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Air Fryer Cinnamon Toast

No time for homemade pancakes? Try this 5-ingredient air fryer cinnamon toast recipe! This chewy, crispy cinnamon toast recipe is so easy even a beginner can make it! 

The cinnamon sugar topping gives the toast a delicious and irresistible flavor that becomes a delicious breakfast treat. The air fryer cooks the toast perfectly, leaving it golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.

Make this homemade cinnamon toast into a complete meal when you add some of your favorite fruit or a yogurt bowl.

There’s always enough time to make a quick and easy breakfast like our tried-and-true air fryer cinnamon toast.

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Supplies to gather


  • Air fryer
  • Butter knife
  • Measuring spoon
  • Spatula or tongs
  • Serving plate


  • A high-quality white or artisan sliced bread
  • Butter or margarine, or a plant-based fat
  • Cinnamon 
  • White sugar

See the recipe card below for all the steps to make this quick breakfast.

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Here are some variations for cinnamon toast recipes:

  • Use different types of bread, such as brioche, challah, or sourdough.
  • You can use a little less butter if you want, but it helps the cinnamon-sugar mixture become a melted and bubbly topping.
  • If you want to add a little spicy kick, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Add different spices to the cinnamon butter, such as nutmeg, cloves, or cardamom.
  • Top the toast with your favorite toppings, such as fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips.

Here are some tips for making the best air fryer cinnamon toast:

  • Use thick slices of bread for the best results, but a very chewy bread (like ciabatta, English muffins, or crumpets) may not work as well.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket—one layer of bread at a time.
  • Keep an eye on the toast as it cooks so that it doesn’t burn.
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The bottom line

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast treat that’s also delicious? Look no further than air fryer cinnamon toast! This recipe is simple to follow and only takes a few minutes to make. You’ll need just four or five basics, including bread, butter, cinnamon, and sugar. But a skosh of salt helps balance the flavors.

To make air fryer cinnamon toast, simply spread butter on two slices of bread and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Then, place the bread in the air fryer and cook for a few minutes or until the toast is golden brown with a melted crisp top. Serve immediately and enjoy!

This recipe is perfect for busy mornings, an afternoon snack, or when you don’t have a lot of time to cook. It’s also a great way to use up leftover bread. You Gen-Xers remember what they say in TV land: It’s a delicious part of a healthy breakfast!

So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast treat, give air fryer cinnamon toast a try. You won’t be disappointed!

More About Air Fryer Recipes

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Toast

Yield: 1 Slice
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

This air fryer cinnamon toast recipe is quick and easy to make, and it's a delicious way to start your day. The bread is perfectly toasted, and the cinnamon sugar is melted and gooey.


  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 T butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 t sugar
  • ⅛ t cinnamon
  • Small pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Butter the bread.
  4. Sprinkle all of the cinnamon mixture evenly over the slice of buttered bread.
  5. Place the bread, butter-side up, in the air fryer basket.
  6. Air fry for 5 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and the cinnamon sugar is melted. Don’t overcook.
  7. Remove with a spatula or tongs.
  8. Serve immediately.


  • You can toast the bread before air frying it for a crispier crust.
  • If you want a little spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Serve the cinnamon toast with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, honey, or Nutella.
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