So can you freeze French toast? The answer is yes, you most certainly can and surprisingly it holds up pretty well when frozen. When reheated, it is just like it was freshly made, so this opens up a lot of different possibilities for people who are looking for food storage options.
Below is really a quick guide that showcases the right way to go about freezing French toast properly, as well as some other useful information.
The Freezing Process
While it is best to have French toast right out of the pan, some people opt to freeze it as they might be in a rush in the mornings, but would still love to enjoy this amazing little breakfast treat. Others might have made a big batch for breakfast and instead of letting it waste, they want to freeze it to store it for a later date. Whatever the reason, French toast freezes well and when stored properly, you can keep it for up to 2 months, before the taste .
How to Freeze French Toast?
Freezing French toast is pretty simple and all you really need is the finished product, some plastic wrap/aluminum foil and a heavy duty freezer bag. After that you are in business!
The first thing you are going to need is your French toast. Make it how you usually do, but leave out the powdered sugar if you are preparing it for the freezer. You should let it cool thoroughly before moving on to the next step.
Once the French toast is cooled, you need get them ready for the container or storage bag. If you have multiple slices and they are going to be stacked on top of each other, it is good to put a piece of wax paper in between the slices, so that they do not stick together.
The next step is wrap the French toast slices with some plastic freezer wrap. You need to ensure that they are fully covered and you can wrap it a couple of times so that it is protected from the elements of the freezer.
As an added step of protection, some people will wrap the plastic covered slices with aluminum foil, which would give it an extra layer against the cold.
Once everything is wrapped, you can now place the toast in an air-tight container or freezer Ziploc bag. If placing in the bag, try to squeeze out as much air as possible, before sealing.
Always label your containers before placing in the freezer. You do not want to be guessing as to how long the French toast has been sitting in the freezer. Labelling with the date can give you a clear idea as to when it first went in.
Thawing and Reheating
With frozen French toast, it is not a good idea to thaw it out, as it is just going to get mushy and soggy. The French toast is going to be reheated anyway, so you can either let it reheat in the oven or in the toaster. The link above is to a more in-depth article that I have written on reheating this toast. Because it is coming directly out the freezer, it is going to take a bit longer in the oven/toaster, than toast that has not been frozen.