The Best Ways To Reheat Muffins

Muffins are one of the best snacks out there – perfectly sized, totally delicious, and easy to make.

Better yet, there’s few things nice – and more filling – than a deliciously warm muffin.

However, it’s not always going to be the case that you’ve got a warm muffin.

Unless you’re eating them soon after they’ve come out of the oven fully heated, then your muffin is likely to be cold. This is especially true if you’re getting it from your local bakery.

So what’s the best way to reheat muffins?

The short answer is that muffins can be reheated with a conventional oven, toaster oven, microwave, stovetop, or air fryer.

However, each of these is going to work in different ways, and they all have their own techniques.

You can learn how to warm up muffins with all of the above appliances from our handy guide below!

Whether they’re mouth-watering blueberry muffins or another variety, you’ll be able to reheat the muffins in no time.

What Is The Best Way To Reheat Muffins?

When it comes to reheating muffins, you’re spoiled for choice, because there are a handful of different ways you can get beautifully warm muffins.

These methods are:

  • Conventional oven
  • Toaster oven
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Air fryer

Whichever you have, by the end of our guide you’ll be able to use it to reheat muffins. Simply follow our instructions and watch the muffins closely so that they don’t go dry.

Method One: Conventional Oven

The first and best method for reheating muffins is a conventional oven, which will give you a beautifully fluffy texture inside it, while the outside stays firm.

That’s right – it should give you the same flavor as when they were first baked!

Preparing Muffins

To begin with, preheat your oven so that it will reach 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

While you wait for it to preheat, wrap your muffin in aluminum foil.

This is essential because it will help the muffin keep its moisture, while still getting warmed properly, giving you that great texture.

Reheating Muffins

Once the right oven temperature has been reached, put your the muffin that’s wrapped in aluminum foil on a baking sheet.

Pop the baking sheet carefully in the oven, letting it heat for anywhere between ten minutes and fifteen. Keep an eye out – don’t let it go dry!

When done, remove the baking sheet carefully and enjoy.

Method Two: Toaster Oven

You can reheat muffins in a toaster oven too, and it can take only five minutes. With that being said, it can be more difficult to get right than a regular oven.

Preparing Muffins

To start, put the cooking rack in the center of the oven .

Next, very carefully put your muffins on the cooking rack, with a little space between each of them to give them the proper space to reheat.

Reheating Muffins

After that, set the toaster oven temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Toaster ovens aren’t too accurate with their temperatures, so use an oven thermometer to check that it’s reaching the correct oven temperature.

Leave the muffins to warm for five to six minutes.

Five minutes may be enough, so check they’re texture and feel at that point. If they’re not done, leave them in for another minute or so.

Method Three: Microwave

You can also reheat muffins in the microwave, where they’re reheated very quickly.

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However, it’s easy for muffins in the microwave to dry out – and nobody likes the taste of stale muffins!

Preparing With A Damp Paper Towel

To begin with, you need to get a paper towel and make it damp from water.

After that, place the damp paper towel on a microwave safe plate.

The point of the paper towel is that it will help the muffins keep moisture so that they don’t dry out.

Reheating With The Microwave

Turn the microwave on for 30 seconds, then remove the muffins and see if they’re moist and warmed all the way through.

If they’re not, put them back in the microwave, as well as dampen the paper towel a little more.

After that, set the microwave for another 15 seconds, then check again.

Method Four: Stovetop

You can also reheat muffins with your stovetop, but you’ll need a non-stick pan that comes with a lid.

Preparing Muffins

First, you’ll need to use a non-stick pan that’s deep enough so that the pan’s lid won’t squash your muffins.

You can’t go without the lid instead – it’s needed to keep the muffin’s moisture.

Reheating Muffins

Pop your muffins in the pan, then put the lid on. Turn the stovetop on to a low heat, letting the pan and muffins warm for five minutes.

Once the time is up, check their texture and warmth. Enjoy!

Method Five: Air Fryer

The final method for reheating muffins is by using an air fryer. Though not everyone will have one, it should reheat your muffins in just a few minutes!

Preparing Muffins

First, pop the muffins you want to reheat into the air fryer basket. Leave a little space between them, to allow them all to get the heat they need.

After that, put the basket into your air fryer.

Reheating Muffins

Next set the air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, then set its time for about two or three minutes.

When the time is up, carefully remove the basket and get your muffins out. Ideally, they should be evenly warmed and nice and hot for you to enjoy.

If they’re not, put them on for another minute.

How Do You Reheat Frozen Muffins?

If your muffins are frozen, the process will be different.

For a start, you need to remove the muffins from the freezer and leave them for an hour until they reach room temperature.

After that, use the microwave method, but skip the damp paper towel. Reheat them for 30 seconds.

Final Thoughts

Everybody prefers a hot muffin, so reheat your muffins with any of the five methods that we’ve covered!

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Kathryn Sewell

Hi! I'm Kate and I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. I like to share the most interesting tips and recipes I try here on What Kate Baked for you to enjoy. If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share send it over on social.

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