Air fryer french toast is ready to become your family's new favorite breakfast! Perfectly sweet and deliciously golden-brown, this recipe is easier than ever!
French toast is such a wonderfully classic breakfast, bringing you back to the mornings of yesteryear when your parents would lovingly heap those cinnamony slices in front of you, ready for you to slather them with (maybe a little too much) syrup! This delicious breakfast treat is an easy way to use up leftover bread (and sometimes stale bread). No matter what type of bread you use,
The days of cooking them in a frying pan or griddle are behind us, though, because your favorite kitchen appliance (the air fryer) is here to deliver in a major way. This is a great recipe for those busy mornings when you want to serve up traditional French toast without the hassle of keeping a close eye on the stove. This easy air fryer recipe is one of my favorite ways to serve up a delicious, restaurant-quality breakfast with a short cook time.
By the way, while we're on the subject of breakfast, there are other air fryer recipes to make your mornings easier. Be sure to check out my Air Fryer Biscuits, another quick breakfast idea, and my Air Fryer Scotch Eggs!
(Looking for a keto-friendly french toast? Be sure to check out these keto french toast sticks!)
What ingredients do you need to make air fryer french toast?
The ingredients are super simple, but each one contributes to an amazing air fryer breakfast recipe. Here's what I used:
Texas Toast - This is the best bread for making french toast in my opinion. These thick-cut slices of bread are perfectly pillowy---excellent for french toast. You can go with any white bread, but thick bread, like Texas Toast is my favorite. Brioche bread is another great option.
Milk - I love to use whole milk in my French toast. Feel free to switch it up based on your preference. I believe soy milk and oat milk would work just as well.
Flour - You might not be used to adding flour to your french toast batter, but trust me on this one...it's exactly what you've been missing! The flour helps make the final product just a little fluffier and even more enjoyable!
Eggs - I used 3 large eggs for this recipe. The egg mixture is crucial for creating the perfect
Ground Cinnamon - One of the most important flavors for french taste is the cinnamon. If you're a mega-cinnamon lover, feel free to add even more!
Brown Sugar and White Sugar - Some people don't put any sugar at all in their french toast recipes, but I think the extra bit of sweetness makes it that much better. Brown sugar and white sugar together make for a better depth of flavor. Truly excellent!
Vanilla Extract - Just like with the cinnamon, the vanilla is necessary for achieving that classic french toast taste. Imitation vanilla is perfectly fine for this recipe if you don't have pure on hand!
Salt - Just a pinch to help bring out the sweetness!
How to make air fryer french toast
Step one: Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. If your air fryer does not have a preheating function, run it at 350 degrees for 5 minutes before adding your french toast.
In a shallow dish, mix together all ingredients well.
Step 2: Dip each piece of bread into your mixture. Remove and let soak for at least 3 minutes before cooking.
Soaking the bread in the custard mixture helps it to absorb more of the flavor. Don't worry; it won't come out soggy!
Step 3: Cut a sheet of parchment paper to fit your air fryer basket. Line as many pieces of eggy bread as will fit on a single layer in your air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Step 4: French toast is done when it is golden brown in color. Be careful when removing your cooked french toast from the air fryer, as it will be hot.
Step 5: Remove french toast from the air fryer and serve warm!
How to serve french toast
I love to sift some powdered sugar on top of my french toast and serve it with maple syrup! An extra sprinkle of cinnamon is another great way to flavor your French toast.
Another amazing option would be to serve it with whipped cream and fresh berries. Fresh fruit is great for breakfast. It all depends on what you and your family are in the mood for!
- 8 slices of Texas Toast
- 1 cup of milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of white sugar
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat your air fryer to 350. If your air fryer does not have a preheating function, run it at 350 degrees for 5 minutes before adding your french toast.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients well.
- Dip each slice of bread into your batter. Remove and let soak for at least 3 minutes before cooking. Soaking the bread helps it to absorb more of the flavor. Don't worry, it won't come out soggy!
- Cut a sheet of parchment paper to fit your air fryer basket. Line as many pieces of french toast as will fit on a single layer in your air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- French toast is done when it is golden brown in color. Be careful when removing your french toast from the air fryer as it will be hot.
- Remove french toast from the air fryer and serve warm!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 Slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 17gCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 13g
Any Nutritional Information provided is an amateur estimate. Please verify with your own brands and ingredients if nutrition is important to you.