How to Toast Bread in the Oven

Cyd Converse

Wondering how to toast bread in the oven? We know the answer!

Why are we talking about how to toast bread in the oven? Everyone knows you toast bread with a toaster. You’ve been doing that your whole life, right?

But there are times you need another option. Like, what if your toaster is broken? What if you’re hosting breakfast or brunch and need toast for a crowd?

And what if you’re making an appetizer like bruschetta? Or homemade bread crumbs? How about stuffing?

That’s when you need to put your oven to work! It’s a simple and convenient solution.

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How to Toast Bread in the Oven

You can follow these basic steps in the conventional oven or the toaster oven. It's a great alternative to the toaster and you get the perfect toast every time.

This simple oven method works with any type of bread, too, giving you golden brown toast conveniently when you need a big batch of toast.

  1. First step, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place your pieces of bread on a baking sheet pan.
  3. Toast the bread on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes, flipping over your bread slices after a couple of minutes. They may need a little longer if the bread was frozen when you started.
  4. For darker toast, leave the bread in a little longer, but don’t let it burn. Nobody likes burnt bread!

That's it! That's the easiest way to do it. A regular oven and wonderfully crispy toast without fail.

You can toast sandwich bread, white bread, or any other kind of bread and use this method for making garlic toast or cinnamon toast. It's the best method for making tasty toast!

Likewise you can follow these simple steps and then slather your pieces of toast with a pat of butter for arguably the best way to enjoy toast.

Some might even consider the easy recipe for golden-brown toast the ideal toast to enjoy with scrambled eggs and a hot cup of coffee.

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Toasting Bread Cubes for Stuffing

The oven is perfect for toasting bread cubes needed for homemade stuffing. To begin, preheat the oven to a temperature to 350 degrees F.

Then, cut a loaf of French bread into cubes. French bread gives a good crunch when toasted, which is perfect for stuffing.

Place your cubes in a single layer on a baking tray. Lightly spray some oil on the bread and toast the cubes on the middle rack for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden.

Once you have the crunchiest toast cubes, you can use them in your favorite stuffing recipe. The flavor will be incredible.

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How to Toast Bread Crumbs in the Oven

Toasting bread crumbs in the oven is quick and easy. Doing so is a great method for adding loads of flavor to things like fried chicken drumsticks.

Spread the crumbs on a sheet pan. Toast them on the center rack of an oven at an oven temperature of 350 degrees F for 10 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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We have even more ways to toast bread without a toaster here!

Storing Toast

It’s best to eat toast as soon as possible. But if you’ve got leftovers or need to store toasted bread cubes, your best bet is a plastic, resealable bag or an airtight container.

When your toast is cooled off, place it inside the bag and press out all the air before zipping it closed.

Store the bag of toast at room temperature for a few days or freeze it.

If you've made toast to eat later, here's how to keep it crispy!

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Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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