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Can You Air Fry Frozen French Toast Sticks?

Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Share My Kitchen

This recipe uses already frozen French toast sticks that were bought from the grocery freezer aisle. It shows you how to heat your air fryer and how to cook them.

Frozen French toast sticks are cooked in an air fryer quickly and easily for the whole family to enjoy. The air fryer gets you crispy edges, while they become soggy when cooked in the microwave.

This isn’t a recipe for homemade French toast, rather it’s a method that uses frozen French toast sticks from the store. It gives you the time and temperature to cook them. Plus, there are a few tips and tidbits, too!

What is the original French toast?

The earliest recorded mention of a French toast is known to be from Apicius, which is a recipe book that contains recipes that dates back to the Roman Empire. So, French Toast isn’t from France, it originates from Rome. Then, it was known as “aliter dulcia,” meaning “another sweet dish.” It was made with sliced white bread without the crust, cut into large pieces, then dipped in a milk with beaten egg mixture. After that, it is fried in oil and then drizzled with honey on top to make it sweet.

What is French toast actually called?

If you thought French toasts originated from France, there is a brief explanation for that too. In France, they called it “pain perdu”, which literally means “lost bread” in English. It is also considered a dessert in France, rather than a sweet breakfast option like the US. 

On the other hand, American versions usually include cinnamon, nutmeg and/or vanilla extract in the milk and egg mixture. Then, the syrup is added when serving. A lot of restaurants even add whipped cream, fruit and fruit syrups as a topping.

Ingredients for Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

  • Farm Rich Frozen French Toast Sticks or a Similar Brand
  • Cooking Oil Spray

How to Air Fry French Toast Sticks

  • Spray the basket with cooking oil spray, then place frozen French toast sticks on a single layer.
  • However, you can use parchment paper on the bottom of the basket if you want to reduce the oil consumption.
  • Set the temperature to 400°F after closing the lid or basket. Next, set the cook time for 3 minutes, then flip them and cook for another 3 minutes, until they are golden brown with a slight crisp edge.
  • Then use tongs to remove the items from the basket and serve with your favorite topping.

What To Serve With Air Fried French Toast? 

When making French toast, it is common to add maple syrup and sprinkle it with powdered sugar. You can make French toast even more special by adding fresh-cut strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Or, you can make it a dessert with whipped cream and chopped nuts, or coating the sticks with cinnamon sugar after they are cooked.

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

 

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