Our air fryer French toast is a bit crispy on the outside and the center just melts in your mouth! This recipe is so quick and simple and it’s an easy way to get breakfast on the table in minutes!
French toast was the first food Chad learned to make when he was a kid and when he’s in charge of breakfast (hello, Mother’s Day), he always starts out with French toast!
His version is just white bread, egg, and milk, but I like to doctor things up a bit – we’re using soft, buttery brioche bread, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon – in addition to the standard eggs and milk. It makes for a more gourmet French toast, and honestly, we can’t get enough of it.
I love making French toast in the air fryer because it’s quick and simple and the bread gets nice and crisp on the outside while the inside just melts in your mouth!
We sometimes make Air Fryer French Toast Sticks, too! They’re fun to eat with your hands!
Of course, our air fryer donuts are another favorite!
Bread – We use thick-sliced brioche in this recipe. Texas Toast would also work, but brioche is preferred.
Milk – 2% is what we normally use, but whole milk or skim milk will also work.
Eggs – You’ll need 4 large eggs.
Butter – This helps add richness to the French toast.
Brown Sugar & Cinnamon – The pop of sweetness and warmth really add something here.
How to Make French Toast in the Air Fryer:
Whip up the custard– Add your eggs, butter, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt to a shallow dish that an individual piece of bread can fit in. Whisk all the ingredients to combine.
Dip the Bread – Dunk a slice of bread into the custard mixture for a few seconds on each side. You want to soak the bread in the mixture, but not for too long or it will fall apart when you move it.
Fry the French toast – Spritz your air fryer with oil or brush it on. Arrange the soaked bread in a single layer with space between for air to flow. Cook at 380 degrees F for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Keep Warm – If you’re making a big batch of French toast and have to work in batches, you can either place the cooked French toast on a sheet pan in a low oven (200 degrees) until everything has finished cooking, or you can place them on a plate and then return all of the cooked slices of French toast to the air fryer in a big pile and rewarm at 350 for 1 minute.
Brioche, Texas toast, and sourdough are all great options, but we’ll always pick brioche if we have the option.
French toast in the air fryer should be crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. It may need to be cooked longer if it’s soggy or not cooked through.
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
When you order French toast at different restaurants, they serve it in different ways. You can do the same at your house and serve them how you like them! Some people love that vanilla flavor in their French toast. If that is you, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the egg mixture.
For toppings, we keep it simple with a tiny amount of powdered sugar and maple syrup. You can do the same or add maybe some Nutella instead? Maybe you prefer adding some strawberries, or blueberries?
Heck, maybe you like it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! There is almost no way to mess up our air fryer French toast.
More air fryer breakfast recipes you might like:
- Air Fryer Breakfast Egg Rolls
- Air Fryer Egg Toast
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites
- Homemade Cinnamon Rolls in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Buttermilk Biscuits
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Air Fryer French Toast
- 6 thick slices brioche
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Add the eggs, milk, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt to a shallow dish and whisk to combine.
- Spritz the basket of your air fryer with oil spray.
- Quickly dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture and then place in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave space between each piece. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Cook at 380 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.