Learn how to make easy Air Fryer French Toast Sticks! A simple recipe that turns regular French toast into a fun breakfast treat. These Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are perfect for kids’ breakfasts and picnics.
Air fryer French toast sticks are an easy and delicious breakfast. They are quick to prep and make. Be prepared for perfectly crispy French toast sticks in less than 10 minutes. The beauty of this recipe is it can be made ahead, frozen, and reheated for busy mornings.
This is a more fun way to serve French toast than the regular method. The sticks are easy to pick up by little hands. My kids grew up on French toast sticks and they still prefer to have it this way.
You don't need oil or butter for this French toast sticks in the Air fryer. The circulating hot air in the air fryer makes them crispy and it doesn't end up soggy like pan frying. Crispy outside, soft and fluffy inside and perfect to dip in maple syrup this Air fryer French toast sticks are an absolute treat in the mornings or any time of the day.
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- Why We Love this recipe:
- Ingredients and Notes
- What’s The Best Bread for French Toast Sticks?
- How to Make Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
- Recipe Tips
- How To Serve
- How To Store and reheat
- How to Make Frozen French Toast Sticks in the air fryer
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Why We Love this recipe:
- Perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside
- Takes only minutes to make
- Delicious breakfast treat
- Great for meal prep and to freeze
Ingredients and Notes
- Sliced bread
- Cinnamon/Vanilla Extract
What’s The Best Bread for French Toast Sticks?
I like to use a sweet bread like Challah, or Brioche bread for this recipe. With these sweet breads I don't need to use much sugar. You can completely omit adding sugar to the batter too.
Other types of breads that are popular for French toast are sourdough bread, Texas toast, white or wholewheat sliced bread. Make sure to add more sugar to the batter when you're using these types of bread. Or have lots of maple syrup around to dip them in.
Use stale bread or day-old loaf of bread instead of fresh. Stale bread will hold up to the wet batter. Fresh bread will fall apart easily when soaked in the egg mixture and we don't want that.
How to Make Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
*Scroll below for the printable recipe card and ingredient measurements.
STEP ONE: Preheat Air Fryer at 375˚F for 5 minutes.
STEP TWO: Cut the bread slices into 3 or 4 sticks.
STEP THREE: In a shallow bowl, add eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until combined.
STEP FOUR: Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper. Dip a piece of bread in the egg mixture and carefully place it in the air fryer basket. Make sure the bread is fully covered in the French toast mixture. Place as many sticks as your air fryer will hold leaving enough space between them.
STEP FIVE: Air fry at 375˚F for 7 to 8 minutes or until they're golden.
*Air fryers come in different sizes and models, and you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
STEP SIX: Remove from the air fryer and serve warm with maple syrup or honey and berries or your choice of fresh fruits.
- Line the Air fryer basket
- You'll want to line your Air fryer basket with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
- Lining also prevents French toast sticks from sticking to the air fryer basket. I use these parchment paper liners and they last for a long time.
- If you are out of liners, grease the basket with cooking spray instead.
- Don't oversoak the bread
- Make sure to cover the bread sticks completely but don't let them soak too much in the batter lest they fall apart.
- Single layer.
- Place French toast sticks in a single layer and don't stack up. Leave space around them if possible. Cook in batches if needed. After the last batch is done, place all the toast in the air fryer and warm them up.
How To Serve
Now comes the fun part, serving these little beauties. You can choose to serve Air fryer French toast sticks with any or all of the options below.
Maple syrup is our go-to but honey and pancake syrups are good options too.
I like to add some strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries to make it pretty. Some stewed cinnamon apples in the Fall will be a delicious addition.
If I'm in the mood for some spice, I add a cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the French toast sticks before they go in the air fryer. So delicious!
If you want them super decadent, a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup will be perfect!
How To Store and reheat
Once cooled, store leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for 3 to 5 days.
To freeze, place the cooked French toast sticks on a lined baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer up to 3 months.
To reheat French toast sticks, place them in the air fryer and reheat them at 375˚F for a few minutes until warm through.
How to Make Frozen French Toast Sticks in the air fryer
If you have store bought ready made frozen French toast sticks you can cook them in the Air fryer for a quick breakfast or snack.
To cook them from frozen, cook at 375˚F for 5 to 6 minutes or until they are warm and crispy. These sticks are pre-cooked so you don't need to cook them for longer.
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Air fryer French Toast Sticks
- 4 slices Brioche bread
- 2 eggs large
- ⅓ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 to 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- maple syrup
- fresh fruits
- Preheat Air Fryer at 375˚F for 5 minutes. Cut the bread slices into 3 or 4 sticks.
- In a shallow bowl, add eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until combined.
- Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper liner. Dip a piece of bread in the egg mixture and carefully place it in the air fryer basket. Make sure the bread is fully covered in the French toast mixture. Place as many sticks as your air fryer will hold leaving enough space between them.
- Air fry at 375˚F for 7 to 8 minutes or until they're golden.
- Remove from the air fryer and serve warm with maple syrup or honey and your choice of fresh fruits.
- Once cooled, store leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for 3 to 5 days.
- To freeze, place the cooked French toast sticks on a lined baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer up to 3 months.
- To reheat French toast sticks, place them in the air fryer and reheat them at 375˚F for a few minutes until warm through.
Can you use this with any other type of bread?
Yes, you can. Regular bread works too.
Just made this with gluten free bread (celiac disease) and it is GREAT! I’ll be freezing the leftovers and I have high hopes that it is still delicious.
Hi Tony, that's awesome! Thanks for letting me know. The leftovers will be delicious too.