Homemade Toaster Strudel (Air Fryer)

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 21 minutes
Total: 41 minutes

This Air Fryer Homemade Toaster Strudel is a treat that’s flaky, fruity, and made in a flash! This recipe will delight your taste buds and have you reaching for seconds. With just a handful of ingredients and the convenience of an air fryer, you can create a breakfast masterpiece.

Two Homemade Toaster Strudels on a white plate.

This Air Fryer Homemade Toaster Strudel is an easy breakfast option that combines the goodness of flaky puff pastry with a luscious fruit filling, all toasted to perfection in the air fryer. Skip the long bakery lines and enjoy a warm, homemade treat that will make your mornings extra special. Plus, it’s a great way to get creative with different fillings and flavors.

If you’re looking for more sweet breakfast recipes, try these Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Ups, Maple Bacon French Toast Rolls and Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Two toaster strudles on a white plate surrounded by ingredients.

Why We Love This Homemade Strawberry Toaster Strudel Recipe

There are countless reasons why we can’t get enough of this strawberry toaster strudel recipe. From its delightful flavors to its simplicity and versatility, this recipe is a true winner. The combination of buttery, flaky pastry and sweet, tangy strawberry filling creates a heavenly breakfast that is hard to resist.

  • Easy Ingredients: All you need are pantry staples like puff pastry, strawberry jam, and powdered sugar. It’s a hassle-free recipe that anyone can make.
  • Family Friendly: Kids love the sweet and flaky goodness of toaster strudels, and this homemade version is no exception. It’s a guaranteed hit with the whole family.
  • Adaptable: Feel free to customize this recipe to fit your dietary preferences. Make it low-carb by using a sugar-free jam or dairy-free by opting for a vegan puff pastry. Also add a little cream cheese.

Ingredient Notes to Make a Toaster Strudel

Toaster strudel ingredients including puffed pastry, jam, sugar and an egg.
  • Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets: The key to achieving a light and flaky texture lies in using quality puff pastry. If could opt for a homemade version, however, store-bought puff pastry works perfectly fine too.
  • Strawberry Jam: We recommend using strawberry jam for the classic toaster strudel taste. Use a high-quality jam with real fruit pieces for the best results.
  • Powdered Sugar: If you don’t want a full glaze, dusting your toaster strudels with powdered sugar will add a delightful sweetness and a touch of elegance.

See my recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions for Homemade Strawberry Toaster Strudel

Don’t be afraid to get creative and make these breakfast strudels your own! The possibilities for variations and substitutions are endless, allowing you to customize the flavors and experiment with different fillings.

  • Different Jams: Feel free to experiment with different flavors of jam such as raspberry, blueberry, or even apple butter for a twist. Pie filling works well to, try apple pie filling.
  • Savory Version: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can make a savory version of toaster strudels by adding eggs and cheese to the filling. It’s a delightful twist that’s perfect for brunch!
  • Bake: Of course you can bake then toaster strudel in the oven. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

How to Make Air Fryer Toaster Strudel Pastry

By using pantry staples like puff pastry and strawberry jam, you can whip up a batch anytime without a trip to the grocery store.

These are the basic steps for making air fryer toaster strudel. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Cutting board with dough and jam on it.

Step 1: Cut Puff Pastry

First, un fold the dough, cut sheet of puff pastry sheet into equal rectangles that are even in size. You want to yield 12 evenly sized puff pastry rectangles. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper that fits in your air fryer.

Step 2: Stuff Pastry Dough with Jam

Place about a tablespoon of jam filing onto one pastry sheet. Then spread the jam and leave a small border on all sides. Dip your fingertip into water and wet the pastries borders. Place another sheet on top and crimp down the edges of the puff pastry dough to seal. Next, repeat this process with all pastry sheets.

Step 3: Air Fry Toaster Strudels

Put 2-3 strudels into your air fryer and cook on 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden brown. Finally, remove and let cool.

Step 4: Make Toaster Strudel Icing and Add to Pastries

Lastly, to make the icing, mix together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. After the pastries are cool, drizzle the glaze onto each pastry.

Recipe FAQs to Make Homemade Toaster Strudels with Icing

If your glaze turns out runny, it could be because there too much liquid, such as the heavy cream. To thicken up your glaze, simply add in a bit more powdered sugar until you achieve your prefered consistency.

Yes! This air fryer toaster strudel recipe is freezer-friendly, making them a great option for meal prep or future breakfasts. Once the strudels have completely cooled, individually wrap them in plastic wrap and stick them in the freezer for up to 1 to 2 months. Thaw the frozen puff pastry overnight and heat in the air fryer or toaster.

As a general guideline, spread about 1 to 2 tablespoons of jam evenly on the puff pastry, leaving a small border around the edges. Be sure not to overfill the strudels, as the jam will ooze out during baking.

If you have leftovers or want to make them ahead of time, you can refrigerate them for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. To maintain their freshness and crispiness, it’s best to reheat them briefly in the air fryer. Or reheat in the toaster oven.

Jam oozing out of a homemade toaster strudel.

Expert Tips for Making This Breakfast Toaster Strudel Recipe

Take your homemade breakfast toaster strudel recipe to the next level with these tips. Elevate your baking game and create irresistible treats that will impress your family and friends. From perfecting the flaky pastry to achieving the ideal filling consistency, these tips will help you create bakery-quality toaster strudels right in your own kitchen.

  • Perfect Glaze: To prevent your glaze from being too runny, gradually add the liquid to the powdered sugar until the consistency is thick but still pourable. This will ensure a glaze that will coat the strudels beautifully. You can use icing over top if you prefer.
  • No Jelly: Make sure you are using jam to fill your strudels and not jelly. Jam has a thicker consistency that will not spill out during baking. Jam is also filled with real fruit pieces which adds an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Add Nuts: Consider adding some chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, to the filling. This will bring a delightful crunch and a hint of nuttiness to your delicious homemade strudels.
  • Whisk: Use a pastry brush the tops of the pastry with egg wash.

What to Serve with Homemade Toaster Strudel (Air Fryer)

Two Homemade Toaster Strudels on a white plate.
5 from 1 vote

Homemade Toaster Strudel (Air Fryer)

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 21 minutes
Total: 41 minutes
This Air Fryer Homemade Toaster Strudel is a treat that’s flaky, fruity, and made in a flash! This recipe will delight your taste buds and have you reaching for seconds. With just a handful of ingredients and the convenience of an air fryer, you can create a breakfast masterpiece.
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Ingredients

  • 2 sheets Puff pastry
  • ¾ cup Strawberry jam
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla

Instructions

  • To get 12 equally sized puff pastry sheets, cut the pastry into rectangles of the same size. In case of store-bought sheets, they are folded. Slice the folded brick in half, unfold it, and then cut along the folds.
  • Grab a sheet and put a tablespoon of jam in the center, making sure to leave a 1/2 inch border around all edges. Moisten the pastry borders with water using your fingertip. Place a blank pastry sheet on top of the jammed pastry sheet to form a sandwich.
  • Apply pressure to the edges of the sheets to secure the jam.
  • If your air fryer has enough space, you can put 2 or more pastries in the basket. Cook them at 350 degrees for 5 minutes and then flip them over cautiously. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove and wait until strudels cool down before applying icing.
  • Prepare the icing by combining powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla while allowing the pastries to cool. After the pastries have cooled down, apply the icing to each pastry.

Expert Tips

  • Perfect Glaze: To prevent your glaze from being too runny, gradually add the liquid to the powdered sugar until the consistency is thick but still pourable. This will ensure a glaze that will coat the strudels beautifully.
  • No Jelly: Make sure you are using jam to fill your strudels and not jelly. Jam has a thicker consistency that will not spill out during baking. Jam is also filled with real fruit pieces which adds an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Add Nuts: Consider adding some chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, to the filling. This will bring a delightful crunch and a hint of nuttiness to your strudels.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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