Have you ever tried making French toast in the air fryer? If not, then you must! Because it is a kind of grab-and-go breakfast that would suit you when you’re running late for work in the morning.
But, air fryer French toast is not only limited to quick breakfast, you can also make it on special occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even at your kiddo’s birthday because it is delicious!
So, today I am going to tell you everything that you need to know about air fryer French toast and its recipe.
What is French toast?
French toast is a piece of bread soaked in egg and milk batter before it’s cooked.
Usually, frying pans are used for making French toast but, like many other food items, it tastes a lot better in the air fryer.
Although, if you are an England grown-up adult, you would never call it French toast because there they call it eggy bread or gypsy toast.
You will love the French toast in an air fryer because it is simple, and then you can also use it to reheat the leftover French toast.
How To Make French Toast in Air Fryer?
You would find air fryer French toast a little different as compared to getting the frying pan out from the kitchen cupboard to make it.
French toast requires nonstick coating to be sprayed into the air fryer basket first, so you would have to spray some olive oil in the basket as it would create a nonstick area to cook the French toast and the batter won’t stick to the air fryer basket.
Another important thing is not to overcrowd the air fryer basket with French toast as the air fryer needs proper airflow to cook food, so make sure to put one piece at a time!
But hey, that’s what we do with frying pans too. Compared to the frying pan, an air fryer cooks French toast faster. So you don’t have to be waiting for too long to put the next toast.
- Bread – Any bread can be used which toasts well, but from my personal experience I would recommend you use Warburton Farmhouse.
- Batter- To make the batter, you would need some eggs that need to be whisked first before adding milk to it. Also, to make the batter creamier, you can swap milk for cream. If you want.
- Seasoning – You can add any flavor to your French toast like vanilla essence, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
- Sugar – You would also need some icing sugar, in the end, to sprinkle on the French toast.
- Step 1- Take a large bowl, add eggs in it and whisk them well, then add milk and seasoning.
- Step 2- Then put your bread in the eggy mixture and toss well from both sides
- Step 3- Preheat the air fryer and spray some olive oil in the air fryer basket or with a pastry brush to make sure the basket surface is fully coated.
- Step 4- Now put the French toast in the air fryer basket and let it cook for 4 minutes at 360° F.
- Step 5- After 4 minutes, flip the toast and let it cook for another 4 minutes before serving.
For a better understanding, here is a detailed video on how to make French toast in the air fryer.
- Always use a large bowl to make the egg mixture, as it would also be easy for you to coat the bread in the mixture.
- Don’t skip the step of coating the air fryer basket with oil, or else your egg mixture will stick to the basket and come off from the toast.
- Before making French toast in the air fryer, I would suggest you make a simple toast first because in this way you’ll get used to making toast in the air fryer.
- If you have leftovers at the end of the day, you can make air fryer French toast slices or cubes from them, and believe me you would be so happy with the results.
- You always have the option of mixing and matching your ingredients in the batter as per the flavor you like to have.
Why Does The Air Fryer French Toast Come Out Eggy?
The reason air fryer French toast comes out eggy is either you have added too much of the egg mixture on it or the egg mixture didn’t set properly.
If this problem persists every time you make it, then I would suggest you add 2-3 minutes more to the cooking time to let the French toast cook completely.
What Can Be Done With Leftover French Toast Batter?
You can save the leftover French toast batter in an airtight container and put it in the fridge for later use to cook another batch of French toast, French toast sticks, or cubes.
And if you’re looking for another method to make use of it then you can make it into sweet quiches because the batter of French toast is similar to the batter of quiches but with sweetness. You can also make apple quiches from the leftover batter.
How Long Does The French Toast Taste Good?
The French toast tastes fresh and good for 3 days usually, if the eggs weren’t on their used-by date when you began to make the French toast.
However, you can also use the air fryer to reheat the French toast, which would bring in it a nice alternative on school days.
What To Serve With Air Fryer French Toast?
I’m serving these french toast sticks with fresh fruit and syrup for dipping, as you can see. That’s all you need for air fryer french toast sticks for breakfast.
If you’re still hungry, try one of these delectable air fryer breakfast treats.
- Air Fryer Sausage
- Air Fryer Bacon
French Toast Sticks Dipping Sauces
Dip well with French toast on a stick. Choose your favorites from the list to create the ideal sweet breakfast treat.
- 1 part maple syrup to 1 part melted butter= Maple Butter
- Berry Jam- Warm raspberry or strawberry jam for a few seconds in the microwave to make it easier to dip into.
- Yogurt – For breakfast, turn your favorite yogurt into a creamy dipping sauce with added protein. This is popular with kids.
- Chocolate Sauce – I eat chocolate for breakfast all the time. The chocolate syrup drizzled on frozen french toast sticks is delicious.
- Cinnamon french toast sticks dipped in vanilla icing taste like cinnamon rolls!
In summary, I would like to conclude
- You must make sure to coat the air fryer basket with some oil so that the egg mixture doesn’t get stick to it
- It takes 4 minutes for each side of French toast to cook.
- Don’t forget to use the large bowl to mix the egg and ingredients, and it would also be easy for you to coat the bread in it.
- You can make French toast sticks or cubes from the leftover batter, and even quiches can be made from it.