This easy Air Fryer French Toast is ready in about 10 minutes and great for a meal prep breakfast!
Air Fryer French Toast
Say goodbye to soggy French toast! This Air Fryer French Toast has slightly crispy edges with a nice soft center. It’s ready in about 10 minutes, making this a quick breakfast on a busy morning or an easy meal prep recipe to make on the weekend!
You only need 5 ingredients for this incredibly simple, delicious breakfast. You can mix up the eggy batter the night before and leave it in the fridge, then simply dip and cook the next morning! You can even cook these entirely and store in the fridge or the freezer–That means you can have amazing homemade French toast pretty much anytime!
I used brioche bread because it’s a bit sweet and ultra soft; naturally it’s perfect for French toast! This recipe is so versatile, though. You can use nearly any kind of bread, even your average sandwich bread, and still produce an excellent breakfast. You can use gluten free bread, keto bread, wheat bread… Whatever you prefer!
French Toast Ingredients
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need. Keep scrolling down to the printable recipe card for exact amounts and instructions!
- Bread – I used brioche, but challah, sourdough, French baguette, or even your average sandwich bread will work fine. The thicker the slice, the better.
- Milk – Non-dairy substitutes like almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, or others will work as well. If you prefer a thicker batter, you can replace half the milk with heavy cream or use half-and-half.
- Eggs – I used large.
- Vanilla & Cinnamon – Apple or pumpkin pie spice would also be a delicious fall-inspired substitution.
Great garnishes would be some powdered sugar, maple syrup, sliced fruit, or chocolate chips!
How to make French Toast in an Air Fryer
This is a simple recipe that can be prepped while the air fryer preheats for about 3 minutes.
In a small bowl or a shallow dish, mix together your eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. One at a time, dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides. Place the egg-soaked bread into the air fryer and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking another 4-5 minutes.
Remove from air fryer, add your preferred toppings, and serve immediately!
How to make French Toast Sticks in an Air Fryer
French toast sticks are perfect as a brunch or party appetizer and excellent for kids! To make French toast sticks, simply slice your bread into 3 or 4 pieces, then dip in the mixture and cook 5-7 minutes. Flip halfway through the cooking time and keep a close eye on them since they’ll cook much faster!
How long to cook French Toast in the air fryer
I cooked my French Toast for about 9 minutes at 370 degrees. If you prefer a very soft texture, you’ll probably want to pull yours out a bit earlier. If your bread slices are thicker than a normal slice of sandwich bread, you might need a little bit longer.
Should I use stale bread for French toast?
Many people recommend using slightly stale bread for French toast so that the bread doesn’t soak up too much of the mixture. This is effective when you’re making the French toast in a skillet or in the oven, but I found that wasn’t the case in the air fryer.
I recommend NOT using stale bread for air fryer French toast. The circulating air can dry out your toast too much, leading to an extremely crunchy, unappealing dish. As long as you don’t let the bread sit and soak in the egg mixture, it won’t become soggy even when using fresh bread.
Can I freeze French Toast?
Yes, French toast is easy to freeze and reheat! If I am cooking a batch specifically to freeze for later, I like to undercook it by just a minute or two. This isn’t necessary, but it gives me a little wiggle room in my reheating time in case I get distracted.
Allow your cooked French toast to cool completely, then place it in a single layer on a plate or baking sheet in the freezer. After an hour or two, transfer to a freezer bag. French toast should be fine in the freezer for 1-2 months.
How to store & reheat French toast
If you plan to eat your leftover French toast within 4 days, you can allow it to cool and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. If you would like to keep it for long-term meal planning, follow the freezing directions above.
I prefer to reheat my air fryer French toast in the air fryer. Preheat your air fryer to 370 for a few minutes, then it only takes about 30 seconds to warm up your breakfast! You can also use the microwave, but it will lose any crunch on the edges.
What to serve with French toast
For a big weekend breakfast, I love serving French toast with Lemon Chia Pudding, Homemade Breakfast Sausage, and a Caramel Frappuccino. You should try that sugar-free caramel sauce from the Frappuccino on the French toast… It’s truly amazing!
If you’re eating these more on-the-go and need a quicker way to enjoy, consider spreading some Cashew Butter or Pecan Butter. They make a great dip for French toast stick meal prep snacks. Adding some 5-Ingredient Sausage Balls and a Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait gives a great boost of protein and nutrition, too!
More Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes
- Mocha Chia Pudding
- Bacon Keto Biscuits
- Ham and Cheese Chaffles
- Easy Keto Bagels
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- 4 pieces of bread
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Optional toppings: powdered sugar, maple syrup, sliced fruit, chocolate chips
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 3 minutes. Spray your bucket or racks with oil.
- In a small bowl (or a shallow dish if you'd like to save a dish), mix together your eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. One at a time, dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides.
- Place the egg-soaked bread into the air fryer and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking another 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from air fryer and add your preferred toppings. Serve immediately!
Nutritional values based on each individual piece of French toast.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95.5mgSodium: 192.2mgCarbohydrates: 16.4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3.4gProtein: 6.7g