12thick slices hearty white sandwich breadI used Texas Toast
1 ½cupswhole milkwarmed slightly
3large egg yolks
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!
Thick sliced bread is key with this recipe. Otherwise regular cut sandwich bread will result in super soggy or super crispy french toast sticks.