How To Make French Toast In An Air Fryer

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Can You Put French Toast In The Air Fryer?

Air Fryer French Toast With Berries

Oh yes! Not only does it produce perfectly crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside French toast, but it’s also a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods.

If you haven’t tried making it in an air fryer yet, you’re in for a treat.

Your little ones will love this recipe!

Why Make French Toast In An Air Fryer?

Plain Cooked Air Fryer French Toast

Using an air fryer offers several advantages that make it worth trying:

Crispy Texture: The circulating hot air in the air fryer ensures you get an even crispiness on the outside while it remains soft on the inside.

Efficiency: Cooking with an air fryer is quicker than using a hob, making it perfect for busy mornings or when you’re cooking for a crowd.

Healthier Option: Air frying requires less oil, resulting in a lighter and healthier version of French toast.

Air Fryer French Toast

Maple Syrup Drizzled Air Fryer French Toast

Ingredients

Serves 2 (double ingredients for 4)

  • 4 slices of thick-cut bread or brioche
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • oil spray
  • Sugar-Free Maple syrup, fresh berries, or yoghurt for serving (optional)

How Do I Make French Toast In An Air Fryer?

Set your air fryer to 180 C / 360 F and preheat for 5 minutes while you prep.

In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, caster sugar, and ground cinnamon until well combined.

Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are thoroughly coated.

Allow any excess mixture to drip off.

Place the dipped bread slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

How Long To Cook French Toast In An Air Fryer?

Air fry for 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Remove from the air fryer and serve immediately with your choice of toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh berries, or yoghurt.

Air Fryer French Toast Bites Or Sticks

Air Fryer French Toast Bites

Make mini French toast bites in the air fryer for a fun and portable breakfast or snack option.

Simply cut thick-cut bread into bite-sized pieces or strips, dip them in the egg mixture, and arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Air fry at 180C / 360F for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway for even cooking.

Vegan Or Dairy-Free Air Fryer French Toast

You can easily adapt the recipe to make it vegan or dairy-free by using plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or oat milk) instead of dairy milk and skipping the eggs.

Simply whisk together your preferred plant-based milk with a bit of vanilla extract, sugar, and cinnamon to create the custard-like mixture for dipping the bread slices.

You can also use vegan-friendly bread options, making sure they are thick-cut for the best results.

Gluten Free Version

Gluten-Free Air Fryer French Toast

You can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free bread.

There are many gluten-free bread options available in supermarkets or you can make your own using my recipe here.

Make sure the bread slices are thick-cut to achieve the best result.

Follow the same steps for dipping and cooking the French toast in the air fryer, ensuring all ingredients used are gluten-free.

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Tips for Success

  • Use thick-cut bread for the best results. It absorbs the egg mixture without becoming soggy.
  • If your air fryer sticks, lightly grease the basket with butter or use oil spray before adding the bread slices.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Leave enough space between the slices for air to circulate, ensuring even cooking.
  • Feel free to customise with spices such as nutmeg or cardamom for extra flavour.

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Air Fryer French Toast Q and A

Can I make air fryer French toast ahead of time?

While best enjoyed fresh, you can make it ahead of time and reheat it in the air fryer for a quick breakfast option.

Cook as directed then let it cool completely and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

When ready to serve, reheat in the air fryer at 160C /320F for a few minutes until warmed.

Are there any alternative toppings for air fryer French toast?

The possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings!

In addition to traditional maple syrup, try topping with fresh berries, sliced bananas, whipped cream, Nutella, peanut butter, honey, or even savoury options like avocado and bacon.

Get creative and experiment with different combinations to find your favourite!

Can I freeze air fryer French toast for later?

It’s best enjoyed fresh but you can freeze it for later.

Allow it to cool completely after cooking, then place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid (known as flash freezing).

Once frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container, placing greaseproof paper between the slices to prevent sticking.

When ready to enjoy, simply reheat in the air fryer at 160C /320F) for a few minutes until warmed.

Can I make stuffed French toast in the air fryer?

You can make stuffed French toast in the air fryer for an extra-special breakfast treat!

To make, simply sandwich your favourite filling between two slices of bread before dipping them in the egg mixture and cooking them in the air fryer.

Popular fillings include cream cheese and berries, Nutella and bananas, or peanut butter and jam.

Just make sure to seal the edges of the bread slices well to prevent the filling from oozing out during cooking.

Are there any savoury versions of air fryer French toast?

Usually enjoyed as a sweet breakfast dish.

You can also make a savoury version using savoury bread such as sourdough or whole grain, and skip the sugar and cinnamon in the egg mixture.

Instead, season the egg mixture with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or chives, and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Serve with toppings like avocado, smoked salmon, fried eggs, or sautéed mushrooms for a gorgeous brunch.

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