These Air Fryer French toast sticks are the perfect breakfast recipe to make when you’re in a pinch for time. They’re filled with cinnamon sugar and vanilla for the sweetest results!
French toast has always been one of my favorite breakfast foods. I’ve long wondered the best way to make them crispy as I’ve ended up with mushy results in the past. My solution?
Air fryers, of course! You can even use sandwich bread and gets nice and crispy french toast! Plus, they’re this homemade version is healthy compared to the sugar coated frozen kinds (which I will tell you how to cook too!).
My air fried french toast sticks recipe makes for a busy morning breakfast idea. You can feel free to use whatever type of bread you like — white, wheat, brioche, whole grain, or even a sweet bread for a delicious morning treat. You’ll prepare them just like you would traditional French toast.
The only difference is that you don’t have to worry about using your stovetop or griddle!
If you’re looking to update your breakfast routine, you’re going to love this recipe for French toast sticks in the air fryer.
How to Make Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees F. While it heats, slice each piece of bread into thirds and set it to the side. Next, create your French toast coating.
STEP TWO: Place the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, ground cinnamon, and salt into a wide and shallow dish. Use a whisk to combine. Dip each piece of bread into the dish.
Make sure each piece is fully coated to get flavor and crispiness all throughout the cinnamon toast.
STEP THREE: Lay a piece of round parchment paper in your air fryer and place each French toast stick inside. I recommend parchment paper over non stick cooking spray in this recipe as the bread was still sticking to the basket after using it.
STEP FOUR: Air fry for 10 minutes, being sure to flip halfway through. Remove your air fryer French toast sticks and enjoy right away!
I love dusting mine with powdered sugar and dipping them in maple syrup!
What is the Best Bread to Use For French Toast Sticks?
While I love this recipe with sliced sandwich bread, you can get fancy by using even better bread.
Here are a few of my favorite breads to use for cinnamon toast:
- Brioche bread (you will love my brioche french toast casserole too!)
- Challa bread
- White bread
- Wheat bread
- French bread
- Sourdough bread
Tips for Making Crispy French Toast Sticks
- Use a parchment round to line the bottom of the air fryer basket. This ensures the french toast sticks do not stick to the basket
- Cook the bread until it is crispy or it will taste more like actual french toast
- Whisk the eggs until they’re fully mixed otherwise the clumps of eggs could result in eggy bread
Can I Freeze Air Fryer French Toast Sticks?
Most definitely! After you’ve cooked your French toast sticks in the air fryer, make sure that they have cooled completely.
Place them on a parchment paper or wax paper-lined baking sheet in one layer and freeze for 1-2 hours.
Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and place the now-frozen French toast sticks into a freezer-safe container or bag. They will keep for up to 3 months!
How Long Do You Put Frozen French Toast Sticks in the Air Fryer?
These directions work for both the homemade version once frozen and also frozen french toast sticks brands such as Farm Rich and Eggo!
- Preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees.
- Place the frozen French toast sticks in the basket (you don’t need to worry about the parchment paper this time) and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove them from the air fryer and enjoy with a bit of maple syrup immediately!
How to Reheat French Toast Sticks in the Air Fryer
The air fryer works great for reheating all sorts of food, french toast sticks included. What could end up as soggy bread becomes nice and crispy again!
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
- Cook the leftover french toast sticks for 2 to 3 minutes until warm and crispy.
Other Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love:
- Brioche French Toast Casserole
- Hawaiian Bread French Toast
- Air Fryer Pancakes
- French Toast Pancakes
- Air Fryer Toast
- Hash Browns In The Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
- Air Fryer Toaster Strudels
- Other Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes
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Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks turn crispy for an ideal tasty breakfast.
- 5 slices of bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Confectioners sugar for dusting
- Maple syrup for dipping
- Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees.
- Cut each piece of bread into 3 equal pieces and set aside.
- Put the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, ground cinnamon, and salt into a wide shallow dish. Whisk to combine.
- Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture, making sure to coat on all sides.
- Place a piece of parchment round paper inside the air fryer and place each french toast stick in one single layer on top of the parchment round (needed to prevent sticking).
- Cook for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Carefully remove the air fryer french toast sticks from the air fryer and enjoy immediately, store in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze up to 3 months.
How to Reheat French Toast Sticks in the Air Fryer:
1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
2. Cook french toast sticks for 2-3 minutes until warmed and enjoy!
How to Cook Frozen French Toast Sticks in the Air Fryer:
1. Preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees.
2. Cook frozen french toast sticks in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes until warmed and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.