Cornbread, whether you’ve made a loaf of it, a cake, or turned it into cornbread muffins, is a delight to have.
With its soft texture and just the right amount of sweetness and flavor, it can either be eaten on its own or as a side with stews, soups, or with butter and jam.
However, when you’re baking cornbread, you have probably ended up making more than you can eat within a day or two—leaving you to worry on how to reheat cornbread and restore its original glory even after it’s no longer fresh.
Cornbread always tastes the best when it’s freshly baked. It has a special aroma and appeal that makes it the most enjoyable when it’s just been taken out of the oven. But don’t worry, warming up cornbread with the right methods can solve your dilemma.
It’s quite possible to reheat cornbread to taste and look the same as it originally did if you use the following methods to heat it.
If you’re trying to reheat frozen cornbread, you’ll have to wait for it to thaw first, or else it will absorb the moisture and become soggy.
How to reheat cornbread in the microwave
A quick and easy way to reheat almost anything is by reheating it in the microwave.
To reheat cornbread in the microwave, you’ll have to place it in a microwave-safe container and then cover the container with the lid, a paper towel, a microwave-safe glass plate, or plastic wrap (that can be used in the microwave). Make sure the plastic doesn’t touch the bread.
How to reheat cornbread in the oven
The oven is the preferable way to reheat cornbread.
How to reheat cornbread in the air fryer
Another easy way to reheat cornbread is in an air fryer. It won’t take you much time and has exceptional results, which makes it a convenient option.
How to reheat cornbread on the stove
Another way to deal with dried cornbread is to fry it in a pan on the stove. Of course, this will result in a different flavor than the original, but it’s a great way to reheat it without drying it out.
How to reheat cornbread without drying it
As I’ve mentioned, the best way to reheat cornbread without risking it getting dried out is to place a moist paper towel around it before heating it.
You can also minimize some of the dryness by covering the cornbread in syrup or butter.
The bottom line
Hopefully, you’ve gotten at least a few ideas on how to reheat cornbread and bring it back to life after it has gone cold. Remember to add some butter after using any of the heating methods to enhance the taste and handle any of the dryness that comes with reheating bread.
- Pan or skillet
- Just smother butter on the bottom of the pan or skillet and fry the bread until it’s heated and looks slightly more golden than before.
- Make sure not to burn it or over fry it, which could result in a compromised taste.
- With a stove, the bread might fall apart and not look the same as it initially did.