Zero Waste Air Fryer French Toast

I absolutely hate food waste. I have invested in multiple freezers and am a big fan of freezing any leftovers that I know we won't get to. I even have shared other zero waste recipes like our homemade cake pops and fruit bar popsicles. Today, I'm giving breakfast for dinner a shot with this air fryer French toast.

Zero Waste Air Fryer French Toast

So, what is zero waste cooking? Zero-waste cooking means to have no waste left behind while cooking a meal. This includes parts of the ingredients you're using and packaging from the ingredients. When practicing zero-waste cooking, you will use every single part of vegetables, fruits, meat, and whatever else may be required for your dish.

I believe not only is this a great way to live more sustainably to help our environment, but also saves you money. So why do I consider this recipe zero waste? We froze the end parts of the loaves of bread. We also froze the uneven amounts of leftover hotdog and hamburger buns because the manufacturers got together got together and sold them in the right amount. But c'est la vie. This recipe for Air Fryer French Toast is super easy and was a definite crowd pleaser plus it made dinner super quick, but also a comfort food, hearty breakfast as well.

Air Fryer French Toast  

What You Need:
- left over bread pieces
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
- air fryer

What You Do:
1. In a small bowl mix together the eggs, milk, and cinnamon sugar. Then beat until the eggs are broken up and everything is mixed well.
2. Then dip each piece of bread into the mixture and then shake to get the excess off, as you do, put them into your air fryer pan.
3. Set you air fryer for 3 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then flip them over and do another 3 minutes.
4. Serve with maple syrup, honey, fruit, yogurt, eggs, etc. Enjoy!

Do you try to live zero waste? What is your favorite thing to have with French toast?


  1. Never thought of doing French toast in the air fryer. I will have to give it a try.

  2. This is such a great way to use leftover/old bread pieces, thanks for sharing! I have never made it in the air fryer before either, sounds so easy! Another way to use them is to make homemade croutons in the air fryer, I do it all of the time.


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