For the lovers of cinnamon rolls, nothing tastes better than some freshly made delicious cinnamon rolls or buns, straight from the depth of an oven. It is almost like chewing on a cloud when taking a bite from the soft, warm, gooey, and sweet cinnamon rolls as its amazing aroma fills your lungs.
When there are leftover cinnamon rolls, we store them in the freezer if we are not having them anytime soon, in the fridge if we eat them soon, or stare at room temperature when we have them in a few hours or within the day.
Whichever way we decide to store our cinnamon rolls, either in the fridge, the freezer or at room temperature, no matter the storage method, the cinnamon rolls will dry up in a few hours. It is an inevitable occurrence.
However, the goal is to reheat properly to taste just as nice as a freshly backed one and come out with a soft, moist, and gooey sweetness after being stored.
Methods on how to reheat cinnamon rolls
The following are the best available method for reheating cinnamon rolls; Using an oven, a microwave, or a toaster. In addition, there’s going to be a step-by-step rule and explanation on how to reheat cinnamon rolls with different methods.
How to reheat cinnamon rolls using an oven
It is believed that the oven is the best option when reheating cinnamon buns. However, it may be a little slow in heating the cinnamon rolls; ovens are the number one best option because they make the cinnamon rolls tasting like you just freshly baked them out of the oven.
- The first step in reheating anything is first preheating the oven to about 350 degrees.
- Transfer the cinnamon rolls onto a baking sheet.
- How long the cinnamon rolls should be heated will depend on the size of the portion of the cinnamon roll that’s being reheated and, if frozen, how cold they are.
- Put the cinnamon rolls into the oven and reheat for about 5 to 10 minutes. If they have been removed directly from the freezer to be put into the oven, they will be heated longer. After which, you can take them out and leave to cool a bit and enjoy your cinnamon rolls.
How To reheat cinnamon rolls using a microwave
Using a microwave for reheating cinnamon rolls is another good option to consider; it is the quickest way to reheat your cinnamon rolls. In just a few seconds, your rolls will be all heated up. The only disadvantage to using the microwave for reheating cinnamon rolls is that they won’t be very soft and won’t have a toasty texture when you chew on them.
When using the microwave for reheating, you should not leave them for too long, or they might get burnt, become very mushy and soggy, and the texture will change.
- To properly make use of the microwave for reheating cinnamon rolls, there are a few steps you must follow to achieve a good result are as follows;
- The first step to follow is to zap the cinnamon rolls for 20 to 30 seconds or until you feel they have been fully warmed up.
- The second step is to Monitor the cinnamon rolls from time to time, between 20 to 30 seconds, so they don’t stay too long and become soggy or burnt.
- Thirdly take out, leave to cool For a while, and enjoy your cinnamon rolls. If you like your cinnamon rolls hot, you can start munching almost immediately after they’ve been taken out.
How to reheat cinnamon rolls without getting them all dried up
Some people find their precious cinnamon rolls dried up after getting reheated and begin to wonder what went wrong. There are a few ways to make sure your re he ate cinnamon rolls do not get dried up when reheated, and are still soft and moist is to;
- You can get some melted butter nonsalted and a little bush, lather the butter on the cinnamon rolls before reheating them in the microwave or the oven.
- One other way to avoid drying out of the cinnamon rolls is to sprinkle little bits of water on the cinnamon rolls, after which you cover them up with aluminum foil paper then reheating them.
Ensure you reheat them under medium heat in the oven or microwave for up to 10 or 15 minutes ( for the oven) and up to 5 to 10 minutes (for the microwave) and sometimes, the amount of time it will take to heat the cinnamon rolls depends on the size of the rolls to be heated.
This method is great because the steam from the oven or microwave passing through the aluminum foil paper will make the cinnamon rolls very soft, fluffy, and gooey. Because it will trap heat around the cinnamon rolls.
Another method of successfully reheating the cinnamon rolls without drying them up is putting water into a glass cup, placing the water into the oven next to the cinnamon rolls, and reheating; when the oven starts to heat up, the water will boil.
The steam from the hot water will make the cinnamon rolls soft enough not to be too dry or too mushy or soggy. Do not use a plastic cup in the oven or microwave; ceramics cups are what you should use.
How To properly store cinnamon rolls
No matter how careful we are when reheating cinnamon rolls, if they were not properly stored, The result after reheating will be bad. If you want to have a delectable cinnamon roll after reheating, you have to make sure to store them properly. Here are a few tips on how to properly store cinnamon rolls;
If you know you won’t be consuming the leftover cinnamon rolls in the next 1 day or 2 days, the best way to store them is to freeze them and avoid defrosting them till the next 7 days. If you are packing them in portions for storage, make sure you store the cinnamon rolls in an air-tight container to avoid air from getting in and drying them up and to keep moisture in the roll.
If you put them in zipping top or freezer bags, you should first wrap them up in aluminum foil paper after dividing them into portions and putting them into the zip-top or freezer bags and put into the freezer.
If freezer bags are not available, you can leave the cinnamon rolls in their pan and wrap them up properly using aluminum foil or saran wrap and freeze.
Can cinnamon rolls be refrozen?
Once cinnamon rolls have been previously baked, frozen, and reheated, it is not advisable to refreeze them. Not only cinnamon rolls, any other backed snacks or food such as bread, cake, and so on.
When baked foods are frozen for the second time, they will lose their texture and flavor, and they will become mushy; their food quality will also reduce drastically, and cinnamon rolls are not exempted. And when all these happen after freezing for the second time, there is absolutely no need to eat them.
The best way to avoid refreezing cinnamon rolls is to bake as much as one family can finish during a meal. And if you like to make them during the weekend and enjoy them throughout the week, you should divide, pack, and freeze In small portions so that you can just take out a portion you want when you feel like having a cinnamon roll to eat and reheat it. Then, you won’t have to reheat all the cinnamon rolls in the freezer.
How long can cinnamon rolls be frozen?
Cinnamon rolls can last for about 1 to 2 months while frozen. However, leaving the cinnamon for longer than 2 months will heavily affect the quality of the cinnamon rolls; the taste, nutritional value, and texture will drastically begin to deteriorate since the enzymes have been inactive for a very long time.
Although the cinnamon rolls may still be safe to eat, their taste will not be the same as freshly baked ones or just a few weeks old. To ensure good taste, flavor and texture, make sure to eat them within a month of being frozen.
If you want the perfect soft gooey, tasty cinnamon rolls, use an oven to reheat them. Although the microwave will give the same result, an oven is the best choice. If you want to serve the cinnamon rolls in a few minutes, then use the oven.
But if you have time at hand, use the oven for the best results. However, do make sure not to overheat them when using the microwave, because then they will be soggy and won’t look good, and we all agree we eat with our eyes first.
The oven is still the best option available even though it takes up time due to being slow. Not that you don’t leave the cinnamon rolls without eating them after microwaving them, because the microwave will make the cinnamon rolls and other bread food within few minutes after being taken out. Better to be patient and wait for the oven than have a hard cinnamon roll.