How to Toast Bread in a Conventional Oven

Whether you are hosting a brunch or feeding a large family, a conventional oven will serve your purpose better than a toaster or toaster oven if you need to prepare a large amount of toast at once. The broiler setting on a conventional oven produces toast in about the same amount of time as a toaster. Use regular sandwich bread, sliced French bread or any other type of bread you desire to make toast in the oven.

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Leaving bread under the broiler too long can result in burnt toast.

Step 1

Position an oven rack at the highest position in the oven.

Step 2

Turn the oven to broil and allow it to preheat completely before toasting the bread.

Step 3

Place slices of bread on an ungreased baking sheet.

Step 4

Put the baking sheet in the oven under the broiler. Watch carefully and remove it from the oven as soon as the tops of the bread turn brown.

Step 5

Turn the slices of bread over. If desired, butter the untoasted side of the bread and add seasonings such as herbs or a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Step 6

Return the baking sheet to the oven. Toast until the top of the bread is golden brown and remove from the oven.