Today I’m sharing my family’s favorite recipe for homemade toast! All you need is bread and a toaster and you too can make show-stopping toast for your friends in under 45 minutes!
Arguably the greatest thing since sliced bread, today’s toast recipe is guaranteed to earn a spot in your recipe repertoire after your very first bite.
The perfect recipe for golden-brown toast eluded me for years, but after weeks of trial and error I have finally developed the world’s most perfect recipe for homemade toast.
For those of you who are intimidated by the thought of making homemade toast for the very first time, don’t stress! I’ve included a step-by-step how-to video below the recipe!
OK, So What Do I Need?
Your ingredient and equipment list is actually not nearly as extensive as you might think. You need the following:
- Bread. No substitutions, please. Now would be a great time to make my bread recipe that I just shared.
- A Toaster. Please note that I have tried this recipe without a toaster and it has never been successful unless made with a verified toaster. I have attempted to toast bread using a curling iron, boiling water, a KitchenAid mixer, and by stomping on it repeatedly (among other things) and none of these trials yielded the desired toasty results.
- Butter. Please do not argue with me on this.
Anyone who tries to tell you that you need anything else is just trying to sell you something.
I have my ingredients. Now what?
Once you have gathered your ingredients the fun can begin. If this is your first time making toast I strongly recommend that you first watch the how-to video (below the recipe). Now here’s how you turn that horribly soft bread into a nice toasty slice:
- Assemble your toaster by plugging it carefully into the proper outlet. Place untoasted bread in the slicer, and select the desired level of toastedness. For my toast recipe, I always recommend a mid-range selection.
- Push down the lever and allow your bread to become toast.
- Carefully remove your toast from the toaster. Be careful, it’s warm!
- Cover with butter.
Please note that this is how to make classic American toast. If you are looking for something more exotic, please see my French Toast recipe.
I hope you enjoy today’s perfect toast recipe, and Happy April 1st!
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Are you more of a visual learner? Check out my YouTube channel where I show you exactly how I make this recipe step-by-step in my own kitchen.
How to Make Homemade Toast
- 1 slice bread¹
- Place slice of bread in toaster
- Set toaster to desired setting. Mid-range is usually best. Too high and you will burn your toast and your friends will likely abandon you.
How to StoreToast is best eaten fresh! However, you may allow to cool completely to room temperature and then place in a ziploc bag to be eaten at your leisure at another time. Do not eat if toast becomes moldy.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more.
Love your posts! April Fools to you too!
Lol! This is a fun joke! Thanks for making me laugh!
Divine! My bread starting crumbling in the toaster and weirdly when I use my grandmother’s prized toast recipe that never happens. Thankfully, it still tasted heavenly. Any recipe for homemade bottled water? The ones I find at the grocery store just aren’t to my high expectations and everything always tastes better from scratch so please try and put out a recipe for it; it would help me greatly.
Hi Simone! I’m so glad you enjoyed the toast! I have not quite perfected my recipe for homemade bottled water but I will definitely share it with you as soon as I do! 🤣
Its pretty sad if you need a recipe to make toast. :]
I’m sorry, but I’ll stick to my mom’s time-tested recipe for toast. I noticed that with your recipe, it was difficult to push the lever down. Mom’s recipe never has this problem. I love your other recipes, though.
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HAHAHA fair enough. lol.
Ah yes, the secret to making the most perfect toast. Truly stunning
I have a recipe book where I put all of my favorite recipes from here so I can reach them whenever. This is BY FAR my favorite recipe, I really appreciate all the months of testing that went into this recipe! 😂 (And all your others) I don’t know how you do it. Thank you for all the great and delicious recipes, without them I don’t know where I’d be xoxoxo
😂😂 The testing was rigorous and wasn’t easy work but someone had to do it! 😂
Thanks for using my recipes, Anna 🙂
O M G… we knew that your site was THE PLACE to go for recipes for everything, so when we saw that you had a very special method for making toast we were intrigued. we ACTUALLY thought maybe you were going to share some very special secrets for how to get toast that is nice and crisp on the outside without also being mouth-shredder bread. we CRACKED UP when we started reading and then we knew, okay, she must have posted this on april 1st. LOVE IT. and still cracking up at ourselves, too, for not yet being totally sure it was a joke yet when we got to the 45 min part. writing this from my computer or i’d have put in all the laughing and falling over sideways laughing emojis. so just pretend we inserted lots of those! xD
🤣🤣 I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂
Toaster, Butter…What else do I need again? This is sooo hard.
Sugar Spun Run
I think you have it covered, but be sure to check out my step by step video. 😉
I am so happy I came across your site. I will need to share this recipe with some people who claim they don’t know how to cook nor prepare not even one single item. Also, if I may suggest a good recipe for making more ice when one runs out in the freezer. Thanks and keep up the great work! 😉
Sugar Spun Run
This post is a perfect lesson/recipe for those who claim they can not cook for sure, Jackie! If they need a lesson on how to make ice, I can help there too! 😉 Thanks so much for commenting. I hope that these recipes are helpful! 😉
Sam, you helped be so much today. I tried everything before: hair straightener, campfire roasting, BOILING (great minds think alike 😉), and even the infamous and terrifying broiler. Nothing, I repeat NOTHING, has worked as well as this. I figured since you’ve mastered ice and toast, could you post a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich sometime? I don’t know what to do for that one. PB on one slice and jam on the other? Or put both on the same slice of bread? I don’t know. Thanks again!
🤣 I don’t know about peanut butter and jelly, I will have to get some ingredients and do some testing and research. I’ll get back to you on that. 😉
Haywood Banks song toast you have to listen to it…..Cheers Billy