The BEST Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

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Upgrade your French toast in the air fryer!

My family loves eating French toast on weekend mornings or sometimes the kids enjoy them for dinner too. Serve them with some bacon, strawberries, and blueberries and you are good to go!

This gourmet French toast recipe is our absolute, tried and true favorite. And if you have been hanging around here awhile, you know how much I love my air fryer.

So I decided it was time to try cooking my French toast in the air fryer! After some testing, we modified our favorite french toast recipe to work in this air fryer – and the results are amazing!

I hope your family loves these air fryer French toast sticks as much as we do!

What you need to make the best Air Fryer French Toast Sticks:

air fryer french toast sticks ingredients

  • Thick slices hearty white sandwich bread I used Texas Toast
  • Large egg yolks


Supplies needed for Air Fryer French Toast Sticks:

  • Shallow dish or bowl
  • Whisk
  • Parchment paper

Enjoy these crispy, air fryer French toast sticks with:

  • maple syrup
  • whipped cream

how to make french toast in the air fryer

The best tips for making easy air fryer french toast sticks:

The trick to get the best results with air fryer french toast is to dry out your bread a little bit before dipping the sticks into the egg/milk mixture, so that your french toast isn’t soggy at the end. You do this by placing a single layer into the air fryer and cook for 2 minutes at 350 degrees F or 177 degrees C.

For easy clean up you can use air fryer parchment paper to line the bottom of the air fryer to avoid the egg mixture dipping down as much.

Types of milk to use for this air fryer breakfast recipe:

While we love using whole milk for this recipe, here is a list of other options to try to either change the flavor or to accommodate a certain diet:

  • Almond milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Oat milk
  • Fairlife milk (great way to add in more protein)

Freeze for later!

If you want to make up a few batches of these air fryer french toast sticks, you can always dip the bread into the egg mixture and then lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the freezer.

Once they have completely frozen, you can move them to an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for later.

How to make Air Fryer French Toast Sticks:

Step 1: Make egg mixture


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Combine all of the ingredients together except the bread in a large bowl and mix it all together until you get what might look a little like a runny custard.

Step 2: Dip slices of bread

air fryer french toast sticks

After making up the egg mixture, begin dipping your bread sticks in the egg mixture, you’ll want to place the sticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket. I was able to get 10 in my Cosori.

Step 3: Bake French toast sticks

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Bake the French toast at 350 degrees F to 176 degrees C for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

If you want your sticks to be more crispy, cook for an extra minute or two.

air fryer french toast sticks

It’s important to keep an eye on the sticks while cooking because the time it takes will depend on your air fryer and how thick your great is. Mine were perfect after 8 minutes!

Step 4: Optional topping

air fryer french toast sticks

After the french toast sticks are done cooking in the air fryer, you can make up a cinnamon-sugar mixture and sprinkle it on right after removing it from the air fryer.

Air Fryer Breakfast recipes:

There are plenty of breakfast options when it comes to the air fryer! Give a few of these new recipes a try and let us know what you think!

Breakfast made in the air fryer:

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Final Thoughts

These air fryer French toast sticks are now the most requested breakfast food in my home, and I think it’ll be the same in yours!

We love just how crispy and soft these they are. Check out these other popular air fryer breakfast foods (air fryer monkey bread and air fryer danishes) that we love and let us know which one is your favorite!

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The BEST Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

These French toast sticks are so sweet and crispy. Plus, when you make them in the air fryer you can get them just as crispy or soft as you want!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6




  • Cut your bread into thirds and place sticks in a single layer in the air fryer at 350˚F/177˚C for 2 minutes. This will dry your bread out just enough so that you won’t have soggy bread sticks.
  • While your bread is in the air fryer, make your french toast mixture; pour milk and butter into a microwave safe bowl. Place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until the butter is melted and the milk is nice and warm, you don’t want it too hot
  • Add 3 egg yolks and mix together with an immersion blender, fork, or whisk. Because I used my immersion blender, I put my mixture in a 4-cup measuring cup to safely mix
  • Mix in vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar
  • Pour mixture into a shallow glass dish
  • Grab your bread sticks, place into batter and flip around
  • Place in a single layer into air fryer
  • Sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar if desired
  • Cook at 350˚F/177˚C for 8 minutes, flipping the sticks halfway through.
  • If you want your french toast sticks to be more crispy, cook for an extra minute or two
  • Serve with your favorite toppings!

Recipe Notes

Thick sliced bread is key with this recipe. Otherwise regular cut sandwich bread will result in super soggy or super crispy french toast sticks.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 462mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g

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Ingredients: Bread, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Cinnamon sugar, Egg, Milk, Vanilla Extract
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Breakfast, Main Dish, Back to School, Christmas, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, Winter
Categories: French Toast, Air Fryer

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