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air fryer French toast sticks with berries

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are golden-crispy on the outside with a tender center infused with orange zest and spices.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 22 sticks of bread
Calories 61kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 8 slices bread thick-cut or texas toast
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided

Custard Mixture

  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F
  • Cut each slice of bread into 3-4 sticks, depends how wide you want the sticks.
  • Whisk the custard mixture in a bowl.
  • Dip each stick into the custard mixture and gently roll to coat.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 4-6 minutes or until golden in color and crispy on the exterior.
  • Repeat with the remaining sticks of bread.
  • Serve with berries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup.



  • Slice the bread into sticks without crushing them by using a serrated knife. 
  • Before air-frying, you can dust them with cinnamon sugar first. They melt beautifully into the crust!
  • You can use plant-based milk if you like.
  • You can also use pure, thick cream if you want richer toasts.
  • These should be air-fried in a single layer only, or you’ll end up with soggy results.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg