How to Reheat Croissants

There’s nothing quite like the butter and flaky goodness of a croissant. But if you’re looking at your leftovers for a breakfast pick-me-up or afternoon snack, you might wonder about the correct way to reheat it. After all, nobody wants to munch on a sub-par croissant. That said, how do you reheat croissants?

The best place to reheat croissants is in the oven at 300F for around six minutes (covered or uncovered). However, you can also achieve great results from your toaster, toaster oven, microwave, or even stovetop.

Hello, one and all! Welcome to my article. My name is Michelle, and if you don’t know by now, I’ve been a home baker for the past ten years. I enjoy everything about baking and do it often. So, it’s unsurprising I have leftovers often – including croissants. And today, I’m teaching you how to reheat them correctly.

Who’s ready to whip up some yummy croissants?

How to Warm Up Croissants (4 Ways)

A lot can go wrong when it comes to reheating croissants, and one of the most significant issues is a dried-out good – and nobody wants to sink their teeth into a dry croissant! 

Luckily, you can put these worries behind you with one of these four great ways to reheat a croissant.

1. Microwave (Fastest Method)

Some people might think that reheating a croissant in the microwave is a faux pas. But I disagree. While this isn’t the “preferred” method, it’s the quickest way to get your hands on a delicious, perfectly warmed croissant. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Wrap the croissant in a paper towel.

Step 2: Place on a microwave-safe plate (if desired).

Step 3: Heat for 15 seconds, turning the croissant over halfway through.

Step 4: Let the croissant sit for a minute.


Tip: The paper towel can be damp but doesn’t need to be. Some people prefer it. However, I personally do not like the results with a damp paper towel. I suggest trying both ways and deciding which method you prefer! 

2. Oven (Best Method)

The oven is the absolute best place to reheat your croissant. It renders results that are similar to a freshly baked croissant.

You have two options when using the oven method: with or without foil. 

If you cover it with foil, the croissant will retain a very fluffy and soft texture. If left uncovered, the croissant will have a crispier and flaky crust. You can combine the methods to get the best of both worlds.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300F.

Step 2: Place croissant in the oven (covered in foil or uncovered).

Step 3: Remove the foil after four minutes, if desired.

Step 4: Continue to bake for a full six minutes.

Tip: You can also use your handy toaster oven instead. To use the toaster oven, use the same temperature, 300F. Reduce the cooking time by two minutes (four total). 

3. Toaster (Runner-Up Method)

Although the oven is the ideal place to reheat a croissant, the toaster is another excellent option – and it’s quicker, too! When using the oven, croissants turn out with a beautifully crisp exterior and a fluffy interior that’s downright mouthwatering.

Step 1: Cut the croissant in half to fit the toaster.

Step 2: Turn the toaster on low.

Step 3: Toast the croissant for about a minute. Toast for longer, if desired.

Step 4: Remove and add your preferred toppings, such as butter or jam.

4. Stovetop (Most Indulgent Method)

This method might raise a few eyebrows, but I promise it’s worth it. If you want to take your leftover croissants to the next level, consider reheating them on your stovetop. This will produce some of the most indulgent results, thanks to the added butter.

Let’s take a closer look.

Step 1: Start by cutting the croissant in half.

Step 2: Warm up a pan on medium heat.

Step 3: Drop two tablespoons of butter into the warmed pan.

Step 4: Slather the pan with the butter.

Step 5: Place the croissant, face down, onto the pan.

Step 6: Heat for about four minutes.

Step 7: Remove and enjoy!


Who knew there were so many great ways to reheat croissants? Before you reheat your favorite baked goods, take a look at these frequently asked questions. You might learn a thing or two about reheating croissants!

How do you freshen up croissants?

Have your croissants gone stale? Then the best way to “freshen them up” is to run them over water (quickly – you don’t want the croissant to become saturated), then bake them in an oven at 350F for about five minutes.

Can you warm up a croissant in an air fryer?

You can warm up a croissant in the air fryer. However, you must be careful not to overcook it – which is easy to do in the fast-paced air fryer. To use the air fryer, preheat to 350 F. Then, place your croissant inside the basket. Heat for about two minutes. Continue in 30-second increments until you’re satisfied with the results.

Enjoy Your Tasty Reheated Croissants!

Croissants are best reheated in the oven at 300F for six minutes, but it’s not the only option. You can also use your toaster oven or opt for the toaster, microwave, or stovetop if you’re in a rush.

How do you reheat your croissants?

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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