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close up view of stack of air fryer french toast with strawberries and syrup
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Air Fryer French Toast (perfect texture!)

This air fryer French toast is the best of both worlds: crispy on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside! The texture is absolutely amazing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 316kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk note 1
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 10 slices bread sourdough recommended; see note 2

Instructions

  • Mix liquids- In a 9 x 9 inch baking dish, beat the eggs, then stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Do your best to get the spices to dissolve, they won't completely.
    wet ingredients for french toast in a square baking dish
  • Dredge the bread- dip the bread into the liquids, depending on how old your bread is, you may wish to allow it to soak for 30 seconds before flipping.
    bread in french toast egg mixture in white baking dish
  • Cook- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Spray the basket or tray with spray oil, then arrange the toast in a single layer. Cook for 5 minutes. see note 3
    overhead view of uncooked french toast in air fryer basket before cooking through
  • Flip- After 5 or so minutes, flip the toast over and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until golden on both sides.
    overhead view of uncooked french toast in air fryer basket after cooking through
  • Top with syrup, fresh berries, and/or whipped cream and enjoy!
    close up view of stack of air fryer french toast with strawberries and syrup

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Notes

1- non-dairy milk works fine in this recipe as well
2- if you use thick cut or huge pieces of sourdough (ie: sliced from a boule), you'll need to increase the cook time
3- we tested this recipe in both a Cosori XL air fryer and an Instant Pot Vortex air fryer oven, and it worked well in both, however you need to pay special attention to the top rack in the air fryer oven; rotate racks and flip bread more frequently.
4- nutritional information is for ¼ of the batch; roughly 2.5 slices of French toast each. It does not include syrup or additional toppings.
Storage
  • Fridge- Store french toast in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freezer- Wrap in parchment, and place in a larger meal prep container or freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.
Reheating
Reheat at 350°F in an air fryer for 2-3 minutes, until crisp and warmed back through.

Nutrition

Serving: 2.5slices; see note 4 | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 3mg