cooking in the oven to make sure the toast is lovely and warm when served.
  • To keep toast warm after cooking, wrap in foil and leave in the oven on low.


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g