Air Fryer French Toast

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Craving something sweet for breakfast? Air fryer French toast is the delicious answer!

Made with a few common ingredients, French toast in the air fryer is all the taste without the hassle of the stovetop.

This crispy yet eggy French toast recipe serves well with a piece of butter, real maple syrup, and/or colorful berries!

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Air fryer French toast – drizzled with plenty of syrup!

Recipe Tips

To make French toast in the air fryer, you should read through these recipe tips to achieve the best results!

  • This recipe is for French toast in the air fryer. You can also cut the bread into strips to make air fryer French toast sticks. The recipe would be the same with the difference that you would cut the bread into strips before soaking them in the egg mixture.
  • We use classic white sandwich bread for our French toast. It’s also what we used to make air fryer toast. However, you can also use French, rye, challah or brioche bread if you prefer. Cook time can vary slightly depending on the type of bread you use.
  • We like a balance of eggy yet still crispy French toast. If you want your French toast softer (and filled with more egg), then you can use 3 eggs instead of 2. Let the bread soak just a little longer in the bowl before you remove it and place it in the air fryer.
  • If your French toast is sticking to the air fryer tray when you try to flip it, let it cook a little longer and try again. This is because the raw egg might stick to the hot tray – but it should loosen once it’s cooked.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

Since there are actually a few steps to making French toast in the air fryer, you can have a look at our process photos below. This way, you can see exactly how we make our French toast.

If you’re feeling confident, you can always scroll down to the bottom of this post where you’ll find the detailed recipe card without photos!

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Add the ingredients to a shallow bowl.

Add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon (optional) to a shallow, flat-bottomed bowl.

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You can skip the cinnamon if you are not a fan!

Whisk all the ingredients (especially the egg) together with a fork until the bowl is filled with one cohesive egg mixture.

Also, preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. You don’t have to preheat it but with our air fryer, we have found that the egg-soaked bread doesn’t stick as much if we preheat the air fryer tray.

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Soak the bread in the egg mixture.

Quickly dip one side of one slice of bread into the egg mixture. Then flip it over and dip the other side into the egg mixture.

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Let the excess egg drip off.

Lift the slice of bread up and let the excess egg drip off. Now place the bread into the air fryer tray. Repeat these steps with the other slices of bread.

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Place the soaked bread into the air fryer.

Make sure that there is no bread overlap in the air fryer so that the French toast can cook evenly all around.

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Cook the French toast until it is slightly crispy.

Cook the French toast for 5-6 minutes, then flip it over and cook for another 3 minutes or until the egg is fully cooked and the toast is crispy to your liking.

If the egg is still heavily sticking to the tray when trying to flip it, leave it to cook another minute or two before trying to flip again.

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French toast topped with berries and maple syrup!

Once cooked on both sides, remove the French toast from the air fryer and serve it with butter, berries, maple syrup, or other toppings of your choice!

They also make a nice sweet addition to savory breakfast items like sausage links, sausage patties, or turkey bacon.

Storage Tips

French toast made in the air fryer is best served hot and fresh.

If you end up having leftovers, you can store them in the fridge in a sealed container.

To reheat, you can place the French toast in the microwave or back in the air fryer for a few minutes until hot again.

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Air Fryer French Toast

Air Fryer French Toast is an easy sweet breakfast. With just a few slices of bread and some beaten eggs, this delicious breakfast dish can be enjoyed with lots of berries, butter, and/or syrup on top!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional

Instructions

  • Add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon (optional) to a shallow, flat-bottomed bowl. Whisk all the ingredients (especially the egg) together with a fork until the bowl is filled with one cohesive egg mixture.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. You don’t have to preheat it but with our air fryer, we have found that the egg-soaked bread doesn’t stick as much if we preheat the air fryer tray.
  • Quickly dip one side of one slice of bread into the egg mixture then flip it over, dip the other side into the egg mixture, then lift it up and let the excess egg drip off. Place the bread into the air fryer tray. Repeat these steps with the other slices of bread. Make sure that there is no bread overlap in the air fryer so that the French toast can cook evenly all around.
  • Cook the French toast for 5-6 minutes, then flip it over and cook for another 3 minutes or until the egg is fully cooked and the toast is crispy to your liking. If the egg is still heavily sticking to the tray when trying to flip it, leave it to cook another minute or two before trying to flip again.
  • Once cooked on both sides, remove the French toast from the air fryer and serve it with butter, berries, maple syrup, or other toppings of your choice!

Notes

  • If you want the French toast to be softer/egg-ier, feel free to use 3 eggs instead of two in the mixture and let the bread soak up a little bit more of the egg mixture when you dip it. Just keep in mind the more egg the bread soaks, the harder it is to lift because it gets soggy/fragile.
  • As mentioned above, if the bread is sticking to the air fryer tray, you can let it cook a little longer. This should make the egg less tacky and you’ll be able to get a flipper under it to flip the bread.
  • Make sure to not overcrowd your air fryer. If you can’t fit 4 slices of bread into the air fryer without overlap, make less.
  • We often use white sandwich bread for French toast, but you can also use French, rye, challah, or brioche bread. Just keep in mind that cook time can vary slightly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 391mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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