Air Fryer French Toast

Air Fryer French Toast adds a crispy and convenient twist to this classic breakfast dish thanks to the quick and easy use of the air fryer! Enjoy every slice with freshly sliced fruit, powdered sugar, and maple syrup!

Overhead view of Air Fryer French toast on a white serving plate with powdered sugar, sliced fruit, and maple syrup.

I don’t know about you, but I love sweet breakfasts! This Air Fryer French Toast isn’t overly sweet at all for those with more of a savory tooth, although you do have the option to slather each slice of toast in maple syrup, a sprinkling of powdered sugar, and your favorite slice fruit.

Enjoy it for breakfast or a special brunch with mimosas!

🌟 WHY I LOVE AIR FRYER FRENCH TOAST

It’s an incredibly easy breakfast recipe that you can make in just a total of 15 minutes from start to finish. 

This air fryer French toast calls for pantry-staple ingredients that you likely already have at home!

Making French toast in the air fryer creates a perfect crispy outer texture while retaining the soft and fluffy bread center. It’s also a great alternative to pan-frying in oil and reduces cleanup.

🍽 KEY INGREDIENTS

Air Fryer French toast ingredients on a marble countertop.

Eggs – You need about 1 egg for every 2 slices of bread.
Milk – Whole milk is best. You could use half-and-half for added decadence. 
Spices – Ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pure vanilla extract
Bread – Use 6 slices of thick sliced bread, such as Brioche, Texas toast, or sourdough. 

Swaps

Milk – Use half-and-half for added decadence. 
Bread – Thick bread with raisins or other dried fruit can be used instead of plain bread. 
Spices – I’ve used a combination of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Feel free to omit these if you prefer or use one only spice. Sugar can also be added to the egg mixture for sweeter-tasting air fryer French toast. 

Jug of maple syrup poured over a plate of Air Fryer French toast with sliced fruit and powdered sugar.

🥣 EQUIPMENT

You’ll need an air fryer, non-stick cooking spray or disposable air fryer liner, a whisk, and a small bowl.

🔪 HOW TO MAKE

Air fryer French toast is soft and fluffy with an irresistible crispy outer crust. Using the air fryer to make French toast reduces the mess and hassle so that you can enjoy this breakfast comfort food in just 15 minutes. Here are the simple steps to make air fryer French toast:

Preparations

Preheat the air fryer to 360° F.

Cooking Instructions

Step 1
Combine the eggs, milk, spices, and extract in a small mixing bowl with a whisk until well combined.

Bowl with eggs, milk, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Step 2
Once the air fryer has preheated, spray the basket with non-stick cooking spray or add a disposable liner. 

Dip one piece of bread into the egg mixture and then let the excess of the mixture drip off.

Slice of bread dipped into the egg custard mixture to make air fryer French toast.

Step 3
As the bread slices have been dipped and coated fully in the egg mixture, transfer them to the air fryer basket.

Bowl with a soaked slice of bread to make air fryer French toast.

Step 4
You may be able to fit 2-3 slices of bread at a time in the air fryer basket, but this will depend on the size of your air fryer. Air fry the bread on one side for 6 minutes.

Overhead view of air fryer basket with three slices of soaked bread, ready to be air fried.

Step 5
After 6 minutes, flip each slice of bread over and air fry for another 4-6 minutes, or until the batter has cooked and the bread is golden brown and crispy. Repeat this for all of the slices.

Transfer the air fryer French toast to a plate and serve with your favorite toppings and syrup or honey. 

Overhead view of air fryer French toast with a golden brown crispy finish.

💭 COOKING TIPS

  1. Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. The slices of bread must be placed in a single layer. You may need to cook your air fryer French toast in batches. 
  2. It’s important to use non-stick spray or the disposable air fryer liners to prevent the wet batter from sticking and burning in the air fryer. 
  3. The bread slices only need to be soaked for a short time to prevent them from becoming overly soggy. 
  4. It’s normal for the first slice of bread to absorb a large amount of the spices in the egg mixture. Feel free to add in more spices as you go along. 
  5. Since all air fryers heat and cook at different rates (similar to regular ovens), I recommend that you check on the slices after the first flip after about 2-3 minutes.

🥗 WHAT TO SERVE WITH AIR FRYER FRENCH TOAST

Breakfast and Brunch

Top your air fryer French toast with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, butter, or a drizzle of maple syrup. 

This air fryer French toast is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a breakfast-for-dinner meal!

Close up of air fryer French toast with a metal fork piercing the bread.

🙋 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE RIGHT RATIO OF EGGS TO MILK FOR FRENCH TOAST?

This depends on the recipe, but most recipes call for one egg for every two slices of bread and about ¼ cup of liquid for every one egg used. You’ll see that I’ve used 3 eggs for 6 slices of bread but reduced the ratio of liquid to avoid soggy pieces of bread. 

WHY IS MY FRENCH TOAST NOT CRISPING?

This is almost always a result of overly soggy slices of bread. While the bread should be coated evenly with the egg custard mixture, they shouldn’t be soaked for a lengthy time. Don’t use too much milk in your egg mixture. 

CAN I MAKE GLUTEN-FREE AIR FRYER FRENCH TOAST?

Absolutely! Simply use gluten-free bread that is thick instead of regular bread.

Close up of air fryer French toast with powdered sugar, sliced fruit, and maple syrup. Metal fork at the edge of the plate.

🧊 STORING AND ♨️ REHEATING

FRIDGE

Store leftover air fryer French toast in an airtight container without any fresh toppings or syrup in the fridge for up to 3 days.

FREEZER

Allow the slices of air fryer French toast to cool completely and then transfer them to a sealable plastic bag to store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat to serve with fresh toppings.

REHEAT

Reheat leftover slices of air fryer French toast in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 300 degrees F, flipping it over halfway to ensure an even heating on both sides. This will also help to add back some of the crispy texture lost from storage. 

Alternatively, reheat the leftover slices of French toast in the microwave for 30 seconds.

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👪 SERVING SIZE

This air fryer French toast recipe makes 6 slices of French toast. You can easily double the slices of bread used and the egg custard mixture when serving a larger family. 

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📋 RECIPE

Yield: 6 French Toast Slices

Air Fryer French Toast

Overhead view of a white serving plate with air fryer French toast with fresh fruit, jug of milk, whole bananas, and metal forks.

Air Fryer French Toast adds a crispy and convenient twist to this classic breakfast dish. Enjoy with freshly sliced fruit, powdered sugar, and maple syrup!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 6 slices thick sliced bread such as Brioche or Texas Toast

Additional serving suggestions:

  • Fresh fruit, powdered sugar, butter, maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Spray the air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray or line it with a disposable air fryer liner. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, spices, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until well combined.
  3. Dip one piece of bread into the egg mixture, let the excess drip off, and then place the coated bread into the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may only be able to fit 2-3 pieces, so you’ll have to work in batches.
  4. Air fry at 360°F for 6 minutes. Flip it over and then air fry for 4-6 more minutes, or until the batter is cooked and the bread is golden. Repeat with the remaining pieces of bread.
  5. Transfer to a plate and serve with fresh cut fruit and warm maple syrup. Add a little butter and powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure to use air fryer liners or to grease the air frying basket before using otherwise the bread will stick to the basket.
  • Use a thick bread such as thick sliced Brioche, Texas Toast, or Sourdough.
  • Quickly soak the bread but don’t leave it in the batter too long otherwise it may become soggy.
  • This recipe does not add sugar into the batter, but if you prefer it sweet, you can do so. The added maple sugar adds enough sweetness.
  • The first dipped bread usually takes up a lot of the spices, feel free to sprinkle additional spices directly onto the bread after dipping.
  • All air fryers will heat differently so after you flip it the first time, be sure to check it half way through the second heating time.
  • STORING: The good thing about air fryer recipes is that they are small batch! You shouldn’t have much leftovers. It’s best eaten fresh, but if there’s any you would like to save, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator (without fruit and maple syrup). Simply reheat for 30 seconds in the microwave when ready to enjoy again.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 323Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 117mgSodium 297mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 9g

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