Air Fried Coconut Crusted French Toast

Hi there! As many of you know, I’ve been hosting family brunches during the pandemic as a way to keep us connected. Since health & wellness is a big priority for me I’m always looking for ways to make healthier versions of my favorite dishes. This allows me to enjoy my favorite foods without sacrificing my health goals.

This past weekend, I experimented with making french toast in the AIR FRYER and it turned out AMAZING! My family loved it and it was nice to have a healthier version that wasn’t fried in a ton of butter. We’ve all been making a concerted effort to eat better during this pandemic so this air fryer french toast was a major hit!

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can still follow the instructions below by cooking the french toast in a nonstick skillet on medium high heat.

I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it just as much as we did!

Serves: 4-5

What you’ll need:

  • Loaf of fresh challah bread sliced into 1” slices
  • 2 cups of half & half or light cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg 
  • 1/4 stick of melted butter and cooled to room temp. 
  • 1 Tbsp of light brown sugar 
  • Sweetened coconut flakes in shallow dish 
  • Large bowl wide enough for dipping 


Whisk together cream, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until well combined. Slowly pour in melted butter and combine.

Dip challah slices in cream mixture on both sides and immediately coat both sides with sweetened coconut. Place coated slices on a wire rack and repeat.

Preheat air fryer to 375 on air fry setting. 

Place slices in air fryer ensuring no slice is overlapping. 

Air fry for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. 

Serving Suggestion:

  • Organic maple syrup
  • Fresh berries

Our brunch spread. Scrambled eggs, coconut crusted french toast, tomato salad, kale, vegan sweet potato hash, blueberries & blackberries.

If you’re interested in purchasing an air fryer, I bought the GoWise Pro 7Qt air fryer on Amazon. I love it because it has several settings in addition to air frying like baking, roasting, grilling and even dehydrating if you want to make your own dried fruit or jerky. It’s also very affordable. #ad

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