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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Toast (5 minutes Recipe)

This delicious and easy air fryer garlic toast is loaded with homemade garlic butter, which the whole family loves!

You can whip up a batch of this flavorful air fryer garlic toast in minutes using only a few simple ingredients. 

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Why You Will Love This Air Fryer Garlic Toast

For me, it is the perfect side dish that goes with everything, but there are so many reasons to love this garlic bread: 

Quick and Easy: In just a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious side dish ready to serve.

Easy to Customize: You can modify this recipe to suit your taste.

Want more garlic? Add it in. Would you prefer a different type of bread? Go for it.

Make Ahead:  Air fryer garlic toast can be prepared in advance and then frozen.

Crispy Texture: One bite into air fryer garlic toast, and you’ll be greeted with a satisfying crunch.

Ingredients

To make this recipe, you’ll need a handful of simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry:

Bread: Take your pick from a variety of bread options. I used sandwich bread for my recipe.

Garlic:  I used air fryer roast garlic for this one.

The roasted garlic adds a rich, caramelized flavor, but you can use garlic powder or fresh garlic.

Butter: Room-temperature unsalted butter is best for making Homemade Garlic Butter.

Parsley: Fresh parsley adds a pop of freshness and a vibrant touch of green. 

Salt & Pepper: Simple yet essential, a sprinkle of salt and pepper brings all the flavors together.

What other kinds of bread can you use for air-fryer garlic bread?

While traditional sliced bread is a classic choice, you can experiment with different types of bread.

Here are a few options to consider:

  • French baguette: Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, it provides the perfect canvas for garlic-infused butter.
  • Ciabatta: This Italian bread has a chewy texture and a porous interior, ideal for absorbing all the flavors.
  • Sourdough: The tangy flavor of sourdough pairs wonderfully with the garlic butter.
  • Whole Wheat: For a healthier twist. It adds a nutty flavor and a hearty element to your garlic toast.

How To make Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Step 1

Preheat your air fryer to 370°F (175°C).

Step 2 

Combine softened butter, roasted garlic, chopped parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.

garlic butter mixture

Step 3 

Generously spread the garlic-infused butter mixture on top of the bread.

spread garlic butter mixture on top of the bread

Place the bread slices in the air fryer basket, buttered side up. Make sure they are arranged in a single layer without overlapping.

garlic bread in air fryer basket

Step 4 

Cook the garlic toast in the air fryer for about 3-4 minutes or until the bread turns golden brown and crispy.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Best tips for quick garlic bread

  • Make sure to spread the butter to the edges for crispy sides.
  • For the best result, avoid stacking the bread in the air fryer. Work in batches instead.
  • If you forgot to soften the butter, you have a few options – the microwave method (5 seconds at low temperature) or the grating method.

Remember that the microwave method can quickly soften butter, but it’s easy to melt it accidentally if you’re not careful.

The grating and cutting methods may take extra time but offer more control to achieve the desired softness.

Variations

Cheesy garlic bread: Before air-frying, sprinkle grated cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan, on top.

The cheese will melt and create a gooey, cheesy crust.

Herb-infused Garlic Toast: Add a medley of dried herbs like oregano, thyme, or rosemary to the garlic butter mixture for an aromatic twist.

Spicy Garlic Toast: If you enjoy a little heat, sprinkle some red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Citrus flavor: Add a burst of freshness by grating some lemon zest into the garlic butter mixture.

It brightens up the flavors and adds a citrusy tang.

Sun-Dried Tomatoes: Chop some sun-dried tomatoes into small pieces and mix them into the garlic butter mixture.

What To Serve With air fry garlic Bread

Air fryer garlic toast is an easy side dish that pairs well with various meals. 

Serve the garlic toast alongside your favorite pasta, such as pasta with meatballs or spaghetti alla puttanesca.

In Italy, we love to make “Scarpetta” with the sauce that remains on the plate (“Scarpetta” involves using a slice of bread to soak up every last drop of delicious sauce left on the plate).

If you feel that you want some comfort food, try it with this cowboy casserole or dip your garlic toast into a comforting bowl of caldo verde, broccoli soup, Italian lentil soup or hearty lentil barley soup.

Another way to serve this air-fried garlic toast is to cut it into bite-sized pieces and use them as croutons in a fresh garden salad. It’s a perfect addition to the salad.

Or I simply love to make this buttery garlic bread as a quick snack accompanied by a delicious hummus to this baked apple brie.

Storage instructions 

Storage Instructions: To store any leftover garlic bread, place it in an airtight container or plastic wrap and refrigerate. It will stay fresh for up to 2-3 days. 

To Reheat: To reheat the garlic toast, pop it back in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes At 350 F. This will help restore its crispiness. 

Freeze:  After spreading the garlic butter mixture on the bread, freeze them in a single layer. Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 2 months.

When you are ready to enjoy them, air fry them directly from frozen at 350F for 5-6 minutes. 

FAQ’s

Do I need to brush the basket with olive oil?

No, you don’t need to brush the basket with olive oil. In my experience, the bread did not stick to the basket. 

Can you do frozen garlic bread in the air fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen garlic bread in the air fryer. There’s no need to thaw it first. 

Place the frozen baguette-style garlic bread in the air fryer and cook at 360°F (190°C) for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Can I use pre-minced garlic instead of roasted garlic?

Yes, but keep in mind that the garlic flavor may be stronger.

Can I add other herbs to the garlic butter mixture?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with herbs like basil, chives, or cilantro. You can also use dried herbs, but they won’t have the same bright flavor as fresh herbs.

Can I use gluten-free bread? 

Yes, just make sure it’s sturdy and can hold up in the air fryer.

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Air fryer garlic toast recipe

air fryer garlic toast

Want to make garlic toast in a flash? This easy recipe will guide you through making crispy and flavorful garlic toast using an air fryer.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bread
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 cloves of roast garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • A pinch salt
  • A pinch Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 370°F.
  2. Mix well-softened butter, roasted garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl. 
  3. Spread the mixture onto one side of the bread slice. 
  4. Place bread slices buttered side up in an air fryer basket. 
  5. Cook at 370°F for 3 to 4 minutes, until bread is crisp and golden brown. Serve warm as a side dish or snack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 517mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Jane

Friday 11th of August 2023

This recipe is so easy, and it's so flavorful! I've been using my new air fryer to make a lot of things, but this one is definitely one of my favorites.

claud

Friday 11th of August 2023

This was great for my mini charcuterie board I made last night, the time it took to make the garlic bread in the air fryer is a life saver, way better than heating up the oven.

Allie

Friday 11th of August 2023

We really wanted some bread with our chili last night and I found this recipe online. It turned out great and was so easy and quick. Loveeee anything with garlic too!

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