How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls In Toaster Oven And Microwave Oven

By Barbara | February 3, 2019

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One of the frustrations that people face is how to reheat cinnamon rolls in the oven. The rolls are usually soft and tasty when they are fresh out of the oven.

The challenge comes in after they have stayed for several hours or more. The cinnamon rolls become hard which makes them not as delicious as they previously were.

Some people shy away from making the rolls because of this problem. Others throw away the leftover cinnamon rolls because they do not know what to do with them.

An important tip you should note is that smearing a melted pat of butter on the cinnamon buns immediately you remove them from the oven will help them to retain some of its softness.

In Oven or Toaster Oven

An oven or toaster oven will give you the best results when warming up your leftover cinnamon rolls.

Do not be discouraged by the fact that using the oven takes more time compared to other options such as a microwave because the results are worth it.

Here’s how you can go about it.


  1. Preheat the oven until the temperature reaches 350°F.
  2. Put the cinnamon buns on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil (Out of foil? You can get it here on Amazon!) and place them in the oven.
  3. Let the rolls heat up for about 10 minutes. If you had previously frozen the cinnamon rolls then you can leave them in for a few 5 minutes longer. If the buns are bigger then you can also give them that extra time in the oven. Keep checking on them to see if they are fully warmed up.
  4. Serve your rolls while warm.

If you have a modern oven like Breville BMO870BSS, you can use the built-in reheating program.

Related Reading: Best Toaster Ovens You Can Buy In 2019

In Microwave

The biggest reason why people love reheating cinnamon rolls is that it takes the shortest time. Your rolls will be ready in less than a minute.

One thing you need to be cautious about when using the microwave is that the cinnamon buns could become soggy if left for a long time. Here’s how you can avoid that.


  1. Get a microwave-friendly plate and put the rolls on it.
  2. Place the cinnamon rolls and the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds. Check on them to ensure they don’t become soggy.
  3. Get them out of the microwave and enjoy.

Another trick you can use is to place a cup containing water in the microwave and let it heat up. From there, put in your cinnamon buns with the cup of water still inside the microwave. The steam will warm up the rolls and make them soft, but not soggy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do you reheat Lulu, Cinnabon and Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls?
A: You can use any method described above. They are no different than homemade rolls.

Q: How do you store cooked rolls?
A: First, it is important to prevent the rolls from drying out. Put them in plastic bag or cover with foil or wrap. Then you can keep them on the table for 1-2 days, or in the fridge for a week

Q: Can you freeze cinnamon rolls?
A: Yes, you can!

Q: What is the best way to warm up frozen rolls?
A: Again, use any of my methods. Either let them thaw before reheating, or give them extra time in the heat.

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