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Perfect Air Fryer French Toast

Cooking up perfect french toast is a breeze when you use an air fryer! This air fryer french toast is everything you could ever want - toasty and crisp on the outside, soft and warm on the inside, with an amazing hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Top it with maple syrup and fresh fruit for a special breakfast or brunch treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: family friendly, lighter option, sweet treat
Servings: 5 slices
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Air-fryer-safe non-stick spray

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 slices thick cut bread

Suggested Toppings (All Optional)

  • butter
  • maple syrup or your favorite sugar-free maple syrup
  • powdered sugar or powdered erythritol
  • cinnamon sugar
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • bananas
  • chocolate chips
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400° Fahrenheit.
  • In large bowl, mix together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
    Egg wash for air fryer french toast
  • Remove air fryer basket and spray with air-fryer-safe non-stick spray. Dip each slice of bread in egg wash, coating both sides. Let excess egg wash drip back into bowl, then place bread in air fryer basket. Note: don't overcrowd basket. Work in batches if needed.
    Bread in egg wash for air fryer french toast
  • Return basket to air fryer. Cook 5 minutes, then flip bread and cook another 5 minutes. Repeat until all bread has been cooked. Serve warm with desired toppings.
    French toast in air fryer basket

Notes

  • All suggested toppings are optional. Use whatever you like, or enjoy the toast on its own!
  • This recipe was tested and perfected in a Chefman air fryer. Actual cook times may vary depending on your specific air fryer, and the size and thickness of your bread. Keep an eye on the toast and adjust as needed.
 
Recipe yields 5 slices of french toast. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 slice using the ingredients listed, not including any optional toppings. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 5. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 17g