French toast is always a delicious way to start the day, but if I’m being honest, I don’t always have the time in the morning to satisfy my craving by making some on the stove or in the oven.
That’s where these
I use buttery and rich brioche bread cut into sticks and dipped in a custard made from eggs, creamy whole milk, sweet maple syrup, and warm cinnamon.
And the best part, when you do have a little extra time, you can make up extra french toast sticks and freeze them for later, so you’ll have french toast even faster next time!
Trust me, once you try these
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air fryer french toast sticks
- Brioche bread – This is my favorite bread to use for French toast.
- Custard – A combination of eggs and whole milk will make the base of our custard.
- Maple syrup – Maple syrup will add a complex caramelized sweetness to our custard.
- Vanilla extract – Vanilla extract will add a subtle and sweet vanilla flavor.
- Ground cinnamon – Cinnamon will give the French toast some warmth.
What is brioche bread?
Brioche is a French bread that is made from an enriched dough, which means it uses a higher proportion of butter and eggs than regular bread.
This enriched dough is what gives brioche its soft but dense texture, and is perfect for soaking up custard for a french toast application!
What can I top my french toast with? I am so glad you asked.
Here are my favorite toppings for these
- Maple syrup
- Whipped cream and berries
- A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar
- Sliced bananas
- Nutella or other nut spreads
- Honey and chopped nuts (pecans are my favorite to use here)
- Ice cream (who said French toast is just for breakfast?)
Air Fryer FAQ
Simply prepare as directed, and let the french toast sticks cool completely. Lay them on a baking sheet and pop into the freezer until they’re all frozen individually.
Take the now-frozen french toast sticks place them in a freezer-safe zip-top bag, and store them for up to 3 months!
To reheat from frozen, you can use your
Storage and leftovers
To reheat, you can use your microwave and cover the french toast sticks with a damp paper towel and heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Alternatively, you can use your
More French toast recipes
- Looking for something decadent? Try my S’mores French Toast
- Ready for apple season? Try my Apple Pie Baked French Toast
- Love individual servings? Try my Cherry Yogurt French Toast Cups
- Need something with lots of fruit? Try my Peach Topped French Toast
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 5 minutes. When the air fryer is preheated, grease it lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon until well combined.
- Slice the brioche into 1-inch thick strips and dip them one at a time into the egg mixture, making sure to coat all sides of the bread with egg. Don’t let the bread sit in the custard too long or it will become soggy. Just a quick dunk is all they need.
- Place the french toast sticks in a single layer in the air fryer and cook at 375 degrees F for 5 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crisp on the outside. Make sure not to crowd the air fryer. You may need to cook the French toast in batches.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and/or berries.
- Storage: Store any leftover French toast sticks in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.