How to reheat muffins? It’s actually really simple!
There are many ways to reheat muffins, especially if you have access to a proper kitchen. You could use the traditional oven, air fryer, stove, or even the microwave. Each method will result in the muffin having a different taste to it. What is the best way to reheat muffin without losing its tasty flavors?
Let us at The Average Cook guide you on how to do this simple process.
Best Ways To Reheat Muffins
The five best ways to reheat muffins are the oven, microwave, air fryer, toaster, and stovetop.
If you’ve ever wondered what the right technique is for reheating muffins, you’re in luck! There’s actually no wrong way to reheat muffins.
The main thing to consider is how to keep them moist during reheating.
1 – Using The Oven
All in all, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cover each muffin with aluminum foil.This will trap moisture inside the muffin as it heats. Once the oven reaches the desired temperature, place the covered muffins on the baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes.
If you have a little more time, I recommend putting the muffins back in the oven to warm up. It is best baked in the oven for a crispy outside and soft inside. Place the muffins on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
I also like to wrap my muffins in aluminum foil. Wrapping the muffins helps retain moisture while heating efficiently. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn or dry out.
When the time comes, take the muffin out and unwrap it to see if it’s warm enough. If so, open up your muffins and enjoy! If you want a little extra heating time, you can put it back in the oven, remove the cover, and let it sit for an additional minute or two.
2 – Using the Air Fryer
Arrange all the muffins you want to heat up in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and reheat the muffins for about 2-3 minutes. If it’s not fully heated at this point, put it back in the fryer and heat for an additional minute.
Most people wouldn’t even consider reheating muffins in an air fryer, but there may be situations where you don’t have access to a microwave or oven.
Read more: Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Breast
3 – Using the Microwave
This is the fastest and most simple method to reheating muffins. Practically anyone can do it!
Place the muffins on paper towels and set the microwave to 30 seconds. Muffins should be warm and moist. If the muffins are dry and stale, moisten them with a towel. Add 15 second intervals to the desired temperature.
When you’re short on time, you can quickly and efficiently reheat your muffins in the microwave. The only caveat to using the microwave is that the muffins can dry out and clump quickly this way.
4 – Using The Stovetop
All in all, you need a nonstick skillet with a lid to heat muffins on the stovetop. Place the muffins directly into the skillet and set the stove to low heat. Cover the muffins and let them warm for about 5 minutes. Lids help retain moisture as the muffins heat up.
This method may seem strange, but I’ve found that heating the muffins on the stove yields great results if you follow the steps correctly. Find a medium-sized nonstick skillet with a lid. Lids are very important as they help retain moisture when the muffins are heated.
The depth of the pan should allow it to cover the top of the muffin without crushing it.
Set stove to low heat and place muffins in skillet. Cover and warm for 5 minutes. When the heat is gone, take it out of the pot and enjoy to your heart’s content!
How to reheat frozen muffins?
I usually thaw the muffins at room temperature first, about 45 minutes to an hour. Then put the muffins in the microwave and set the timer to 30 seconds. The process can be repeated if the muffins are not heated to the desired temperature.
A good rule of thumb is to remove the muffins from the freezer and let them come to room temperature for about an hour. This will reduce the time it takes to heat it the way you prefer.
Since the muffins are frozen, you don’t need to use damp paper towels like you do with the microwave method. This is because excess moisture is drained when the muffin defrosts. The paper towel technique just traps unwanted moisture and makes the muffins soggy.
Final Thoughts on How to Reheat Muffins
Muffins remain one of my favorite snacks during the day. There are just so many different flavors you can try!
Sometimes, you may need to reheat your muffins again if you cannot finish it during one sitting. With this article, you have learned exactly how to do just that. Enjoy!
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