Okay, let me set this up for you. You finally got that killer muffin recipe that your mother has been holding on to for the past 30 years. You head to the kitchen and went a bit overboard trying to catch up on all those missed recipe years. You made dozens upon dozens of muffins and even though you can go through them like crazy, it would be a good idea to store some for later. So what is the best way to go about this? Is it possible to freeze muffins?
Well, if that scenario sounds a bit over-the-top, but you’re still wanted to know if you can freeze muffins, then you are on the right page. Below is just a little guide that will show you the right way to go about freezing, as well as additional information you should find useful.
The Freezing Muffin Process
Freezing muffins is pretty easy and if you plan on having them later, they basically taste the same as when they were first made. This means, you can make batches upon batches and store them in the freezer for that function that you might be having in the future or take them out whenever you want to enjoy something yummy and sweet.
The good thing about keeping them in the freezer is that they can be stored for up to 3 months with no problems.
How to Freeze Muffins?
When it comes to freezing muffins the whole process is very quick and simple. Once you get started, it will only take you a couple of minutes to get everything done.
- The first thing you are going to need is obviously some muffins. If you are making them from scratch, you will need to allow them to cool fully before you start putting them together for the freezer.
- Once the muffins are cooled, you are going to want to wrap them with plastic wrap. Depending on how you plan on eating them, you can either wrap them individually or in groups. Please ensure that the muffins are fully covered and it is often a good idea to wrap them multiple times.
- As an extra step to protect the muffins, some people would give it a second layer of protection by wrapping with aluminum foil.
- Once on the muffins are wrapped up, you can now place them inside of heavy duty freezer bag. Before you seal the freezer bag, it is a good idea to squeeze out as much air as possible, then seal.
- I always recommend that you guys write the date on the freezer bag, just so that you have an idea of when you first put them in. Six months from now, I do not want you to be going into the back of the freezer and finding these muffins and wondering how long they have been in there. Remember, if stored properly, muffins can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 to 3 months.
The Right Way to Thaw Out & Warm-Up Muffins
When you are ready to enjoy your muffins, you are going to want to thaw them out to eat, as well as possibly reheat them
Now that you are ready use your frozen muffins, what is the best way to go about defrosting them? Ideally, you have two options when it comes to thawing out your frozen treats. You can either let them sit overnight inside the refrigerator and defrost that way or you can put them out and let them thaw out at room temperature. You should keep the plastic wrap on them as they thaw out. It would be a good idea to go about reheating them, as that will make them just right.
I really won’t get into much detail when it comes to reheating muffins, as I have a very in-depth guide that focuses on that, but warming up your muffins is actually pretty quick and easy. Once you have them defrosted you can opt for the oven or the microwave. You actually don’t need to let them thaw out if you plan on using the oven. You can put them frozen right into the oven, it is just going to take some time warm up.