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7 Sneaky Things You Can Make with Your Toaster

Have you ever thought to try these?
blue toaster with slices of toast

Sure, you've used your toaster for plenty of avocado toast breakfasts and late-night frozen waffles. But there's way more you can use your toaster for than just, well, toast. From sliced sweet potato "toast" to homemade toaster pastries, the possibilities are endless. (Just don't try to make a grilled cheese with your toaster—you'll end up with a gooey mess.)

Here are some surprising things you can make with a toaster—it just might become your new favorite kitchen appliance.

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1

Sweet Potato Toasts

Sweet potato toast
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Don't have any bread on hand? Slice up a sweet potato and load it with toast toppings! All you need is a toaster and a microwave—no oven or stove required.

Get our recipe for Sweet Potato Toasts

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2

Homemade Toaster Strudel

homemade toaster strudel with strawberry filling
Courtesy of Cooking Classy

You don't need us to tell you that frozen toaster strudels aren't a healthy way to start your day. But did you know that you can make a homemade version of this classic toaster treat? It's way better than the freezer-aisle one, trust us.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy

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3

Banana Nut Toaster Pop-Ups

homemade banana nut toaster breakfast with berries
Courtesy of A Healthy Slice of Life

If you're looking for a healthier alternative to toaster pastries, might we suggest these homemade banana nut breakfast treats? They'll delight kids of all ages, and you can feel good about serving them to your family.

Get the recipe from A Healthy Slice of Life

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4

Whole-Wheat Blueberry Toaster Pastries

homemade blueberry toaster pastries on a plate
Courtesy of A Kitchen Addiction

Who needs Pop-Tarts when you can make homemade toaster pastries? You'll never buy the boxed version again.

Get the recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

5

Toaster Corncakes

toaster corncakes with jam
Courtesy of King Arthur Baking Company

This breakfast treat is a cross between an English muffin and cornbread. You'll have to bake the dough before toasting it, but it's worth the extra steps.

Get the recipe from King Arthur Baking Company

6

Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers with vegetables
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This hack has been making its way around the internet for years, and it's not the worst idea. If you don't want to break out a pan to cook a frozen veggie burger on the stove, you could try cooking it in your toaster. You don't run the risk of a grease fire that you would with a meat patty, and you'll have less cleanup afterward.

7

Tortilla Chips

Yellow corn tortilla chips with a bowl of salsa on a cutting board
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If you're looking for a crunchy chip to dip in guacamole, but all you have is refrigerated tortillas, don't fret. Just put the tortillas in the toaster, and you'll be good to go.

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Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more
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