Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast –Is there anything better than pumpkin French toast in the morning? This air fryer pumpkin French toast is easy to make and so delicious!

It’s a perfect fall breakfast or brunch. You’ll love how crispy the bread is and how sweet and creamy the pumpkin filling is. So good!

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast
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The weather is getting colder, so it’s time to cook comfort food! This pumpkin French toast is a perfect autumn treat. The air fryer gives it a crispy crust, while the pumpkin filling makes it moist and delicious. Serve with warm syrup for a breakfast that keeps you cozy all morning.

If you love easy fall breakfast recipes, try my recipe for air fryer strawberry french toast roll-up, air fryer eggless french toast, and air fryer french toast breakfast tacos, all perfect for busy mornings!

Easy Pumpkin French Toast Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and easy breakfast recipe for your air fryer? If so, you must try this homemade Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast recipe! It’s quick and easy to make and will please everyone at the breakfast table. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today!

If you love all things pumpkin, try some of my favorite some easy pumpkin recipes, such as air fryer pumpkin lava cake, air fryer pumpkin spice granola recipe, or air fryer pumpkin bread pudding which are perfect for the fall season. 

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

Below are the ingredients you will need to make air-fried pumpkin French toast, a twist on traditional French toast. 

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the end of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • French Loaf Bread or Thick-Sliced Bread: Choose sturdy, thick-sliced bread, such as Texas Toast, brioche, or challah, to hold up well to the pumpkin custard without falling apart.
  • Eggs: Act as the binding agent for the French toast batter, ensuring that the pumpkin and spices adhere well to the bread
  • Milk: Milk provides the liquid base for the custard, contributing to its creamy texture and helping to soften the bread. You can use oat milk or almond milk.
  • Ground Cinnamon: For added flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar or Brown Sugar: Offers a hint of molasses sweetness that complements the pumpkin and spices, rounding out the flavors beautifully.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: This spice mix, which combines cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, adds a cozy warmth and depth of flavor synonymous with autumn.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Adds a creamy texture and rich, autumnal flavor to the French toast, infusing each slice with the quintessential taste of fall.
  • Butter: Used to grease the air fryer basket, butter ensures the French toast cooks to golden perfection without sticking
  • Powdered Sugar or Maple Syrup: Sprinkle or drizzle over the finished French toast for a touch of natural sweetness that complements the pumpkin flavor.

How To Make Pumpkin French Toast In Air Fryer

Making Pumpkin French Toast in an air fryer is a delightful way to bring the cozy flavors of fall to your breakfast table. This easy-to-follow recipe combines the classic comfort of French toast with the seasonal taste of pumpkin, all with the added convenience and crispness of air frying.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast (2)

Prepare The Bread: Slice the bread into sticks about 2 inches wide and about 5 inches long. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

Prep The Batter: Combine the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Add the cinnamon, sugar, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin purée and mix well with a whisk.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

Soak The Bread: Dip each bread stick piece into the egg mixture, thoroughly coating it. Place each stick into the air fryer basket. 

Air-fry pumpkin French Toast: Place the basket in an air fryer, secure the lid, and air fry for about 5 minutes. Then, flip the sticks over and drizzle with the butter. Air fry for an additional 5 minutes. 

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

The Pumpkin French Toast should be a nice golden brown but not overdone. Remove them from the air fryer. Dust with more cinnamon sugar if you wish, add powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup!

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

Pro Tips

Elevate your Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast with these pro tips, ensuring a perfectly spiced, crisply textured, and utterly delicious breakfast experience that celebrates the essence of fall.

  • Bread Selection: Opt for day-old brioche or challah bread. Their rich, tender textures absorb the pumpkin mixture well and hold up during cooking, providing a luxurious mouthfeel.
  • Pumpkin Puree Thickness: If your pumpkin puree is particularly watery, consider draining it on a paper towel or cheesecloth for a few minutes. A thicker puree ensures the batter has a concentrated pumpkin flavor and the right consistency for coating the bread.
  • Even Soaking: To ensure an even soak without making the bread too soggy, dip each slice into the pumpkin mixture, coating every part. Let excess batter drip off before placing the bread in the air fryer.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Always preheat your air fryer for best results. A preheated air fryer ensures immediate cooking upon contact, which helps achieve a crispy exterior.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Cook in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Adequate space around each slice of French toast ensures even air circulation and cooking.
  • Flipping Technique: Use a thin spatula to flip the French toast midway through cooking. This ensures the slices cook evenly on both sides and develop a delightful crispness.
  • Customizing Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness of your batter by increasing or decreasing the amount of brown sugar based on your preference. Remember, the maple syrup served on top will also add sweetness.
  • Serving Suggestions: Experiment with toppings. In addition to maple syrup, consider garnishing with toasted pecans, peanut butter, a dollop of whipped cream, or a light dusting of powdered sugar and extra pumpkin pie spice for a festive touch.
  • Quick Cleanup: Line the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper designed for air fryers to make cleanup easier. The paper should not cover the edges of the slices to allow for proper airflow.
  • Leftover Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat them in the toaster or air fryer for a quick and delicious breakfast. You can also freeze them and reheat them directly from frozen.

Following these pro tips, you can master the art of making Pumpkin French Toast in your air fryer, creating a fall breakfast that’s as comforting and cozy as it is flavorful and festive.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast


Can I use canned pumpkin pie mix instead of pumpkin puree? This recipe is best made with pure pumpkin puree. The pumpkin pie mix contains added sugars and spices, affecting flavor balance. If you only have pie mix, reduce or omit the added sugar and spices from the recipe.

What if my air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting? If your air fryer has no specific preheat setting, turn it on to the desired cooking temperature for about 3-5 minutes before adding your French toast.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Absolutely! Substitute your favorite gluten-free bread for the brioche, thick white bread, or challah. Be mindful that gluten-free breads may vary in texture and absorption, so adjust soaking times as needed. Sturdy bread works best for this recipe. 

How do I prevent the French toast from sticking to the air fryer basket? Lightly grease the basket with butter or non-stick spray. To avoid sticking and to ease cleanup, you can use parchment paper with holes designed specifically for air fryers. Use parchment paper on the bottom of the air fryer tray for an air fryer oven. 

Can I add nuts or fruits to the batter? While adding nuts or fruits directly to the batter could cause uneven cooking, you can undoubtedly sprinkle them on top of the French toast after cooking or add them to the air fryer basket during the last few minutes of cooking time.

How do I store leftovers? Leftover air-fried pumpkin French toast can be stored in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or toaster before serving for the best texture.

Can this recipe be doubled? Yes, you can easily double it. Just remember to cook the French toast in batches to avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket and ensure each piece cooks evenly and gets crispy.

Can I freeze cooked pumpkin French toast? Cooked pumpkin French toast freezes well. Allow the slices to cool, then freeze them on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Reheat from frozen in the air fryer or toaster for a quick breakfast.

How do I know when the French toast is done cooking? It should be golden brown and crispy on the outside. The total cooking time might vary depending on your air fryer model and the thickness of your bread slices.

Can I use milk alternatives in the batter? Yes, milk alternatives like almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk work well in this recipe. They can add subtle flavor differences and are great for those avoiding dairy.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

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Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast

5 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast is so soft, fluffy, and absolutely delicious, with a rich pumpkin flavor. French toast is so easy to make in the Air Fryer.


  • 1 loaf French Bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter, unsalted and melted
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  • Slice the bread into sticks that are about 2 inches wide and about five inches long.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine the eggs and the milk. Add the cinnamon, sugar, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin purée. Mix well with a whisk.
  • Dip each stick of bread into the egg mixture, completely coating it. Place each stick in to the air fryer basket.
  • Place the basket in an air fryer, secure lid and air fry for about 5 minutes. After that flip the sticks over and drizzle with the butter. Air fry for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Sticks should be a nice golden brown but not overdone.
  • Remove from the air fryer. Dust with more cinnamon sugar if you wish,  add powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup!


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


You can freeze some of the French toast sticks for a quick and easy breakfast later. Allow them to cool and then place them in plastic wrap or an airtight bag before freezing. When reheating – place them in the air fryer, oven, or microwave until heated throughout!
These sticks are perfect just sprinkled with more cinnamon sugar (aka churro style), dusted with powdered sugar, or drizzled with maple syrup! 
I used the soft French bread from the grocery store, you can also use the Italian bread or anything that is large and soft. Challah or Brioche work great as well! I used the whole loaf and made them in batches of 8 each. 
Because air fryers can vary in cooking time be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t overcook!!


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 815IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 3mg

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