So EASY to save Bread for later! Save a ton of money and time by learning how to freeze! Freezing Bread is a great way to make use of sales and extra bread before it goes bad!
Why Knowing How To Freeze Bread Works!
- Its FAST
- You probably already have everything you need.
- Saves Money!
Here’s How You Do It!
STEP 1. Gather your Bread and supplies. Label the bag with the ingredients, today’s date and a “USE BY” date (6 months from now).
STEP 2. Place the Bread into the bag and get as much air as possible out. Seal the bag with air removed.
STEP 3. Place the Bread into the freezer in the bag and lay as flat as possible.
How To Freeze Bread
Place the Bread into a freezer bag. Remove the air in the bag. Place into the freezer laying it as flat as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions about How To Freeze Bread (FAQ’s)
Can Bread Be Frozen?
Yes, absolutely! It’s easy and fast and will save you a ton of money in the long run. Simply follow the instructions below.
Can Sliced Bread Be Frozen?
Yes,it can! NO problem with it at all! I’ll show you how, just keep reading!
Can You Freeze Homemade Bread?
Yes, freeze homemade Bread just like you do commercially produced Bread and use them within 3 months.
Can I Freeze a Whole Loaf of Bread?
Yes, you can! You can put the package directly into the freezer the way it comes from the store if it is not opened yet. Only keep it this way for up to 1 month.
If you have already opened the bag, then I’ve got the answer for you below.
Can I Freeze Bread Sticks?
Yes, you can! Freeze directly in the freezer the way it comes from the store after you place it in a resealable bag, press out the air and seal it.
If you have already opened the package, see below.
Can You Freeze Flavored Breads?
Yes, you can! Freeze directly in the freezer the way it comes from the store after, remove the air and seal it.
If you have already opened the Bread, then check out the instructions here.
Can I Freeze a Quick Bread?
Yes! Absolutely! The directions are the same!
Should You Slice Homemade Bread Before Freezing It?
That totally depends on how you plan to use it! If you will use it as an entire loaf, then no need to slice ahead of time. If you will be using piece by piece, then yes, go ahead.
How Long Can I Freeze Bread For?
For up to 3 months. After that time, bread becomes somewhat brittle.
Does Freezing Bread Change How It Tastes?
No, freezing Bread does not change the taste. Freezing Bread maintains the flavor with no noticeable taste or change to texture.
Do I Need to Thaw Bread Before Using It In a Recipe?
- You DO need to thaw (at least slightly) before using because you won’t be able to separate the slices to use in your recipe when they are frozen together.
- Thawing the bread is quite easy! If you only need a slice or two, you can often accomplish this by holding it between your hands for a few moments.
- Try warming a slice in the toaster for a few seconds.
- If the bread is in a sealed container, run a bowl of warm water and allow it to float around in the water for a few minutes. It will thaw quickly.
How Do I Thaw Frozen Bread?
Put the bag of Bread out on the counter a few hours before you plan to use the Bread
How To Freeze Bread to Avoid Freezer Burn.
The main points to avoid freezer burn …
- Remove as much air as possible from the freezer bag.
- Make sure there are no holes in your freezer bag.
- Keep the frozen Bread at a steady temp as close to 0 as possible.
How to Know If Frozen Bread Is Bad
If you notice….
- The Bread appears encased in ice crystals or frost
- Bread is very light colored and dry
- It has been in the icebox longer than 6 months.
- There was a lot of air in the package.
Tips and Tricks for Freezing Bread
- If you live in a 1-2 person household, this is the perfect way to save a loaf of bread. Simply pack with one or two slices per bag.
- Great way to save when Italian bread is on sale BOGO!
- It NEVER messes up the zip lock bag, just wipe it out good and save it for another round in the icebox!
- More than you EVER wanted to know about bread can be found here with the USDA.
If You Want To Know More About Freezing Other Foods, Check Out….
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How to Freeze Bread
- 1 loaf Bread any kind
- Label the freezer bag with a sharpie marker to indicate what will be in the bag and how many. Label with today's date and a "USE BY" date (6 months to 1 year from now).
- Place the Bread into the freezer bag and lay flat
- Squeeze as much air as possible from the bag.
- Seal the bag.
- Place the bag of Bread into the freezer and lay flat so that they will freeze flat.
- Use good quality freezer bags (this doesn't necessarily mean name brand). Just check to make sure that the bag feels heavy and thick in your hand and that the seal works very well.
- It's so easy to use the type of bag with the zippers, but I've had more bag failures with the zipper bags than with the press and seal type bags.
- Buy yourself a sharpie marker to keep in the kitchen in your "junk" drawer OR tape it to the front of your freezer bag box. Then you'll always have one.
- The flater that you can make the bag, the better for saving space in your freezer.
- When putting things in the freezer, put the newer things on the bottom of the stack so that the older things are near the top and you'll use those first.
- Squeeze air out of the bag after you put the meat into the bag by rolling it up. Air in the bag will equal freezer burn later.
A VERSE TO SHARE
The Lord provides. Always. I can’t thank Him enough for this website.
John 6: 10-11
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
Friday 30th of April 2021
Can you re-freeze bread?
Monday 3rd of May 2021
Hi Gigi, I'll let you decide since no one wants to throw away bread. Once bread is frozen, you'll notice that it is slightly dry and the crust wants to crack and flake. This problem gets way worse when it has been frozen more than once. You'll find that the bread wants to crumble and fall apart when it has been frozen more than once. So, if you just need to save the bread and don't particularly care about those things, then yes, go ahead. However, if you need for the bread to maintain a good quality, then don't.
Tuesday 28th of July 2020
Thanks for the tips. Makes me feel better knowing I've been freezing my bread correctly.
Wednesday 29th of July 2020
Hi Jennie! So glad I could help!
Friday 3rd of April 2020
What would I do without your recipes and tips! They never fail me when I cook for others (like so many surprise recipes I've tried). Your tips on freezing clear up a lot for me. Right now - in the age of covid-19 - I'm freezing as much as possible so they're especially appreciated.
The scriptures you post mean so much and are encouraging in daily life. Thank you for those.
This is a great time to cook and store and your web site makes it so much easier. Just grab a recipe and do it up right! I trust how they will turn out.
Thank you for your hard work. It means a lot to me, and I do take advantage of it. Sorry I don't tell you that very often.
Friday 3rd of April 2020
Paula, That is just the sweetest thing. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment and for saying so many kind things! You are the best!
Sunday 15th of March 2020
Very helpful advise
Monday 16th of March 2020
Thanks Emil! So glad you found it helpful!
Friday 8th of November 2019
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