Was Wednesday afternoon always your favorite afternoon? Well, that of Culy’s Maaike. On Wednesday there was a free afternoon at primary school, which meant: French toast! Back then it was just in the pan, but now we know better.
If you have an airfryer at home, you can easily make French toast in it.
French toast in the air fryer
We already knew that we could prepare croissants , toast and biscuits in the airfryer, but French toast is a relatively new discovery. A very nice one! After all, the biggest challenge of French toast is to get your bread evenly browned in all places. In the pan you often get burnt crusts and a soft inside, or vice versa. The airfryer ensures that your French toast is cooked and crispy everywhere.
Also a nice bonus: where you always have to keep an eye on the pan, you can just let the airfryer do its thing for a few minutes and prepare your toppings in the meantime. Fried banana, anyone?
Tips for good French toast
- Use thick, soft bread. Our preference is for brioche , which is soft and has a nice sweetness. In general, self-sliced bread also works better than pre-sliced bread, because you can cut the slices slightly thicker.
- Add some cornstarch to your egg mixture; this will prevent you from getting soggy bread. Make sure you don’t let your bread ‘soak’ too long, but just dip it briefly in your egg mixture.
- Add some melted butter to your egg mixture. This will make the outside of your French toast even crispier! You would also use that butter in the pan. Let the melted butter cool for a while before adding it to the egg and milk, otherwise you will immediately get scrambled eggs.
- Add some extra seasonings too! Cinnamon is the standard, but try orange zest and almond extract, for example.
- Bake your French toast at a high temperature; set the airfryer at about 200 degrees Celsius.
- Turn the French toast in the meantime in their basket, so that both sides are equally crispy. 2 x 4 minutes should be enough. Enjoy!