How to Reheat Hot Cross Buns – We Will Show You How!

Reheating Hot Cross Buns
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How do you reheat hot cross buns? Did you make a super batch of hot cross buns and they have been sitting out too long, been kept in the fridge or even frozen and you want to warm them up? Do you know what methods are quick and easy and which ones offer the best result? Well, continue reading below, as I am going to show you the proper ways to warm up hot cross buns and which options are available.

The Microwave

The microwave is a quick option, but for hot cross buns, it can be very tricky. If you zap them too long, they can come out soggy and you definitely do not want that to happen. While I would recommend the oven, if you use the microwave smartly, you really should not have an issue.


  1. Place the hot cross buns in a microwave-safe container or plate.
  2. Zap them for about 10-20 seconds. You just want to get them warmed up at the right temperature. If you keep them in too long, they are going to come out soggy.
  3. After the 10-20 seconds, if they are to your liking, you can take out and enjoy. If it needs to heat up a bit more, you can do it in 10 second intervals.

The Oven

Reheating hot cross buns in the oven is definitely the best option available. The downside to using the oven is that it takes a longer time to warm the buns up, but the wait is definitely worth it.


  1. You are going to preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Take the hot cross buns and place them either on a cookie sheet or an oven safe container.
  3. Place the sheet/container with the buns inside the oven and let them warm up for 10-15 minutes (might be longer if in the refrigerator)
  4. Remember, you are just heating the buns up, you are not re-baking them. So they will only be in the oven for a short period of time.
  5. Once they are steaming hot, you can take out and enjoy.

What If They Were Stored in the Freezer?

Sometimes people opt to freeze hot cross buns. If that is the case and you are looking to reheat them, then the best option is to let them defrost to room temperature and reheat them using the oven method above. You are definitely going to have to wait a little bit, as this is not a quick 10-15 minute process. But once the buns are defrosted and warmed up properly, you should have no problem enjoy this amazingly sweet treat.

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