Donuts- one of the sweetest, most appetizing breakfasts (or snacks) that exists. There is nothing better than a delicious donut to start out your day, especially when they are still warm from the oven. But not all donuts have to be freshly baked to achieve that warm, melt in your mouth texture.
Donuts can easily be reheated and enjoyed at their fullest potential. An oven, microwave or toaster oven will gladly do the job and make sure your donut is at optimal temperature for consumption.
The next time you stop by your local donut shop and have a few left over, don’t throw them away. When snack or dessert time comes around, your leftover donuts can be put to delicious use without sacrificing that warm, gooey sensation.
Methods To Reheat A Donut
Oven warming, microwaving or toasting in a toaster oven are all great ways to reheat a donut. Microwaving may be faster, but reheating in an oven is also speedy and will preserve the donut’s texture slightly better. Toaster oven reheating combines the best of both worlds with slightly shorter cooking time and just as delicious results as an oven.
Reheating A Donut In The Microwave
One of the easiest and quickest ways to provide some warmth for your next bite of your donut is microwaving. To do so:
- Place your donut on a microwave safe dish such as a plate or paper towel.
- On medium level power, reheat for 20-30 seconds.
- Test to make sure the donut is heated all the way through and not overheated.
- Enjoy immediately, being sure it is not too hot and won’t burn you.
Reheating A Donut In The Oven
Reheating a donut in the oven is a simple and easy way to not compromise taste or texture and to achieve that wonderful, fresh temperature. If you choose to reheat your donut in an oven, follow these steps:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Wrap the donut in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
- Cook within the oven for about five minutes.
- Check to make sure it is heated, once it is, feel free to enjoy.
Reheating A Donut In A Toaster Oven
One of the biggest, if only, drawbacks from heating a donut in the oven is the time it takes to preheat. If your oven is a little slower to warm up, a toaster oven can be a great substitute. Here’s how:
- Turn your toaster oven to the “warm” setting and preheat to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Wrap your donut in aluminum foil as you would if cooking in the oven.
- Place on a baking sheet or directly on the rack of the toaster oven.
- Cook for about five minutes or until thoroughly heated.
- Unwrap the aluminum foil, being careful not to burn yourself, and enjoy your toasty little treat.
There is nothing quite like enjoying a donut warm. Something about that fresh out of the oven feel makes this flaky treat become even more soft and delicious.
If you’re looking to enjoy a donut that was earlier made, but don’t want to miss out on that warm sensation, allow reheating to spice up your experience. You won’t regret it.