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Easy Air Fryer Toast
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Say goodbye to traditional toasters and hello to perfectly crispy and golden toast made effortlessly in the air fryer. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy your favorite bread slices toasted to perfection in minutes. Get ready to elevate your toast game with this convenient and versatile kitchen hack!

Once you’ve experienced air fryer toast, your traditional toaster or toaster oven will become obsolete! I stumbled upon this method during a kitchen remodel when my toaster went missing, and I’ve never turned back. The air fryer has truly become my go-to kitchen gadget for its unparalleled versatility. In this post, I’ll guide you through the simple steps to achieve the most flawless, golden-crisp air fryer toast every time!

Easy Air Fryer Toast

Can you Make Toast In An Air Fryer?

Yes! This is so easy, and toasting bread in the air fryer, will allow you to make more space on your countertop! The air fryer works perfectly for toasting bread!

If you are looking for easy Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes try my recipe for Air Fryer Avocado Toast, Air Fryer French Toast, or Instant Pot Cream Cheese.

There are so many ways to dress up toast. Some of my favorites Air Fryer Toast Recipes are AIR FRYER FRENCH TOAST STICKS, AIR FRYER RICOTTA TOAST WITH ROASTED GARLIC AND TOMATOES, and AIR FRYER BANANA NUT ENGLISH MUFFINS.

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If you got your new air fryer, and trying to figure out if you can make delicious toast in the air fryer the answer is yes! so, ditch your regular toaster, and use your basket style air fryer, or oven style air fryer to toast slices of bread to perfection!

Why Make Toast In An Air Fryer

Do you know that one of the most requested questions is “can you make toast in an air fryer?” The answer, of course, is yes! This is great because you can get rid of your toaster, free up some valuable counter space, and make more room for your Air Fryer!

Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Toast

  • Easy to make
  • Simple and delicious
  • Make a large batch of toast in the air fryer
  • Recipe works with any topping

Ingredients Needed

Here are the simple steps to make toast in air fryer.

Easy Air Fryer Toast

Remember the step-by-step directions and full measurements are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Bread Slices: Use your favorite bread type, whether it’s white bread, Italian bread, whole wheat, sourdough bread, or gluten-free. Thicker slices work best for achieving a crispy exterior and soft interior.
  • Butter or Oil (Optional): Adding a thin layer of butter or oil to the perfect toast before toasting can enhance flavor and promote browning. However, it’s optional and not necessary for successful toasting.
  • Toppings: Top with cashew butter, cream cheese, smashed avocado or even minced garlic.

How To Make Air Fryer Toast

In just a few minutes, you have perfectly toasted bread.

Easy Air Fryer Toast

Preheat the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to around 350 degrees F (175°C) for 1-2 minutes.

Prepare the Bread

Place your slices bread on a clean surface. You can choose to spread a thin layer of butter or oil on each slice for added flavor and crispiness, but this step is optional.

Arrange in the Air Fryer Basket

Once the air fryer is preheated, carefully place the bread slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Ensure that they are not overlapping to allow for even toasting. For air fryer oven, place on the air fryer tray.

Easy Air Fryer Toast


Air Fry toast for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your preferred level of toastiness and the thickness of the bread. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning, as air fryers tend to cook quickly. If desired, you can check the bread halfway through the cooking time and flip halfway so the slices to ensure even toasting on both sides.

Once the bread reaches your desired level of crispiness and golden-brown color, carefully remove it from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula. Serve the toast immediately while it’s still warm and crispy.

Easy Air Fryer Toast

Recipe Variations Air Fryer Toast Recipe

  • Doneness: To achieve a softer toast, adjust the temperature to fall between 375-390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Toppings: For a sweet twist, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over buttered bread slices before air frying. Alternatively, you can spread nut butter or jam onto the bread after air frying for added flavor.
  • When making air fryer toast for sandwiches, consider buttering only one side of the bread and refrain from flipping halfway through cooking. This method preserves the crispiness of the outer layer while maintaining a softer interior, which suits my taste preferences.
  • Bread: If you’re following a gluten-free or low carb/keto diet, opt for gluten-free bread or keto bread in your air fryer to accommodate your dietary needs.
  • For dairy-free options, consider using olive oil, coconut oil, vegan butter, or ghee (lactose-free) as toppings to enhance the flavor of your air fryer toast.

Pro tips air fryer for making toast in the air fryer

  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer before adding the bread slices. This ensures even cooking and helps achieve a crispy exterior.
  • Adjust Temperature and Time: Experiment with different temperature settings and cooking times to find the perfect balance for your desired level of toastiness. Higher temperatures result in faster cooking and crispier toast, while lower temperatures yield softer toast.
  • Use Thicker Slices: Opt for thicker bread slices for better texture and consistency. Thicker slices hold up better in the air fryer and provide a more satisfying bite.
  • Butter or Oil for Flavor: Brushing the bread slices with melted butter or oil before toasting adds flavor and helps achieve a golden-brown crust. Alternatively, you can spray the bread slices with cooking spray for a lighter option.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Arrange the bread slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each slice for air circulation. Overcrowding can result in uneven cooking and soggy toast.
  • Flip for Even Cooking: If desired, flip the bread slices halfway through the cooking process to ensure even browning on both sides. This step helps achieve uniform toastiness.
  • Monitor Closely: Keep an eye on the toast as it cooks to prevent burning. Air fryers cook food quickly, so it’s essential to monitor the toast closely, especially towards the end of the cooking time. For darker toast add a couple of seconds.
  • Serve Immediately: Remove toasted bread after cooking for the best taste and texture. Toast tends to lose its crispiness as it cools, so serve it right away for maximum enjoyment.
Easy Air Fryer Toast

Frequently Asked Questions– Air Fry Toast

What are the disadvantages of air fryer? The disadvantages of air fryers include their high cost, small size for larger families, the potential to burn or dry out food, short power cables, and difficulty in finding the right air fryer for your needs. Keep these factors in mind before making a purchase.

Can I use any type of bread in the air fryer? Yes, toast bread, including white, Texas Toast, whole wheat, sourdough, or gluten-free bread. Thicker bread generally work best for achieving a crispy exterior and soft interior.

Can I make multiple slices of toast at once in the air fryer? It’s best to avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket to ensure even cooking. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to toast the bread in batches for the best results.

What temperature do I use to make air fryer toast? Set your air fryer temperature between 375 and 390°F for a softer toast, or at 400°F for a crispier texture. Adjust based on your preference.

Can I add toppings to my toast before air frying? Yes, you can add toppings to your toast before air frying, allowing for customization and added flavor to your toast. Some ideas for toppings are almond butter, or add peanut butter, for extra protein.

Can I toast frozen bread in the air fryer? Yes, you can toast frozen bread in the air fryer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as frozen bread may take longer to toast compared to fresh bread.

Can air fryer toast be used in recipes for lunch and dinner? Yes, air fryer toast can be used in recipes for lunch and dinner, making it a versatile option for meals.

How do I prevent the bread from becoming too dry or burnt? To prevent the bread from becoming too dry or burnt, adjust the temperature and cooking time according to your preferences. Experiment with different settings until you find the perfect balance for your desired level of toastiness.

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Easy Air Fryer Toast

Air Fryer Toast

4.30 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


Enjoy perfectly toasted bread with this easy air fryer method. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and ready in minutes!


  • 2-4 slices bread slices, any type
  • 1 teaspoon butter , or oil, optional
  • toppings, (e.g., jam, peanut butter, avocado)


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F (175°C) for 1-2 minutes.
  • If desired, spread a thin layer of butter or oil on each side of the bread slices.
  • Place the bread slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  • Set cook time for 3-5 minutes, depending on your preferred level of toastiness and the thickness of the bread. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
  • If desired, flip the bread slices halfway through the cooking process for more even toasting.
  • Once the bread is golden brown and crispy, remove it from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula.
  • Serve the toast immediately with your favorite toppings, such as jam, peanut butter, or avocado.
  • Enjoy your delicious air fryer toast!


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 63IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

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