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Bold Air-Fryer French Toast Sticks Recipe

Bold Air-Fryer French Toast Sticks Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast (or snack) made of one of our childhood favorites — French toast sticks? Thanks to technology, we can now use technology and science to omit the guessing game about how long it takes to prepare flawlessly. This air-fryer French toast sticks recipe is guaranteed to be a real crowd-pleaser and easy for kids to eat.

Furthermore, this would be a great addition to a brunch buffet, serving the French toast sticks in a neat little stack on your breakfast table. No matter how you choose, they are tasty little nibbles!



  • 4 slices bread, stale 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • Maple syrup 

I’m a syrup diva, so the quality of syrup means a lot to me. Blackberry Patch is my favorite syrup brand for everyday use. This is a Thomasville, Georgia, item that I’ve been ordering and buying for more than a decade. It comes in various flavors, and it is also excellent for desserts and ice cream. 

They even have a sugar-free syrup line, which I buy, even though I don’t have a medical reason for buying lower sugar. I love the triple berry or pure cane syrup in their classic syrup line. In sugar-free, I purchase the peach and roasted pecan, which will quickly become your family favorite.

And in the premium line, the satsuma is a game-changer. It is delicious on everything and could easily be inserted in the Eli Manning commercial for Frank’s Red Hot, where he says he “puts that ^@*& on everything!”.


French Toast Sticks Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°F.
  2. Slice each of bread slice into four sticks.
  3. In a bowl, combine eggs, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Dip each stick of bread into the egg mixture; place on air fryer rack.
  5. Air fry for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve with maple syrup. Optional: I like to dust it with powdered sugar

Additional Serving Info and Pairings

To me, breakfast isn’t breakfast without a meat item. These air fryer French toast sticks are perfect with a sausage link (maple would be divine!) or crispy strips of bacon. You could even crumble up the crispy bacon and lay it atop the breadsticks as you cook them for a bonus layer of goodness.


As for which bread works best, you be the judge, but I tend to buy Texas toast style or thicker sliced bread for French toast. To make it stale, you can leave the bread sitting on the counter for a few minutes (30-60 works) or even buy older bread from the grocery, which will already have been reduced in price. Score!


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