Light and fluffy with the perfect crispiness on the outside, Air Fryer French Toast is another classic!

We love homemade French toast and cooking it in the air fryer means you can make it even on busy mornings! It can also be made ahead of time and reheated when everyone is getting ready for work and school!

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Bread for French Toast

French toast comes out crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside when it’s air fried.

We like to use thicker varieties of bread, like brioche if possible. If you use french bread, cut it yourself and let it dry slightly on the counter.

Bread that is too thin (like sandwich bread) can fall apart while bread that is too moist won’t soak up the custard mixture as well. While they’ll still work if it’s all you have on hand, a thicker slightly dried bread works best.

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Milk/Egg Mixture

BATTER Basic French toast batter always starts with eggs and milk, which makes it creamy and super fluffy. Swap out the milk for dairy-free milk or even add a splash of Irish cream or coffee to the mixture.

FLAVORS & SPICES Cinnamon and vanilla are added for flavor! Try adding a little pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice!

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How to Make French Toast in the Air Fryer

You’re just 3 simple steps from breakfast!

  1. Whisk the custard ingredients together.
  2. Dip each side of bread in the batter & let soak for a few seconds on each side.
  3. Place each piece in the preheated air fryer & bake until golden brown, flipping once.

Can You Make Ahead?

Definitely, Air Fryer French Toast is the perfect make-ahead breakfast that can be ready to grab-and-go all week long!

FRIDGE Keep French toast in the refrigerator in a zippered bag or airtight container. Remove desired number of servings and reheat them in a toaster, microwave or the air fryer.

FREEZER Freeze cooked and cooled slices between pieces of parchment paper and place them in a zippered bag. To reheat, simply pull out a slice and pop in the toaster!

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Air Fryer French Toast

Crispy on the outside & fluffy on the inside, this Air Fryer French Toast is the easiest way to make a breakfast favorite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


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  • 8 slices brioche bread or other dense bread, thickly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F
  • Whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or dish.
  • Dip both sides of the bread into the egg mixture allowing a few seconds for the egg to soak into the bread.
  • Place four slices of bread in the air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes.
  • After four minutes flip the bread and cook for an additional 4-6 minutes or until the bread is golden in color.
  • Repeat with other slices of bread.


Air Fryers can vary. This recipe was tested in a 5.8QT Cosori. Be sure to check your french toast early so it doesn't overcook and dry out.
Bread Thickness Thicker bread may need a minute extra, thinner bread may need a little bit less time.
Feeding a Crowd? Do not overcrowd the air fryer. If serving a crowd, cook all of the french toast in batches. Once it's all cooked, place it all back into the air fryer and heat for 2 minutes.
Nutrition information uses 2/3 of the egg mixture.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 368 | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
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  1. Question on the soak, you say to let it soak a few seconds on each side. We typically let our french toast soak (depending on thickness) 2 to 5 minutes. Would a thoroughly soaked piece of bread work in the air fryer?

    1. Hi Holly, we usually let it soak for a few seconds on each side so the bread isn’t oversaturated for the air fryer. You don’t want it to be dripping off the bread but you can soak it a bit longer if your bread is thicker or dryer and needs the time. Hope that helps!