How to Thaw English Muffins

How to Thaw Frozen English Muffins: 3 Best Options to Use

If you landed on this page, you probably are trying to figure out how to thaw English muffins quickly and properly.

Today, I am going to highlight the 3 best and recommended methods to use when defrosting frozen English muffins.

Each method that we highlight will include detailed step-by-step instructions, along with related information.

Now, let us jump right into it.

3 Best Methods to Defrost English Muffins

If you have frozen English muffins, you will have to defrost them before use.

There are three recommended thawing methods and while they are all effective, the option you use will often depend on how quickly you need the muffins thawed for use.

Recommended defrosting methods include:

  • Thawing at room temperature
  • Thawing in the microwave
  • Thawing in the oven

let us take a more detailed look at each option below.

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Thawing English Muffins at Room Temperature

If you have time, you can always remove the English muffins from the freezer and let them defrost at room temperature.

There will be no change in the texture and they will be just as when you first put them in. The only downside to this, is that it takes some time, so plan ahead.


  1. Remove the frozen English muffins from the freezer.
  2. Place them on a plate and let them sit out on the kitchen counter or until they have thawed.
  3. This can take up to an hour, so this method is not for those who need to thaw their English muffins quickly.

Thawing English Muffins in The Microwave

using the microwave to defrost your English muffins is the quickest method available and you can have them thawed and ready for use under 30 seconds.

Caution should be taken to not leave them into long, as they could become soggy and have a totally different texture than what you are used to.


  1. Remove the frozen English muffins from the freezer and place on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Microwave the muffin on high for around 30 seconds.
  3. Check to see if the English muffin has thawed to your liking, if not microwave in five second intervals until fully defrosted.
  4. Remove from the microwave and use.

Thawing English Muffins in The Oven

If you do not have a microwave or just want another fine method, you could always let the English muffins defrost in the oven.

It is not by far the quickest option available, but it should take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to have them defrosted and ready for use.


  1. preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Take the frozen English muffins and wrap them in aluminum foil.
  3. Place the muffins on a baking sheet and let them reheat in the oven for around 10 to 15 minutes. (The amount of time depends on the size of the English muffins.)
  4. Remove, let cool and eat.

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Wrapping it up

there you have it, a quick and simple guide highlighting the different options available to you for defrosting English muffins.

The method you use, really depends on how quickly you want to have them ready for use.

So now I want to hear from you. Which method did you use above? How did it turn out and was a quick enough for you?

Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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