Air Fryer French Toast

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This easy and healthy Air Fryer French Toast is made with simple ingredients and only takes 10 minutes. Take any bread, soak in the egg mixture, and air fry to golden brown perfection.


Who doesn’t love a good piece of French toast? Especially when they’re cut into fun French toast fingers? They are perfectly dippable and absolutely delicious. It’s time to get your dunk on!

This air fryer French toast sticks recipe is delicious for both kids and adults and is a great way to use up any leftover stale bread. It makes the perfect cozy breakfast any day of the year!

Not to mention, these healthy French toast sticks are easy to make and are ready to serve in about 10 minutes. Lightly spiced with cinnamon and delicious served with a light drizzle of maple syrup and fruits.

air fryer french toast sticks with a drizzle of maple syrup

Air Fryer French Toast Ingredients:

Make breakfast a breeze with this easy recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bread: I made these air fried French toast sticks with brioche bread, but most breads will work well for this recipe. Use whole wheat for a healthier option.
  • Eggs: 2 large eggs are needed to create the rich mixture.
  • Vanilla extract + cinnamon: are added to flavor the custard mixture.
  • Milk: You can use any dairy or non-dairy milk alternative in this French toast recipe.
  • Salt: I add it to almost all of my dessert recipes, it enhances the sweetness.


BREAD. Stale bread works best, so be sure to let the bread sit out the day before. Cut each bread slice into 4 thick pieces, lengthwise, then set aside.

EGG MIXTURE. Add eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt and vanilla to a shallow dish and whisk well. Give the the sticks a quick dip in the egg mixture- just until covered– not completely saturated with liquid.

Air Fry: Spray your air fryer basket with baking spray, add battered sticks to the air fryer basket and don’t let them touch one other. In my Cosori air fryer, I was able to fit 12 French toast sticks. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.

SERVE. Remove from air fryer basket and serve plain or with fresh fruit or maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar or cinnamon powder, if you like.

I love sweet breakfast recipes, like these air fryer French toast sticks, Mini Pancake Cereal, Bread Pudding and Gluten-Free Crepes. Superb for a Saturday, Sunday, or any other day of the week…

Recipe FAQs

What type of bread is best for French toast?

I used Brioche bread this time , but sourdough, white, Challah, Texas toast all work well for French toast. I like to use whole-grain bread, especially if making them for kids’ lunch boxes, for the added fiber and nutrients.

How do I store French toast:

You can store the French toast sticks in the fridge for up to a week. Cover with plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag or air-tight container.

Can I freeze Air fryer French toast sticks?

Sure can! To freeze, place a sheet of parchment paper between each slice of French toast, then wrap tightly in aluminum foil or place in a freezer bag. It will keep well for up to 2 months.

How do I reheat French toast sticks?

For best results, reheat them in the air fryer at 350F for 5 minutes to warm them through. If frozen you can reheat them right from frozen for around 10 to 15 minutes, or thaw then reheat.

Can you bake French toast sticks?

Yes! If you don’t own an air fryer, you can bake these French toast sticks. Place the coated sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for around 20 to 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Why are my French toast sticks soggy?

Soaking the bread sticks in the egg batter for too long, will lead to soggy French toast. The toast needs to be soft, but not falling apart and completely soaked with liquid. If using sourdough bread, you might need to soak it a bit longer.

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Serving suggestions

Serve these air Fried French toast sticks with:

  • A drizzle of maple syrup
  • Fresh fruits
  • Extra sprinkle of cinnamon
  • A dust of powdered sugar
  • Just on its own – it’s delicious!
  • For a breakfast, I like to serve it with fresh berries and plain yogurt or apple sauce / strawberry sauce.
  • My family likes to dip them in the syrup.

Recipe Variations

  • To make gluten-free French Toast: Use your favorite gluten-free bread.
  • To make dairy-free: Plant-based milks such as almond, oat and coconut can be used in place of dairy-based milk.
  • Different seasoning: The cinnamon can easily be swapped for a pumpkin pie spice mix, or add a little nutmeg instead.
  • Make it a casserole to feed a crowd: Like this Brioche French Toast Casserole.

More Sweet Recipes:

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Bread Pudding

Banana Crumb Muffins

Coconut Date Bars

I am positive you will love these Air Fryer French toast- golden brown on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.

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air fryer French Toast

Air Fryer French Toast

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 6 slices brioche bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt


    1. Cut each bread slice into 4 thick pieces, lengthwise, then set aside.
    2. In a shallow bowl, add eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and whisk well.
    3. Dip the sticks a quick dip in the egg mixture- just until covered– not completely saturated with liquid.
    4. Spray your air fryer basket with baking spray, add battered sticks to the air fryer basket and don’t let them touch one other.
    5. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Repeat for the rest of the bread sticks.
    6. Serve plain or with fresh fruit or maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar, if you like.
    7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 14g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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  1. I cannot tell you how much this recipe helped! I just love the fact it is hands off! Means I can get breakfast for all 5 kids without having to stand at the stove. Great when I am trying to make sure they are all dressed for the day!

  2. This was so cute and easy to make! I love the idea of making French toast like this, I never tried making it in the air fryer and cutting it into those little finger shapes. My kids loved it and I’ll be making it again for sure!

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