This is one of the most popular recipes in American when ordering at a restaurant, in France, they serve it for dessert, which is called “Lost Bread” or Pain Perdu.
The French are mainly credited with creating French Toast, but upon further research, they really created it in Belgium.
Back in medieval times the soldiers would take the old bread and soak it in egg and milk, to make it edible.
Before preservatives in America and around the world, the bread did not say long; it was a great way to use up day-old bread.
This is also a great way to use your imagination, as everything goes with French Toast, berries, stuffed, etc..
Any type of bread works for French toast, you can use white bread, whole wheat, rye bread, French Bread, brioche, and croissants. A typical holiday breakfast would be for a French Bread Casserole, so I am hoping to make one in the coming weeks because it really makes for a wonderful breakfast on either Thanksgiving or Christmas mornings. I am working on making homemade French Toast Bites because my kids have fallen in love with the Frozen version.
Here are some other great recipes,
Air Fryer French Toast Casserole
Air Fryer French Toast Bites
Frozen French Toast in the Air Fryer
Cooking Frozen French Toast Sticks In the Air Fryer
(How To Make Frozen French Toast Sticks In Air Fryer, How Long to cook frozen French toast sticks in the air fryer)
Here are some tips for getting perfect French Toast every time:
- The perfect thickness of the bread you will use for your French Toast, the thickness should be between 1/2″ and 1″ thick.
- As mentioned above, you can use any type of bread, but the dried the bread the better, therefore day-old bread really works, it soaks up the liquid perfectly.
- All French toast batter includes eggs and milk, whole milk works best, as it is thicker.
- Remember to season the batter, so grab your favorite spice and mix it in.
Tips for Air Frying French Toast in the Air Fryer:
- Make sure that the entire piece of bread has liquid on it, AKA the batter.
- Spray the soaked bread with non-stick cooking spray. The more spray you put on the less it will stick.
- I use a pan, only because I can spray the pan, with non-stick cooking spray, this way, you put the soaked bread on top of a greased pan; it is easier to flip, and it does not stick to the air fryer basket.
- Don’t forget to use tongs to flip the French Toast, halfway through.
- I hardly preheat the oven but, for French Toast, I preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. (but check each recipe, as they are all different)
Here are the step by step instructions, so you can make it in your own air fryer. If you have a basket air fryer or a smaller air fryer oven, you will have to do it in patches. I prepared this dish today in the OMNI and I was able to fit about 6 pieces of french toast, which was enough for my family.
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This is an awesome way to fix French toast. I have been making French toast in the air fryer for years, it’s so much better than standing over the stove.
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup flour (any type, today I used all-purpose)
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 pieces of cinnamon raisin bread
Other: Olive oil spray
- In a large bowl mix together the milk, flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and ground cinnamon.
- Place your cinnamon raisin bread into the egg mixture, and coat each side.
- As you coat the bread, place them on a greased (with olive spray) air fryer tray or in the air fryer basket.
- Set the temperature to 320 degrees F, for 5 minutes. (air fryer setting)
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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