Easy to make, air fryer French toast sticks are irresistible. Delightfully crispy on the outside with creamy custardy insides, your family will love this breakfast treat drizzled with maple syrup or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
6thick slices Texas toast, each slice cut into thirds
Maple syrup and/or confectioner’s sugar for serving
Beat eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a large shallow bowl. Add bread, turning to coat in egg mixture.
Lightly coat the basket of air fryer with nonstick cooking spray. Place French toast sticks in basket, in a single layer, making sure they aren’t touching each other. You’ll need to cook them in batches. Set air fryer to 375° and cook 6 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 1-3 minutes, watching closely, or until golden brown.
To keep warm, place French toast sticks on a wire baking rack placed on top of a sheet pan in a warm oven (175-200ºF). This will keep the cooked French toast warm and crispy while you finish cooking the rest.
Serve warm, drizzled with maple syrup or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.
Freeze the cooked French toast sticks in a single layer on a baking pan. Once they are frozen firm you can slide them into a zip top freezer bag to store for up to 2 months in the freezer.
To make non-dairy French toast sticks, leave the milk out and dip the sticks in the beaten eggs. Or use a milk substitute like soy, almond, or coconut.
Other types of bread can be used. Adjust cooking time for denser breads. Stale, dry bread is good!