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Air-Fryer French Toast Sticks

Learn how to make air-fryer French toast sticks with this quick and easy recipe. I like to have them handy in the freezer for a hearty breakfast in an instant. They're great for buffets and eating on the go. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 6 slices day-old Texas toast
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional
  • Maple syrup

Directions

  • Cut each piece of bread into thirds; place in an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread; soak for 2 minutes, turning once. If desired, coat bread with cornflake crumbs on all sides.
  • Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Freeze until firm, about 45 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container or resealable freezer bag and store in the freezer.
  • To use frozen French toast sticks: Preheat air fryer to 350°. Place desired number on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook for 3 minutes. Turn; cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve with syrup.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3 sticks: 184 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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