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How To Reheat Cornbread and Keep Its Fluffy Texture

Cornbread is a healthy and delicious bread substitute that you can serve with any main course.

For me, it is more like a dessert because it is so delicious that you can eat it alone. And there’s nothing better than freshly made cornbread, especially if my mom makes it.

I never told my mom that I always threw the cornbread in the trash the next day. I just didn’t like that dry, somewhat tasteless, and hard meal.

It wasn’t until adulthood that I realized there was a way to bring back the old glory of cornbread and enjoy it the day after preparation.

Reheating Cornbread In The Oven

The oven is perhaps the best way to revive your stale cornbread and give it back a touch of juiciness and freshness.

The procedure itself does not require any special preparations, except for a little time that you will need to preheat the oven, and then the cornbread.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F

The best preheating temperature is 350 degrees F, so turn on your oven and let it heat up. Take as much time as needed; don’t put the bread in a semi-warm oven.

Step 2: Place your Cornbread in a Tray and Cover with Foil

Place the cornbread in a baking tray or, if you have sliced leftovers, arrange them on a baking sheet. Put aluminum foil over to prevent the top from burning.

Step 3: Bake for 10 to 15 Minutes

Put the cornbread in the oven and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how thick it is. Do not cook it for more than 15 minutes so it does not dry out.

Once the cornbread is ready, you can coat it with a little butter for extra juiciness and flavor. 

Reheating Cornbread In The Microwave

If you don’t have a lot of time for the oven, don’t feel bad. Your practical helper in the kitchen will equally assist with reheating. The microwave result will not be bad at all, and you will be done in a few minutes.

Step 1: Put the Cornbread in a Bowl and Cover it

With a microwave, you can easily heat pieces of cornbread instead of a whole. Put it in a microwaveable container and cover it with a lid or plastic wrap.

Remember to always leave a small opening so that the dish does not explode in the microwave.

Step 2: Nuke the Cornbread for 20 to 30 Seconds

Place the cornbread in the microwave, and turn it on the reheating setting. Nuke for about 20 to 30 seconds. Don’t leave it longer, or your cornbread is at risk of going dry.

Reheating Cornbread On A Stove

There is another method of heating cornbread if you are in a hurry, and if you do not have a microwave. You can reheat your stale cornbread on the stove.

One thing about reheating on a stove is that you need to add a little fat, and so, the cornbread may get a bit of roasted flavor.

Step 1: Grease the Skillet and Preheat it

You can use oil or butter to grease the baking pan. Do not put too much—just enough to coat the bottom of the pan so that the cornbread does not stick.

Step 2: Bake the Cornbread for Few Minutes on Both Sides

It is necessary to cut the cornbread into slices to heat it this way. When the pan is heated, put the slices in it and fry them on each side until they reach the desired temperature. It will take approximately 2 minutes on each side.



You can heat cornbread in three ways, which we have presented to you, but if you have a little time, we suggest that you opt for an oven. This method will be best for the tasty and fluffy cornbread you had in the beginning.

Feel free to make a little more of this favorite treat and freeze it. It will be great after thawing and reheating as if you just baked it.

See more: Best Ways To Reheat Bread

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