Air Fryer French Toast With Blueberries

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Get ready for a delightful twist on breakfast: Air Fryer French Toast with a burst of blueberry goodness! Enjoy fluffy, golden-brown slices cooked to perfection in the air fryer, infused with juicy blueberries in every bite. It’s a sweet and satisfying way to start your day. Let’s dive into air-fried deliciousness!

If you’ve never cooked french toast in the air fryer then you’re in for a treat. Also make sure you check out this Strawberry French Toast recipe too!

Air Fryer French Toast

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This air fryer french toast recipe is the perfect way to start your day. Not only does it taste amazing, but it also requires very few ingredients and minimal prep time.

Since this French toast air fryer recipe is cooked in an air fryer instead of a pan or oven, this dish is much better than traditional fried French toast recipes and is full of blueberry goodness.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed for making French toast air fryer style.

  • Fresh Blueberries (Frozen Or Thawed): Are the fruity star of the dish, adding a pop of sweet-tart flavor and a lovely color contrast.
  • Granulated Sugar: Sweetens the dish just enough to balance out the tartness of the blueberries, without overpowering their natural flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds a subtle depth of flavor that enhances the sweetness of the other ingredients.
  • Cream Cheese: Provides a creamy, tangy contrast to the sweetness of the dish, adding a nice textural element as well.
  • French Vanilla Coffee Creamer: Infuses the French toast with a hint of coffee flavor and extra creaminess, resulting in a more complex and interesting taste profile.
  • Thick-Cut Brioche Bread (Dried Out Or Slightly Toasted): Is the canvas for this dish, and brioche is perfect for its rich, buttery flavor and ability to soak up the egg mixture without falling apart.
  • Eggs: Bind everything together and give the French toast its classic custardy texture.
  • Confectioners Sugar: Adds an extra touch of sweetness and makes the dish look even more appealing.
  • Pancake Syrup: Drizzling this over the finished French toast enhances its sweetness and adds a traditional breakfast flavor that everyone loves.
  • Whipped Cream (Optional Topping): A dollop of whipped cream on top makes this dish feel extra special and indulgent, and it also adds a cool, creamy contrast to the warm toast.
Ingredients for Air Fryer French Toast With Blueberries.

How To Make Air Fryer French Toast?

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making traditional french toast in the air fryer. There are plenty of air fryers to choose from and you can use the Instant Pot Air Fryer lid or a traditional air fryer model for this air fryer French toast recipe.

Step One: Prepare the Fresh Berries

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add blueberries, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil or until blueberries have burst open. Drop heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Step Two: Combine Blueberry Syrup, Cream Cheese and Creamer

In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, 1/2 cup of vanilla creamer, and 1/3 cup of blueberry syrup. Whisk until fully incorporated and creamy. 

Step Three: Prepare Brioche Bread Slices

Cut the brioche slices in half but not all the way through. Make sure the slices of brioche are dried. This helps prevent soggy toast. You can leave them to air dry for a few hours or toast them in the toaster oven for 30-45 seconds.

Air Fryer French Toast

Step Four: Add Filling to Brioche

Scooping a spoonful of cream cheese filling, add to the center of the sliced open pocket of the brioche. Gently press the slice of brioche to fill the whole pocket without squirting the filling out. 

Air Fryer French Toast

Step Five: Make Egg Mixture

In a shallow dish, beat the eggs with 1/2 cup of vanilla creamer. The egg mixture with be used to coat the brioche before air frying.

Air Fryer French Toast

Step Six: Air Fry French Toast

Place the French toast into a pan and place in the air fryer basket. Turn on the airfryer and cook.

Step Seven: Remove French Toast From Air Fryer

Remove the air-fried french toast and let cool. The cream cheese filling will be very hot. 

Step Eight: Garnish & Serve

Plate the toast and top with remaining blueberry syrup, confectioners sugar, whipped Cream, and pancake syrup. You can add any of your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Air Fryer French Toast

Variations

  • Skip The Cream Cheese: You can make good French toast without cream cheese. You can use any type of filling that you like such as nut butters, jams, honey or cinnamon sugar.

Substitutions

  • Milk: Milk is added to French toast batter. Milk helps make the bread slices more tender and softens them up before frying. We used coffee creamer in this recipe but you can use any type of milk that you like such as almond milk, oat milk, cow’s milk, or even coconut milk. It is important to choose a non-dairy alternative if needed.

Storage & Reheating

  • Fridge: Store leftover french toast in the fridge for 1-2 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze leftover French toast for up to 3 months. Allow the toast to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag.
  • Reheat: When ready to reheat, cook frozen French toast in the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Enjoy!

What To Serve With This Recipe?

Wondering what to serve with French toast? There are many options to try. Try to ensure that some of those nutrition calories come from healthy fruits, yogurt and nuts.

  • Fruits: Blueberries, Strawberries, Bananas
  • Nuts: Walnuts, Peanuts, Almonds
  • Yogurt: Greek Yogurt or Coconut Yogurt 
  • Sweet Toppings: Other Toppings Such as Maple Syrup or Honey.
Air Fryer French Toast

FAQ’S

What Is French Toast?

French toast is a classic breakfast cuisine made with sliced bread that has been soaked in an egg-milk mixture and then fried until golden brown.

The result is a crispy, delicious treat filled with flavor and texture. It’s often served with maple syrup or, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit for an extra dose of sweetness.
We also have a great post on What You Can Serve With French Toast.

Do I Have to Use Brioche Bread?

No, you can use any type of thick bread slices. You can use thick white bread, French bread sticks sliced, or even thick-sliced artisan bread, such as sourdough or multigrain.

When making French toast in an air fryer, it is important to use thick slices of bread that can hold up to the high heat of the air frying process.

You can even also air fry French toast sticks, Challah bread or Texas toast if you like.

Does the French Toast Need to Be Dried Out?

Yes, it is important to make sure the bread slices are slightly dried out or lightly toasted before air frying. This helps prevent soggy toast and will give you a perfectly golden-brown crust on your French toast.
Air Fryer French Toast

Do I Need Non-stick Cooking Spray?

No, you do not need to use non-stick spray when making French toast in an air fryer. The parchment paper lining helps prevent sticking and provides an even cook for the french toast. so no need for cooking oil!

Do I Need to Flip the French Toast?

Yes, it is important to flip the French toast halfway through the cooking process. This helps prevent burning and ensures an even cook throughout.

Why Doesn’t My French Toast Get Crispy?

If your French toast is not getting crispy, it may be that the bread slices are too thick. Try to use thinner slices of bread so they can cook evenly in the air fryer.

Additionally, make sure you preheat your air fryer first before adding the French toast and flip it halfway through cooking.

What Is The Best Temperature To Cook French Toast?

The best temperature to cook French toast in an air fryer is 350°F. This allows the bread to get golden-brown and crispy on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside.
Make sure to preheat your air fryer before adding the French toast for optimal results. Enjoy!

Air Fryer French Toast

Air Fryer French Toast

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

f you're looking for a quick, delicious breakfast option that both parents and kids will love, then look no further than Air Fryer French Toast. This tasty breakfast dish takes just minutes to prepare and results in perfectly crispy (but not greasy!) toast every time. Not only is it easy to make but it's also packed with nutrition thanks to its key ingredient — fresh eggs!

Since this recipe calls for minimal ingredients and uses an air fryer instead of an oven, cooking clean-up is a breeze. So if you're ready to start your morning off right with something yummy yet simple, follow along as we take you through all the steps needed to bring this delicious treat into your home.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Of Fresh Blueberries, Frozen Or Thawed.
  • 1/4 Cup Of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 8oz Brick Of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup French Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • 8 Slices Of Thick-Cut Brioche Bread, Dried Out Or Slightly Toasted.
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Cup Pancake Syrup
  • Whipped Cream, Optional Topping

Instructions

How To Make Air Fryer French Toast

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making traditional french toast in the air fryer. There are plenty of air fryers to choose from and you can use the Instant Pot Air Fryer lid or a traditional air fryer model for this air fryer French toast recipe.

Step One: Prepare the Fresh Berries

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add blueberries, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil or until blueberries have burst open. Drop heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Step Two: Combine Blueberry Syrup, Cream Cheese And Creamer

In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, 1/2 cup of vanilla creamer, and 1/3 cup of blueberry syrup. Whisk until fully incorporated and creamy. 

Step Three: Prepare Brioche Bread Slices

Cut the brioche slices in half but not all the way through. Make sure the slices of brioche are dried. This helps prevent soggy toast. You can leave them to air dry for a few hours or toast them in the toaster oven for 30-45 seconds.

Step Four: Add Filling To Brioche

Scooping a spoonful of cream cheese filling, add to the center of the sliced open pocket of the brioche. Gently press the slice of brioche to fill the whole pocket without squirting the filling out. 

Step Seven: Make Egg Mixture

In a shallow dish, beat the eggs with 1/2 cup of vanilla creamer. The egg mixture with be used to coat the brioche before air frying.

Step Six: Add Bricohe To French Toast Batter

Dredge each piece of brioche in the egg mixture for 10 seconds on each side. Only dredge the slices you will cook in a batch. 

Step Seven: Place French Toast Into Air Fryer Basket

Place the stuffed brioche on parchment paper or wax paper in the air fryer basket and cook at 350°f for 10 minutes, flipping halfway. Air frying french toast has never been easier!

Step Eight: Remove French Toast From Air Fryer

Remove the air-fried french toast and let cool. The cream cheese filling will be very hot. 

Step Nine: Serve And Garnish Blueberry French Toast

Plate the toast and top with remaining blueberry syrup, confectioners sugar, whipped Cream, and pancake syrup. You can add any of your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

What To Serve With French Toast?

Wondering what to serve with cooked French toast? There are many options to try. Try to ensure that some of those nutrition calories come from healthy fruits, yogurt and nuts.

  • Fruits: Blueberries, Strawberries, Bananas
  • Nuts: Walnuts, Peanuts, Almonds
  • Yogurt: Greek Yogurt or Coconut Yogurt 
  • Other Toppings Such as Maple Syrup or Honey.

Do I Have To Use Brioche Bread?

No, you can use any type of thick bread slices. You can use thick white bread, French bread sticks sliced, or even thick-sliced artisan bread, such as sourdough or multigrain.

When making French toast in an air fryer, it is important to use thick slices of bread that can hold up to the high heat of the air frying process.

You can even also air fry French toast sticks, Challah bread or Texas toast if you like.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 823Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 269mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 118gFiber: 3gSugar: 83gProtein: 12g

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