While French toast is one of the most delicious dishes you can imagine, and one you can have for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, it must feel like an impossibility that it could be leftovers. After all, how could you possibly hope to enjoy a leftover meal consisting of deep-fried egg-soaked bread smothered in syrup?
Don’t worry. There’s hope.
No matter which appliance you have, you can return your French toast to its yummy goodness.
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Can You Reheat French Toast?
Impossible? Of course not. Difficult? Perhaps.
Look, if your French toast is smothered in syrup, it will be extremely difficult to reheat without turning the bread super soggy. While you could always turn it into a mushy bread pudding of sorts, you’re much better off storing it properly first, so you can reheat it to perfection later.
The truth is, you can reheat pretty much any food that has been frozen or refrigerated. It is all a matter of using the right method and the right appliance.
For example, foods that have been breaded or fried are often best reheated using an air fryer or the oven while foods that have been baked or grilled are usually best reheated back in the oven or back on the grill.
With French toast, we are probably going to be best off back on the stovetop, but let’s run through each appliance and see how it goes.
Should You Reheat French Toast?
Before we get started on our appliances, let’s address food safety.
If you’re wondering if you should even be reheating French toast, you are in good company.
After all, French toast is dipped in egg, and we don’t want you getting sick from egg that has gone bad.
Of course, that scenario is unlikely.
In general, reheating guidelines from reliable sources say we should reheat leftovers until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
But of course, you should always do your own research. To get you started finding reliable sources and on that research, check out this article from Healthline on reheating leftovers.
How to Reheat French Toast in the Oven
Reheating French toast in the oven can get the dish warm without drying it out or turning it to rubber.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the French toast slices in a casserole dish and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
- Heat the French toast for 3 minutes on one side, flip the slices, then heat on the other side for another 3 minutes.
- Serve with butter, syrup, and maybe some fruit, and enjoy!
How to Reheat French Toast in the Microwave
Reheating French toast in the microwave can be a great, quick, easy approach to getting this job done.
- Place the French toast slices on a microwave-safe plate.
- Heat on full power for 30 seconds, and they should come out perfectly hot and delicious.
- Serve with butter, syrup, and maybe fruit, and enjoy!
How to Reheat French Toast in an Air Fryer
The air fryer really will work magic with French toast.
- Slice your toast into 2-inch lengths.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the individual slices, well-spaced out, in the air fryer basket.
- Heat the slices for 3 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve with butter, syrup, and fruit, and enjoy!
How to Reheat French Toast on a Grill
Obviously, no one, least of all me, is going to advise you to run outside and fire up your grill to heat up your French toast. But if you’re already out there, with it fully fired up, you can absolutely reheat your French toast on the grill.
- Heat your grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the French toast slices directly on the grill but over indirect heat.
- Close the lid and heat for 3 minutes on one side, flip the slices, then heat on the other side.
- Serve your French toast slices with butter, syrup, and fruit, and enjoy!
How to Reheat French Toast in a Toaster Oven
The toaster oven is a delightful way to heat your French toast up to its original state. If you’re working with a toaster oven, let’s get this done!
- Preheat your toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the French toast slices on a greased baking sheet and heat them in the toaster oven for 3 minutes. Flip the slices and heat for another 3 minutes.
- Serve with butter, syrup, and fruit, and enjoy.
How to Reheat French Toast in a Pan on the Stove
Finally, the one we’ve all been waiting for. Reheating French toast in a pan on the stove is a great approach! In fact, it’s my favorite.
- Place a cast iron skillet on the stove over medium heat.
- Coat the bottom of the pan with avocado oil, coconut oil, or butter, to make the toast nice and crisp.
- Once the pan is warm, place the French toast slices in the pan, with space between each slice so they can heat thoroughly.
- Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
- Serve with butter, syrup, fruit, and maybe even some powdered sugar.
Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat French Toast Is Using the Stovetop
Of course, it has to be the stovetop! Reheating French toast on the stovetop gets us good results. It may even be better than the first time.
Indeed, you might even be able to create double-fried French toast, which is amazing. Your French toast will come out piping hot, warm on the inside, and crispy on the outside, and in the end, you will imagine yourself right back with the original plate in front of you.
What do you think? Do you have any tips or tricks for reheating French toast? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.