Sugar Toast with Only 3 Simple Ingredients

Ready in 15 minutes

Sugar toast is the quickest snack you can make. You need simple ingredients. And the best part is that it stays crunchy even the next day.

By Ksenia
14. June 2024
Rating: 5.00

Why this recipe is great

This sugar toast recipe is quick and easy. You only need white sugar toast, coconut oil, and sugar.

Sweet treat with ingredients you always have at hand.

Craving Something Sweet? Try Quick and Easy Caramelized Sugar Toast

Are you craving something sweet but don’t have anything left in your fridge? And you don’t feel like going to the grocery store? That sounds so familiar! We’ve got you covered! Let’s make a quick dessert together. You need very simple ingredients. And the best part is you surely have them in your fridge! You’ll need white toast bread, sugar, and something greasy — butter, coconut oil, or ghee. It only takes 10 minutes, including prep time.

The recipe is very simple. Choose butter, ghee, or coconut oil. Mix it with sugar and spread it on white toast bread. Fry in a pan until it’s caramelized on both sides. The result? A crispy outside and a soft inside sugar toast.

And the best part? You can store it for several days, and it won’t turn soft and will keep its crispy crust!

The Best Sugar Toast Recipe, Tips and Substitutes

You will love this caramelized sugar toast recipe. It’s so quick and extra crunchy. Let’s make it!

You only need three simple ingredients: sugar, oil, and white toast bread. Easy, right?

We recommend using white toast bread. Then, the inside of the toast will be soft and tender, and the outside will be crispy.

You can use coconut oil, ghee, or regular butter. We tried all three. The coconut oil toast is the tastiest, followed by ghee and butter. If you choose butter, ensure it’s softened or melted slightly in the microwave. Butter is our least favorite option because it splatters while frying. Keep an eye on it because it can burn fast. If using ghee, add 10 grams more compared to coconut oil.

We chose coconut oil, and the result was incredibly delicious. Grab a fork and mix the coconut oil with sugar until it’s all blended nicely. Then, spread this yummy mixture on one side of your bread, leaving the other plain.

You can cook it in a regular frying pan or grill pan. We love using a grill pan. There is no need to grease a pan!
Heat it to a maximum for 2-3 minutes. Then, turn it to medium heat (about 6 out of 9 on our stove). Place your bread slice, spread-side down, and cook for 3-4 minutes until it gets a beautiful caramelized sugar crust. The sugar and oil will melt and turn into gooey caramel in the pan—it looks delicious, right?

Flip the toast over and move it around to soak up any leftover caramel. Press the toast gently into the pan so the caramel sticks to it. Cook until both sides are toasted. Fry for about two minutes or less on the other side. The toast fries up quickly on the second side, so keep an eye on it to avoid burning.

Now, move the toast to a plate and let it cool down. This will make the caramel harden up and become super crispy. Serve it up and enjoy!

Quick Checklist for Making Sugar Toast Extra Crunchy

To make sure your toasts are crispy, just follow these simple steps:

  • Mix equal parts of coconut oil and sugar
  • Spread the mixture on one side of the bread.
  • Fry it in a hot pan over medium heat.
  • Flip the toast when it’s golden.
  • After flipping, gather the caramel by moving the bread slice and fry until it’s ready.
  • Let it cool for a couple of minutes for the caramel to harden

This way, sugar toast will have an extra crunch; now enjoy!

Butter, Coconut Oil, or Ghee? What’s the Most Delicious and How to Use

Sugar toast works with coconut oil, ghee, or butter. But what’s the most delicious option, and what should be considered when cooking with each one?

  • Our absolute favorite is coconut oil. It’s extra delicious and aromatic. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly.
  • The second best option is ghee. The toast turns out very crispy. Remember, you need a little bit more ghee than coconut oil. While we use 30 g of coconut oil, we use a bit more ghee, 40 g.
  • Be careful when using regular butter. It contains water, which can splash while frying. Keep an eye on it, as it can burn quickly. But considering all this, the toasts still turn out tasty and crispy.

More Simple Desserts with Few Ingredients

Are you looking for more simple desserts with just a few ingredients? Try making an apple and puff pastry dessert. With only five simple ingredients, it’s easy to make and has a delicious cinnamon sugar crust.

Or, go for apple cake with fresh apples – soft layered apples topped with crispy butter sugar. It’s a delicious combo!

Sugar toast covered in caramelized sugar on the plate.

Sugar Toast | Tips for Extra Crunch

5 from 1 vote
Sugar toast recipe ready in 15 minutes. Very simple and affordable ingredients, quick prepping, and extra crunchy.
Servings 2 Servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 slices of white toast bread
  • 30 g sugar
  • 30 g coconut oil ghee, or regular butter*


  • In a small bowl, mix 30 g of sugar and 30 g of coconut oil (or ghee or butter) using a fork until well combined.
    Mixing sugar and coconut oil with a fork for making sugar toast.
  • Preheat a frying pan to maximum heat. Then, change to medium heat (we use 6 out of 9 on our stove) for frying. Don’t add any oil or butter to a frying pan.
    Warming up a pan without oil on the stove before adding sugar toast.
  • Using a knife, spread the sugar-coconut oil mixture evenly on one side of each slice of toast. Leave the other side of the toast empty.
    Spreading a coconut and sugar mixture on toast bread.
  • Place the bread slices, spread-side down, onto the preheated pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the underside is golden and caramelized.
    Frying toast bread in a pan with the coconut sugar mixture facing down.
  • Carefully flip the toast slices. As you flip, move them around in the pan to gather any leftover spread from the previously fried side, ensuring even coating. Cook for 2 minutes or less until the other side is golden and crispy.
    Turning sugar toast in a pan to the other side, with melting sugar bubbles on top.
  • Transfer the toast to a plate, let it cool down so the caramel becomes crunchy, and serve.
    Lifting sugar toast to show caramel strands hanging from it.



Tips ​​
*To make 2 toasts, you’ll need:
  • With coconut oil: 30 g of oil, 30 g of sugar
  • With ghee: 40 g of ghee, 30 g of sugar
  • With regular butter: 30 g of butter, 30 g of sugar


Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 247kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Asian, European
Keywords: bread butter sugar toast, butter and sugar toast, sugar toast

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  1. 5 stars
    Really crunchy and quick snack. Love it!

5 from 1 vote

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