How to Reheat a Soft Pretzel?

A freshly-baked soft pretzel with a steaming hot cup of freshly-brewed coffee – isn’t that the perfect weekday breakfast? Wouldn’t your mornings be perfect only if we could have fresh pretzels every day?  Having a pretzel right out of the oven every day seems unlikely unless you live right next to a bakery, you can refresh a leftover one in the morning. Want to learn how to reheat a soft pretzel, so it doesn’t dry out and gets super chewy? Here you go:

2 Ways to Reheat a Soft Pretzel

Here are the two tried-and-tested ways to reheat a soft pretzel without losing its moisture:

1. In a Microwave

Place your soft pretzel on a microwave-safe plate and cover it with a damp paper towel. Make sure it’s only damp and not dripping. Microwave it on high for 15 seconds. Check the pretzel. If it is not warm enough, cover it again with the same paper towel and heat for another 10 to 15 seconds.  

Let the pretzel cool for about a minute before devouring!

2. In a Conventional Oven

Follow these steps to reheat a soft pretzel in your standard kitchen oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place your pretzel on an oven-safe dish and spray it with water. Be careful while doing it. You only want the pretzel to get moist from the outside. The bread will absorb water, so don’t spray too much, or your pretzel will get soggy.
  • Wrap the pretzel properly with an aluminum foil and heat it in the oven, in the middle rack, for 5 minutes. If you want your pretzel to be crisp from the outside, heat it without the foil. You may need to keep the pretzel in the oven for a little longer; the time may vary from oven to oven. So, make sure you check it before turning off the oven.
  • Remove from the oven, unwrap, and let it cool for a minute. Enjoy your fresh-like pretzel with a cup of coffee!

If you’re a bread person, you would know the pleasure of having a freshly baked bread. With a slightly crisp crust and soft, moist, and fluffy center, a bite of a fresh pretzel is a treat for your taste buds. Now that you know how to reheat a soft pretzel, use these methods to continue to enjoy soft and warm pretzels throughout the week.

Pretzel Storage Tip

If you want to buy or make a large batch of pretzels and store them for future use, store them in a freezer. Pretzels hold well for quite long in the freezer. For storing, place the pretzels in a dish lined with cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for about an hour. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or a container and store until you are ready to eat.