Roasted Strawberry Toast with Balsamic Glaze

ceramic platter of two pieces of strawberry toast

This Roasted Strawberry Toast with Balsamic Glaze is the BEST toast! Jammy sweet roasted strawberries on top of crunchy bread with a tangy can’t ask for much more! 

Strawberry season is rapidly coming to an end! And while I’m very much looking forward to all things Fall, I want to soak up every last pint of strawberries that I can.

sliced strawberries on a cutting board with a knife

Hence this recipe! It’s perfection on toast and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Quick note – I actually based this recipe off of a roasted strawberry balsamic focaccia bread I got at bakery while on vacation.. the flavors were perfect! And while as a new mom, I don’t have time to make homemade focaccia…I figured this was the next best thing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. The star of the show is obviously the strawberries. And while you could 100% just use fresh strawberries on toast…roasting them brings out a completely different flavor profile! They are ultra sweet, jammy and melt in your mouth!
  2. Any recipe that involves perfectly roast crunchy bread..count me in. Carbs are my BFF and this one showcases fresh artisanal bread!
  3. While I love everything sweet, the tanginess of the balsamic glaze is the perfect contrast to the sweetness of the strawberries!
  4. The fresh basil on top adds a savory, earthy and herbaceous element! It’s delightful!
  5. Each bite is just pure perfection..I know you’ll love it!

Ingredients You Need:

  • Fresh strawberries 
  • Crunchy bakery style artisanal bread 
  • Balsamic glaze (store bought or homemade)
  • Basil 
  • Butter 
  • Turbinado sugar

How to Make Toast in 5 Simple Steps:

Preheat oven and put parchment paper on a sheet pan. 

Add strawberries to the sheet pan and toss them with a couple tablespoons of turbinado sugar. Roast them.

side by side photos pre and post roasted strawberries on sheet pan

Once the strawberries are done, toast your bread. Add butter, followed by the roasted strawberries.

side view of glossy roasted strawberries on top of toast

Top with a generous drizzle of balsamic glaze and chopped basil.

overhead shot of garnished toast with basil

Eat right away and enjoy!

Expert Toast Making Tips:

The layer of melted butter on the toast is completely optional but I think it adds such great flavor! 

I recommend using salted butter for a little bit of saltiness!

The fresher the bread, the better! I love going to Lidl and picking up a loaf in their bakery. 

You can use frozen strawberries if you’d like!  They might just be more watery on the pan.

overhead shot of bite taken out of toast

If you want to make your own balsamic glaze – here is the recipe I used! It’s super simple.

And as always with toast…eat it will it’s warm! Stale toast isn’t the name of the game here. Crisp, crunchy, warm strawberries…yup, that’s it.

Storing Roasted Strawberries/Other Ways to Use Them:

This makes enough strawberries for a few pieces of toast – if you have leftovers, just store them in a jar in the fridge!

I used mine in a bowl of oatmeal the next day! 

You could also throw them on a salad or just warm them up and add them to toast the next day.

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! If you did, check out other strawberry recipes below!

Strawberry Coconut Crisp

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Turnovers 

Strawberry Cobbler Bars 

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Roasted Strawberry Toast with Balsamic Glaze

This Roasted Strawberry Toast with Balsamic Glaze is the BEST toast! Jammy sweet roasted strawberries on top of crunchy bread with a tangy can’t ask for much more! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted strawberries, strawberry toast, toast ideas, toast recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 people
Author Haylie


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced in half (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar (and more for garnish)
  • 4 slices crusty and fresh artisan bread
  • balsamic glaze (store bought or homemade - see blog post for recipe I use)
  • fresh basil
  • salted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add parchment paper to a sheet pan.

  2. Slice strawberries in half and add them to the sheet pan. Toss with 1-2 tbsp of turbinado sugar.

  3. Once the oven is fully warmed, add the sheet pan to the oven and roast the strawberries for 12 minutes or so.

  4. Once the strawberries are done roasting, toast your bread. Add salted butter to the warm bread followed by a generous spoonful of roasted strawberries.

  5. Top with a sprinkle of turbinado sugar, a drizzle of balsamic glaze and fresh basil. Eat while hot! Enjoy!


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