We all love pumpkin bread in the fall and winter, but many people don’t know if they can freeze it. The answer is yes! You can actually freeze it for up to three months before its flavor or texture will be affected. If you are looking for a way to save some of your favorite recipes and snacks from holiday season cravings, then freezing them is one option. This post will cover how to best do that with simple steps on how to reheat frozen items and helpful tips on slicing after being frozen as well.
How to freeze pumpkin bread
In order to freeze pumpkin bread, you will want to wrap it well in plastic wrap or a freezer bag and then place the wrapped loaf inside of a large ziplock bag. Make sure that there is enough room for air to escape before sealing the larger bag shut. Label your frozen loaf with its date by writing onto some tape and sticking it on the outside of the bags so that no one can get confused about whether they have eaten from this batch yet or not. You don’t want any food wasting!
Should I slice it before freezing?
You can slice it before freezing if you want to save time, but it’s not recommended because it will more than likely dry out.
How long does pumpkin bread last?
While frozen, the texture and flavor of bread will start to change after about three months. You can usually tell when it begins as the crust will become dryer, less chewy, and more crumbly.
If you store it in the fridge, it will only last up to five-seven days. In the pantry, you can expect it to last up to two days. When properly stored in the freezer, however, the bread will usually last for about three months before its flavor or texture will be affected.
How to reheat pumpkin bread after being frozen
There are two ways to reheat frozen bread: in the oven or microwave.
To put it back into a loaf shape, wrap your frozen item tightly with plastic and then microwaving for about three minutes on 50% power until warm. You can also use the same method of wrapping up as before and heating at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-40 minutes if desired.
How to slice pumpkin bread after being frozen?
The best way to do this is by using a serrated knife. This will keep the slices from coming out uneven or squished together while simultaneously cutting through any ice that may have formed on top of it during freezing. To make sure your cuts are as even as possible, measure first and then cut straight down in an effortless motion. You should also let the loaf thaw for about 20 minutes before slicing – this will not only help with clean-up but it’s more sanitary too!
Pumpkin bread is delicious!
There you have it! Now you know how to freeze pumpkin bread and all of the steps involved. Just read this article carefully, follow these directions, and before long your favorite holiday recipe will be safe from over-eating!