A Nagoya specialty dish, Ogura toast is a warm toasted bread served with red bean paste, butter, and fresh cream on top of it. This is an absolute must-try for your Japanese-theme morning meal if you are bored of eating your typical breakfasts!

This toast was originated at the Mitsu Ha cafe, which is situated in the Sakae area of Nagoya. It was the year 1921 when Ogura toast made its first appearance. After that, this dish enjoyed much fanfare and spread across Aichi to become one of the staple dishes to be enjoyed in a café. Slowly, Ogura toast became the symbol of Nagoya and Aichi province. 

Delicious Ogura Toast Recipe for Breakfast! 

Ogura toast consists of toasted bread slathered with traditional sweet red bean paste known as Adzuki bean paste combined with butter or margarine. It is a breakfast delight and often goes great with a cuppa of coffee. You can also enjoy whipped cream as a side dish. 

Along with its delicious taste, Ogura toast is full of health benefits due to adzuki beans. They have a high level of dietary fiber that can improve your digestion issues and reduce the risk of diabetes. Also, you can find high mineral contents in adzuki beans, which are great for teeth and bones.

Instead of buying the red bean paste (Anko) from the store, we will be making one at home. All you need to do is soak these red beans for 6 to 8 hours or soak them overnight. You can do this a day ahead.  

So, let’s see how you can make this delicious Japanese breakfast recipe at your home without any hassle. 

Ogura Toast Recipe
Ogura Toast Recipe

Quick Stats

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Cooking time: 3 minutes 

Servings: 4 toasts 


  • Four slices shokupan (Japanese Pullman loaf bread) (or any white bread)
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter (at room temperature)
  • 8 Tbsp red bean paste (Anko)
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp sugar

For Red Bean Paste (Anko)

  • 1/2 cup adzuki beans (red beans)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Method to Prepare 

  • Slide a mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for about 15 minutes. It is an optional step, but it is highly recommended to achieve taste. 
  • Meanwhile, prepare a large bowl with iced water and set up an iced bath.  
  • Now, take the mixing bowl out of the freezer and add two tablespoons of sugar and one cup of heavy whipping cream into it. Mix it with a hand-held or stand mixer.  
  • Whisk it until the cream reaches stiff peaks. If you are whisking your hands, it will take about 10 minutes. 
  • Now, we will make the red bean paste (Anko).
  • Rinse the soaked beans under cold water and drain. 
  • Take a pot, add 4 cups of water, and bring it to a boil along with the beans. 
  • Lower the flame and simmer the beans for about an hour until the beans are soft and can be squashed easily with your fingers. 
  • Drain the cooked beans well and return them to the pot once again. 
  • Now, add sugar and salt and increase the flame to medium-high. Constantly stir them for about 10 minutes. While stirring, mash the beans to the sides of the pot until the mixture turns into a paste. 
  • Turn off the flame and transfer this paste to a bowl. Set it aside to cool. 
  • Meanwhile, toast the bread until it is golden brown. Then, spread the butter on it. 
  • Now, spread the homemade red bean paste (Anko) on the buttered toast and serve it with your homemade whipped cream.
  • Serve it with a cup of coffee and enjoy! 

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Final Words

If you are looking for an easy and delicious breakfast, you should try Ogura toast! It is a Japanese breakfast delicacy and can be made in just 15 minutes. So, try this recipe when you are in a hurry and want to eat something delicious!