Can You Put Frozen Bread In The Toaster

Can you put frozen bread in the toaster? Is it safe to toast frozen bread in a pop-up toaster? Find out how to correctly toast frozen bread.

two slices of frozen bread in a toaster. They were toasted until golden brown.

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Can You Put Frozen Bread In The Toaster?

ANSWER: Yes, you can put frozen bread slices in the toaster. You can place your frozen slices of bread straight into the toaster. There is no need to defrost! Best of all, toasting it will make it taste like fresh bread again!

FAQ

Is It Safe To Put A Frozen Slice Of Bread In A Toaster?

Yes, it is safe to put a frozen slice of bread in the toaster. Unlike a loaf of bread, you do not need to defrost the slices before toasting.

Does Frozen Bread Get Soggy?

No, frozen bread doesn’t get soggy. It should taste like a freshly baked loaf after reheating as long as it is thawed correctly.

Can You Put Frozen Garlic Bread In The Toaster?

You can put frozen garlic bread in a toaster oven. However, due to the butter, it is not safe to heat in a pop-up toaster.

two slices of frozen bread in a toaster.

Toasting Frozen Bread In The Toaster

Toasting frozen slices of bread is easy! Moreover, the toaster yields the best results. It is as if the bread was never frozen! The best part is how fast this method is since you don’t have to wait for the bread to defrost. I have tons of frozen bread in my freezer since I am constantly baking (I may have a slight obsession with bread, haha!). 

What I do is slice the whole loaf of bread. Then, I place them in a resealable freezer bag. I freeze not only my brioche bread but all of my homemade bread. That way, I can easily get however many slices I need and toast whenever I am hungry.

Slices of homemade bread on a cutting board.

How To Toast Frozen Bread

Steps For Toasting Frozen Bread:
1. Take the desired number of slices out of your freezer.
2. Place the individual slices in the pop-up toaster. Toast for three to four minutes for sandwich bread.
3. If you want the slices more toasted, then toast for an additional minute until the desired doneness.

Since hundreds of different toasters are on the market, it is impossible to write instructions for all of them (I’d be here for years…). So, the toasting time will vary. Keep an eye out for your bread as it is in the toaster.

Some toasters have a defrost function. However, I cannot give instructions on using this as my toaster does not have this. If yours does and you’ve used it, please leave a comment! I can add that to this post to help others.

How To Toast Frozen Bread Without A Toaster

There are three ways to toast frozen bread without a toaster:
1. Air Fryer
2. Oven
3. Microwave


Each of these methods works great for toasting frozen slices of bread. 

Toasted Slices on a wire rack.

Airfryer Method

Airfryer Toasting Steps:
1. Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees F
2. Place frozen slices in the basket. Do not overcrowd the basket.
3. Airfry for 3-5 minutes.

The amount of time needed to toast depends on the type of bread and how thick the slices are. For thick slices, you will need to air fry them for longer. 

Toast Frozen Bread In Oven

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack for 3-5 minutes.

This method is best if you want to toast multiple slices at a time. Make sure not to stack the slices on top of one another since that will cause uneven toasting. 

Toast Frozen Bread Slices In the Microwave

Steps:
1. Place slices on a microwave-safe plate
2. Cover the slices with a damp paper towel
3. Microwave on low power for 30 seconds.
4. Check the bread slices and microwave for more time if needed. (you only need a little bit of cooking time. Do not go overboard).

The microwave is a great way to toast frozen bread slices. The good news is that it is fast, even faster than a toaster! If you are in a hurry, then this method is for you.

However, do NOT microwave for a longer time than needed! You must keep an eye on the bread and take it out once it is done. If it is microwaved for too long, the bread becomes hard and chewy. It isn’t pleasant to eat and there is no saving it.

slices on a read tea towel.

Tips For Success

  • Slice your bread before freezing and store it in a resealable freezer bag. That way, you can take out only the number of slices you need. This will also prevent freezer burn.
  • Different types of bread require different toast times. Thick slices like Texas Toast will need to toast for a longer amount of time. On the other hand, regular slices do not need much time. 
  • Do not stack bread slices when toasting. Always toast in a single layer. Stacking the slices will yield inconsistent results. The middle slices will still be frozen.
  • No toaster? No problem! Toast your bread in the air fryer, oven, or microwave.
A freshly baked sandwich loaf on a cutting board.
A loaf of bread needs to be defrosted before toasting.

Toasting Loaves Of Bread? Let It Defrost Overnight

Toasting an entire loaf doesn’t work. First off, it doesn’t fit in the toaster. Second, since it is thick, the inside of the bread will still be frozen. 

It is best to let the frozen loaf defrost overnight at room temperature on the counter. Make sure to leave it in its container so that it doesn’t become stale. If this happens, don’t be sad because stale bread is perfect for French Toast!

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Frozen bread that was toasted in a toaster.
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How To Toast Frozen Bread Slices

Can you put frozen bread in the toaster? Is it safe to toast frozen bread in a pop-up toaster? The best ways to toast frozen bread.
Xena Kai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Toasted Slice

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  • 1-2 Frozen Bread Slices

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How To Toast Frozen Bread In A Toaster

  • Take the desired number of slices out of your freezer.
  • Place the individual slices in the pop-up toaster. Toast for three to four minutes for sandwich bread.
  • If you want the slices more toasted, then toast for an additional minute until the desired doneness.

Airfryer Method

  • Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees F
  • Place frozen slices in the basket. Do not overcrowd the basket.
  • Air fry for 3-5 minutes.

Toast Frozen Bread In Oven

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack for 3-5 minutes.

Toast Frozen Bread Slices In the Microwave

  • Place slices on a microwave-safe plate
  • Cover the slices with a damp paper towel
  • Microwave on low power for 30 seconds.
  • Check the bread slices and microwave for more time if needed. (you only need a little bit of cooking time. Do not go overboard).

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