5 Best Fast Diet Recipes That You Can Make In a Toaster Oven

Do you have a toaster oven in your kitchen?

If yes, do you know that there is so much that you can do with it than just toasting bread and warming pizza leftovers?

Well, if you did not know, read on for more information on how you can use this appliance to cook healthy foods for you and your family.

It is perfectly possible to cook a wide variety of foods in the toaster oven satisfactorily. Because of its small size, you may not be able to use it to cook large amounts of foods.

It is perfect for preparing side dishes that can go with the meals that you usually take on a daily basis.

The following are fast diet recipes that you can in a toaster oven very easily.

1.      Avocado Breakfast Toast

avocado breakfast toast

Not only is this dish easy to prepare, but it is also very healthy. It is packed with fiber, potassium and healthy fat. It will be a perfect way to start your morning. The following is how you can prepare it using a toaster oven.

Ingredients:

2 slices of any kind of bread

1/2 piece of avocado (sliced thinly)

2 slices of cheddar cheese

How to Prepare:

  1. Put cheese on the toast
  2. Put the toast in the toaster oven and allow it to bake for five minutes or until it becomes crispy on the edges. Visit JanesKitchenMiracles.com for details.
  3. As soon as you take the toast out of the oven, add the slices of avocado on it and then serve immediately.

2. Personalized Pop-tarts

pop tarts toast

 

Pop-tarts can be great for dessert as well as breakfast. If you do not prefer eating the readymade ones with the fear of getting a sugar high that can last for three days or more, you can make personalized pop-tarts as follows.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 small jar of fruit preserves
  • 2 teaspoons of milk
  • Rainbow sprinkles

How to Prepare:

  1. First, you will need to roll out your pie crust and then cut a huge square out of the center. Cut the square in half two form two rectangles of pie crust. You will have four rectangles if you cut 2 pie crusts.
  2. After that, you will need to take about 1 teaspoon of jam and then spread it on each rectangle while making sure that an inch of space is left around the edges.
  3. Next, take each rectangle and fold into half so as to cover the jam and them use a fork to crimp the edges shut.
  4. Put them in a toaster oven and bake them for about 7 to 8 minutes until they become golden brown.
  5. Take a bowl and put in the milk, powdered sugar and sprinkles and then mix them together.
  6. Remove the warm pop-tarts from the toaster oven and allow them to cool. Before serving, you can frost them using any design you desire.

3. Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

blueberry conbread muffins

This is a nice breakfast dish that is both nutritious and delicious. With each blue-berry packed serving, you will get about 1.5 grams of fat, 115 calories, 4 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber. The following is how to prepare the muffins.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries

How to Prepare:

  1. First, you will need to take a 6-cup muffin tin and then spray it with nonstick spray.
  2. After that, preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Put the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium sized bowl and them mix them together. After you are done mixing, set the bowl aside.
  4. Put the buttermilk, applesauce, egg and sugar in a small bowl and then whisk them together.
  5. Take the wet ingredients and add them to dry ingredients and then mix until they are just barely combined. Be careful not to over mix. Once you are done mixing, fold in the blueberries.
  6. Divide the mixture into six muffin cups and then pop them into the toaster oven.
  7. Allow them to bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick can come out clean.

4. Bacon

bacon

Preparing bacon using a toaster oven is very simple. It is takes so much less effort compared to frying it. The following is what you will need to do.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound or 16 ounces of sliced Bacon

How to Prepare:

  1. The first thing you will need to do is pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius with the rack in the middle.
  2. After that, take the slices of bacon and then lay them on a wire tray that can fit inside a sheet pan to help extra grease drip away from the bacon.
  3. Allow the bacon to bake for about 15 to18 minutes. Just make sure that it does not burn.
  4. Remove the bacon from the oven and then transfer it to paper towel lined plates for the extra grease to drain.

5. Cookie Crisp

cookie crisp and rings

Ingredients:

  • I roll of cookie dough
  • Milk

How to Prepare:

  1. Using a rolling, an empty wine bottle or glass, roll out cookie dough.
  2. Cut out small cookies that are close to the size of a nickel. In case you do not have a nickel-sized cookie cutter in your kitchen, you can use a ring.
  3. After that, preheat your toaster oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then put in the cookies. Allow them to bake for about 10 minutes or until they become golden brown. The cookies should be crispy but not burnt.
  4. Allow the cookies to cool and then add milk before serving.

The good thing with the abovementioned fast diet recipes that can be made in a toaster oven is that they will be ready very fast.

Some of them can take less than minutes to be ready. This makes them really nice recipes to try if you do not have much time to prepare meals that take too long to be ready.

These are just few examples that you can try. There are many more foods that you can cook very well in a toaster oven for occasions when your existing oven capacity may be less than what should be.

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Neha Kava is a National Certified Registered Dietitian in India. She likes to share her knowledge about daily health, nutritition and diet tips. You can contact her on info@nutrichoice4u.com

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