Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Air Fryer French Toast is one of my favorite dishes to make for breakfast these days. Quick and easy to make and the perfect freeze ahead option for the busy mom, these crunchy and sweet french toast sticks have become a family favorite for sure!

Air Fryer French Toast

Air Fryer French Toast

Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The perfect bite! Top with your favorite maple syrup or powdered sugar and add a side of fresh fruit, bacon, or sausage and you will have a morning meal that everyone will enjoy.

Do you love to meal prep? This is one dish that you can make batches of and freeze! Get your entire week in order and make mornings a breeze with this quick and simple breakfast air fryer recipe.

A finger approved breakfast you can dip in syrup, hazelnut spread, or even peanut butter. The options are endless.

I know that my children all have their own flavor profile preferences. With these air fryer french toast sticks, they can choose how they want to finish off the sticks.

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Want more Breakfast Recipes

We love to make breakfast a big deal in my house. On the weekends, I usually whip up Cheesy Breakfast Enchiladas, Bacon and Egg Muffins, or even Apple Cinnamon Muffins! When I have time I make my Easy Overnight French Toast Bake. When I don’t … I make these french toast sticks instead!

Ingredients: 

  • Oil Mister
  • 4 slice of thick white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • maple syrup, for serving
  • powdered sugar, optional for serving
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How To Make Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Grease the air fryer basket with your oil mister.  Slice bread in fourths with a bread knife. Set aside. 

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Add eggs, milk, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl and beat well. Dip the bread sticks into the egg mixture and place them into the fryer basket in a single layer, making sure none of the bread touches. 

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Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking cycle. Repeat, cooking bread in batches, until all bread is cooked. 

Serve topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup.  Serves 2, 8 sticks each. 

What is The Best Bread for French Toast Sticks

Any sliceable bread will work great. Many reach for a Brioche style bread. Even a Texas toast that is a thicker cut would work great. The key is to ensure your bread is thick enough that it will hold together. 

For simplicity purposes, I showed this recipe done with plain, thick white bread – to show you that it can also be done with a traditional loaf. But if you have something heavier, go for it!

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If you have stale bread on hand, don’t be afraid to use it. This is a great recipe to use when you have bread that is a few days old.

Reheating Options 

If you end up freezing up some of the toast sticks, you can warm them up in the microwave, oven, or toss them back in the air fryer for a quick reheat. 

Just warm until the French toast is completely warm and then pair with your favorite dipping sauces. Again, we like to use maple syrup, jams, peanut butter, Nutella… you name it!

What to Serve

You can pair this toast with almost anything. Sausage links, patties, bacon, Canadian bacon, fruit salad, etc. On most days, however, I usually end up serving these breakfast sticks alone as the main dish.

I’m just being honest with you. The kids tend to rush their ways onto the bus. A few sticks are all they really need to kick off their day.

Tips For Making French Toast In The Air Fryer

Space |  Make sure when you’re making this toast in the Air Fryer that you do not overlap the bread. If you do, you will find the sticks will become unevenly cooked. The parts that touch will become soggy. So if you want to make several dozen, you have to batch cook the lot.

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Looking to serve large quantities at once? Place your cooked French toast on a sheet pan and store them in the oven at 200 degrees. That way you can keep the toast warm as you finish up cooking the rest of breakfast. 

Sticking | Make sure to use an oil spritzer to spray your air fryer rack. This will help your French toast from sticking to the air fryer rack or basket. They do recommend not using cooking spray, as that can hurt your air fryer. 

Flip | Make sure you take the time to flip your French toast halfway through cooking. The reason is you want to make sure you get even cooking on both sides of the bread. Remember, every air fryer heats slightly different. So, use the time as a guide. Depending on how your bread cooks, you might pull your French toast earlier than recommended. 

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Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer French Toast is one of my favorites dishes to make for breakfast these days. Quick and easy to make and the perfect freeze ahead option for the busy mom, these crunchy and sweet french toast sticks have become a family favorite for sure!

Ingredients

  • Oil mister
  • 4 slice of thick white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • maple syrup, for serving
  • powdered sugar, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Grease the air fryer basket with your oil mister.  Slice bread in fourths with a bread knife. Set aside. 
  2. Add eggs, milk, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl and beat well. Dip the breadsticks into the egg mixture and place them into the fryer basket in a single layer, making sure none of the bread touches. 
  3. Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking cycle. Repeat, cooking bread in batches, until all bread is cooked. 
  4. Serve topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup.  Serves 2, 8 sticks each. 

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About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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