Homemade air fryer French toast sticks are so easy to make and come out nice and crispy. A great way to use up-day-old bread. French toast sticks are loved by kids and adults!
WHAT KIND OF BREAD WORKS BEST FOR AIR FRYER FRENCH TOAST STICKS?
There is no limit to the types of bread that taste great made into French toast sticks. I love to use up bread that is hard and close to being thrown out.
If you are buying bread specifically for French toast sticks here are some great options:
- Wheat Bread
- White Bread
- Challah Bread
- Brioche Bread
- Sourdough Bread
There are a few breads that may not taste as good. I wouldn't try rye bread, focaccia bread, or pita bread for this recipe.
ARE FRENCH TOAST STICKS HEALTHY?
This recipe is made using whole grain bread which adds some healthy nutrients. I also substituted Splenda for sugar to bring down the calories.
I believe that the danger from French toast sticks is the toppings after they are made. Adding a lot of butter, syrup and powdered sugar can really increase the calorie count and sugar content.
HOW DO YOU COOK FROZEN FRENCH TOAST STICKS IN THE AIR FRYER?
It is always nice to have frozen French toast sticks in the freezer for a grab and cook breakfast or snack. Here are some basic instructions for cooking frozen French toast sticks in the air fryer.
STEP ONE: ADD OIL
Spray or spread some oil on your air fryer basket. You can also use a layer of parchment paper if you don't want to use oil.
STEP TWO: PLACE FROZEN FRENCH TOAST STICKS
Set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit then cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes to get it golden and crispy.
This recipe was developed to be lower in calories and a tad healthier than typical French toast stick recipes. You can always use whatever bread you have on hand!
- Whole grain bread
- Non-aerosol cooking spray or olive oil
HOW TO MAKE FRENCH TOAST STICKS IN THE AIR FRYER
I absolutely love how French toast sticks taste when they are made in the air fryer. You won't mess with a skillet again after you try air frying!
STEP ONE: CUT BREAD
Take your slices of bread and cut them evenly into strips. I like to get three “sticks” from each slice. Now set these aside for the moment.
STEP TWO: COMBINE WET INGREDIENTS
In a medium bowl, combine the egg, milk, Splenda, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Whisk these together until they are well-combined.
STEP THREE: ADD OIL
Lightly spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with oil just so the bread won't stick. This will also give your bread a lovely fried crust.
STEP FOUR: DIP BREAD
Once you've finished mixing up your wet ingredients, coat the bread sticks in the mixture. Be sure to cover all sides of the bread.
STEP FIVE: PLACE BREAD IN THE AIR FRYER
When all the bread sticks are coated, place them in a single layer inside the air fryer basket. You might have to cook them in batches. Repeat the process for the remaining French toast sticks.
STEP SIX: SET TEMPERATURE
For best results, set the air fryer to 400F for 4 minutes. Flip and air fry again at 400F for another 2 minutes.
STEP SEVEN: SERVE
Remove the French toast sticks from the air fryer and repeat for the other batches of bread. Serve immediately with sugar-free maple syrup.
WW INFORMATION FOR FRENCH TOAST STICKS
This recipe for air fryer French toast sticks is perfect for Weight Watchers. It utilizes a healthier bread option and cuts down on sugar! I figured the points for this recipe based on using light whole grain bread.
You can find your WW PersonalPoints for these French toast sticks by clicking here.
AIR FRYER FRENCH TOAST STICKS RECIPE
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions for these delicious air fryer French toast sticks via the recipe card below.
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These air fryer French toast sticks are delicious and healthier than most versions!
Cut each bread slice into 3 thick sticks. Keep aside.
In a shallow bowl, add egg, milk, Splenda brown sugar blend, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk well till it becomes a smooth batter.
Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Spray the air fryer basket with non-aerosol cooking spray.
Dip the bread sticks into the egg mixture. Make sure to flip and coat both sides.
Place the soaked bread sticks into the air fryer basket. Repeat for remaining sticks. Make sure the French toast stick are in a single layer. You will have to work in batches.
Air fry at 400F for 4 minutes. Flip and air fry again at 400F for another 2 minutes.
Remove the French toast sticks from the air fryer and repeat with the remaining bread sticks.
Serve immediately with sugar free maple syrup.
You can find your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe by clicking here. One serving is 3 French toast sticks.
I used light whole grain bread for this recipe and that is how the WW recipe is figured.
If you liked this breakfast recipe be sure to check out these other great recipes:
- Crustless Corn Quiche
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Breakfast Pinwheel Roll Ups
- WW Baked Breakfast Taquitos
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