Making toast in the air fryer is almost as easy as using the toaster. Air Fryer toast is crispy and delicious, plus it’s ready in under 5 minutes!

three pieces of air fryer white bread toast on a white plate. a pat of butter sits on top of one slice

Does it Really Work?

The answer is a resounding YES! Toast in the air fryer is not only possible, but it’s amazingly simple.

While you’re improving your mornings, make sure you learn how to make yourself a delicious Oat Milk Latte or a healthy Spirulina Smoothie too!

What You’ll Need

four slices of white bread on a plate next to an air fryer

Yep, you got it…A piece of toast!

You can toast pretty much any type of bread using your favorite air fryer. You can even make Texas Toast in the air fryer with my easy recipe.

How to Toast It

photo collage showing how to make toast in the air fryer
  1. Figure out how many slices of bread you can fit comfortably in your air fryer basket. I can usually fit four regular-sized pieces of sandwich bread in my Cosori air fryer.
  2. Place the bread in the air fryer basket. No need to add any oil when air frying toast.
  3. Air fry toast at 400°F/200°C for 4-5 minutes, flipping it over halfway through for even browning.
  4. Serve the toast immediately with your favorite toppings. I suggest butter for sure!
a square cosori air fryer basket holding two slices of toasted bread

Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t overlap the slices. Anywhere where the bread is covered by another piece of bread won’t get toasty. Be sure to leave room around each piece of bread
  • Don’t use a liner. Because bread is lightweight, I don’t recommend that you use parchment paper or paper liners when making this recipe. There is a possibility that the paper could fly up and touch the heating element, which is a fire hazard.

Best Ways to Serve Toast

a slice of toast on a small. white plate. The toast is topped with a fan of sliced avocado

Serve your toast with scrambled eggs and air fryer bacon, make avocado toast with fried eggs, or get creative with toast toppings.

  • Butter
  • Jam, jelly, or fruit spread
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sliced or mashed avocado with everything bagel seasoning
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Fairy toast with frosting and rainbow sprinkles!
  • Peanut butter or your favorite nut butter
  • Nutella


How long should I toast bread in the air fryer?

Find your sweet spot in between 3 and 5 minutes to get the perfect toast for your preferences.

Can I air fry bagels?

Yes, you can toast bagels in the air fryer! English muffins too!

Is an air fryer the same as a toaster oven?

While the air fryer can do anything a toaster oven can do (and more!), they function very differently.
A toaster oven is basically a small oven that typically has an exposed heat source at the top and bottom of the unit.
In contrast, an air fryer is a self-contained miniature convection oven.

square crop of a plate of toasted white bread. a pat of butter sits on top of the top piece of toast
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5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Toast

Air Fryer toast is crispy and delicious, plus it's ready in under 5 minutes!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 77kcal



  • 2-4 slices bread of your choice


  • Gather your bread and determine how many slices you can fit into the air fryer at one time.
  • Place the bread in your air fryer basket. Work in batches if need be.
  • Air fry at 400F/200°C for 4-5 minutes, flipping the bread halfway through. Use more or less time depending on how golden you like your toast.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.


  • If you like your toast to be golden, I recommend the full 5 minutes. If you like your bread just barely toasted, start checking at 3 minutes..
  • Lighter bread may lift and move around in the air fryer. To avoid this, place a metal trivet over the toast, or weigh it down using a butter knife or similar item.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes air frying is a trial and error process. 
Have oven recipes that you’d like to convert to an air fryer recipe? Use our Air Fryer Calculator to help you estimate cooking times and temps! Calculator here:


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.


  1. 5 stars
    I would not have thought to use my air fryer for toast! I do quite a bit of traveling for work and stay in lots of AirBnb’s, so my air fryer is often my trusty companion. I love that my air fryer does this in less than 5 minutes (I like mine slightly under done to over!) so this is perfect for me.
    Perfectly crispy with a bit of butter…heavenly!
    Thank you!

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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