Honey Butter Toast

Honey Butter Toast

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
808 Calories
54g Fat
81g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 808
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 34g 169%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 68g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 212mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There are a few details that move toast with honey and butter from really yummy to sublime. Toast with butter and honey is pure ambrosia and stands on its own next to even the most elaborate of breakfast offerings.

The first is the bread. The better the bread, the better the toast. Look for a well-made crusty loaf with a slight tang and lots of little holes where the honey and butter can pool up. The crunchy crust is as delicious as the soft inside. The toast should turn a light golden brown and occasionally a little charred on the edges. Slice the bread thick.

The next is the butter, which should be fresh and delicious. Consider something organic, grass-fed, and in the higher butterfat/low water European-style. Use salted or unsalted to your preference. Many prefer to soften the butter beforehand or make honey butter in preparation.

The honey, of course, wants to be the star and steal the show from the bread and butter. But toast with butter and honey is all about the marriage of flavors and textures, so consider a nice light golden honey or perhaps a honey that has a touch of bitterness to match its strength and urgency.

Though using an oven is recommended, you can certainly put the bread in the toaster. Try honey butter toast with vanilla ice cream, as in this recipe, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, matcha or more. 

Ingredients

  • 1 piece 3-inch thick white bread with firm crust

  • 4 tablespoons butter, sofented

  • 3 tablespoons honey, divided

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Honey Butter Toast ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place bread on cutting board short side down.

    bread on a cutting board

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  3. Remove the interior of the bread by cutting down into the slice making 4 vertical cuts parallel to the walls of the bread crust, leaving about a 1/2 to 1 inch border between the cuts and the crust so that the box has structure and does not fall apart.

    Remove the interior of the bread by cutting down into the slice making 4 vertical cuts parallel to the walls of the bread crust

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  4. Wiggle out the interior cube from the crust, gently ripping off the bottom.

    remove the interior cube from the crust

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  5. Set the crust box aside, and cut the interior bread cube into bite sized cubes.

    bread cubes on a cutting board

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  6. Spread the softened butter on the inside of the crust box as well as all over the bread cubes.

    buttered bread cubes and bread crust

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  7. Place buttered box and cubes spread out on a baking sheet.

    Place buttered box and cubes spread out on a baking sheet

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  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown, turning halfway through to ensure evening browning on all sides.

    baked breadcrumbs and crust

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  9. Once browned, remove to a plate, returning the bread cubes to the crust box. Drizzle with some of the honey.

    Honey Butter Toast on a plate

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  10. Serve with ice cream and additional drizzle of honey.

    Honey Butter Toast served with ice cream

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