Can You Freeze English Muffins?
At normal room temperature, even freshly baked English muffins will only last 1-2 days.
In the refrigerator, they can last several days up to about a week.
But freezing them can make them last even longer – it can maintain their best quality for months.
What Are English Muffins?
English muffin, arguably one of the best food for breakfast or snacks.
The best way to eat them is to toast them first then spread butter on top. And you can add many different things you want to make it even more delightful – cheese, avocado, tuna fish, almost anything.
I can have an English muffin for breakfast every day and not get tired of it.
With its versatility, having an English muffin available at all times would be ideal.
But they do go bad, and it’s not like you can but just one or two every day.
The answer? Buy a bunch and extend their shelf life.
How? By freezing them
How Long Do English Muffins Last In The Freezer?
They can last longer if they’re frozen when they are at their peak freshness, meaning on the same day they were baked.
If properly stored in the freezer at a constant temperature of 0°F, they will maintain their best quality for about 3 months but will remain safe even beyond that time indefinitely.
How To Freeze English Muffins
Are you convinced now that freezing is a good way to store an English muffin? Great.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Wrap each English muffin individually in plastic wrap, parchment paper, wax paper or aluminium foil.
2. Place the individually wrapped English muffins in a heavy-duty freezer bag or a freezer-safe airtight container.
Why put them in another container when they’re individually wrapped already, you ask? This is to prevent moisture from getting inside the muffin, which could cause it to become soggy.
Aside from preventing sogginess, doubling up the layer of wrap on your English muffins is also protection from freezer burn
3. Label and date the containers properly, so you know when you’re supposed to eat them.
It’s even better if you pre-cut your English muffins to your preferred slices so you can get and heat just the perfect portion when you want to.
Place the container with your English muffins at the very back of your freezer, where it’s the coldest to ensure the best results.
Now you have your perfectly frozen English muffins, and you’re ready to eat them, but how do you thaw them? Relax, we got you.
How To Thaw Frozen English Muffins?
There are three ways you can thaw your frozen English muffins.
1. Thawing at room temperature
For this, simply remove your English muffins and let them sit at room temperature until they’re completely thawed.
2. Thawing in the microwave
Remove your English muffins, remove any wraps and put on a microwave-safe dish. Then, microwave on high for around 30 seconds. Check and microwave for 5-second intervals until it’s thawed to your liking.
3. Thawing in the oven
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap the frozen English muffin in aluminium foil. Place the muffins on the baking sheet and let them heat up in the oven for around ten to fifteen minutes. The amount of time depends on how big the muffin is. After the muffins are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool down.
How To Toast English Muffins?
The best way to toast an English muffin is with an oven for the perfect crispy exterior and a soft interior.
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Spead some butter on your English muffin slices
- Line them up on a baking pan, then bake each side for a few minutes until golden brown.
- Done! Enjoy your English muffin with your choice of toppings.
Healthy English muffin topping ideas
- Mashed avocado or guacamole
- Tuna fish
- Tomato slices and fresh mozzarella
- Raw honey and sliced bananas
- Cream cheese and sliced strawberries
It doesn’t matter if they’re homemade muffins or store-bought muffins – English muffins are one of the best pieces of bread to have on a breakfast sandwich, and having them available at all times is just a happy thing and throwing them if you have leftover is just out of the question.
So go ahead, freeze your English muffins.