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Toast in the Air Fryer

Want an easy way to add a little indulgence to your day? Whip up some toast in the air fryer and add your favorite toppings for a wonderful treat!

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Slices of air fryer toast with jam on a plate

I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes that will make my mornings a little smoother. So when I realized I could make toast in the air fryer, I was beyond excited!

This method takes three minutes to toast the bread to perfection. In other words, it’s faster than a toaster, and I think the bread turns out even tastier this way. Win-win.

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to toast bread in the air fryer
  • The best toppings to go with your toast
  • What types of bread can go in the air fryer
  • Tips for making the best air fryer toast

This simple recipe is so versatile. You can make it for breakfast, as a snack, or even for dessert. Plus, everyone can pick their own toppings, so it’s sure to keep the whole family happy. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!

Air Fryer I recommend: Large, easy to clean, square basket, burner on top and bottom. Click to see it.
prepared ingredients for air fryer toast

How to Make Toast in the Air Fryer

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STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.

STEP TWO: Place your slices of bread in the basket in a single layer.

place bread slices in a single layer in air fryer

STEP THREE: Cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook for 1 more minute. If you find your bread is moving in the air fryer when on, place a wired rack over the bread while it cooks.

STEP FOUR: Remove toast from the air fryer, spread your toppings, and enjoy

flip bread slices over while cooking in air fryer

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Can an Air Fryer Replace a Toaster?

You bet! Anything you would normally make in a toaster can be made in the air fryer instead. All the more reason to put that toaster away, free up some space in the kitchen, and put your air fryer to good use.

It can also replace your toaster oven, which is great because air fryers are typically much more compact. Once again, this magical appliance is making our lives more delicious while freeing up our precious counter space.

slices of air fryer toast with butter on plate

What Kind of Bread Can Go in the Air Fryer?

The answer is easy… all of them! I like to use classic white bread, but there are so many other varieties you could try. Wheat, sourdough, whole-grain, pumpkin, artisan bread you picked up at the local bakery, you name it.

Following a gluten-free, Keto, or Paleo diet? If you have a brand of bread that fits your way of eating, it will work just as well in this recipe. Toss it in the air fryer and enjoy.

Not only can you toast bread in the air fryer, but you can also use this method for other breakfast staples! Want to warm up your bagel before you add some cream cheese? Throw it in there! English muffin? No problem! Go ahead and use the air fryer for all your toasting needs.

slices of air fryer toast on plate with butter and jam

Best Toppings for Breakfast Toast

  • Avocado
  • Bacon and eggs
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Jam or jelly
  • Nutella
  • Peanut butter or other nut butters
  • Powdered sugar
  • Sausage

Tips to Make the Best Air Fryer Toast

  • Lay the bread in a single layer so the air can properly circulate around each slice. 
  • If your bread is extra thin, you may want to reduce the cook time. On the other hand, if you have very thick slices of bread, they may need to cook for a bit longer.
  • Make sure to flip at the two-minute mark so the bread cooks evenly on both sides.
  • Have your toppings ready so you can add them while the toast is still hot!
air fryer toast slices on plate with jam and berries on the side

How Long Do You Put Toast in the Air Fryer?

Would you believe this simple recipe takes a grand total of three minutes? Cook for two minutes on one side, flip, cook for one minute on the other, and voila! Your air fryer toast is ready to enjoy.

If you’re working with thinner bread or an extra thick slice, you may want to adjust the cooking time. Try subtracting or adding a minute to start and experimenting from there until you find the ideal cook time.

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Slices of air fryer toast with jam on a plate

Toast in the Air Fryer

Samantha Erb
If you’ve wondered if you can make toast in the air fryer, the answer is yes! Add your favorite toppings for a seriously yummy treat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 83 kcal


  • 4 slices of the bread of your choice I used white bread
  • Toppings of your choice I used butter and jam


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Place your slices of bread in the basket.*
  • Cook for 2 minutes and then flip and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Spread your toppings and enjoy.  


*If you find the bread moving in the basket, place a wired rack on top of the bread while it cooks


Serving: 1gCalories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 152mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g

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.

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About Samantha

I’ve always had a love of cooking and creating new recipes, so it only made sense to create a food blog so I could share those recipes with you. This site is designed to provide easy and flavorful recipes with as little ingredients as possible. That means you still get great flavor combinations without all that extra time and effort. Read more...

6 thoughts on “Toast in the Air Fryer”

    • Hi Jaime, you can do one of two things to keep the bread from moving. You can place a toothpick or two in the bread to keep it down or use a wired rack to sit on top of it until the cheese is melted.

  1. Hi Samantha
    I have had my Ninja Foodi 14 in 1 for 3 days and already wonder how I managed without it.
    Loving your website and already have lots of recipes to try. the instructions you give are so clear and precise.
    Just feeling my way with it and wondered if I can cook pork chops/steaks burgers etc and thin cut chips(fries) together?

    Thank you.

    • Hi Marilyn, yes you can definitely cook multiple foods in the air fryer at the same time! Just use the lower temperature of the two and place the one that cooks longer in there first and add the second food in when needed. They may not get done at exactly the same time, but it will be pretty close!

  2. Oh my goodness your web site and facebook page have been a life saver. I got a Instavortex 10 plus air fryer about 2 months ago. I started with the basic’s, french fries, hamburgers. But now I’ve done so much more. Now that I know you can do toast in it to I can not only get rid of my toaster oven but not worry about buying a toaster. Oh the counter space that will be had, and the time saved during the week fixing dinner. Thanks so much for being here.

    • Hi Lori, I’m so glad the recipes are helping you! Yes, we don’t really use our toaster either. The air fryer is just so much easier!

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