Making French Toast Sticks in the Air Fryer is the perfect quick breakfast! When you have busy mornings with limited cooking time, all you need is a piece of bread and a few simple ingredients. This easy breakfast will be ready in no time! Our homemade French toast sticks air fryer recipe is so much better than frozen!
I’ve always been a fan of traditional French toast, but I’ve found that making this fun breakfast is the best way to enjoy those familiar flavors with a twist. This great recipe does work with all types of bread, and is a fun and easy way to feed the entire family.
I love that you can even use gluten-free bread or low carb bread for anyone who needs to alter this simple recipe. No matter what type of fresh bread or day-old bread that you choose to use, these Air Fryer French toast sticks will cook perfectly in the air fryer basket. Great options like this can easily make a weekday breakfast fun!
If you are looking for other fun recipe ideas, be sure to check out my Cowboy Coffee Cake Recipe. It’s another great way to start the day.
Bread – Stale bread, or day-old bread is a great option to use!
Eggs – These are used to create the coating for the sticks.
Vanilla extract – Pure vanilla extract is always my choice.
Cinnamon – You can add more or less of this, depending on your preference.
Maple Syrup – For dipping!
How to Make this Air Fryer French Toast Sticks Recipe
Step One: Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Cut each bread slice into four slices.
Step Three: Mix the vanilla, egg, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Step Four: Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, then add to the air fryer rack.
Step Five: Air fry for 8-10 minutes.
Vary the type of bread – You can use white bread, Texas toast, wheat bread, brioche bread, French bread, and whatever type of best bread option that you have. Changing it up is fun to change the flavor. Stale bread is good as well because you can use it up, and it holds onto the ingredients well.
Add toppings – While you can pick these up and eat them perfectly fine, don’t forget that you can also add toppings to this easy French toast recipe. Powdered sugar, fresh fruit, syrup – all good options!
Does this recipe taste like regular French toast?
It does! You’re basically just making your own French toast sticks that taste like what you’d typically buy in the freezer section at the grocery store. This recipe is a tasty breakfast of French toast, in stick form.
What’s the best way to cook frozen French toast sticks?
There’s no denying that the best way to get them cooked golden brown is to cook them in the air fryer. This makes the perfect crisp outer edge with the soft and warm center. Make sure that you follow the recipe card below for the best way to make this great breakfast!
How do I store leftover French toast sticks?
If you like to make breakfast foods in advance or have some leftovers, you can easily do so! There are many options for saving it for later. The next time that you make this simple breakfast and have leftovers, here are the best options.
Always let the cooked sticks cool completely before adding them to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Once this easy recipe is cooled, you can then store it in the fridge or freezer.
How do I reheat French toast sticks?
You have options when it comes to reheating this dish. You can warm them up in the air fryer, the regular oven, or the microwave – all are great options. You just need to get them to the right temperature so that the sticks are warmed all the way through.
If you are removing them from the freezer bag, you can put them in the fridge to thaw for a short time before reheating.
What are some favorite toppings for French toast?
Everyone likes to enjoy their French toast in their own way – this is part of the fun! Some like to dip the sticks into syrup, while others want to slather on the butter and top with a little bit of cinnamon-sugar mixture.
You can also add a dusting of powdered sugar or even a side bowl of fresh berries for a fun burst of flavor and taste.
- 4 slices bread stale
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- maple syrup optional
- Preheat air fryer to 350°F.
- Slice each bread slice into four sticks.
- In a bowl, combine eggs, cinnamon & vanilla.
- Dip each breadstick into the egg mixture and place on the air fryer rack.
- Air fry for 8-10 minutes.
- Serve with maple syrup.