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 for dinner.  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:

what you need to make air fryer french toast sticks

The original recipe is already an upgrade from normal French toast. So in the air fryer I had to make a few adjustments. Check it out:

  • 12 thick slices hearty white sandwich bread (I used Texas Toast)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk, warmed slightly
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

How to make 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.

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

Bake the French Toast at 350 for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. If you want your sticks to be more crispy, cook for an extra minute or two.

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

Enjoy these crispy, air fryer French toast sticks with:

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

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 thick slices hearty white sandwich bread I used Texas Toast
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk warmed slightly
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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

 

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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