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Can Air Fryer Toast Bread

Air Fryer Hidden Talents: Can Air Fryer Toast Bread?

The Air Fryer has grown in popularity in spades over the past years. You can find an air fryer in at least 8 out of 10 households across the globe. Despite all this popularity, there are so many a ton of features of the air fryer that are often overlooked or not known. This post will set out to correct that by exploring one of the main questions that many have yet for whatever reason fail to try. That’s can air fryer toast bread?

Can Air Fryer Toast Bread?

The simple answer to that question is OF COURSE it can! The air fryer can do most, if not all, dry cooking methods including toasting your bread. The best part is it is also extremely simple to do. Simply transfer your bread to the fryer basket then set it into air fry at 400°F. Toasting the actual bread is pretty quick. The time will depend on the thickness of your bread slices. A thicker slice will take about 4 minutes, while a thinner slice will be done in about 3.

Air Fryer Recipes That Feature Bread

Now that you know how to make yourself some toast. Let’s explore a few more recipes that feature bread.

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Serves: 2

Time: 20mins

Ingredients:

  • Bread (4 slices)
  • Butter (2 tbsp.)
  • Eggs (2, gently beaten)
  • Salt (1 tsp.)
  • Cinnamon (1 tsp.)
  • Nutmeg (1 tsp.)
  • Cloves (1 tsp., ground)
  • Icing sugar (1 tsp., for garnish)

Directions:

Set Air Fryer to preheat to 180 degrees Celsius. Add your egg, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt to a large bowl and whisk gently to combine. Spread butter on

Both sides of your bread slices then cut them into long strips. Dip each strip into your egg mixture, drain the excess, then add to your fryer basket.  Lightly grease with oil spray then set to air fry for about 4 minutes, flipping halfway through. Garnish with icing sugar and serve.

Bread Rolls with Potato Stuffing

Serves: 2

Time: 35mins

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes (1 large, cooked, mashed)
  • Bread (2 slices, wet with water)
  • Chilies (2, seeded, chopped finely)
  • Coriander (1 bunch, chopped finely)
  • Turmeric (1/2 tsp.)
  • Onions (2 small, chopped finely)
  • Curry leaf (2 sprigs)
  • Mustard seeds (1/2 tsp.)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt

Directions:

Set a large, greased skillet over medium heat and allow it to get hot. Add mustard seeds, and onions then cook, while stirring, until onions are soft and seeds sputter. Add curry leaves, and turmeric and continue to cook for a minute, while stirring. Add potatoes, season to taste, and stir to combine. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Divide the mixture into 2 equal portions then shape each portion into a ball. Set aside.

Shake excess water from bread slices and use to completely cover each potato ball using the middle of your palm to keep it smooth and seal. Generously coat with cooking spray and set to air fry in a preheated fryer at 200 degrees C until crispy (about 12 minutes). Enjoy!

Air-fryer Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls

Serves: 2

Time: 30mins

Ingredients:

  • dinner rolls (2, crusty)
  • 2 eggs, large
  • Mixed herbs (2 tbsp, chopped)
  • heavy cream (2 tbsp)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (2tbsp., grated)

Directions:

Slice top off each dinner roll and make a hole large enough to fit an egg; reserve tops.  Place rolls on a baking tray. Crack egg individually and empty contents into each roll. And heavy cream on top of each egg. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parmesan.

Bake at a temperature of 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) or until eggs have formed and bread toasted (roughly 25 minutes). After 20 minutes of baking, add bread tops to your baking tray and bake until golden brown. Remove from fryer and set aside for 5 minutes. Place tops on the rolls; serve warm.

Air-Fried Ham & Egg Toast Cups

Serves: 2

Time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

  • Eggs (2)
  • Toast (4)
  • Ham (2 slices)
  • Butter (1 tbsp.)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cheese (Cheddar, 2 slices)

Directions:

Firstly, using a cooking brush, brush the inside of the ramekins generously with butter. Seriously though, the more butter used, the easier it will be for the toast cups to be removed from the ramekins. Use a rolling pin or your palm to flatten 4 slices of toast bread.

Flatten toast as far as it possibly can go.  Use flattened toast to line the inside of each ramekin. It’s not often that we try to fit a square into a circle and there’s surely going to be an excessive amount of bread bulging inwards. Try pinching the excess folds and make it into the best cup possible. Cover toast cup with a slice of flattened toast; try flattening the folds hanging over. Cut the of h slice of ham into 4 small strips.

In each ramekin, line with two strips of ham.  Crack the egg into each of the toast cups; add a dash of pepper and a pinch of salt. Some cheese can also be added to the toast cup. A slice of cheddar can be used, cut into tiny pieces. Gauge Air-Fryer to 160 degrees C and place the ramekins in for 15 minutes.  No preheating for the Air-Fryer is necessary.

When finished, carefully remove the ramekins from the Air-fryer using a potholder or tea towel to protect your fingers from being burnt. Use a small knife or spatula to lift the toast out of the ramekins.  Slowly, run a knife or spatula along the sides of the ramekin in a circular motion just in case a piece of the toast got stuck to the sides.  Gently, lift the toast cup out of the ramekins.

Final Thoughts

The air fryer is a versatile kitchen appliance that is able to tackle whole chickens. What many people don’t know is that it is also able to ease their pain at breakfast time by toasting their bread slices. I hope the recipes featured above will aid in you utilizing your newfound knowledge and bread slices.

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