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Enjoy making a fun breakfast in the Air Fryer with these French Toast Sticks. You will never make them any other way again!
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Air Fryer French Toast
  2. Why We Love This Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Tools Needed
  5. How to Make Air Fryer French Toast Stick
  6. Recipe Tips
  7. How to use an air fryer
  8. What Air Fryer Do I Use?
  9. How to Store and Reheat
  10. Other Easy Air Frier Recipes
  11. Air Fryer French Toast Sticks Recipe

Our Air Fryer French Toast Sticks recipe makes the perfect french toast every time! Soft on the inside with a little crunch on the outside! Topped with powdered sugar and perfect for dipping in syrup!

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Easy Air Fryer French Toast

My kids love breakfast! Pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, but their favorite is french toast!

French toast isn’t my favorite breakfast to make because it requires babysitting at the griddle… that is, until now!

Air fryer french toast completely changed the game for me! I swear, it is the best french toast sticks I have ever made! They are super easy and ready in no time.

We love to make up a big batch and freeze them for a quick and easy grab and go breakfast! (See freezing and reheating instructions below!)

With this recipe, you can make them into either full slices of french toast, or like we prefer, french toast sticks!

Looking for some more easy brunch recipes? Try our Dutch Baby Pancakes, Easy Pancake Muffins and our Sheet Pan Pancakes! These are all huge hits in our house!

french toast stick dipped in syrup

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Fail-proof recipe comes out perfect every time
  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Make-ahead freezer breakfast – just pull them out when you are ready to eat them!
  • Kid-friendly and approved.
  • Add your favorite fruit or toppings
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks Ingredients

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Thick sliced bread: Use your favorite type of bread for french toast. I used a thick-cut brioche-style bread or challah when I made these. If you don’t have thick-sliced bread available, regular sliced bread will work too. If you are making them into french toast sticks, I recommend cutting each piece into three sections as opposed to four sections for extra stability if you are using a thinner sliced bread. (see additional tips on the bread below)
  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream: You can use 2% or whole milk or half and half. 
  • Light brown sugar
  • Lemon juice: You can use juice that is fresh or from concentrate. 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar

Tools Needed

  1. Air Fryer
  2. Bowls for dipping and mixing
  3. Measuring tools

How to Make Air Fryer French Toast Stick

You won’t believe how easy this recipe is and how perfect it comes out every time!

Prepare your air fryer basket by spraying it with olive oil spray (we love to use our Misto) or line it with parchment paper.

  1. Cut each slice of bread into 3 to 4 even sections (if you are not making sticks, just leave them as single slices). 
  2. Whisk the eggs. Then add in the heavy cream, light brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Air Fryer French Toast Sticks dunk in egg mixture
  3. Dunk each piece of bread into the batter place them in the fryer basket. TIP: Do not stack them. You may need to do more than one batch so as to not overcrowd the fryer. Air Fryer French Toast Sticks stacked in air fryer
  4. Cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes on the opposite side. 
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks cooked in air fryer

Recipe Tips

  • You may want to consider placing parchment paper in the basket of the air fryer for easier cleanup. 
  • If your air fryer has cooled down or hasn’t been preheated, you may need to cook the first batch of French toast sticks for an extra 1-2 minutes. 
  • Pro tip: French toast normally works best with slightly stale bread. It allows the egg and milk mixture to soak into the bread without falling apart as easily.
    If you don’t have stale bread handy, you can put your slices of bread in a single layer in your air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one minute. This helps to harden the bread slightly and make it easier to work with. It’s not completely necessary, but it may make your life a little easier. 
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How to use an air fryer

Air Fryers are a relatively new invention where you can create wonderfully crispy creations without the added grease and fat and burns of cooking in oil. All Air Fryers are slightly different, but all will need to be preheated before using.

Normally, you will also have to stop the air fryer halfway through cooking and shake the basket so that everything inside cooks evenly. Ultimately you will need to follow the instructions that come with your air fryer. Some other things you can make in an Air Fryer include french fries, fried pickles, popcorn chicken, or a number of other recipes.

What Air Fryer Do I Use?

I literally use my air fryer every single day. I love it! We actually have two different air fryers now. We have a small one, for the little jobs and the mac daddy of air fryers, our larger one. The larger version is probably the one we use more often as we can cook more at once in there!

How to Store and Reheat

You can easily freeze your french toast sticks in an airtight container or bag and reheat them later. Let them cool completely and try to get as much air out of the bags as you can. You can freeze french toast sticks for up to 3 months.

When you are ready to eat them, just remove them from the bag, place them in the air fryer at 350 degrees for about 3 minutes or until heated and crispy.

You can also leave them in the refrigerator for a couple of days and reheat them in the air fryer.

French toast sticks on a plate with syrup

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5 from 6 votes
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Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Serves — 6
Enjoy making a fun breakfast in the Air Fryer with these French Toast Sticks. You will never make them any other way again!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices thick sliced bread
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Cut each slice of bread into 3 to 4 even sections.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and then add in the heavy cream, light brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until combined.
  • Prep the air fryer basket by spraying it with cooking spray.
  • Dunk each piece of bread into the batter and then spread them out in an even layer in the fryer basket. Do not stack them. You may need to do more than one batch so as to not overcrowd the fryer.
  • Cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes on the opposite side.
  • Plate and serve with a dash of powdered sugar and a side of your favorite syrup.

Jenn’s Notes

Tips:
  • You may want to consider placing parchment paper in the basket of the air fryer for easier cleanup. 
  • If your air fryer has cooled down or hasn’t been preheated, you may need to cook the first batch of French toast sticks for an extra 1-2 minutes. 
  • Pro tip: French toast normally works best with slightly stale bread. It allows the egg and milk mixture to soak into the bread without falling apart as easily. If you don’t have stale bread handy, you can put your slices of bread in a single layer in your air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one minute. This helps to harden the bread slightly and make it easier to work with. It’s not completely necessary, but it may make your life a little easier. 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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