Just like with making French toast on the stove, the ingredients you work with for air fryer French toast matter — starting with the best bread for French toast. Brioche and challah are both good options, but you can opt for whatever bread you like best. Whatever you choose, buy a whole unsliced loaf so you can cut your own thick slices — no one wants thin French toast. Additionally, using high-quality vanilla for the egg mixture and having pure maple syrup for pouring can make a big difference in taste.
Additionally, you’ll want to plan for how many slices of French toast you want to make. Unfortunately, one downside to the air fryer is that you’ll probably only be able to fit about two pieces of French toast in at one time. So if you want to make more than that, be sure to have foil ready to keep the finished slices warm.
Finally, while you’re waiting for the French toast to finish in the air fryer, you can use the free time to cut up some fresh fruit to top the French toast with. Or, whip up a fresh simple strawberry compote.