Who doesn’t love the indulgence of a warm, flaky toaster strudel oozing with fruit or cream cheese filling? Air Fryer Toaster Strudel are the answer to that craving!
If you’re like me, you’re all about that easy and convenient life, especially when it comes to whipping up a quick breakfast or snack. And let me tell you, air frying these pastries is a total game changer.
Imagine taking those frozen toaster strudels, that we all sneak into our grocery cart now and then (admit it, they’re not just for the kids), and elevating their texture to a whole new level of crispiness.
It’s not just about enjoying that golden brown perfection on the outside; it’s about ensuring that the inside is also heated through flawly. With an air fryer, you’ve got this fantastic device that circulates hot air around the pastry, ensuring an evenly cooked, crispy delight that your traditional toaster just can’t compete with.
Plus, let’s not forget the convenience – there’s no preheating required, and you save on clean-up time too. Just pop the strudel in, set the timer, and by the time you’ve brewed your coffee, breakfast is served!
Who doesn’t crave that perfectly golden brown pastry with the flakiest crust imaginable? That’s the magic an air fryer brings to toaster strudels and all your favorite baked goodies.
It circulates hot air all around the toaster pastries, ensuring each bit of the outside crisps up while keeping the inside deliciously tender – think apple fillings oozing out or chocolate turning all gooey.
Your typical toaster pushes the limits of its design when wrestling with flaky pastries, and a toaster oven? It can do the job, but it’s not bringing that all-encompassing heat the way an air fryer does.
Another great thing about the air fryer is that you have the control to experiment with cooking times, usually landing between 5 and 7 minutes. This means your Pillsbury toaster strudel emerges just how you like it, and if you fancy trying homemade toaster strudel with puff pastry, cream cheese, or jam, you’ll feel like a baking wizard with the air fryer’s consistent results.
If you’re looking for an air fryer, here are a few that I have owned and liked. Some are on the smaller side and others are larger:
You won’t believe how simple this is (okay, maybe you will but it’s like elevating your frozen toaster strudels from childhood)!
All you need are the following:
You can use the air fryer with your favorite flavor! Cherry, apple, chocolate, or cream cheese — they all work in the air fryer!
You don’t need parchment paper or even extra oil. You’re just going to put your frozen toaster strudel straight into the air fryer basket, dial in that temperature, and let the magic happen.
No matter which flavor of toaster strudel you love, there seems to be one for everyone! But you can use them for more than an easy breakfast option!
Pairing these treats with the right sides and toppings is where you elevate a simple pastry into something even more!
If you’re wondering about homemade versus grabbing a box from the freezer section at the grocery store, it really just depends on how much time you have and what you want to try!
Now, if you’re like me, you probably grew up with Pillsbury’s Toaster Strudel making a frequent appearance at the breakfast table. Those flaky pastries with the gooey, warm center are a sweet snack that’s hard to beat. Plus, there’s no denying the sheer convenience. Pull them out of the freezer, pop them in the air fryer, and bam! You’re all set with a golden brown treat in no time.
But if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try creating a homemade toaster strudel using puff pastry from the store. The perk of going with homemade is that you can get creative with different flavors. You could try one of these combinations:
These are easy to make with the premade puff pastry (that you can also find in the freezer section at the grocery store) so don’t be afraid to try it!
Whether you’re air frying them from frozen or homemade, most air fryer models will need 5-7 minutes to cook these to that golden outside that you want.
You can eat these straight out of the air fryer, but if you’re looking for that extra touch, it’s all about topping the toaster strudels.
The drizzle is the traditional option if you’re using frozen strudel because they come with that little icing packet! You can use that packet and get creative! Try zigzag patterns, delicate swirls, or even polka dots! The key is to go slow and steady.
But you can top your toaster pastry with other things too! Try one of these ideas:
If you’ve somehow found yourself with leftovers (which doesn’t happen at our house), you want to make sure to store any leftover toaster strudel in an airtight container.
One of the great things about toaster strudel in the air fryer is that you can make them in small batches and just make what is going to be eaten at the time. They only take 5-7 minutes to bake in the air fryer so it’s easy to make just what you need.
Storing Leftover Toaster Strudels
Put any extras into an airtight container, ensuring there’s no extra room for air to avoid soggy pastries. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Reheating Leftover Toaster Strudels
This is also so easy to do! Heat them in the air fryer for a couple of minutes at 350°F to crisp up the golden brown goodness on the outside while getting it warm on the inside.
If, for some reason, you don’t have an air fryer to reheat in, you can also use a toaster oven.
How long do I put a toaster strudel in the Airfryer?
5-7 minutes (though cooking times may vary depending on your model of air fryer)
Can you air fry Pillsbury toaster scrambles?
Yes, you can air fry toaster scrambles! Just like toaster strudels, these do not need to be thawed. Put the frozen toaster scramble in the air fryer and cook at 350°F for 5-6 minutes. I recommend then flipping it over and cooking for 1-2 additional minutes. Depending on your air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time. Sometimes I find that the scrambles take an extra minute or two.
Are you supposed to put toaster strudels in the freezer?
Yes! Store your toaster strudel in the freezer until you’re ready to put them in the air fryer. They go straight from frozen to the air fryer basket!
Looking for more easy air fryer recipes? Check out some of the other ways to take your frozen food to amazing in the air fryer:
Frozen toaster strudels are cooked perfectly in the air fryer!
Servings: 2 strudels
Preheat the air fryer to 350℉.
Place the frozen toaster strudel in the basket.
Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until warmed through and golden brown.
Top with included icing packet.
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