How to Toast English Muffins in the Oven

A toasted English muffin might be the fastest way to my heart. There is nothing like a crispy, crunchy English muffin with butter (I love English muffins with raisins!). While you can use a toaster, toaster oven, or microwave, tossing English muffins into the oven is quick and easy, too.

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I love all kinds of English muffins. I enjoy them cooked in different ways, depending on the taste and texture I’m seeking. Today, I will be discussing how to toast your English muffins in the oven.

If you’re looking for a new (and delightful) way to indulge in English muffins, consider the oven method! The oven method provides a super crispy outer edge with a fluffy, delicious interior. It’s basically the best of both worlds when it comes to this tasty baked good.

Turn on your ovens, and let’s get baking!

How to Toast English Muffins in the Oven

Toasting English muffins in the oven is such a great idea. It’s the best method for those that want a crispy exterior and a soft interior. Not only that, but it’s the ideal method for when you want to add toppings such as cheese, cooked bacon, veggies, and more.

1. Preheat the Oven to 350F

Just like everything else you cook in the oven, the best way to start is to preheat the oven! For toasting English muffins, 350F is a good idea. You can also skip preheating and go straight to broil if you’re looking for a crispier, crunchier texture. I like both!

2. Slather with Butter

To get the perfect English muffin in the oven, butter is going to be your secret weapon. Start by cutting your English muffin in half. You should not bake English muffins “whole”. You will not get your desired result. 

After slicing, slather butter onto the top and bottom of the muffin. I know what you’re thinking, it’s a lot of butter. Don’t worry. Butter makes everything better, and you don’t have to put too much. 

3. Bake!

You’re going to start by baking the English muffins upside down. Basically, the ‘interior’ of the English muffin will be placed directly onto the pan. Bake for a few minutes until the exterior appears to be golden brown. 

Then, flip it over and bake a bit longer.

Keep in mind that if you’re adding any other toppings – such as cheese or vegetables – do it after flipping. That way, the muffin, and the toppings can cook and conjoin for a delightful result.

Note: If you’re broiling instead of baking, the process is going to be a lot quicker! Definitely keep your eye on your English muffin to avoid burning it.

4. Indulge

When you’re happy with the way your English muffin looks, then it’s time to take it out of the oven! Obviously, be careful when doing this. The pan will be hot. Use an oven mitt. 

Me, I like to burn my mouth a little bit when it comes to oven-toasted English muffins. I don’t necessarily recommend this. Let the English muffin cool off a bit before you indulge!


Toasting muffins in the oven is pretty simple, right? But if you still have questions about this method, here are some answers you might want to take a look at.

How do you toast English muffins without a toaster?

If you want to enjoy an English muffin but don’t have a toaster, don’t panic. You’re not entirely out of luck. You can use the oven method, whether you bake at 350F or do a quicker broil. You can also use your stovetop. Place butter in a pan and cook the English muffin on high heat.

Do you need to toast English muffins?

It won’t hurt if you eat an untoasted English muffin. However, the taste might be lacking. English muffins are designed to be toasted. It doesn’t matter which method you choose. You will enjoy the flavor and texture of a cooked English muffin far more than a plain, untoasted one.

Should you refrigerate English muffins?

Unless you are a fan of dried-out muffins, I don’t suggest storing English muffins in the refrigerator. The refrigerator will change the texture of the English muffin, which will ultimately impact the flavor. Stick to the countertop for a few days or freeze for up to three months.

Final Thoughts

I love a perfectly toasted English muffin, whether it’s toasted in the toaster, oven, or any other means. Toasting in the oven is a cinch, though, and can be done with the bake or broil option. Broil provides crispiness while baking gives you a crispy outer layer with a soft, moist interior.

What is your favorite way to toast your English muffins? Have you ever used the oven? Share with us in the comment section!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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