Did you make too much French toast for breakfast? Save them for later! You’ll have a quick and easy snack to get back to when your hunger calls for it.
Now, the question is, can you reheat French toast? The short answer is yes, you can! It’s also quite simple and will barely require too much effort.
We should never let food go to waste, so if you have some leftovers, don’t be afraid to store them in your fridge. There are many ways to reheat French toast, and we’ll discuss some of the best ways to do so in this article.
Let’s start saving those French toasts!
French toast is a popular dish that’s been commonly served for breakfast across the globe. Although we’re used to it being a sweet treat, other recipes gave birth to savory versions of the dish.
They’re less likely to spoil right away unless you leave them exposed on the table for extended periods. If you’re worried about the flavor if you end up storing them in your fridge, don’t be. They can still come out as tasty as when they were freshly cooked!
On that note, here are some of the best ways to reheat your French toast:
If you have a lot of French toast stored in your fridge, reheating them with an oven is the best and most efficient way. Since the oven can accommodate more space, you get to reheat large batches of French toast in one go.
The downside of this method is that it can take a bit longer, especially with the preheating process. If you’re in no rush, however, you can get your French toast crispy on the outside and as good as new.
Here’s how to reheat your French toast in the oven:
- Get your oven preheated at around 350° to 400°F.
- Lay out a baking or cookie sheet on your baking tray.
- Place the slices of French toast on the baking tray, and make sure they have enough space from each other.
- Cover the French toast with some aluminum foil.
- Slide the baking tray into the oven and let it heat up for around 10 minutes.
- To cover both sides of the French toast, flip them over after 5 minutes.
- If you want the outside to be extra crispy, remove the foil on the last two minutes of heating.
After that, they should be ready to serve. Don’t forget to add your desired toppings!
One of the go-to ways of reheating French toast is by using a stove. After all, they’re usually cooked in one, to begin with, so why not do the same for reheating?
While this can be one of the quickest methods, it will require you to use a bit more effort. You can’t reheat everything in one go since the pan or skillet has limited space, and you have to do it one or two at a time.
To get started, just follow these steps:
- Heat your pan for a short while on medium heat.
- Grease up the pan by adding some butter or cooking spray.
Note: If you used butter, allow it to melt first before adding the French toast.
- Add one or two slices of French toast to the pan, depending on its size.
- Let each side cook for around 1 to 2 minutes.
- If you want some extra crisp, you can turn up the heat a little for the last minute.
Be sure to closely watch over your French toast as it cooks in the pan to prevent overheating. You don’t want to end up with dry and stale French toast.
When in doubt, use the old and trusty microwave method for fast and effortless reheating. If you’re pressed for time, this is the best method you can go for to get a quick snack or meal.
The downside of using a microwave is that you have a higher risk of getting them dry, soggy, and chewy. The best way to avoid this is by heating your French toast in intervals to avoid overheating.
To reheat your French toast in a microwave:
- Place your French toast on a microwave-safe container or plate.
Note: The ideal number of French toast per reheating is two slices to avoid overcrowding.
- Place a damp paper towel over the French toast to keep it from drying out.
- Heat the French toast for intervals of 15 to 20 seconds.
- If they aren’t hot enough after the first interval, go for 15 more seconds.
Once you’re satisfied with the French toast’s heat, it should be good to go. Try to eat it as soon as possible, as it can stale quite quickly once it starts to cool down.
Using a toaster is another great way of reheating French toast without losing too much of its flavor. As long as your French toast isn’t too crumbly, you should be able to reheat them in a toaster.
The toaster method is almost as quick as using a microwave but with better results. More often than not, you get to control how crispy the exterior of your French toast can get.
Here are the steps for reheating with a toaster:
- Place the French toast in a toaster pocket.
- You can also make pockets out of parchment paper to cover the toaster pockets.
- Toast the French toast on high heat for around 1 to 2 minutes.
If you have some parchment paper available, we recommend using it when toasting. This will help you avoid getting some crumbs under your toaster.
If you have too much of those for a long time, it might affect the taste of other food you toast. It could also cause a fire hazard with your toaster, so make sure to clean it after.
Air fryers have become more popular over the past few years, and rightfully so. These contraptions are quite convenient and used for healthy cooking.
With all that being said, why not use it for reheating French toast? This method won’t take you too long and also requires minimal effort.
Here’s how you can reheat French toast using an air fryer:
- Get your air fryer preheated at around 350°F.
- Place a single layer of French toast on the air fryer’s basket (depending on how many it can have).
- For added crispiness and flavor, coat the French toast with a bit of oil or melted butter before placing it in the air fryer.
- Let it heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Halfway through heating, you can flip the French toast over to evenly heat both sides.
After that, you should have some delicious French toast ready for serving. If you have more leftovers, don’t stack them when reheating.
It’s important to have good airflow in the air fryer for better crisp results. Although the air fryer is a great method of reheating, it’s not recommended for stale French toast. Getting them air fried might make them drier.
Thawing frozen French toast before reheating actually makes little difference. Whichever method you use, you’re likely going to save only a minute or two.
To make the long story short, you don’t need to thaw your French toast. The methods above can be done without thawing to save you from waiting as your French toast defrosts.
French toast is too good of a dish to waste, so there’s no need to worry if you have some leftovers. It’s quite easy to reheat them and still come out as the tasty treat we all love.
There are many ways to reheat your French toast, whether you have time or are on the go. The next time you have some extra, don’t be afraid to get creative! Even if it’s just reheating, there are many ways to make the dish yummy!
I have a bachelor’s degree in Film/Video/Media Studies, as well as an associates degree in Communications. I began producing videos and musical recordings nearly 15 years ago. I am a guitarist and bassist in Southwest MI and have been in a few different bands since 2009, and in 2012 I began building custom guitars and basses in my home workshop as well. When I’m home, I love spending time with my three pets (a dog, cat, and snake) and gardening in my backyard.