Air Fryer Toast

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Air Fryer Toast. How to use an air fryer to toast bread. Perfect for if you want to throw away your toaster and make your toast in air fryer.

You will love how easy it is to toast bread in air fryer. Something that us in the Milner house have been doing for a number of years. Then just choose your favourite topping or have plain toast.

We originally showed you how to toast bread in air fryer in early 2020 and we are updating it today, so that you can create the absolute best air fried toast.

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Air Fryer Toast Recipe

Air Fryer Toast

Toast in air fryer, is one of many amazing air fryer breakfasts. It joins air fryer omelette, air fryer egg cups, air fryer breakfast casserole and best of all, you can serve it alongside our air fryer English breakfast.

Who doesn’t love toast?

Toast is up there as one of those AMAZING comfort food breakfasts that we have all been addicted to for many years.

I know when I was pregnant with Sofia that is all I wanted to eat during the first and second trimester.

I had morning sickness until around week 19 and a couple of slices of air fryer buttered toast, made me feel so much better.

Now Sofia herself loves air fryer toast and loves watching the air fryer as it makes awesome toast in just a few short minutes.

Whenever I talk about the air fryer and its capabilities a big part of that is the fact that it can replace several kitchen gadgets. One of those gadgets that I often mention is the toaster.

No matter what your toast style is the air fryer can do a wonderful job. You could use our toast recipe today as your guide for air fryer plain toast and then add whatever toppings you like.

You might want to just make air fryer buttered toast like we do the most, or you might want to make air fryer grilled cheese, or how about air fryer cream cheese bagels?

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Can You Air Fry Bread?

Yes, you sure can and you will love how amazing air fryer bread is. Though there are many air fryer bread options.

Of course, air fried toast is probably the most popular.

You can use the air fryer to make air fryer pizza toast, air fryer pull apart bread rolls, or check out our video for air fryer dinner rolls.

Can You Make Toast In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can, and the process is very simple. It is perfect for if you want plain toast, but you can also use it for toppings and sides. Such as our air fryer scrambled eggs on toast.

You can also toast bagels and crumpets and many other toast in the air fryer.

Can An Air Fryer Replace A Toaster?

Yes, it sure can and we have NOT owned a traditional toaster for many years. This is because the air fryer is fantastic for replacing the toaster.

Whilst many feel that the air fryer takes a LOT of room up in their kitchen, it replaces a lot of other kitchen items that you now no longer need.

For example, we don’t have a toaster, a grill, a deep fat fryer etc.

Can I Make Toast In My Power Air Fryer Oven?

Yes, you can, and you will find that toast in an air fryer oven, such as the Power Air Fryer, produces better toast than an air fryer basket. You also can make a lot more toast compared to in an air fryer basket or in a toaster.

Also watch the video here for air fryer toast as it shares with you several ways to make air fryer toast.

Ninja Air Fryer Toast

I have cooked a LOT of toast in the air fryer and done so in several different air fryers.

I have also found myself rating the air fryer toast and seeing which air fryer produced the best toast.

My expert opinion is that the bread that is closest to the air fryer heat element produces the best toast.

As this is closest to the way a set up is with a toaster.

Therefore, I would rank Ninja air fryer toast as the BEST and 2nd to be toast using the instant pot air fryer lid, followed by the Power air fryer oven and then the classic air fryer baskets.

I find that air fryer ovens (such as Power or Tower) get a lot of bad press compared to the air fryer baskets, but toast is certainly something that they do BETTER.

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Air Fried Toast Ingredients

air fryer toast ingredients

Bread – You can use any type of bread in the air fryer. Its all about personal choice. When I make air fried toast, I prefer thick slices of Warburtons.

Butter – I don’t know about you, but I love toast with loads of butter in the air fryer. You can of course, go with margarine, or do it like the Spanish with plenty of extra virgin olive oil.

Extras – Then of course, don’t forget about your favourite extras. Such as Philadelphia cream cheese, chicken liver pate, or if my kids are about, there will be plenty of strawberry jam or lemon curd.

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Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this toast in the air fryer recipe it has just been our Cosori Air Fryer XL. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10 years.

How To Toast Bread In Air Fryer?

air fryer toast step by step
  • Preheat. Make sure your air fryer is preheated for 3 minutes first.
  • Load. Next to make toast in air fryer, add the sliced bread.
  • Cook. Air fry your bread for 6 minutes at 180c/360f. Add a little longer if not toasted enough.
  • Beeps. When the air fryer beeps, cover with your favourite toppings and tuck in.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to air fry toast and why you should be doing it too!

How Long To Toast Bread In Air Fryer?

I recommend air frying toast for a total of 6 minutes. Though of course it depends on how you like your toast for how long to cook it.

If you like your toast very lightly toasted, then I recommend you reduce the cook time by 2 minutes.

Or if you feel the way we air fry toast is not enough for you, then you can add 2 extra minutes.

Air Fryer Toast Bread Temperature

The best temperature to make toast in the air fryer is 200c/400f. Which is the max temperature for a lot of air fryer brands.

This will give you a good crisp on your toast.

Tips & Tricks To Toast Bread In Air Fryer

  • Always preheat the air fryer when air frying toast. It ensures that it starts cooking straight away and stops it from going soggy.
  • The best results for air fryer toast come from toast that is slightly stale. Use yesterdays bread when air frying your toast!
  • You can use any bread you want. Try crumpets, sliced bread, bagels etc.

Interesting Air Fryer Trick – 2 minutes before the end of cook time, add the butter to the plain toast whilst it is in the air fryer. The air fryer will then melt the butter for you, and you have perfect buttery toast.

More Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes

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Air Fryer Toast Recipe

Air Fryer Toast. How to use an air fryer to toast bread. Perfect for if you want to throw away your toaster and make your toast in air fryer.
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 76kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:


  • Preheat your air fryer to 200c/400f for 3 minutes and then place your bread that you are using for toast into the air fryer basket.
    Can You Make Toast In An Air Fryer?
  • Spray with extra virgin olive oil.
    Can You Make Toast In An Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 3 minutes at 200c/400f or until the bread is toasted to your liking.
    Can You Make Toast In An Air Fryer?


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Butter. I love butter on my toast. If you want buttered toast, add the butter 2 minutes before the beep and it will melt the butter for you.
Batches. I usually do 2 slices of toast at once. You can make your toast in batches or do less or more.
Spray. I have experimented a lot with toast in the air fryer over the years. My number #1 secret tip is to spray with extra virgin olive oil first and it will create the crisp on toast that you associate with the toaster.
Thanks for reading our toast air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more easy bread ideas, I recommend you try our air fryer croutons next.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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8 thoughts on “Air Fryer Toast”

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  3. 5 stars
    Just made this today for breakfast. Can’t believe that you could use the air fryer for something as simple as toast. Going to get rid of my toaster now and try your pizza toast next.

  4. 5 stars
    Found this last night on Facebook and had some spare bread and gave it a go. I was concerned that the bread would fly into the vents or it wouldn’t be as good as the toaster. But i am impressed. 5/5.

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  6. Cook time is waaay too long for the Ninja Foodi XL grill. I set it on grill HI and preheated. Set the timer 6 minutes. When it was preheated I put the bread in. It beeps half way through and tells you to flip it. So at 3 minutes when I opened to flip, the toast was well done/slightly burnt. Next time I’ll try 2 minutes without preheating.

    • Hi Sherry,

      Yes if using any kind of grill then the times will be less, the 2 minutes would be best i think without a preheat but if it is only slightly ready try 3 minutes with no pre heat 🙂


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