Air Fryer French Toast

Light and fluffy with the perfect crispiness on the outside, Air Fryer French Toast is another classic!
We love homemade French toast and cooking it in the air fryer means you can make it even on busy mornings! It can also be made ahead of time and reheated when everyone is getting ready for work and school!

Bread for French Toast
French toast comes out crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside when it’s air fried.
We like to use thicker varieties of bread, like brioche if possible. If you use french bread, cut it yourself and let it dry slightly on the counter.
Bread that is too thin (like sandwich bread) can fall apart while bread that is too moist won’t soak up the custard mixture as well. While they’ll still work if it’s all you have on hand, a thicker slightly dried bread works best.

Milk/Egg Mixture
BATTER Basic French toast batter always starts with eggs and milk, which makes it creamy and super fluffy. Swap out the milk for dairy-free milk or even add a splash of Irish cream or coffee to the mixture.
FLAVORS & SPICES Cinnamon and vanilla are added for flavor! Try adding a little pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice!

How to Make French Toast in the Air Fryer
You’re just 3 simple steps from breakfast!
Whisk the custard ingredients together.
Dip each side of bread in the batter & let soak for a few seconds on each side.
Place each piece in the preheated air fryer & bake until golden brown, flipping once.
Can You Make Ahead?
Definitely, Air Fryer French Toast is the perfect make-ahead breakfast that can be ready to grab-and-go all week long!
FRIDGE Keep French toast in the refrigerator in a zippered bag or airtight container. Remove desired number of servings and reheat them in a toaster, microwave or the air fryer.
FREEZER Freeze cooked and cooled slices between pieces of parchment paper and place them in a zippered bag. To reheat, simply pull out a slice and pop in the toaster!

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Air Fryer French Toast

Crispy on the outside & fluffy on the inside, this Air Fryer French Toast is the easiest way to make a breakfast favorite!

Preheat air fryer to 370°F

Whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or dish.

Dip both sides of the bread into the egg mixture allowing a few seconds for the egg to soak into the bread.

Place four slices of bread in the air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes.

After four minutes flip the bread and cook for an additional 4-6 minutes or until the bread is golden in color.

Repeat with other slices of bread.

Air Fryers can vary. This recipe was tested in a 5.8QT Cosori. Be sure to check your french toast early so it doesn’t overcook and dry out.

Bread Thickness Thicker bread may need a minute extra, thinner bread may need a little bit less time.

Feeding a Crowd? Do not overcrowd the air fryer. If serving a crowd, cook all of the french toast in batches. Once it’s all cooked, place it all back into the air fryer and heat for 2 minutes.

Nutrition information uses 2/3 of the egg mixture.

Serving: 2slices, Calories: 368, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 228mg, Sodium: 378mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 831IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 107mg, Iron: 1mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Split Pea Soup

A classic split pea soup is a rich, creamy meal filled with veggies and chunks of ham!
This hearty soup is the perfect way to use up that frozen leftover ham bone. This is one of those dishes that is just as good (if not better) the next day and it freezes beautifully.

A Healthy Favorite
The humble pea soup has been around since 500 BC and has been a budget staple for generations. There are many versions of this soup including a Canadian Split Pea soup (most often made with yellow peas).
It has a creamy consistency and delicious flavor.
It’s made without cream so it has fewer calories than most creamy soups.
Uses simple ingredients you likely have on hand.
Is very budget-friendly.
This split pea recipe is a healthy source of fiber and protein (and it will really fill you up).
Ingredients
SPLIT PEAS Dried split peas are cheap and easy to find. While they resemble a lentil, they’re actually a type of dried pea. That being said, you can use dried lentils in this recipe (cooking time may need to be adjusted)!
VEGETABLES Celery, carrots, and a handful of seasonings will flavor the soup.
MEAT Use up that leftover ham.  No extra ham on hand? Use cooked and crumbled pieces of bacon for that smoky, salty punch of flavor.
BROTH In this recipe a ham bone flavors the broth just like in a ham bone soup. If you don’t have a ham bone you can use a ham hock (I cook ham hock for an hour before adding other ingredients).
If you have only diced or leftover ham (and no bone) swap out some of the water for extra broth.

Should I Soak Split Peas?
Split peas will almost always come from the store dried, so they need to be either simmered in liquid or soaked overnight before they can be enjoyed.
To soak your split peas place them in a bowl of water (or a ziplock of water)! They take about 4 hours to be soaked through, but I like to soak mine overnight before I use them in a recipe.
If you are cooking your split peas without soaking them first, they will take about 1-2 hours of simmering before they are ready to be eaten.

How to Make Split Pea Soup
Split pea soup takes a while to cook, but most of the time is hands off.
Simmer peas, ham, water, broth, parsley, & bay leaf in a large pot for an hour.
Add remaining ingredients (per recipe below) and simmer for an additional 45 minutes.
Remove ham bone (or ham) & chop up meat. Return ham to the pot & cook on low until thickened.
Discard bay leaf & serve.
What to Serve with Split Pea Soup
The best sides for split pea soup are lots of hot, hearty bread and a crisp, crunchy salad! Don’t forget chocolate banana cake or no-bake cheesecake for dessert!
Recipe Tips
Like dried beans, dried peas should be carefully sorted. Place them in a colander and rinse them in cold water. Oftentimes, sand or small pebbles are mixed in with the peas.
Thicken split pea soup by allowing it to simmer uncovered for a little bit. If you’re short on time, some of the peas can be mashed or blended.
Store cooked split pea soup in the refrigerator for about 4 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
Split pea soup can be frozen in zippered bags for up to 3 months. Be sure to label the bag with the current date!

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Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is the perfect way to use up your leftover ham! Split peas and ham are simmered in a delicious chicken broth to give you a thick and hearty soup option.

Rinse peas and drain well.

In a large pot, combine peas, ham, water, broth, parsley, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer covered for 1 hour.

Add in celery, carrots, onion, pepper, thyme, and salt. Cover and simmer 45 minutes more.

Remove ham bone and chop meat. Return meat to soup and cook on low 20-30 minutes or until tender and thickened.

Discard bay leaf and serve.

If you are cooking your split peas without soaking them first, they will take about 1-2 hours of simmering before they are ready to be eaten.

To soak your split peas, add to a mixing bowl. Cover with water to at least 1″ above beans. Split peas take about 4 hours to be soaked through, but I like to soak mine overnight before I use them in a recipe.

Serving: 1.5cups, Calories: 365, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 900mg, Potassium: 1009mg, Fiber: 18g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 4211IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 4mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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