Our air fryer cinnamon sugar French toast is hands-down the easiest French toast you’ll ever make! With sweet cinnamon sugar, decadent brioche bread, a touch of vanilla, and a sprinkle of warm cinnamon, these little delights are as absolutely scrumptious as they are easy to whip up.

Serve these air fryer French toast cinnamon buns warm, straight from the air fryer, for a finger-licking-good breakfast that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds!

cinnamon french toast buns arranged on parchment paper with a bowl of cinnamon sugar

Why We Love Air Fryer French Toast

In our opinion, there’s never a bad time for French toast. It’s the perfect breakfast or brunch! Plus, there are so many ways to make it. With recipes like Nutella Stuffed Croissant French Toast and French Toast Cereal, you would think we had tried them all. But we aren’t done yet! In fact, this cinnamon bun air fryer french toast might just be our favorite version so far. It’s: 

  • Fluffy and sweet.
  • Easy to prepare.
  • Ready in minutes. 
  • Guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of guests! 

Saying we’re obsessed is an understatement, and we know you will be, too! 

Ingredients You’ll Need for French Toast Cinnamon Buns

  • Brioche Buns – We prefer to use Brioche buns because they add a slightly sweet flavor. However, any buns you like best can be used. Hawaiian rolls work great, too! 
  • Eggs – Eggs are crucial for french toast. Large varieties are best. 
  • Milk – We like to use whole milk for the best taste, but any percentage you like is fine. You could even swap it out for plant-based milk if needed. 
  • Vanilla – This adds a slightly sweet flavor and elevates the taste of the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Butter – Butter helps the cinnamon sugar mixture stick to the buns and adds an extra rich taste. 
  • Sugar – Regular granulated sugar or sparkling sugar is fine.
  • Cinnamon – A little sweet, a little savory, cinnamon is the best part of this French toast! 

How to Make Air Fryer French Toast

For this recipe, you’ll start with the typical steps needed to make French toast. Then, instead of cooking it on a skillet or in the oven, you’ll place the buns in the air fryer instead. Keep reading to learn how easy it is to make! 

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350° Fahrenheit. 
  2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. 
  3. In a separate bowl, melt the butter.
  4. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a third bowl.  
  5. Soak the buns in the egg mixture. 
  6. Bake in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes
  7. Dip them in the butter before
  8. Roll them in the cinnamon sugar.  

How Should I Store French Toast Cinnamon Buns? 

Honestly, we never have leftovers. However, if you do, they store super well! 

Fridge: Cooled cinnamon buns will stay fresh in an airtight container for 3-4 days

Freezer: Keep leftovers in the freezer for up to 2-3 months

To Reheat: You can reheat both frozen and thawed French toast! Just pop it in the microwave, oven, or air fryer until heated through. 

Can I Make This Cinnamon Bun Air Fryer French Toast in the Oven? 

We haven’t tried it, but it should work! However, you might need to adjust the temperature and baking time of your French toast. So, be sure to keep an eye on the rolls! 

nine buns arranged on parchment paper and topped with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon sugar

Serving Suggestions

If you want to prepare a whole breakfast feast, these French toast cinnamon buns pair well with savory dishes for a perfect sweet and savory meal. Some of our faves to serve alongside these are: 

More French Toast Recipes

cinnamon sugar coated air fryer french toast buns

Cinnamon Bun Air Fryer French Toast

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Soft and sweet, this Cinnamon Bun Air Fryer French Toast is an easy recipe that's perfect for breakfast or brunch!


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 12 brioche slider buns


  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
    4 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, heat the butter in the microwave in intervals of 30 seconds until melted.
    2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a third bowl.
    2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar
  • Dip each bun into the egg mixture, and let them soak for at least 5-10 minutes.
    12 brioche slider buns
  • Working in batches, arrange the buns in the air fryer making sure they do not overlap. Air fry for 8-10 minutes.
  • Pour the melted butter over the buns. Roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture until completely coated.


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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. In the video, it shows you rolling the bun in the sugar and cinnamon after it’s baked, but in the written instructions, it says to do that before you bake them in the air fryer which is correct?