Air Fryer French Toast

5 from 68 votes

These air fryer French toast sticks are one delicious breakfast treat. Easy to prep and quick to cook, you can enjoy them within minutes!

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Cook up the most delicious French toast sticks quickly and easily in the air fryer. Perfect for a quick breakfast, they come out so beautifully. Seasoned with cinnamon for a tasty bite!

Air fryer french toast served with bowl of maple syrup

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Bread: We love to make this recipe with sliced brioche. It’s slightly sweet and it’s soft texture soaks up the egg and milk mix well.
  • Eggs: Bread slices are dipped in beaten eggs so that when they cook in the air fryer they form a perfect crisp.
  • Milk: You can use any type of milk to make this recipe. 2% dairy works great, or a plant-based milk like unsweetened almond milk or oat milk works great.
  • Seasonings: Vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
Ingredients to make the recipe

How to make air fryer french toast

make the batter

  1. Add the eggs, milk and seasonings to a bowl.
  2. Mix well to combine, but some cinnamon clumping is normal.
  3. Dip the sliced bread into the batter and coat all over.
3 image collage to show the steps for making the batter

cook in air fryer

  • Place the coated bread sticks into the air fryer basket, making sure they’re not touching.
  • Cook until golden brown.
2 image collage to show the french toast before and after air frying

Tips for air frying french toast

  1. Don’t over soak the bread. Brioche has a soft texture and will soak up the custard mixture quickly. If you over soak it, it can start to fall apart.
  2. Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper. If your bread is a little soggy, you can line the basket with a piece of parchment to stop the liquid from making a mess in the bottom. The air fryer pictured here did not need parchment paper.
  3. Preheat your air fryer. If you don’t preheat your air fryer, the French toast sticks won’t cook through evenly and the middles can still be raw. If you don’t have a preheat function, let the air fryer run at 375F for 5 minutes before placing in the bread.
  4. Use a different bread. We love the richness and sweetness of brioche, but you can make this recipe with other sliced breads. If using a dense bread like sourdough you will need to soak it for a little longer in the egg mix.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to cook French toast in the air fryer?

Between 5 and 6 minutes at 375F works perfectly and results in a light and fluffy bite. Air fryer models can run slightly differently, so check at around 4 minutes.

Can you overlap the bread sticks?

For the best results, place the soaked pieces of bread in a single layer in the air fryer basket. This will ensure that they crisp up all over. You don’t need to flip the toast sticks during cooking.

How do you serve them?

We love to serve this with a dusting of powdered sugar and then some maple syrup of dipping. Serve along side some fresh fruits and berries, or go all out with some whipped cream.

Air fried french toast dunking into bowl of maple syrup

This air fryer French toast recipe is so easy and quick to make and guarantees perfect results every time. They are perfect for kids too as they’ll love dunking the sticks in maple syrup!

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Air Fryer French Toast

These air fryer French toast sticks are one delicious breakfast treat. Easy to prep and quick to cook, you can enjoy them within minutes!
5 from 68 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Breakfast
Calories 374
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer 375°F and line the air fryer with parchment paper if needed.
  • In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
  • Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture and then flip it over to coat both sides. Place the french toast sticks in the air fryer and repeat with as many pieces as will fit in the air fryer at once, about 8-12 pieces.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the french toast is golden brown and puffed.
  • Serve the french toast sticks warm with maple syrup and powdered sugar, if desired.

Notes

Storage: Once cooked, the French toast sticks will keep well for 2 days and can be reheated in the ai fryer.
Freeze: These freeze really well and will keep well for up to 3 months. They can be reheated from frozen in the air fryer.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 180mg, Sodium: 463mg, Potassium: 210mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 452IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 154mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. I just did this and laid down parchment paper. My air fryer caught fire 🤦🏼‍♀️ So be careful putting it in certain air fryers.

  2. Beyond delicious! My house smelled heavenly and the French toast was scrumptious. Hubby and I enjoyed every bite of it! I’ll definitely make it again. Thank you so much 🙂

  3. I didn’t have parchment paper so I sprayed the air fryer pan with two different types of cooking sprays. Each time the sticks stuck to the pan. 😢 Will they stick using parchment paper too?

    1. I’m not sure why that happened! It shouldn’t be the case, but let me know how it goes with the parchment paper.