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Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

An easy and tasty breakfast, these Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are a family hit that are filling and fun!

AN AIR FRYER BREAKFAST RECIPE

It seems like we are using our little air fryers for everything these days, right> You no longer need to just use them for cooking frozen foods though. I continue to get asked for breakfast air fryer recipes so today I am sharing a recipe for Air Fryer French Toast Sticks! With easy to find ingredients, these come together in no time. If you are looking for a fun breakfast and another delicious recipe for your air fryer, then you have to try this Air Fryer French Toast Stick recipe!

a hand dipping a French toast stick into maple syrup.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What bread is best to use?

I like to use a thicker bread for these French Toast Sticks. It helps them stay together better so a Texas Toast works really great as well as challah and brioche.

Do I have to preheat my air fryer?

For this recipe you do. Some recipes using the air fryer you do not but we will want to preheat it to 375F degrees for this one.

What can I top French Toast with?

There is so many different things that you can top these with or dip these in. We went the simple route and used powdered sugar and maple syrup. But you can do a chocolate drizzle or dip, peanut butter, a powdered sugar glaze and so much more.

What can I serve with French Toast sticks?

These go great with all different kind of breakfast foods. Fruit, bacon, sausage, eggs, etc. You can also just serve these on their own without having another side dish with them.

What if I don’t have an air fryer?

Keep in mind, every recipe that is made in an air fryer can be made in the oven. Air Fryers are just little convection ovens. Which means they circulate air as they cook. So, you could do this in your oven (with the same results) if you have a convection option on your oven. You could also use a regular oven (without a convection option) and just flip these over while they cook to help them crisp up.

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3-4 days. These can also be frozen, to do that let your french toast sticks cool and then place in a freezer container or bag separated by parchment paper where they will keep for up to 2 months. Let defrost in the refrigerator overnight. To reheat place in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.

fully baked French toast sticks shown in an air fryer basket.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • bread
  • milk
  • eggs
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • granulated sugar
  • maple syrup for dipping
  • powdered sugar for garnish, optional
Ingredients needed: bread, milk, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, granulated sugar, maple syrup and powdered sugar.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER FRENCH TOAST STICKS:

Before preparing your dish, preheat the air fryer to 375F degrees and spray the bottom of the air basket with non-stick cooking spray. Using a bread knife, slice each piece of bread into thirds. Set aside. 

Thick sliced white bread cut into thirds and stacked on a white platter.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla until the mixture is fully blended. 

Milk, eggs, butter and vanilla added to bowl.

In another small bowl, combine the cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar until well blended. Set aside. 

cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a small glass bowl.

Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture on both sides until the piece is fully coated, but not soggy. 

small slice of thick white bread being dipped into egg mixture in a bowl

Lightly sprinkle each piece with the sugar mixture before placing it inside the air basket. 

slices of French Toast shown on a platter and sprinkled with cinnamon,on sugar

Bake the french toast sticks inside the air fryer on 375 degrees for 6 minutes. 

uncooked French toast slices shown in the basket of an air fryer.

When cooking time is complete, the french toast should be light and crispy. Serve immediately with maple syrup for dipping. If desired, gently sprinkle powdered sugar over the sticks as well.

a stack of French Toast sticks on a wooden board with strawberries to the side and a small bowl of maple syrup.

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A hand dipping a French toast stick into a small bowl of maple syrup.

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

An easy and tasty breakfast, these Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are a family hit that are filling and fun!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 24 sticks

Ingredients

  • 8 slices thick sliced bread (these should be somewhat thicker slices)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ Tablespoon nutmeg
  • cup granulated sugar
  • Maple syrup for dipping
  • Powdered sugar for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Before preparing your dish, preheat the air fryer to 375F degrees and spray the bottom of the air basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Using a bread knife, slice each piece of bread into thirds. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla until the mixture is fully blended.
  • In another small bowl, combine the cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar until well blended. Set aside.
  • Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture on both sides until the piece is fully coated, but not soggy.
  • Lightly sprinkle each piece with the sugar mixture before placing it inside the air basket. Leave a little space between sticks. Air needs to circulate around them to cook properly.
  • Bake the French toast sticks inside the air fryer on 375F degrees for 6 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, the French toast should be light and crispy.
  • Serve immediately with maple syrup for dipping. If desired, gently sprinkle powdered sugar over the sticks as well.

Notes

  • Syrup and powdered sugar are not calculated in nutritional value.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Food does not cook properly or evenly when air cannot circulate well in an air fryer. 
  • This recipe can easily be doubled.
  • Make sure you use a thicker bread such as Texas Toast or purchase a whole loaf of bread that you can slice yourself into thicker pieces. 
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Looks Fantastic.
    Hubby loves French Toast so this will really fit his appetite nicely. French Toast Sticks with a nice bowl of fresh mixed fruit makes for the perfect breakfast.
    Thank you

  2. 5 stars
    I wish you had an air fryer oven, Brandie. I had one of those with the pull out basket before I purchased 2 ovens. I have the Instant Vortex Pro and the 26L Kalorik with the French doors. There’s definitely a learning curve with these and functions that I have yet to learn. I did, however, bake a pie in the large oven and learned a very valuable lesson afterwards. Always grease the pie plate if you like to have the bottom crust with your pie, lol. It literally welded itself to my tart pan.

    I am going to try to make these in my Vortex soon. Thank you for posting this. The temperatures are pretty much the same with the ovens and the basket versions. I would just love to learn how to use the rest of the functions. You are very talented and I am very sure that you could help those of us clueless people.

    1. Hi Donna, yeah I just have a boring old gas oven. It’s nothing fancy. There are some YouTube videos out there on how to use all those different functions (based on your oven). It might be worth checking out sometime. There are so many different types of ovens and features and they all work so different depending on if you have gas or electric and weather your heat source is from the top, bottom or back.

      1. Oopsy! I forgot to mention that they were air fryer ovens, lol. Sorry for the misunderstanding,but I AM making these tonight in my larger air fryer oven since it has a basket. My husband has been looking forward to them since I told him about your recipe. Got some Marzetti Caramel dip to go with them.