Make Air Fryer Texas Toast in just a few minutes - crispy, buttery and filled with garlic flavor! With the best garlic butter made from simple ingredients, it's all done with just a few simple steps. Get ready to meet your new favorite easy side dish!
Preheat the air fryer by running it for 5 minutes at 390°F (200°C).
Place softened butter in a small bowl together with minced garlic. Mash it together.
Add Worcestershire sauce and mix well.
Taste test, and season with salt as needed.
Spread the garlic butter evenly on both sides of the bread.
Place the bread in the air fryer basket and air fry for 3 minutes at 390°F (200°C), then flip the bread and air fry for 3 more minutes, until golden brown and crispy at the edges.
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Thick slices of bread are what separate Texas Toast from regular garlic bread - but feel free to use thin slices if that's what you have.
Butter - salted and unsalted both work, just taste the garlic butter before seasoning with salt and adjust the amount of salt accordingly
Cooking oil is used to crisp up the bread, so it's both crispy and buttery. You can swap this for more butter if that's what you have
Tips & tricks
Mix butter and cooking oil for the ultimate crispy and buttery end result
Taste test the garlic butter before adding salt, and after - depending on what butter you use (and you tastebuds!) the amount of salt needed will vary
Preheat the air fryer for best results
Cook in a single layer - you definitely do not want any overlap for this recipe!
For extra crispy Texas Toast air fry the bread first for 1 minute per side, then add the garlic butter and air fry for the time stated in the recipe card
Add cheese for an extra indulgent Texas Cheese Toast - add it after flipping the bread and cook until melted
Cooking time can vary with your air fryer
Best served freshly air fried - I would not recommend storing leftovers
Prep ahead by making the garlic butter ahead of time, storing in the fridge, and then adding to the bread just before air frying. You can do this days before making it, but you might want to use less garlic as the garlic flavor will deepen as it sits.
Prep ahead even more by covering the bread with garlic butter, and then refrigerating (covered) for up to 1 day before air frying