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How To Reheat Donuts and Restore Its Delicious Taste

Donuts are perfect as a dessert, breakfast, or simply a snack when you get hungry. They are quite filling and perfect at the same time, so they’re an ideal solution. Yet, we all know that donuts are delicious only when they are fresh and warm.

As soon as they cool, the fat takes on a dominant flavor, and donuts aren’t so desirable, especially if they have stood the whole day at a kitchen counter. But there is a solution. You can reheat the donuts and give them back that fine crispy flavor that makes you adore them.

Reheating Donuts In A Microwave

It may surprise you, but a microwave will be a great solution in case of reheating the donuts. Besides being an extremely fast method, the result will delight you. In addition, you can reheat one or two donuts as much as you need, and another one later when you feel like it. You can follow these steps for homemade donuts or store-bought ones such as Krispy Kreme donuts.

Step 1: Put a Damp Paper on the Donuts if They have Gone Stale

Donuts don’t take much time to cool down, so if it’s only been an hour or two, they’re probably still fresh enough, and you just need to reheat them a bit. 

In this case, skip the use of damp paper. But if the donuts had stood for a long time, they must have become a little harder and gone stale. To restore their softness, moisten a kitchen paper towel and place over the donuts.

Step 2: Heat in Very Short Intervals

It is very important to keep the warm-up intervals short so as not to burn the donuts. They’re not good when they are too hot, either. 

So, turn the microwave on for 20 seconds, then check the condition of the donuts. Heat for an additional 10 seconds and so on, if necessary. Let the microwave be at the medium intensity program, rather than at the strongest.

Reheating Donuts In An Oven

If, by some chance, you don’t have a microwave on hand, don’t worry, you can also use the oven. Truth is, it will take a bit longer, but the result will be okay. Besides, this way, you can reheat ten donuts at once, or as much as you can fit on the baking tray.

It can be useful if you have guests and do not want to spend the whole day warming up one donut at a time.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F

First, turn on the oven to heat well. Set it to a temperature of 350 degrees F. During this time, you can prepare donuts for warming up.

Step 2: Wrap each Donut in a Foil

It is necessary to wrap each donut in an aluminum foil separately. One layer of foil will suffice. After that,  arrange them nicely on a baking tray.

Step 3: Bake for 5 Minutes and Check

When the oven is fully heated, put the donuts inside and heat for 5 minutes. Take them out and unwrap one donut to make sure it is warm enough. If it is, then the warm-up is over. If not, return them for another minute or two as estimated.



Reheating the donuts is super easy and will restore the perfect taste and texture they had initially. The microwave will be your best friend for reheating donuts, but the oven will also serve great if you don’t have a microwave or if you want to reheat multiple pieces at once without being in the kitchen all the time.

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