Now, you might be wondering why air frying is the way to go for your French toast fix. Well, let us tell you – it’s all about that golden-brown perfection achieved with minimal oil and maximum flavor.
With an air fryer, you’ll enjoy a guilt-free breakfast without sacrificing any of the deliciousness.
To start off this mouthwatering adventure, gather your ingredients: bread, eggs, milk and for this different version – Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.
You will slice the bread into 4 slices creating French toast sticks. Mix eggs and milk in a bowl. Crush Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal in a separate bowl. Dunk bread slices into egg and milk mixture.
Roll in crushed cereal and bake in your 350 degree preheated air fryer for about 4 minutes on each side and breakfast is ready! Serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar or berries.
Bread – You can use stale bread, sourdough, French bread or your favorite choice. Use Keto Bread for a Keto version. Hearty bread will soak up the egg milk mixture and make it easy to work with when flipping the Air Fryer French Toast over while baking.
Eggs – Any size or brand works well.
Milk – whole or skim works fine. You can even use oat milk or almond milk.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal – Using crispy cinnamon crunch cereal gives this French Toast recipe a flavorful crunch kick. It is so easy to add flavor to your breakfast with crushed cereal.
Tips and Tricks for Air Fryer Success
Preheat the air fryer. This will give you a crisp final product and will make sure the oven is at the correct temperature before starting to bake.
Place a pan or parchment under your air fryer basket to catch drips.
Check several times during cooking to be sure it does not overcook. Turn French toast sticks half way through cooking.
Wipe out the Air Fryer when it cools to keep it clean for cooking the next time.
How to Serve
Fresh French Toast Sticks are perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch. They also work good for an on the go breakfast or snack. Top them with ice cream or yogurt for a quick dessert. Yum!
Variations and Customizations
Use different varieties of bread: sour dough, Keto, French bread, wheat bread or white bread. Loaf style or bakery bread works great.
Experiment with different varieties of cereal. This recipe is perfect for using the “end of the bag” cereal crumbles at the bottom of the bag.
Top with fresh berries: blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
Drizzle with maple syrup, pancake syrup, flavored syrups. You can add chocolate chips or butterscotch chips. Try sprinkles for a fun celebration or party touch.
Serve maple syrup on the side for dunking.
Use plain Greek vanilla, strawberry or blueberry as a dipping sauce for the French Toast Sticks.
How to Store French Toast Sticks
Store leftovers in a plastic or storage container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for 3 to 5 days.
You can freeze leftover French toast. Just let them cool and place them in a storage bag or freezer safe container for 3 months. Let them thaw for about 15 minutes and reheat in the air fryer for crispy perfection.
Be sure to check out our storage tips posts. It gives you tips for safely storing food in the refrigerator and freezer.
Use your air fryer to make your morning breakfast easy, delicious and healthy by cooking with little oil. Try these delicious breakfast favorites today!
Air Fryer French Toast
- 4 slices bread (stale, white, wheat, Keto, Sourdough or your favorite variet)
- 3 whole eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
- Preheat Air Fryer to 350 degrees.
- Slice bread into 4 slices each to make French toasts sticks.
- In a medium bowl, mix eggs and milk with a fork or whisk until combined.
- In a large bowl crush cereal into small pieces. Use a bowl big enough to roll bread slices.
- Dip bread into egg and milk mixture.
- Roll dipped bread into crushed cereal crumbs.
- Place in Air Fryer Basket. Place in Air Fryer that has been preheated to 350 degrees.
- Cook for 4 minutes. Turn slices and cook for an additional 4 minutes until egg is done (not runny) and toast is golden.
- Remove from oven. Serve on plates with maple syrup, fruit, or powdered sugar.