This vegan Texas toast recipe features buttery thick-cut bread and just the right amount of garlicky seasoning to make it impossible to resist!
I love a slice of crispy homemade garlic bread whenever I’m enjoying pasta for dinner, but I’ve recently discovered Texas toast and I can’t get enough. Now, you would think something called Texas toast is made for pairing with birria tacos or burritos, but this is not your average Tex-Mex recipe!
What Is So Special About Texas Toast?
If you’re a fan of fancy, thick-cut toast, then Texas toast is the perfect slice for you! It has a unique texture compared to regular garlic bread; the crust tends to be soft rather than crispy, while the interior is fluffy, pillowy, and soaked through with butter and garlic flavour.
The key to Texas toast is using thick slices of white bread and brushing both sides with garlic butter. This is how Texas toast gets its signature flavour and texture.
Why You’ll Love This Texas Toast Recipe
Here’s why you should add this Texas toast recipe to your menu this week:
- It’s vegan. There’s no dairy here, but this Texas toast is every bit as buttery and delicious as the original!
- Texas toast is incredibly versatile. You can pair it with pasta in place of garlic bread, but why stop there? Serve it alongside your favorite soup (it would be delicious with my creamy tomato soup), make an epic vegan grilled cheese with it, or use it as a base for quinoa burgers.
- It’s also incredibly easy. Store-bought Texas toast isn’t an option if you’re vegan, but luckily my plant-based version comes together lickety-split. You’ll be enjoying homemade Texas toast in no time!
Notes on Ingredients
Scroll down to the recipe card to find the ingredient quantities and recipe instructions.
- Vegan bakery white bread – You can use potato bread, or even my vegan Japanese milk bread.
- Vegan butter – Use store-bought or homemade vegan butter.
- Garlic powder – Garlic powder allows you to pack in a whole lot of garlicky flavour without crushing all those fresh garlic cloves.
- Oregano – Oregano pairs nicely with garlic. It has a strong flavour, though, so feel free to use less or omit it if it’s not your thing.
- Fresh parsley – If you have extra, use it to make parsley pesto!
How to Make Texas Toast
Here’s how to make vegan Texas toast at home.
Prepare. Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the bread onto the baking sheet.
Make the garlic butter. Melt the butter in the microwave, then whisk in the garlic powder, oregano, and salt.
Butter the bread. Brush both sides of the bread with the garlic butter.
Toast. Place the pan in the oven and toast the bread for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping the bread at the halfway point.
Finish. Sprinkle the bread with parsley and serve.
Tips for Success
Here are some simple tips to help you make perfect vegan Texas toast!
- Use quality bread. Look for a fluffy, thick-cut bakery white bread or potato bread. If you can’t find any pre-bagged loaves that are thick-cut, you can ask the baker to cut thick slices for you.
- Don’t skimp on the butter! This is what adds so much flavour and gives Texas toast its wonderfully soft texture. Be sure to brush both sides of the bread.
- Watch your toast closely while it’s in the oven. It can go from lightly toasted to burnt very quickly, so keep a close eye on it—especially if you have an oven that tends to run hot.
Make cheesy Texas toast by sprinkling shredded vegan cheddar or mozzarella cheese over the top of the bread slices before toasting.
Use an 8-ounce bag of vegan cheese; toast the bread in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes, then flip and cover the other side with cheese. Return the pan to the oven for an additional 5 to 6 minutes, then broil for 1 to 2 minutes and finish with parsley.
Serve Texas toast with pasta dishes like creamy garlic mushroom pasta or spaghetti and meatballs, or Italian-inspired favourites like baked eggplant Parmesan or vegetable lasagna. I also love it with fluffy tofu scramble as an alternative to traditional toast!
How to Store
Place leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate them for a up to 2 days. Reheat them in a toaster oven, toaster, or a 375ºF oven until warmed through.
Can I Freeze Texas Toast?
Leftover Texas toast can be stored in a food-safe container or a freezer bag and kept in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, place the toast in the toaster, or on a lined baking sheet at 375°F for 5 to 8 minutes.
More Recipes for Garlic Lovers
- Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
- Vegan Garlic Naan
- Vegan Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls
- Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia Bread
- Vegan Garlic Alfredo Pasta
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- 8 – 12 slices of vegan bakery white bread, can use potato bread
- ½ cup vegan butter, 1 stick (112 grams)
- 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 2 grams
- 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 gram
- ½ teaspoon salt, 2 grams
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced (4 grams)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Place the bread in an even layer onto the lined sheet pan.
- Melt butter in the microwave.
- Add the garlic powder, oregano, and salt to the butter and whisk to combine.
- Brush both sides of each piece of bread with the butter mixture.
- Toast the bread in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes, flipping the bread over halfway through.
- When the bread is done, sprinkle the minced parsley on top and serve.
- Store leftovers in an airtight food safe container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, place the toast in the toaster, or on a lined baking sheet pan at the same temperature above for 5 – 8 minutes.
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