It’s a given that there is nothing more delicious than hot biscuits straight out of the oven. There is just something about the smell and taste of freshly baked buttermilk biscuits that makes them so comforting.
While it is always best to have them fresh out of the oven, there are times when you might have leftovers? In cases like this, is it even possible to reheat a buttermilk biscuit without compromising on flavor or texture?
The answer is yes and there are a couple of reheating options available that will get the job done. We will look at each in detail below, so keep on reading to learn more.
3 Best Ways to Reheat Biscuits
There are 3 ways in which you can warm-up buttermilk biscuits, whether they were stored in the refrigerator or stored in the freezer.
These would be using the oven, air fryer or microwave.
While each method has its pros and cons, you can be sure that the end result will be warm and delicious biscuits, just the way you like them.
Method 1: Reheating Biscuits using the Oven:
The first option available to you is to reheat your biscuits using the oven, this method is a great choice if you have batches of biscuits that you need reheated.
One of the reasons I love using the oven is that the biscuits will taste like they were freshly baked (no change in taste or texture), regardless of whether or not they are frozen or refrigerated.
Oven Reheating Buttermilk Biscuits Stored in the Refrigerator
If you so happen to have some of these baked goodies stored in the refrigerator, then popping them in the oven for a couple of minutes will have them warmed up and ready to eat in no time.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place the biscuits on a baking sheet.
- Spritz the biscuits with water, so as to give them a bit of moisture.
- Pop them into the oven for around 6-8 minutes.
- Once warmed up properly, remove the biscuits from the oven, allow to cool and then enjoy.
Oven Reheating Buttermilk Biscuits Stored in the Freezer
If you have frozen biscuits, they can be heated up in the oven with no problems. The process will take some time, but you are guaranteed that the biscuits will come out with the same taste and texture as when they were fresh.
- Preheat oven to 350F
- As the oven is heating up, let biscuits start to defrost and put them on a baking/cookie sheet
- Once oven is fully heated, place the baking/cookie sheet in the oven
- Let them sit and warm up in the oven for around 15-20 minutes
- Take out and enjoy
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Method 2: Reheating Biscuits using the Air Fryer
If you have an air fryer and you want to reheat your buttermilk biscuits, then this is another excellent option you can consider.
The air fryer can heat up fresh and frozen batches of biscuits with ease, due to the appliance being able to heat up things quickly and evenly.
- Take the biscuits and place them in the air fryer basket. Ensure that you give them adequate space so they don’t touch. This allows the hot air to easily circulate around each biscuit as it warms up.
- You can set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and leave them for between four and five minutes, depending on how many you have inside at once. It’s best to check up regularly after the first minute or two, since cooking times will vary, depending on the make of the air fryer. If the biscuits were frozen, leave them in for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Once reheated to your liking, remove the basket from the air fryer and allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.
Method 3: Reheating Biscuits using the Microwave:
The final method available to you is by heating up your biscuits in the microwave. This can be a great choice if you have limited time or no access to an oven.
The microwave should only ever be considered as a last ditch effort as this reheating method has a tendency to dry out and toughen up the biscuits.
- Spray the biscuits with some water or wrap them with damp paper towels (not soaking wet) to help keep them moist.
- Place the biscuits on a microwave-safe plate.
- Microwave them on high for around 30-45 seconds.
- Check to see if they are heated through and if not, continue to heat them for 15 seconds at a time until they reach the desired temperature.
- Remove them from the microwave and allow to cool down before eating.
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Wrapping it up
If you have leftover buttermilk biscuits, reheating them can be a challenge. We recommend using the oven or air fryer over microwaving as this will significantly improve the flavor and texture of your biscuit.
However, if you don’t have access to either one of these appliances, then the microwave might be worth considering. There is a chance that they could become dried out, but using a damp towel can reduce the chance of that.
Now that you have a better understanding of how you can reheat your buttermilk biscuits, which reheating method will you be using?
Drop me a line and let me know in the comments below.
2 thoughts on “How to Reheat Biscuits: 3 Best Methods to Use”
Have you ever try to spritz the biscuits with water when reheating them in the oven? The moisture from the water will moisten the biscuits like they were before.
I spritzed my biscuits. It worked. Thanks for the hint, Lita.