Freezing French toast is easy, and reheating it is even easier! Here are 5 ways to reheat frozen French toast.
French toast is an absolute staple in my household.
You can make it in different ways so you don’t get bored, and it’s a nice sweet breakfast that’s paired perfectly with a protein like eggs or sausage.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t always have time to make a fresh batch every morning. So on busy mornings, how can you still enjoy some delicious French toast?
You can actually freeze leftover French toast and reheat it on days you need something quick! Below, I list 5 reheating methods and how to use them effectively. I also give tips on how to freeze the French toast!
How to make French toast
I have detailed recipes below, but here’s an overview of how you make French toast using basic ingredients:
- Whisk an egg mixture of milk and eggs, and sometimes vanilla extract. Add to a shallow bowl for easier dipping.
- Dip a slice of bread, both sides, into the mixture and heat on a griddle or frying pan that’s greased with cooking spray. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until the outsides are golden brown.
5 methods to reheat frozen French toast
This is the way I personally reheat my French toast. Not everyone has a toaster oven, but it’s the best way to heat it without heating the entire kitchen.
Place 2-3 pieces of frozen French toast directly onto the rack, and cook for 1-2 minutes at a time. Sometimes it’ll only take one round, and sometimes two. It depends on the power of your toaster oven.
The microwave is the fastest way! But the only downside of this method is that you won’t get the crispy outside that you would with other methods.
Place 2-3 pieces of French toast on a microwave-safe plate and cook for 1 minute at a time, checking if it’s fully heated through.
You can also use the microwave to help toast your French toast faster! Use the defrost setting for a minute, and then put the French toast in your toaster oven. It’ll crisp up faster, and you’ll have less of a chance of a cold middle.
I’m amazed at how versatile an air fryer is! I use mine a lot for chicken nuggets and roasting vegetables, but you can also make your French toast crispy again.
Place the French toast in the air fryer and cook at 350 degrees F for 1-2 minutes until it’s fully heated.
The stove is good for a quick reheating, especially if you have a small kitchen with no other appliances.
Add the French toast to a small or large frying pan, and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until it’s fully heated.
For best results, use only low heat or medium heat. I don’t recommend high heat, because the outside of the bread could burn while the inside stays frozen.
The last method is using the oven, and it’s a great way to reheat a lot at once.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the French toast in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes until it’s fully heated through.
This method probably takes the longest because you have to wait for the oven to preheat.
How to store French toast in the freezer
Having frozen French toast ready to go is great, but how do you freeze it in the first place? I use a method called “Flash freeze”.
- Let the French toast cool to room temperature.
- Lay the slices of French toast in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they don’t touch.
- Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours until completely frozen.
- Transfer to a gallon-size freezer bag, making sure the bag is labeled with the recipe name and date.
- Optional: Wrap each frozen individual slice of French toast in plastic wrap. This helps slow down the freezer burn process.
You can pick a Sunday afternoon and make a huge batch of French toast to freeze for later!
Also note that this freezing method also works for French toast sticks!
How to keep French toast in the fridge
Maybe you don’t want to freeze all of your French toast for later, and that’s fine! The easiest way is to place the French toast in an airtight container and store in the fridge.
It’ll stay fresh up to 5 days, which is a good amount of time for your family to enjoy it.
What to serve with French toast
French toast may be great by itself, but I like adding other foods to make it a complete meal. Here are some of my favorite toppings and sides:
- A protein like eggs, breakfast sausage, cottage cheese, and Greek yogurt
- Warm maple syrup
- Fresh fruit like sliced bananas, blueberries, or other fresh berries
- Peanut butter
- Cinnamon sugar
- Melted butter
The best French toast recipes
French toast is super customizable! Here are some of my favorite tried-and-true recipes. Some are traditional French toast, while others are a unique French toast casserole: