Air Fryer French Toast Sticks


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Air Fryer French Toast sticks are easy enough for a weekday breakfast and cozy enough for a weekend!

Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these hand held bites are a favorite twist on a traditional French toast recipe.

plated Air Fryer French Toast Sticks with berries

An Air Fryer Breakfast

  • Air Fryer French Toast is a fun recipe to make with the kids.
  • It only takes a few ingredients and a few steps to make these!
  • Leftover or slightly stale bread is perfect for this recipe.
  • These sticks can be reheated and are great for little fingers to hold.

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ingredients to make Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Ingredients and Variations

BREAD What a great way to use up leftover bread! Cut thick slices of Italian-style bread, French Bread or Challah into 1” sticks.

BATTER The breadsticks are dipped into a sweetened batter with cinnamon and vanilla, then baked in the air fryer to crispy perfection. It’s that simple!

Variations

  • Add some maple syrup to the batter or swap out milk for juice.
  • Or make baked French toast sticks with raisin bread or banana bread. As long as the sticks are thick enough to soak up the batter, anything goes!

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks in the air fryer before cooking

How To Air Fry French Toast Sticks

Easy French Toast Sticks are so easy to make, just a few easy steps, and breakfast is served!

  1. Whisk batter ingredients together.
  2. Cut bread into sticks (per recipe below) & coat each stick with batter.
  3. Place sticks in two rows & cook, flipping once.

top view of cooked Air Fryer French Toast Sticks in the fryer

Air Fryer Recipe Tips

  • If you’re ready to make homemade French toast sticks but your bread is too soft, it’s easy to dry it out! Set slices out overnight on a baking sheet, or bake them in a slow oven at 200°F for about 10 minutes. Let the bread cool before cutting into sticks.
  • Preheating the air fryer is important because as soon as the hot air hits the food, it starts to crisp up on the outside which makes the interior of the food tender.
  • To keep Air Fryer French Toast from sticking, be sure to spray the basket with cooking spray before frying.

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plated Air Fryer French Toast Sticks with berries
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Review Recipe

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are crispy & flavorful, with a hint of cinnamon & vanilla!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Italian style bread thickly sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

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Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Spray basket with pan release.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or dish.
  • Cut bread into 1" sticks - roughly 4 sticks per slice of bread.
  • Dip sticks into the egg mixture allowing a few seconds for the egg to soak into the bread.
  • Place the sticks in two rows in the air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, flip the sticks over and cook for an additional 4 or until they are golden in color.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 309, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 126mg, Sodium: 221mg, Potassium: 223mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 295IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 95mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Air Fryer French Toast, air fryer french toast sticks, Air Fryer French Toast Sticks recipe, baked french toast sticks
Course Air Fryer, Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
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  1. While I am new to using an air fryer this recipe didn’t work for me. I sprayed the tray with my usual product but for some reason everything still stuck. Food barely browned. Since I am still getting used to my air fryer I only put half the recipe in it so ended up cooking the remainder the “old fashioned way” – in my electric skillet.

    1. Sorry to hear that Nancy. Did you preheat the air fryer? We made these and they worked great for us. Most air fryer baskets have a nonstick surface, we didn’t even spray or oil ours. Please check your user manual if you find that food is sticking to your basket.