15 Meals You Didn’t Know Your Toaster Oven Could Make

Most of us have a toaster oven at home that we only use to toast bread, am I right? And we got envious of our friend’s amazing oven at home. Sometimes, it’s good to look what we have at hand and believe it its possibilities. It turns out we can do way more with our trusty toaster!

Did you know you can use the toaster oven to reheat leftovers as well? From dehydrating fruits to baked eggs, cooking has never been easier and quicker. Since most toaster ovens can only be adjusted by time, remember to preheat it at the longest timing (In Toaster Mode) before you start cooking. Here are 15 healthy toaster oven recipes that are yummy and healthy:


1. Granny Smith Tartines with Black Forest Ham and Brie

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Ham with pear? Now that’s a different combination. With the addition of melted cheese on top, it’s so good that you want more. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 15 – 20 mins

2. Five Minute Miso-Glazed Toaster Oven Salmon

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Salmon is a great source of Omega-3. Plus, the longer you marinate it (from 30 minutes to 2 days), the more flavourful it becomes. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 10 mins

3. Lasagna Toast

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Source: www.goodhousekeeping.com

A healthier alternative to lasagna. This Mediterranean inspired toasts will be your favourite light main dish meal anytime. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 30 mins

4. Toaster Oven Kale Chips

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Superfood kale should always make an appearence in your meals. If you want an easier way to love this green, make it into crispy chips! Recipe here.

Estimated time: 15 mins

5. Spicy Baked Eggs With Toast

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Source: pikalily.com

Eggs are actually healthy and it’s even healthier when it’s baked. The chilli powder gives this dish more flair. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 25 mins

6. Whole Wheat Pita Pizzas

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Source: pickyeaterblog.com

Don’t need to make your own crust for this recipe. Just use a whole wheat pita bread and put any topping that you like to personalize it. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 15 mins

7. Toaster Oven French Fries

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Yes, an easy and healthy version of french fries is always important. You use less oil too. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 30 mins

8. Herbed Chicken Tenders

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Simple, low fat and flavourful. Chop some onions and broccoli to add into the foil before cooking it so you have a side as well. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 25 mins

9. Steamed Garlic Shrimp

baked garlic prawns
Source: www.chinesechicken.net

The recipe calls for it to be steamed in a wok but it will work nicely in your toaster oven too. Just cover up the foil, poke some small holes for steam to come out and bake for about 10 minutes. You could add some splash of Chinese cooking wine or white wine to jazz it up! Recipe here.

Estimated time: 10 mins


10. Roasted hazelnuts

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Any nuts will work. You can add some spices and condiments to make it more tasty. Cinnamon sugar would give it a sweet kick. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 5 mins

11. Roasted Persimmon Slices

baked persimmon
Source: www.thekitchn.com

Juicy on the inside, these persimmon slices will change the way you eat persimmons in the future. It makes a great topping for ice-cream also. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 10 mins

12. Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

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Source: www.theskinnyonlowcal.org

These cookies are crunchy, chewy and low fat. You can make this in advance then slice a few to bake when you have cravings. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 8 mins or until slightly brown

13. Dehydrated Apples

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These make a great snack. It might take a long time in the toaster oven but it is worth it. You can substitute it with other fruits too. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 3 – 4 hrs

14. Baked Bananas

baked bananas
Source: www.skinnytaste.com

So easy to make within 15 minutes and it’s delicious too. Cinnamon can also help to lower your blood sugar levels. Recipe here.

Estimated time: 15 mins

15. Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Source: ditchthewheat.com

This quick chocolate cake recipe will not only taste decadent, it’s so easy to make as well. All you need is unsweetened raw cacao, egg, raw honey and some baking powder.  Recipe here.

Estimated time: 18 mins


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