There are a few breakfast dishes that never go out of tradition. One of these breakfast dishes is the very famous french toast which is loved by people mostly everywhere. It is best served hot, and this post will show you how to reheat french toast for pure morning pleasure.
If you are making a french toast at home, it might get a bit tiring to make the dough every time. So what you can do is make an entire loaf of french toast and reheat it at the time of eating.
Yes, you can easily reheat french toast. There are quite a few options to reheat, such as an oven, toaster, or microwave. They all give different results, so keep reading to know which one offers the best result and how you can reheat french toast to get the best taste!
French toast: An overview
The french toast, which was as the name suggests, is a french dish. The french call it “pain perdu,” which means the lost bread. Multiple names know the french toast in different places: omelet bread, Bombay toast, eggy bread, Spanish toast, German toast, nun’s toast, french-fried bread, and poor lights of Windsor.
Making french toast is relatively easy. It needs just four ingredients- eggs, milk, butter, and bread. The original and earliest French toast recipe requires it to remove the crust of white bread before cutting it into large pieces. Then these pieces of bread are soaked into beaten egg and milk.
These milk and egg-soaked bread pieces are then fried into oil and drizzled with honey before serving. Today’s version of french toast has not changed much from this original recipe.
It is almost the same, but sometimes vanilla extract and cinnamon powder are added to the milk or egg batter to enhance flavor. In specific recipes, a pinch of salt is added as well.
This delicious breakfast dish is mainly served with side dishes, and some of the best options which go well with french toast are- sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, berries, peaches, peanut butter, etc.
The best way to enjoy french toast is having it served hot. Cold french toast gets hard and chewy. Therefore, let’s move ahead and learn ways of reheating french toast the right way.
How to reheat French toast?
Here are some of the ways to reheat french toast:
- Reheating French toast in the oven
The oven is one of the frequently used options to reheat french toast. It is convenient, and you can reheat large quantities in one go. These are the steps of reheating french toast in the oven-
- Take a baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.
- Preheat the oven at 350°F.
- Place the toast in the baking sheet and keep a gap of half-inch space in between.
- Now put the toast filled tray into the oven and leave for ten minutes
- After ten minutes, take out the tray full of french toast and enjoy.
The oven keeps the toast moist on the inside and crisp on the outside and gives them the perfect taste. The sole drawback of using an oven is that you have to preheat it and wait before reheating the toasts.
- Reheating French toast in the toaster
Using the toaster to reheat the french toast is a quick and easy method of reheating your french toast. For reheating the french toast in a toaster, put them on the toaster tray and leave them until they are heated and get crispy.
While heating the french toast in the toaster, make sure to heat them in low flame; otherwise, they would get burnt. Also, you should clean the tray immediately after heating the toaster as the residues of sugar can create smoke when the toaster is used again.
The toaster oven gives the best crispy french toast when you use them for reheating, but you’ve to be extremely careful about the time. Leaving them even a minute longer will burn the french toast.
- Reheating French toast on the stove
Another method of reheating french toast is using the stovetop. Follow these steps to reheat french toast in the stovetop or skillet to get the best results:
- On a medium flame, heat the stovetop or skillet.
- Coat the skillet with cooking spray or some butter.
- Now put the french toast pieces on the skillet.
- Heat them on each side for a couple of minutes.
- Once done, serve them hot!
If your french toasts are slightly soggy, using the stovetop would give the best results, and you can again make them crispy. However, you should be careful while heating the toast because it will burn the toast if the toaster gets too hot.
- Reheating French toast in the microwave
If you’re running late and want a quick bite of the french toast, the microwave is the best option for reheating purposes. Steps to reheat french toast in the microwave-
- Put the french toasts in a microwave-safe plate.
- Put a damp paper towel over the toasts.
- Now heat them in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
- After 15 to 20 seconds, take them out from the microwave and enjoy your hot french toasts!
Microwave heating requires no preheating; hence it is a quick way to reheat it. However, don’t skip using the damp towel as it prevents the french toasts from drying out.
How to freeze French toasts
If you like having french toast frequently, either as a breakfast meal or as a dessert, there are ways you can store them for later consumption. For example, you can prepare them in bulk and keep them in the freezer to use for the next couple of days.
Also, keeping the french toast ready beforehand makes it convenient to cook based on the requirement. For example, you won’t have to cook a whole lot of french toast in one go. Moreover, having the french toast ready would help you have a quick, healthy, and delicious breakfast in just five minutes.
It’s straightforward to freeze french toast. Once the toasts have cooled down, place a cookie sheet and lay one french toast. Now, take another cookie sheet and cover the toast again. Finally, you can stack up the toasts alternating between one piece of paper and another piece of french toast.
Finally, cover the whole tray with heavy-duty aluminum foil to keep it intact in the freezer. The toasts can be kept in a heavy-duty zipper bag and sealed tightly to keep them in good condition.
While storing the french toast, you need to ensure that the storage container, zipper bag, or aluminum foil are closed tightly. It would be best if you did not leave the scope for any moisture to enter the container.
Also, the french toasts should be kept protected from entering any odor from other foods in the freezer. You can store these french toasts for up to one or two months for best taste.
There is another way of storing french toast. In this method, you don’t have to cook and keep them. In the second procedure, you only have to soak the bread in the batter and freeze it.
After soaking the bread into the batter, place them into a greased baking sheet and flash freeze for about forty-five minutes. Then transfer the toast into an airtight container or zipper bag.
When you reheat the french toast after freezing, you directly place them in the oven or microwave. But if you will be reheating the toast into a skillet or toaster, you need to defrost the french toast first.
For defrosting, take out the toasts from the freezer and keep them in the fridge overnight. This defrosting technique would protect the toast from any bacteria contamination and keep them safe.
French toast recipe
Now that you’ve got the idea about reheating french toast and freezing them, it is time to check out the recipe. Don’t worry; you don’t have to rush to your favorite breakfast place every time you want to have some.
Making french toast in the home is easy. You need some essential ingredients which are almost always available in your house. So without much ado, let’s dive in and check out the recipe of this delicious snack/meal:
- One tablespoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ tablespoon ground nutmeg
- Four tablespoon butter
- Two tablespoon
- ¼ cup milk
- Four eggs
- ½ vanilla extract
- ½ cup maple syrup
- Slices of bread pieces (quantity as per you want)
- Take a bowl and mix cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar, and keep aside the mixture.
- Take another bowl and mix eggs, milk, and vanilla extract
- Pour the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar mixture into the egg mixture
- Now take the bread slices one by one and dip them into the batter
- Finally, fry the bread slices until golden brown on each side
- Take them out and drizzle with your choice of syrup.
As said in the freezing section, you can prepare the batter a day prior and keep them in the refrigerator. Then, it’ll be quick and easy to make!
French toast is very popular as a quick and delicious recipe. People love to have it either on an everyday basis or as a dessert, sometimes to satisfy their sweet cravings. Now that you know that french toast can be reheated and kept in the freezer for later consumption make as many as you like!
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