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How To Toast Bread In The Oven

Are you craving the delicious crunch of toast but don’t have a toaster around? Don’t you worry one bit because toasting bread in the oven is super easy to do. Also, if you have a hungry crowd that is low on patience, you can quickly toast a lot more bread in the oven. 

Sure, a toaster is handy for a slice or two of toast, but in our house, we rarely only need one or two pieces of toast. 

We are hungry, and we need a lot of toast! 

This is toast on a plate.

About the type of bread

When toasting bread in the oven, the type of bread that you use will impact the toasting times. If you are toasting the average white sandwich bread slices, they have more moisture in them and, therefore, will take a bit longer to toast to that perfect crispness.

If you have a drier type of bread, such as a crispy sourdough or French loaf, it should toast quickly. The key is to watch the bread during the toasting process. 

A few tips on toasting bread in the oven

Preheat the oven – Preheating the oven before you put the bread in will ensure that the bread toasts evenly. 

Put foil on the baking sheet – We like to use foil on our baking sheet to help evenly distribute the heat. It also helps with the cleanup of the crumbs as well.

Flip the bread – We like to flip it when toasting it in the oven because it helps evenly brown the bread on both sides. 

Watch it closely – Ovens do vary and cook quite differently. So until you know precisely what it is like to toast bread in your oven, keep a close eye on it. 

For years we had an electric oven, and now we have a gas oven. It has been a different experience toasting bread in our range because of this. 

The bottom line

We spent much time in the kitchen trying to analyze the details of toasting bread in the oven. Yes, we did burn some toast along the way, but in the end, we had tasty toast with that perfect texture that we all love.

Toasted bread on a plate

How To Toast Bread In The Oven

Yield: 4 pieces of toast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Toasting bread in the oven is an easy way to toast bread. It is also the best way to toast a lot of bread at once.


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 4 t of butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
  3. Place the bread on the baking sheet
  4. Place the bread in the pre-heated oven and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Flip the bread and bake it for another 5 minutes.
  6. When the toast is ready to your liking, add a teaspoon of butter to each piece of toast.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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