Can You reheat a Doughnut?

I love to treat myself to fresh doughnuts from time to time, but after a while, they get hard. I’ve heard of microwaving bread to soften it; can I do the same with a frosted doughnut? Can you reheat a doughnut?

Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Reheating doughnuts is super easy, it is a shame more people throw away three-day-old doughnuts because they are less than fresh.

Jelly doughnuts, Boston Creams, and other “filled” doughnuts should be reheated with caution. Since we cannot see how the insides are faring, you should only reheat your doughnut up to three days after their initial packaging, or when they become stiff for non-filled doughnuts. While food poisoning is uncommon from eating old doughnuts, it is not recommended to try and reheat a brick like pastry.

The Microwave

The microwave is almost always the default appliance when it comes to reheating food quickly. Doughnuts are no exception, especially when they are frosted.

Place your doughnut on a microwave-safe plate or paper towel, and reheat in the microwave on MEDIUM power for about 15 seconds. If you would like it to be warmer, be careful that you do not melt the frosting!

Be careful when handling, as overheated frosting is extremely hot and likely to cause burns. Otherwise, enjoy your sweet treat!

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