Air Fryer French Toast

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Learn how to make perfect air fryer French toast using simple ingredients. Crisp on the outside, and moist in the middle, this is a game-changing recipe!

Craving more breakfast air fryer recipes? Try my air fryer grilled cheeseair fryer donuts, and even air fryer cinnamon rolls

air fryer french toast.

My air fryer French toast recipe is one of the easiest, fastest, and most delicious ways to cook this breakfast favorite. I no longer can give my family my usual excuses for not making it, because it’s so fast and hands-off!

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed 
  3. How to make air fryer French toast
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. How to store leftovers
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. More easy air fryer recipes
  8. Air Fryer French Toast (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Quick and easy. This entire breakfast comes together in less than 10 minutes, including prep time!
  • Simple ingredients. Your usual French toast suspects and nothing more.
  • Healthier. Whenever I cook this in a skillet or pan, I add extra butter or oil to ensure it doesn’t stick. Not with the air fryer, though! A simple spritz of cooking spray is all that is needed.

★★★★★ REVIEW

“Just last night, hubby said he wanted French toast, so this recipe was perfect timing! So easy and so tasty! I had to air fry it for an extra couple of minutes on the first side, and it came out perfect 👍” – Diana

Ingredients needed 

  • Bread. I prefer using thicker slices of fresh bread because they hold onto the custard filling much better than thinner slices. Texas toast or brioche bread are both fabulous options. If I ever have sourdough bread, I often use that too (similar to our sourdough French toast!).
  • Eggs. Room temperature and large ones. 
  • Milk. I typically use whole milk, but almond milk, oat milk, or non-dairy options all work. 
  • Sugar. I don’t add much sugar to the batter because I serve it with powdered sugar, fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), and maple syrup. If you prefer overly sweet French toast, adjust accordingly. 
  • Vanilla extract. A must for any good French toast and adds some lovely flavor.
  • Cinnamon. The non-negotiable spice.

How to make air fryer French toast

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Prep the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 180C/350F. Grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

Step 2- Make the custard: Start by mixing the eggs, vanilla extract, and sugar in a shallow bowl.

french toast custard.

Step 3- Dip the bread in the mixture: Dip each slice of bread in the custard mixture. Ensure each side soaks for 10 seconds.

bread in french toast mixture.

Step 4- Air fry the French toast:  Place slices of the soaked bread into the basket. Cook for 5-7 minutes, flipping halfway through.

french toast in air fryer.

Step 5- Serve: Finally, remove the cooked French toast and add powdered sugar, berries, and maple syrup on top before serving.

air fried french toast.

Can I make French toast sticks?

Easily make air fryer French toast sticks by slicing your bread into thick strips before dipping them in the custard mixture. 

To make French toast sticks in the air fryer, simply reduce the air frying time by 2 minutes to compensate for the smaller area surface. 

Recipe tips and variations

  • Don’t oversoak the bread in the egg mixture because it will start falling apart while cooking.
  • If you use thinner slices of bread, insert a toothpick to hold everything in place, then discard it when you are ready to eat it.
  • For even crispier French toast, spray some oil on the bread’s exterior and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top.
  • If I’m making a big batch for breakfast, I like to cook the French toast in batches to ensure they all cook evenly and completely. 
  • Make an air fryer French toast casserole by baking everything in a dish instead of individual slices. If you do choose to do this, I recommend using stale bread or challah bread, as they both soak up more of the custard, which is key for a casserole.

How to store leftovers

To store: Put the leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

To freeze: You can keep the leftovers in the freezer for up to 2 months by putting them in freezer-safe bags or containers. 

Reheating: Place slices of the French toast in a toaster or toaster oven and heat up until warm. 

french toast air fryer.

Frequently asked questions

Is this recipe gluten-free?

If you use gluten-free bread, this recipe will be suitable for celiacs.

Can I make this with frozen French toast?

Yes! If you have pre-made frozen French toast, simply add it to the air fryer basket and increase the cooking time by 3 minutes. I also like to line the base with parchment paper to avoid excess moisture building up.

More easy air fryer recipes

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Air Fryer French Toast

5 from 18 votes
Learn how to make perfect air fryer French toast using simple ingredients. Crisp on the outside, and moist in the middle, this is a game-changer. Watch the video below to see how I make it in my kitchen!
Servings: 4 slices
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Video

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and sugar.
  • Add the bread slices, one at a time, and soak for 10 seconds. Next, flip and soak for another 10 seconds.
  • Grease an air fryer basket and place the French toast slices in a single layer. Air fry at 180C/350F for 5-7 minutes, flipping halfway through. 
  • Repeat the process until all the bread is cooked.

Notes

TO STORE: Put the leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 
TO FREEZE: You can keep the leftovers in the freezer for up to 2 months by putting them in freezer-safe bags or containers. 
TO REHEAT: Place slices of the French toast in a toaster or toaster oven and heat up until warm. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSodium: 216mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 15g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Originally published December 2022, updated and republished May 2024

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Just last night hubby said he wanted French toast so this recipe was perfect timing! So easy and so tasty! I had to air fry it for an extra couple of minutes in the first side and it came out perfect 👍