This is a new blog, so I’m posting it to my Tumblr, where I often post recipes without pictures.  I wanted to try the German toast recipe, even though my family is opposed to it,  because I like the idea of eating my way around the world.  I’ve made the graham crackers, and I’m now on to the cinnamon rolls.  I don’t know about the filling, but I made my own coconut cream topping.  I’m looking forward to eating this for my last meal in Hawaii.

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you are on vacation. So, if you are on your way to the Hawaiian Islands for a summer vacation, then you are definitely on the right track. Here are some simple, delicious, and easy German toast recipes that you can make during your stay on Hawaii.

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For Everyone’s Delight, Here’s Our Classic Toast Hawaii Recipe!

On bread with ham and cheese and a piece of pineapple? Toast Hawaii, of course!

This unusual supper meal, also known as Hawaiian Toast, combines sweet and salty tastes in one! And no, it’s not from the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii Toast is a fast and inexpensive lunch choice for those feeling a bit uninspired, and it’s made in minutes with a few basic items like sandwich bread, cheese slices, ham, and a ring of pineapple!

four pieces of german hawaii toast on blue white plateFour pieces of Hawaiian German Toast, completely melted and ready to devour!

Our German Toast Hawaii recipe is sure to bring back a few memories as well as a strong feeling of nostalgia.

Lisa has been enjoying Toast Hawaii since she was a child. She had a vivid memory of the melty cheese on top creating a ring of pineapple underneath it. There are a lot of distinct tastes that go well together!

Are you looking for more easy European recipes? Try this simple cabbage potato soup, our delectable German potato pancakes, or this chicken paprikash dish!

Toast Hawaii’s Background

This basic dish for ham and pineapple on toast turns out to have quite a history. According to the Toast Hawaii origin myth, it was made popular in the 1950s by a German TV chef.

According to legend, American troops introduced the open-face sandwich to Germany. They ate a similar dish from a famous American cookbook called a “Spamwich.”

Because Spam (a canned processed meat product) wasn’t accessible in Germany, they utilized ham instead. And there you have it – a traditional German meal that is still popular today!

We can’t help but notice the resemblance to Eric’s favorite Hawaiian pizza, so it’s fascinating to see another delicious dish with pineapple and ham.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Hawaii Toast

You’ll find the recipe card at the bottom of this article if you wish to prepare Toast Hawaii at home.

Also, if you’d like to view pictures of the recipe’s preparation, they’re available below. However, it’s so simple that you won’t need the process pictures at all.

1629406779_992_German-Toast-HawaiiToast the bread for your sandwich.

To begin, toast your sandwich bread until it reaches a light brown color. You may use white or whole wheat bread for this recipe.

To give it the appearance of being a little bit healthier, we typically make it using whole wheat bread.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit at the same time.

1629406780_991_German-Toast-HawaiiToss in the ham.

You may gently butter your bread pieces if you like to, but it’s not required.

Then, on each piece of bread, put a ham slice.

1629406781_394_German-Toast-HawaiiToss in the pineapple.

Place a pineapple slice on top of the ham.

1629406782_296_German-Toast-HawaiiToss in the cheese.

Finally, add a piece of orange cheese on the top.

1629406784_801_German-Toast-HawaiiHawaii’s Freshly Baked Toast!

Bake the Toast Hawaii for 5 minutes on the center rack of the oven, or until the cheese has melted and is bubbling.

1629406785_17_German-Toast-HawaiiIn all its splendor, German Toast Hawaii!

Allow it to cool for a minute after removing it from the oven since the pineapple may be very hot – but eat it straight away because it tastes best fresh.

Before serving, a little amount of cranberry jelly may be placed in the pineapple hole, although this is entirely optional. Enjoy!


  • 4 sandwich bread slices (white or whole wheat)
  • ham slices (four)
  • 4 pineapple slices
  • four cheese slices (e.g. cheddar)
  • spreadable margarine (optional)
  • jelly made from cranberries (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet.
  2. Simply toast your sandwich bread until it is lightly browned.
  3. Place the bread on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. If you like, you may put butter on the bread (optional).
  4. On each piece of bread, place a ham slice.
  5. Place a pineapple slice in the center of each piece of bread.
  6. Last but not least, top each pineapple with a piece of mozzarella.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the Toast Hawaii for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is bubbling.
  8. Take the toast out of the oven and serve immediately. In the pineapple hole, a tiny dab of cranberry jelly may be placed (completely optional).


  • Lisa used to eat it with the individually wrapped processed orange cheese slices when she was a kid. However, we now use a slice of regular cheddar or even elemental cheese pieces when we prepare it.
  • After baking, some people prefer to put cranberry jam or a cocktail cherry in the center of the pineapple. We don’t typically do this, but it’s something you might attempt.
Information about nutrition:

Serving Size: 4 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size: 1 Serving Size 476 calories 17g total fat 8g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 6 g of unsaturated fat 79 milligrams of cholesterol 1024 mg sodium 58g carbohydrate 3 g of fiber 35 g sugar 25 g protein

An online nutrition calculator was used to determine this nutritional information. It should only be used as a guideline and not as a substitute for expert dietary guidance. Depending on the particular components used, the exact values may vary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Toast Hawaii German?

Toast Hawaii is not German.

How do you make Hawaiian toast?

You put bread in the toaster, and then you put butter on it.

Who invented Hawaii toast?

Hawaii toast was invented by a Hawaiian chef named Sam Choy.