Today I will show you how to prepare frozen French toast sticks in Air Fryer.
Many people still believe that air fryers are only good for making french fries and possibly chicken nuggets. They’re completely wrong! You can make a variety of tasty dishes in your air fryer that are considerably healthier.
One of them is breakfast. French toast sticks are a guilty pleasure breakfast that isn’t the healthiest. These tasty treats are bite-sized and crunchy, with a sweet cinnamon flavor burst.
Baking frozen French toast sticks in an air fryer make them crispier with less oil or butter, and it’s much easier to clean up after. If you have a few minutes the next morning, make this sweet treat for yourself and get your day started on the right foot.
If you’re wondering what to eat with them, go for a simple fruit salad and maybe some Greek yogurt on the side for a healthy breakfast. You only need ten minutes, and you’re ready to go! It’s ideal for even the busiest days.
How long does it take to air fry french toast sticks?
Usually, air frying takes slightly longer than deep frying or oven baking. However, you can air fry French toast sticks in 10-15 minutes at most, so that’s still quite a fast breakfast.
Air frying is perfect for roasting frozen ingredients, as hot air circulates them all around. It gives you an over-the-top crispy finish. Reheated leftovers are another great way to use the air fryer, as they will be just as delicious as fresh meals.
What do I need to Air Fry the toast sticks?
For this simple recipe, you need two things: an air fryer and some frozen french toast sticks. That’s it.
Naturally, you can make the French toast sticks from scratch, but why bother when you can buy them ready and be done with it in 10 minutes? You need to flip the sticks in the fryer so each side can crisp up nicely.
3-4 minutes on each side will be plenty. To make sure they won’t stick to the air fryer, you can use some non-stick cooking spray, but you can do without it. You can add some toppings like honey, maple syrup, or heavy cream.
Should I defrost the sticks first?
It is not necessary to thaw the French toast stick first. Simply place them in the air fryer, leaving enough space between them to allow hot air to circulate freely around them.
Furthermore, freezing them beforehand would make them mushy, so avoid doing so. It’s not only unneeded while air frying, but also when oven-baking or deep-frying French toast sticks. Either way, you don’t need to thaw them.
To crisp up the french toast sticks evenly, always place them in a preheated air fryer. After you’ve finished air-frying them, serve them fresh and hot.
Frozen French Toast Sticks Air Fryer
- Air Fryer
- A package of frozen french toast sticks
- Maple syrup
- Banana (chopped)
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the frozen french toast sticks evenly apart into the frying basket.
- You can use a non-stick spray to make sure it doesn’t stick to the basket.
- After 3-4 minutes, flip them to the other side to crisp up evenly.
- Give each side a good 3-4 minutes to cook. After that, remove them from the air fryer.
- Top them generously with maple syrup and chopped bananas.
- Enjoy them with a nice tea or latte!
What is the best temperature for Air Fry toast sticks?
It’s hard to ruin them, but the best cooking temperature is between 320 and 400 degrees. At lower temperatures, they take more time to do, and the opposite goes for higher temperatures.
If you prefer crispier toast sticks, go for higher temperatures. It’s also great to start at a lower temperature and increase it for the other half of the cooking time.
One thing to bear in mind is that they should not be packed in the air fryer. To crisp them up, hot air must move around them. Don’t worry if you don’t feel like flipping them or simply forgetting about them. They’ll probably be just as good. Fortunately, air fryers are now nearly foolproof.
How do I know when the toast sticks are done?
Plain and simple, French toast sticks should be golden, browned, crispy all over, and slightly caramelized.
- If you find them mushy or undercooked, toss them back into the fryer for 3-5 more minutes.
- If you take them out early, they can stick to the air fryer, just like pancakes in an oven pan.
That’s a clue to see if they’re done. It’s worth noting that not every brand is the same quality or fries the same way. If you try one and it works for you, it might be a good idea to buy a bigger batch of them so as not to experiment with new ones all the time.
A family package of frozen French toast sticks might even be enough for many months.
Where can I buy store-bought frozen french toast sticks?
It’s not a hassle to buy these treats frozen. You don’t necessarily have the time and motivation to make it each morning when you crave some french toast sticks. The good news is that you can buy them at bigger grocery stores like Walmart and Costco.
It’s undoubtedly much easier to buy them frozen and fry them up in 10 minutes or so. At the same time, it can be fun to experiment and do it for yourself on leisurely mornings.
It’s so easy, and fresh french toasts are always more delicious than frozen ones. You can cook fresh ones in the air fryer as well, although they need a little more time to be done.
Tips and tricks for a better recipe
If you decide to make some home-baked french toast sticks, use either brioche, challah, or French baguette to do so.
They are superior to anything else, and you need them dried to sog up the wet batter. Ideally, the sticks should be the same size to get an even crisp in the air fryer. If you’re afraid they will stick to the fryer, spray them with a non-stick cooking spray just to be sure.
Packing them densely when frying stops the air circulating them freely, and they will simply become soggy and sad. Leave some space between the sticks.
When making french toast sticks from scratch, go for whole milk in your batter or almond milk with some vanilla. Season and spice them generously! Choose your toppings and something for the side.
There’s nothing better than a slow and lazy weekend morning with pancakes, yummy coffee, french toast, a fruit salad, some cereal, and cinnamon buns. Most of us preserve these kinds of delicacies for special occasions like Christmas.
Sometimes it’s best to just pamper yourself and make something delicious.
Using frozen French toast sticks and quickly reheating them in the air fryer is the ideal balance of a quick and lazy morning treat.
They’re so easy to make that even if you forget to flip them halfway through, they’ll still be delicious. When they’re finished and you have some leftovers, reheating them is just as simple as making them.
Toss them back into the air fryer for 5-10 minutes and they’ll be as good as new! When making them from scratch, you can use whole wheat bread, eggs, almond milk, honey, and spices to make a healthier version.