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How to Reheat Brownies (All The Different Ways)

Brownies are one of the most beloved desserts out there.

They are perfect for satisfying any type of sweet tooth.

However, with time and the wrong storage techniques, brownies tend to lose their texture and taste stale.

That’s why reheating brownies can be tricky – you want them to retain their fudgy and chocolatey goodness without overcooking or drying them out.

In this blog post, we’ll explore various methods to reheat brownies: oven, microwave, toaster oven, and steaming.

Knowing these different ways to reheat brownies will enable you to revive a forgotten dessert or serve warm brownie treats to your guests.

How to Reheat Brownies

Reheating Brownies in the Oven

Reheating your brownie pieces in an oven can be a great way to achieve crispy edges while retaining the softness in the center. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your oven at 300°F (150°C) for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place your leftover brownie slices on a baking sheet or dish.
  3. Cover them with aluminum foil or leave them uncovered, depending on how crispy or soft you prefer your crust.
  4. Bake it for five minutes if they’re thin, and up to ten minutes if thicker.
  5. Remove from the oven and check if they are heated through; use a toothpick that comes clean.

Reheating Brownies in the Microwave

If you’re short on time but still want that warm comfort food experience with your favorite dessert piece at home – microwaving it is an excellent option!

  1. Place one or two slices of refrigerated brownie-coated plates
  2. Cover them moist paper towel or plastic wrap with small holes poked on it
  3. Heat for about twenty seconds each round
  4. Stir occasionally so all parts heat up evenly until fully warmed through rather than melting- Remove as soon as they’re heated through

Reheating Brownies in a Toaster Oven

If you own a toaster oven, reheating brownies can be as simple as making toast. Depending on your toaster’s settings, baking time and method will vary. Here’s how to reheat brownies in your toaster oven:

  1. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to preheat your toaster oven.
  2. Place one or two slices of brownie on a dish or tray fit for the toaster oven.
  3. Bake them for about five minutes at 350°F (177°C).
  4. Check after every minute, and once they are warmed through, remove them from the oven.

Reheating Brownies by Steaming

Steaming your brownies is similar to reheating them in an oven or microwave but requires extra care and attention while handling both trays together over low heat!

Follow these steps:

  1. Fill a pot with about one-third water and let it heat over medium-high heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. Put your leftover slices of brownie on a dish that fits within the pot size with water underneath it.
  3. Cover it under foil tenting.
  4. Steam cook Keep steaming for around ten minutes until warm through.

Reheating Frozen Brownies

  1. Reheating frozen bits might be tricky since any possible prior freezing could harm quality assurance if not done correctly!
  2. Ensure not overcooking texture or losing flavor through its delicate stages during thawing out time after removing from storage:
  3. Defrost frozen slices using microwave mode if not time-consuming, alter microwaving time accordingto amount of servings in input.

Tips to Avoid Overcooking While Warming up Your Brownie Pieces

Following these tips will prevent brownies from overcooking, undercooking, and drying out during reheating:

  • Try to heat in short bursts instead of a long warming session.
  • Keep stirring while heating so that you heat-up every part evenly.
  • If microwaving, place a damp paper towel on top of the brownie slice to keep it moist and prevent sticky tops.


Now that you know various ways to reheat brownies, you can enjoy them anytime without worrying about their texture loss or unappetizing dry crusts.

Whether it is in the oven, microwave, toaster oven or steamed over boiling water – your chocolatey indulgence will be restored!

Use this guide as a valuable reference point while reheating your leftover brownies again like new with each complementary method depending solely upon preferred category including electricity supply etc., ensuring fulfilling dessert experience everytime.

Happy cooking!

jenny happy muncher
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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.