How to Cook Toast in an Oven

When you're cooking breakfast for a large family or a large group of people, toast often becomes a problem. Even with a large four-slice toaster, you are often left making many batches of toast or faced with serving people cold pieces. Cooking toast in the oven gives you the ability to make many more pieces at one time, as well as giving you an option should you ever wake up to find your toaster no longer works. Making toast in the oven is not as easy as placing the slices and waiting for the toast to pop. You must keep your eye on the bread at all times.

Step 1

Move the top shelf in your oven to the highest it can go. Set your oven to the low broil setting and allow to heat for five to 10 minutes.

Step 2

Place the bread pieces on a cookie sheet. Do not worry if the edges of the bread touch, as you are toasting the tops and bottoms. If you do not have a baking sheet, or need to toast more pieces than will fit on the baking sheet, you may place the bread directly on the oven shelf.

Step 3

Open the oven and place the baking sheet or bread slices on the top shelf. Leave the oven door slightly open so you can watch the tops of the bread slices. Continue to cook until the bread reaches a golden brown, typically one to four minutes, depending on your oven.

Step 4

Flip the slices of bread over with tongs and, leaving the oven door slightly open, toast the other side until it reaches a golden brown. Remove the toast from the oven and top with butter or margarine, if you wish.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet (optional)

  • Tongs

  • Butter or margarine (optional)

  • Knife (optional)


Always keep your eye on the bread as it toasts. Bread burns easily and quickly and a simple turn of the head can be enough to turn your golden brown toast into a lump of black and burnt bread.

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