How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls

Though it’s more popularly thought of as a breakfast, cinnamon rolls can also be enjoyed for dessert. Reheating the rolls is a simple process, but you must plan ahead to ensure it is done properly and on time. This article will show you how to reheat cinnamon rolls so they are not only still warm and delicious, but also more appealing than ever before!

How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls Using Oven

When it comes to eating your favorite breakfast treat, nothing beats cinnamon rolls. However, no one likes the thought of having to leave their warm bed and head out in the cold chilly morning just for a sweet treat if they don’t have to. For those of us trying to avoid this scenario, we’ll need an oven and some patience. We give you instructions on how to reheat cinnamon rolls in an oven which is my personal favorite method and I think yours will be too!

  1. Preheat your oven: place the cinnamon rolls on a baking tray and put it in your preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes until they’re heated through or longer if they were left in the freezer.
  2. After putting the rolls in the oven, wait that you don’t open the oven for a few moments and just to let them cool. If you leave it opened too long, then the rolls will totally defrost in there and you’ll have to start over.
  3. Enjoy!

How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls Using Microwave

Sometime when you are in a hurry or simply don’t have time to bake your favorite cinnamon rolls, you may want to reheat them for breakfast. However, is microwaving your cinnamon rolls the best option? When heated in the microwave, the cinnamon rolls will become mushy and lose its shape.

  1. By using a microwave, place them on a microwave-safe dish and heat for 15-30 seconds.
  2. Be sure to only heat the cinnamon rolls that way for no more than 30 seconds at most because it can lead to overcooking.
  3. Once they appear soft and warm enough (and not wet), remove them from microwave and allow it cool slightly before serving to customers.

How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls Using Air Fryer

The air fryer is a great tool for reheating cinnamon rolls. This method is easy, quick, and effective and just like the oven or microwave. The air fryer keeps the moisture inside and does not cause dough to dry out.

  1. Very little oil or grease needs to be used to coat the bottom of the basket because it spreads out evenly with only a slight amount of oil in it.
  2. Reheating times can vary depending on how many rolls you put in at a time, but most people recommend 3 minutes whether they are single or double thickness cinnamon rolls so they can gooey without being too dry.
  3. Make sure to brush off the excess oil before serving.
  4. You can serve cinnamon rolls warm, warm with icing, or cold.

How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls Using Pan

If you have any to the best cinnamon rolls in town at home, but have forgotten to eat them all before they cooled down, do not panic! You can still reheat your cinnamon buns using just about anything. A pan, a griddle or even a George Forman Grill will do the trick.

All you need to do is to preheat whichever one you are using and then place your cinnamon buns in it for about 10 minutes until they are nice and warm again. You may wonder why it doesn’t matter what the heating method is used as long as it is hot enough? Well, this is because of how fluffy and golden-brown the inside of the cinnamon buns will be when you take them out in 10 minutes.

Now you can enjoy the cinnamon rolls with a hot cup of coffee or even with your favorite beverage.

  1. Preheat the pan and then place your cinnamon buns in it.
  2. Close the lid and give them 10 minutes.
  3. Take them out, enjoy!

How to Store Cinnamon Rolls

  • For best results, make sure your cinnamon rolls are cool before storing.
  • Line the container with a paper towel to avoid any condensation.
  • Storing them in an airtight container will help keep the moisture level low and maintain best flavor.
  • Avoid refrigerating the cinnamon rolls for maximal shelf life.
  • If you need to freezer the cinnamon rolls, wrap each one individually and bag them in a heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • Refrigerating will toughen the rolls.
  • Don’t use plastic wrap to store cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting on them. The frosting will turn soggy and limp. Use foil or an airtight container instead.
  • These cinnamon rolls can be stored for 48 hours at room temperature, 1 month in the freezer

How To Soften Hard Cinnamon Rolls

You’ve seen it happen to the people around you. You know what I’m talking about! You see someone post a picture of their cinnamon rolls and you don’t know if they want to bake or eat them. It’s a common problem.

When your cinnamon rolls get too hard, what can you do? Well, there are a few things you can try with some water and foil. The most basic way is sprinkle some water on the top of your dough, then cover your cinnamon rolls in aluminum foil and place them into an oven that is set at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes under moderate heat.

The steam from the boiling water will moisten up those stale gluten strands from within while the aluminum foil will help lock in moisture to keep them soft and pliable.

Depending on the flour, some extra moisture may be absorbed, but this method is the simplest way to soften your cinnamon rolls. Try putting your new soft-cinnamon rolls on a tray, and serve for breakfast.

Final Thoughts

No matter how you choose to reheat your cinnamon rolls, remember that there is a right and wrong way to do it. If you follow the directions we have given you above, then you will have delicious and warm fresh cinnamon rolls in a jiffy! So, whether they were made yesterday or six months ago, your delicious cinnamon rolls will be soft and ready to scoop up with your favorite spoon.

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