Yogurt toast is sometimes called custard toast, which offers a clue to how the simple mixture of yogurt, egg and syrup baked on top of a piece of toast beautifully mimics the texture and flavor of French toast or even a cheese Danish. It comes together in just a few minutes, making it an option even on busy mornings. Thick Greek-style yogurt works best here to achieve the creamy texture you want in the custard; use a flavored yogurt if you like but taste it before adding the maple syrup and cut down on the amount used if necessary so it isn't too sweet. If you don't have brioche, you can use challah or any other soft bread here; save the sturdy wholegrain sourdough for another use. And feel free to play around with the toppings as well; raspberries, strawberries, cranberries and other berries work nicely here, slice them if they are on the larger side. Or you can use thinly sliced bananas, peaches, pears, or figs, and further dress your yogurt toast with chocolate chips or dollops of peanut butter or chocolate-hazelnut spread. If you don't have an air fryer, you can make this toast in an oven or toaster oven; bake it in an oven preheated to 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes, keeping an eye on the toast in the last few minutes of cooking so that it doesn't get overly browned or burnt around the edges.

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Credit: Photo by Sarah Crowder / Food Styling by Chandra Ram

Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
active:
10 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F. 

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, yogurt, maple syrup, lemon juice, and salt until completely smooth and fully blended. 

  • Using a small glass or the back of a spoon, firmly press a divot into the center of each slice of bread, leaving a border around the edges to contain the custard. Spoon custard into each divot and top with berries and nuts. Sprinkle sugar on top.

  • Cook yogurt toast in air fryer for 5 minutes, until custard is caramelized and the bread is toasted around the edges. Drizzle with honey and serve. 

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