How To Make Homemade Texas Toast (2024)

Last Updated on 22nd December 2021 by

Texas toast is thick and buttery and a perfect addition to a hearty dinner. It makes for a great side dish with pasta, chicken, mashed potatoes, or roasted vegetables.

Texas toast gets its name from its supposed origins at a place called the Pig Stand in Denton, Texas. According to the stories, a bakery ordered bread that was supposed to be cut so thick that it ended up being too big for toasting. It wouldn’t fit into the toaster. So, the solution for this order was to butter the bread and put it on the grill, resulting in the tasty Texas toast we know today.

How to make Texas toast garlic bread? It’s not hard at all, and I want to show you how to do it at home with just a few ingredients. You can make toast that is every bit as good as what you buy in the store, and when you make it yourself, you can keep the costs down and control what goes on the toast. You can personalise it and make it fitting for a diet as well. It’s up to you how you want to customise the toast to meet your needs, so knowing how to make to yourself is the important first step to get there.

Choosing the Right Bread for Texas Toast

The bread you use makes a difference as to how authentic your Texas toast really is. One of the keys to how to make Texas toast bread is to start with the right bread.

You can use submarine bread or any kind of fresh bread for the bakery that comes in a loaf. You will need to cut it yourself unless you find thick cut loaves. Remember that this is supposed to be a thicker cut of toast than what you can reasonably fit into your toaster.

Italian bread works really well too. It’s up to you how tall you want the bread. The key is really to just make sure the slices are thick. The height of the bread can be short or tall- it’s up to you.

One thing to consider when you pick out bread for Texas toast is to consider what other foods you will have with your meal. If you want the toast to be a small part of the meal and just a minor side dish, then go for a shorter loaf. If the Texas toast will be one of the main components, then you may want to choose a taller loaf. Also keep in mind that toast doesn’t store very well or very long. You can freeze it for a while, but you may be concerned about how fresh it will taste when you go to eat it.

Also keep in mind how much toast you need to make at once. Don’t make more than you need, as toasted bread will not stay fresh for long. It would be a shame to make up Texas toast that just goes to waste.

How to Make Texas Toast

You only need the right kind of bread and a few other ingredients to make this simple but delicious food. I think the best kinds of food are the ones you make yourself that turn out great every time. Texas toast is easy enough to make that it doesn’t feel intimidating to even the inexperienced cook. Plus, yours can taste just like what you buy from the store!

Texas Toast Recipe

Keyword: texas loaf


  • 1 loaf of bread
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 2 sticks of butter (you can use margarine as well)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Cut your bread up, making the slices about one inch thick.

  • Melt the butter in the microwave for around one minute. It should be fully melted.

  • Mix salt, garlic powder and oregano into the butter and mix.

  • Use a pastry brush or knife to spread the butter over the bread. Spread on both sides of the bread.

  • Place the bread on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. It should be golden-brown when done.

How to Make French Toast with Texas Toast

You can turn Texas toast into French toast without much fuss. You can take your already baked Texas toast and make it into breakfast for yourself and your family. I love the sweetness of French toast and think it is a great substitute for pancakes in the morning. If you find that you make too much Texas toast, you can turn it into a different dish and avoid the food fatigue that comes from eating the same dish too often too soon.

Texas toast works well for French toast because it is thicker and less likely to become soggy as you turn your bread into French Toast.

How to make Texas French toast?

You need some eggs, butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix all of that together in a bowl and then dip the Texas toast in it.

From there you need to cook the toast in a skillet. This is basically grilled bread that’s been battered. Use a small amount of oil in the skillet and cook on a medium heat for about two minutes on each side. Once you see the edges turning brown on the bottom side, flip it over (carefully, so as not spatter hot oil) and cook the other side for about two minutes.

How to make French toast with Texas toast bread that doesn’t become soggy? The sogginess occurs because you have too much milk or egg in the bread, and that soaks through and makes the crispiness disappear as the bread breaks down.

How to Make Homemade Texas Toast

You can make your own Texas toast from scratch. Find an Italian bread recipe or submarine bread recipe that’s easy enough for you to do. Making bread can be tough, and it will probably take you a few tries to get it right.

To make Texas toast from homemade bread, just wait for the bread to cool slightly once it comes out of the oven. Then, slice it thick, using a serrated knife for a clean cut that won’t squish the bread. Follow the recipe from earlier, covering both sides with your garlic butter mix. Put the bread back in the oven for 15 minutes. Don’t worry about overcooking the bread just because it has just come out of the oven. It will be fine. It just turns brown after cooking but should not burn if you only cook it for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Fresh bread makes the best Texas toast. That’s key if you want to know how to make Texas toast like Zaxby’s or any of the other restaurants that are known for good garlic toast in your area. If you are wondering how to make Canes Texas toast for yourself, now you know. These restaurants often use their proprietary bread and then use a similar set of directions and ingredients as what I have listed up above for you. Yours can taste every bit as good as theirs, especially if you follow my guideline and only use fresh Texas toast and fresh bread.

Can you freeze Texas toast? I wouldn’t recommend it. Frozen toast doesn’t taste very good when it comes out the second time. It can lack taste and can be the wrong texture. It’s hard to get it retain that fresh, crispy experience after it has been frozen once before.

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I'm Pauline, a mother of four grown children, my passion for cooking stemmed from the joy i get cooking for my family. I love to try new dishes, especially when dining out but creating and sharing my own recipes is my favourite thing to do!

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